Returning home to Gibraltar for Christmas, Evan Torrente realised that his visit coincided with the annual Singer Songwriter competition at The Rock On The Rock Club.
The 21-year-old decided to enter, singing a song called ‘Save Me’ that his band Motherhood had released in the summer.
Despite having not performed in Gibraltar for several years, Torrente dazzled the judges and was announced as the contest’s winner.
“To be honest, I was scrolling through my news feed and saw the event page and thought ‘I’ve got songs and I always need stuff to do when I’m back for Christmas’, so I thought I’d sign up,” Torrente told the Gibraltar Olive Press, laughing.
“It’s also been a good two or three years since the last time I performed in Gibraltar, so it seemed apt.”
The Gibraltarian is currently studying at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and he believes his band are destined for chart success.
“Soon after arriving in the UK I formed a pop band with some of my peers at university called Motherhood,” he said.
“We’ve been in the band now for two years and are starting to achieve really promising accomplishments such as mentions in features in reputable music publications and through plays on national and local radio, such as BBC Radio 1 and Amazing Radio.
“We have also achieved over 60,000 plays on Spotify with our independent release – and this is only the beginning.”
Torrente has now returned to the UK now to finish his degree but he has promised that his studies will not get in the way of Motherhood releasing new music over the next few months with the band keen to gain as much publicity as possible.
He also intends to play a gig on the Rock in the near future, so keep your eyes out pop music fans – Torrente is one to watch!