The Gibraltar Live Music Society hosted their second charity event of the year at Rock on The Rock last weekend.
The event was the brainchild of local music scene newbie Jesse Sampere.
Before all the music got underway GLMS President David J Díaz highlighted the importance of the work GibSams and reflected that he wished a friend he lost to suicide had opened up to him. And how when someone commits such a thing, we are all left with a question mark and with a lot of questions.
From there he introduced GibSams Chairperson Marie Lou Guerrero who went on to state how everything comes full circle and how when she first started Summer Nights she worked very closely with the previous GLMS Representatives and how it was all done to help the young musicians.
Kicking off part one on Friday was Della Slade one of Gibraltar’s few third generation musicians and at twelve years old did wonders and wowed all audiences. A variety of others followed;
Alexej Baglietto and Alex Vallejo,
Above The Clouds
Special guests: Crimson Clover
Saturday night was just as eventful and featured eight more take to the stage. Kicking off Saturday was Layla Bugeja who with her band The Layla Rose Band will release their debut EP very soon. One of the event’s organisers Jesse Sampere performed second and after his performance, Jesse was surprised by the GLMS with a prototype of his debut EP which has been recorded at SoundFusionStudio. GLMS Chairman David J Díaz highlighted that Jesse’s passion and drive to take his music national was worthy of such an honour.
Saturday also included;
Special guests: Darren Bloomfield and Antho Rocco
A spokesperson for the GLMS said; “It was a different format but we couldn’t be happier with how both nights went. We can’t thank Jesse enough for his hard work leading up to the event and liaising with the acts on both nights. We can never forget our dear friends Allan and Gina Alman at Rock on The Rock as well as Kyle Pecino and Evan Torrente for providing and manning the sound on both nights. Stay tuned as our next charity fundraiser will take place in September.”
For her part GibSams Chairperson Marie Lou Guerrero said;
“Huge thanks from All Team Sam to the GLMS, Rock on The Rock for providing the venue and all who attended for helping us raise awareness of GibSams among our young people.
Special thanks to all the young musicians who performed so amazingly over the two nights.
It was so humbling to see so many young, local, talented youth playing to support GibSams.
The future certainly looks bright for our youth, not only because of the obvious talent we have but also for their generosity in getting together and giving their time to raise awareness and funds for GibSams so we can help those in need.
With community minded spirit like this in our youth, who are the future of Gib, the future certainly looks bright!
Well done Everyone. You should be very proud of yourselves, We at Team Sam are very proud of you all!!”
Pic by Ethan Delgado