Heathfield rocks its way to Parliament

Wildhorse pictured with Greg Barker
Wildhorse pictured with Greg Barker

Heathfield MP Greg Barker has nominated Heathfield rock band “Wildhorse” for the prestigious ‘Rock the House’ competition run by Parliament.

Greg recently met Wildhorse for a cuppa at the Sovereign Light Café on Bexhill seafront. The beach café was made famous by local Battle band Keane, who named a hit single after it, and young rockers Wildhorse would love to follow in the footsteps of Keane to achieve the same international success.

Wildhorse was formed in 2013 by brothers Henry and Jack Baldwin, aged 15 and 12, and their friend Ed ‘Barking’ Barnes, also 12. The band hail from Three Cups Corner near Heathfield, where they attend the Community College.

The talented band write and perform their own music and told Greg that their music influences are rock legends like the Rolling Stones, Jimmy Hendrix and Eric Clapton. They regularly play gigs at local venues and spend time recording in a professional studio.

‘Rock the House’ calls on MPs to nominate musicians from their constituency for the high profile competition which aims to raise awareness of the importance of live music and intellectual property rights. Sponsored by industry and supported by a host of celebrity patrons, ‘Rock the House’ is a fantastic opportunity for British musicians to gain priceless exposure and win fantastic prizes.

Founded by Mike Weatherley MP, the competition offers the opportunity for the UK’s creatives to have their work judged by the leading lights of industry and win prizes ranging from festival slots, studio time and equipment, to name a few.

Greg said: “It was great to meet Wildhorse, who are clearly a really talented young Heathfield band. I wish them every success in the competition and hope to see them at the Houses of Parliament for the finals in July.”

‘Rock The House’ is the largest ever Parliamentary competition. Musicians and film makers enter their original material to their MP, who ultimately nominates one entrant per competition category.