A THREE-piece electronic punk rock band from Empingham represented the area at “Rock the House” this year.
Rutland MP Alan Duncan chose the band, Centre Excuse, to perform at the Houses of Parliament and they were chosen as one of the winning acts.
Musicians Teddy Lewis, 17, Jamie Rush, 19, and his brother Alex, 17, were presented with a bass guitar signed by all three members of Blink 182.
Front man Teddy said: “‘We just can’t believe it.
“To win what is undoubtedly one of our biggest influences’ signed bass guitar is just absolutely awesome.
“A huge thanks to Alan Duncan and all the judges who voted for us throughout the competition.”
Mr Duncan said: “Congratulations to Centre Excuse. They prove that Rutland can rock!”