Around a dozen local bands took part in a charity acoustic rock concert last month at the Rock on the Rock club to help raise funds for GBC Open Day.

The event was organised by the Gibraltar Live Music Society, a group of music enthusiasts aiming to promote local bands, and saw an impressive turnout on the night.

The bands showcased varying styles of music through renditions of popular covers and original tunes, creating positive vibes around the rock club.

“A huge variety of local talent took to the stage to perform some acoustic numbers,” said GLMS representative David Diaz who also celebrated the group’s one year anniversary on the night. “It was great to see a nice crowd supporting local acts for a good cause.”

The concert was also a good chance to see some up and coming bands that are working hard behind the scenes to produce original material.

David was delighted with the high standard of original music on show and praised the musical talent found around Gibraltar in what he describes as a ‘new cultural music boom’.

“I think that we will always produce interesting music here considering the different influences we have at our doorstep. I hope that this sort of event encourages more locals to hit the band room and produce their own stuff. We certainly have the ability and I’m looking forward to what comes next,” he said.

The line-up on the night included: Crimson Clover; Sista Dee; Layla B; Chloe Enriles; Jason Belilo; Surianne; Gabriel Moreno; Gabriella Richardson; Terry Shaughnessy; Lois Soiza, William Westlake and Mark Galliano; Heritage; Omnibus.