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Wednesday, 06 January 2016 17:33

Malta: Fresh Innovative Debut for The Travellers

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The Travellers, a new, young and energetic band, will be releasing their debut single, "Sempliċità" on the 12th of this month, followed by another single and the launch of their first 5 track Extended Play (EP) later on in 2016. The band got together in 2013, with one aim in mind, that of trying to create something different in the already wide diversified local music scene. Clayton (Bassist), Joseph (Trumpet), Chris (Main Vocals) and Andrew (Guitarist), have been in the music scene from a very young age and their love for Music grew fonder as they grew older. On the other hand, Sylvano (saxophone) and Michael (drummer) joined the rest of the band later on in 2013. This marked the inception of The Travellers. All the members of The Travellers hail from Gozo and are very frequent commuters, crossing the channel to and from Malta regularly, hence the name of…
Spiteri Lucas Entertainment, stalwarts in finding and promoting talent, is proud to launch a new opportunity in 2016, "The Entertainers Singing Challenge", open for solo singers between 11 and 15 years. This will be airing during “The Entertainers”, a Saturday night variety show on NET Television, hosted by former Malta Eurovision Song Contest runner-up, Janvil. As per the rules and regulations, the 1st phase will be a ‘behind-closed-doors’ audition with playback music and LIVE vocals which will be entirely judged by a professional panel of judges. They will be assessing technique, musicality, confidence, interpretation, confidence and originality. From then onwards, 18 will reach the televised portion of the competition, with 3 soloists presenting their songs, this time with LIVE music and LIVE vocals, noting that the band during ‘The Entertainers’ will be provided to support the competing artists. In a result decided through 80% jury and 20% tele-voting, 10 artists…
Saturday, 19 December 2015 16:57

Malta: Love Haunts Ira Losco in Brand New Single

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Ira Losco has just released 'Haunted by Love' as the first single off her much anticipated album, due to be released in 2016. The album will be her fifth studio release and 10th music publication to date. The 'drum and bass' track, which was produced by Howard Keith at Jagged House Studios, is very fitting to the pop sound currently dominating the charts and airwaves. Ira Losco has been working in the studio since last August and is set to return with a very fresh sound following her previous album "The Fire”. Awarded best album at the Malta Music Awards, “The Fire” is still in the Top 10 iTunes charts unrivaled by any other local release for the past three years. Ira’s manager said “So many songs, so many years have passed and yet I can never foresee what Ira is going to come up with next. We try our…
Devised as an international spectacle with the aim to bring about countries together through the medium of song, the Eurovision Song Contest has served a purpose for no less than 61 years, with Ireland holding the baton as the most successful participating country with 7 victories, the last of which coming back in 1996, at the hands of Eimear Quinn and "The Voice". Malta, a 28-time participant is stir-crazy for the event, noting that the national selection coined as the Malta Eurovision Song Contest (previously; Malta Song for Europe) seeking the interest of every living song as the winning entrant is taken through a flurry of emotions prior to the experience in May. As a result of this fanatic approach, it should come as no surprise that both television and radio, with the latter in particular dedicate specific programmes in support of the event. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video
On Saturday 26th September, the 6th edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest took place at the City Theatre in Valletta, signalling the beginning of a new trend for the European Capital City of Culture 2018, with two (2) events in a short space of three (3) weeks occurring just a couple of metres away from one another. The local competition, featuring a total of 20 participating entries, 19 of which qualified on merit, and 1 which won the right to compete following the triumph in last years' tele-voting, all competed for six (6) different trophies; 1st, 2nd, 3rd as chosen by the professional jury, 1st in the Duet Phase, first 1st in the Maltese Song Phase, and 1st in tele-voting. Hosted by Deo Grech, under the hospices of F Living Channel, who will be airing the competition on Saturday 3rd October at 8:30 pm, the event went without a…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:07

Malta: Stunning Debut for Soundhouse Productions

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On the 26th July 2015, in the midst of an extremely temperamental summer, Soundhouse Productions organised the 1st edition of 'Battle of the Voices' at the Montekristo Arena. Filled to the brim with talent, upcoming artists, all of whom are willing to showcase their vocal range, and artistic skills put their names forward, in the hope of being recognised by a panel of professional judges, and thus rewarded with points, and eventually trophies. From Sections A to D, a 7 year-old girl by the name of Giorgia Borg was the most impressive, winning plaudits from all the judges present, and thus crowned the overall winner of those respective sections. Born in Australia, yet a resident in Malta for more than 6 years, Giorgia is an only child and has been training at La Voix Academy. From Sections E to Maltin Biss, all the focus was on Nicole Borg, an outstanding…
Saturday, 19 September 2015 20:49

SHSC 2015: Draw for the Running Order Revealed

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On Saturday 26th September, the 6th edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest will be taking place at the City Theatre in Valletta. 20 participating entries, all of which are both original and in English will have the opportunity to be presented to the public on a larger stage, noting that all of the songs had been previously made public through lyric videos on viral website, YouTube, as well as to being performed during the programme which preceded the competition, which aired on F Living every Monday evening. Deo Grech, organiser, and host of the local music competition is in 'awe of the talented singers, and entries that have been submitted into the competition' and is excited to see the final outcome of several months of hard work. On Friday afternoon, between 16:05 and 16:45 pm, a select number of participants were present on the F Living Show in order…
It has been 48 hours since the sun set on the 24th edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, and the 1st to take place at Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Valletta as part of the celebrations encompassing Independence Day in Malta. At the end of the evening, following the performance of 23 participating entries; 20 pre-qualified in the 'Talent Stabbilit' and another 3 which came through 'Talent Ġdid', the winner was revealed to be "Kuraġġ", performed by singer/songwriter Analise Mifsud. Hosted by Peter Carbonaro, Claire Preca Taroum, and Christine Haber, this year's edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, which was aired on NET Television, was given a brand new image, one which was very well appreciated by the competing artists, and their respective songwriters. With no major technical issues, most performances ran smoothly. This year, the list of participating artists was a good mixture of newcomers and veterans. The professional members…
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 20:00

KKI 2015: Draw for the Running Order Revealed

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Through their Official Facebook Page, the organising committee of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza revealed the draw for the running order of the three different categories; Talent Stabbilit, Talent Ġdid, and Junior. This was done at the studios at Media.Link Communications in the presence of a notary public, as well as a small number of participants or their respective representatives. The first of the three (3) shows will be taking place on Sunday 13th September at Media.Link Communications against an entry fee of €10. Such events are required in order to ascertain the growth of the local music industry, assuring that talent has a means to promote themselves through original work. KKI Junior 01. Quddiem Għajnejja (Dominic Cini / Rita Pace) - Wynona Bartolo 02. Kunċert (Priscilla Psaila / Rita Pace) - Emma Cutajar 03. Ngħix Ħolma (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Nicole Falzon 04. Kastelli fuq ir-Ramel…
Through their online news portal MaltaRightNow, Media.Link Communications issued the names of the finalist entries, and their respective performers for the 2015 edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Junior. Following an unspecified number of submissions, as received on the 17th July 2015, a professional panel of judges whittled down the entries. They chose those which stood out and reflected the saying 'music to their ears' before coming up with 21 songs, all of which were interpreted with LIVE vocals by their respective artists. All music videos have also been shot and should be made available through YouTube in the coming days. Attenzjoni (Philip Vella / Rita Pace) - Nathaniel Attard Ċikkulata (Dominic Cini / Gillian Attard / Ingrid Vella) - Amy Mizzi Erġa' Ejja (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Paul Ellul) - Martina Galea Lofreda Għada Jasal (Marco Debono / Rita Pace) - Hayley Bonnici Għeżież Ġenituri (Priscilla Psaila / Joe…

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