Welcome to the official Cross Party Music microsite!
Following on from their popular 2005 House Music EP, Revolver is proud to present the debut album from the World's only Parliamentary rock group — once again featuring Kevin Brennan, Ian Cawsey, Greg Knight and Pete Wishart across twelve slices of infectious pop-rock. Continue Reading…
Trying to think of a few interesting Christmas prezzies? We have a good one for you - the Cross Party album! The album doesn't want for much: a loving home, a little shelf space in your music collection and some attention lavished upon it round the dinner / party table. It's almost guaranteed to start some interesting conversations over the festive period…
MP4 were honoured at the 4th annual GovNet Awards held in the House of Lords. The band was presented with the ‘Alternative Parliamentary Entertainer Award’ by Lord Foulkes ahead of other shortlisted candidates Lord Ancram and Margaret Beckett.
The group said they were ‘delighted to be honoured’ and they presented the awards chairman Lord Foulkes with a copy of their latest album. Due to the fact that the House of Lords chamber was in session the band were not able to perform live at the awards but they will be appearing on the Terrace of the House of Commons on New Year’s Eve at The Speaker’s reception, where all proceeds will go to the charity Help a Capital Child.
The band continues to gig and fundraise, to date raising over half a million pounds for charities including Save the Children and Help for Heroes.
They're all pretty active on ye olde Twiteres, go say hello. Alternatively if you do want to follow their activities in the House, you can do so easily, quickly and for free by using the excellentTheyWorkForYou email updates service.
"The Bill seeks to amend the law of succession in England and Wales where a person disclaims-that is, rejects-an inheritance or is disqualified from receiving an inheritance by reason of the forfeiture rule."
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire) and Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West) have also both been active in numerous areas since the Coalition took power. Pete Wishart has been contributing in the House towards debates on Counter-Terrorism, the Olympics, the EMA, Copyright and the Internet, the A/V referendums, Higher Education fees and detention centres amongst many topics.
Kevin Brennan has also been participating in debates and oral answers regarding the BSkyB / News Corp merger, the EMA, bank bonuses, long-term custodial sentences, severe winter weather and the European Council.
If you wish to follow their work in detail, TheyWorkForYou allows you to receive email updates whenever they appear in the House of Commons, as well as being able to review in-depth details of their past speeches from Hansard. Simply go to TWFY, search for the MP's name and sign up for email updates (or use the RSS feed). You can also contact the MPs via the web site (and also keep tabs on your own constituency representative…)
"Cross Party", the debut album from Parliamentary rockers MP4, is out now! All proceeds from sales go to Help for Heroes. Official album launch on March the 18th 2010 Speaker's Apartments in Parliament, London. (photos coming soon!)