Music of Gibraltar


Music of Gibraltar
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Gibraltar is a British overseas territory with many musical influences. Rock based music is undergoing a renaissance with a multitude of local bands playing original material and covers. Local venues have begun accepting Gibraltarian bands and those from nearby Spain, resulting in a varied mix of live performances every weekend as well as some weekday nights.

Musicians from Gibraltar include Charles Ramirez, the first guitarist invited to play with the Royal College of Music Orchestra,[1] and successful rock bands like Breed 77, Melon Diesel and Taxi.

The best known Gibraltarian musician is Albert Hammond,[2] who has had top 10 hits in the UK & US, and has written many songs for international artists such as Whitney Houston, Tina Turner and Julio Iglesias among many others.

Concerts in Gibraltar by well known international acts have recently given local acts a showcase for original material in their supporting roles. These include Surianne supporting Suzanne Vega, Sarah Howard supporting Steve Hogarth and SuperWookie supporting Marillion.[3]

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Notable Gibraltarian bands

  • Breed 77 - Internationally recognised Flamenco-Metal band.
  • Taxi - Pop rock band formed by three of Melon Diesel's former members.
  • Adrian Pisarello & the EC band - Acoustic Rumba-Rock with Flamenco and Jazz influences.
  • No Direction - Indie/Alt based rock, 2005 UK Songwriting Contest Finalists.
  • Orange Peel - Grunge/Alt Rock Music, Runners-up Battle of the Bands Gibraltar 2010 + 2011
  • !The Noiz! - Alt Rock, Up and coming youth band, opened for Alan Parson's Project and Simple Minds, Winners Battle of the Bands Gibraltar 2011

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