Added on 26-Nov-2005
The Hammersmith Palais rocked with 10 awesome performances of guitar playing for the Riffathon Live Final 2005, sponsored and supported for the second year running by VOX. The charity ABC Trust, of which both Jimmy Page and Brian May are patrons, could not have been more pleased with the support and awareness raised by the event.
10-year-old Henry Colborne won the VOX AC30 Custom Classic competition, amazing everyone with his pulsating version of “Wishing Well” by Free. Henry came 3rd in the main Riffathon competition. He was a good guitar player but an even greater performer, and the judges felt that while there may have been better technical guitarists Henry's overall performance was outstanding.
Martin Tomkins from Kettering was the overall winner with an awe-inspiring performance of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock & Roll.” Coming a close second was Stuart Colquhoun who came all the way from Glasgow to perform ZZ Top’s “Tush.”
Jimmy Page and Brian May were judging the show, along with Dan Hawkins from The Darkness. They were all blown away by the high standard of both the finalists and the backing bands, and the decision to find an ultimate winner proved to be extremely difficult.
The ABC Trust is committed to creating opportunities for disadvantaged young people of Brazil to have experiences which will foster healthy growth and development, so that they enjoy a future in which their children and their children’s children may thrive. To find out more visit www.abctrust.co.uk.