The air guitars were out in force last month at a special battle of the bands event in aid of the MS Trust.
The first ever Media Rocks was organised by our corporate partner Captify, and saw six bands take to the stage at Omeara in London for an epic musical battle.
Stepping on to a stage which has been graced by the likes of The Maccabees, Biffy Clyro and Kodaline in recent years, the line-up of talented musicians, who all work in the advertising, digital and media industry, had some big shoes to fill, but they didn't disappoint, putting on showstopping performances for the sell-out crowd.
After much deliberation, the judging panel, made up of Ben Lovett from Mumford and Sons, Radio X DJ Maz Tappuni, and Dom Joseph from Captify, crowned indie rockers Phelanto & the Vials from Total Media the eventual winners.
The event raised an amazing £10,061 for the MS Trust, which will help us ensure that no one has to manage MS alone.
Emma Barker, Trusts and Corporate Manager at the MS Trust, thanked everyone at Captify for their incredible support: “Without the support of the fantastic staff at Captify and our other fundraisers and donors, many people would be left to manage MS alone. It’s only thanks to them that the MS Trust can provide free information for anyone affected by MS and make sure everyone with MS has access to a specialist MS nurse. Congratulations to Captify for putting on such a fantastic event, and thank you to all involved for helping us support even more people living with MS.”