Local bands will raise money for a mental health charity this weekend in memory of late musician Chris Cornell - who committed suicide last year.

After the success of last year's event raising money for the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) charity, the friends and musicians decided to make it an annual event and will perform this Friday in Pitchers.

The event comes at a poignant time following the sad news about Frightened Rabbit singer Scot Hutchison.

It is also just under a year since Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington took his own life.

The show, for the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) charity, will feature The Shores, Saboteurs, Spleen and the Chris Cornell Collective.

Scott Boyd, of Irvine rockers Spleen, said: "We've decided to make it an annual event now. It was so successful last year even though we did it on a whim, we managed to raise about £1,000.

"Mental health is starting to become less of a stigma but if you've got a sore leg you go to the doctors,so if you've got mental health problems you need to do the same.

"There is that male stigma thing especially in places like this in the west coast of Scotland, you can't seem to admit you've got an issue or if you're not coping.

"We managed to get the venue on Mental Health Awareness Week and it falls on the anniversary of Chris Cornell's death so it all ties in quite well."

Doors open at 8pm on Friday, May 18 at Pitchers.

Tickets cost £7 and all proceeds will be given to SAMH.