A YOUNG rock band have been nominated to take part in a national music competition.
Karen Bradley, MP for the Staffordshire Moorlands, has nominated Leek band Interlinked to represent the district in the under-19 band category of the Parliamentary competition Rock The House.
Karen said: "I know that the Staffordshire Moorlands has a wealth of young, impressive musicians, and it is a pleasure to be able to put forward one of our local bands, Interlinked, to compete in Rock The House.
"There will be a panel of industry-leading judges who will preside over the contest, determining the overall winners. I wish Interlinked the best of luck as the competition progresses."
Interlinked are a five-piece alternative rock band which has been together for around three years. It is made up of Ollie White on vocals, Liam Barlow on guitar and vocals, Rob Street on guitar, Charlie Belfield on bass guitar, and drummer Connor Martin.
Liam said: "We are all excited to be Karen's nomination for the competition and to be representing the Staffordshire Moorlands."
The Parliamentary competition Rock The House was founded by Mike Weatherley MP to raise awareness of intellectual property issues. It is sponsored by industry and supported by a host of celebrity patrons such as Alice Cooper and Mark Hoppus from Blink 182.
Karen added: "The competition allows the UK's creatives to have their work judged by the leading lights of industry and win prizes ranging from festival slots and studio time to equipment
"It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for any entrant."