Cayman, your vote is needed now

Local band Suckerbox won the Cayman Islands Hard Rock Rising competition in a battle of the bands a few weeks back and now they need your support to stay in the competition.

The Hard Rock Rising competition, now in its second year, has attracted entries from 86 Hard Rock Cafe locations around the world this year, each sending one band through to the next stage in the competition.

Now it’s down to online voting. If Suckerbox finish in the top 10 for the number of votes received by 24 April, they get through to the final round, the winner of which receives the ultimate honour of opening for Bruce Springsteen and Soundgarden at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London this July.

All you need to do is visit the Facebook page for Hard Rock Cafe Cayman Islands: ( and vote for Suckerbox.

“Right now, we’re getting our a** kicked in the voting. We’re such a small nation and up against huge cities,” says Reno Ciantar, founding member of Suckerbox. “Still, it looks like the voting slowed down after the first couple of days for much of the competition and I think if we can just get around 1,200 more votes, at this point, we could get into the top 10.”

Even in a territory as small as the Cayman Islands, that is well within the realm of possibility. Support Suckerbox and support Cayman – it takes just a few clicks of the mouse. What are you waiting for? Remember, voting closes on 24 April.