A PROGRESSIVE band are hoping to rock parliament after being nominated for a prestigious competition by their MP.

Da Vinci have been chosen as Worcester MP Robin Walker's nomniation in the rock category for Rock the House 2014, which is a parliamentary contest to raise awareness of the importance of protecting intellectual property rights.

The four-piece is made up of frontman Declan Sharma, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Vinnie Liotta, Tim Wilson on bass and drummer Karl Gibbs, and they will find out if they are among the winners on Sunday, June 15.

The band thanked Mr Walker for giving them the opportunity to represent the Faithful City at the competition which could see them have their music played in the Houses of Parliament and win prizes such as equipment, festival slots and recording sessions.

A spokesman for the band added: "Da Vinci will be representing Worcester and we feel honoured and proud to have been given this opportunity."

Da Vinci's debut single and video, Not Your Romeo, is coming out later this year to raise awareness and money for the British Heart Foundation and the debut album, Razorblade World, will be out in the winter.

The record will be accompanied by the DVD release of the premiere performance of Razorblade World, the live rock drama show filmed at Worcester's historic Huntington Hall.

Rock the House is supported by many patrons such as Alice Cooper, Brian May and Rick Wakeman, while the judging panel is made up of a number of music industry representatives.

The competition was found by Mike Weatherley MP.

For more information, go to davinciuk.net.