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On the 23rd and 24th January, Nadine Axisa and Vinny Vella will be coming together in two concerts, “Songs”, which will be hosted in The Music Room at the St James Cavalier. In the past 12 months, both have released studio albums, with Nadine Axisa putting out “Velvet”, and Vinny Vella releasing “Another Way”.

The renowned duo, extremely good friends, will also be entertaining the audience with a series of covers, some of which are popular. Nadine, a veteran of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, had performed with Vinny in his critically acclaimed project “The Beatles Works” and “A Groovy Kind of Pop”.

The rest of the entourage will be featuring; drummer Joe Micallef, who definitely needs no introduction, having successfully performed in the Malta Jazz Festival on several occasions; bassist Edward Ellul, also another veteran, who currently plays with the band The Residents, and has also performed at the Malta Jazz Festival with another band Noir.

The evening, for which you may purchase tickets here, will also be featuring two special guests, Kris Spiteri and Andreana DeBattista, the latter having been a participant in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with a song co-written by the aforementioned Vinny Vella. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.

Source: Press Release


Published in Local Music News
Thursday, 27 February 2014 01:00

Malta: Nadine Launches Debut Album this Evening

On the 27 February 2014, the album Velvet by local singer Nadine Axisa will be launched. The album includes twelve original songs in the ‘easy listening jazz’ style, penned by various composers and authors. The album features a total of 38 top musicians renowned in the local jazz scene such as Dominic Galea, Sandro Zerafa, Charles ‘City’ Gatt, Paul Abela, Vinny Vella and Paul Giordimaina amongst others. Nadine is also collaborating with foreign musicians in this album, where two tracks feature bass player Roberto Badoglio and saxophonist Gabriele Comeglio respectively.

Although all tracks fall under the jazz idiom, there is a variation in the style of songs which include latin, swing, blues, ballads and funky tunes. Eleven tracks have lyrics in English while one song (1) entitled Għanja is in Maltese and boasts a certain musical charm. This was in fact the tune which Nadine launched as a single a couple of weeks ago. The album was named Velvet after one of the tracks which talks about the passion for music, which in turn is compared to velvet.

This album is a very special project for Nadine since it reflects her passion for this style. It encompasses the experiences she lived for the past ten years with some of the musicians she collaborated with in events such as the recording of other albums, gigs in Malta and outside Malta, and the Malta Jazz Festival. The album shows her versatility and brings together the talent of local composers and authors together with the ability of all these musicians. Nadine admits that this project is a dream that became a reality and thanks the Malta Arts Fund and other contributors for their support.

Nadine enjoys an interesting track record both in Malta and abroad, however she considers this project to be the most satisfactory accomplishment she has experienced until now. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by David Vella at Temple Studios. For more information on the album, visit Nadine's Facebook Fanpage whilst the event page encompasses the creation of the concept to the actual release of the album. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news and a review of the album to follow in the next couple of days.

Source: Press Release, Bernard Polidano (Photograph)


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Nadine Axisa, considered by many to be a veteran of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest having participated with a total of nine (9) entries, the most recent being Once In a Lifetime composed by Jason Paul Cassar to the lyrics of Mario Farrugia and performed in a duet with Clifford Galea. In 2006, Nadine performed a different type of entry in the competition, one entitled Waves composed by Vinny Vella Jnr. and penned by Ray Tabone. Whilst the song was not appreciated in light of the competition, the vocalist exuded confidence in showing that jazz is the genre she enjoys the most.

At the moment, the renowned local artist is working on her debut album, one which will not incorporate former entries in the competition but specifically consisting of easy listening jazz music. All of the tracks will be completely original and have been created by a large team of musicians including; Dominic Galea, Paul Giordimaina, Paul Abela, Vinny Vella, Marc Galea, Marvin Gaerty and Kris Spiteri. Speaking to Nadine Axisa, she added that she is absoltely thrilled and happy with the way things are working out and progressing. 'I Can see myself in the tracks which are being developed and I feel very satisfied that finally I will have a showcase which truly reflects what I love most'.

Join the following facebook event or follow on twitter #nadinesjazzproject to acquire first hand information about the project. You will get the chance to experience the whole process, from composition to launch. The production of this album is supported by the Malta Arts Fund, Olimpus Music & Yamaha Pianos, Magro Brothers of Gozo, and entertainment.com.mt. The album which is still being recorded at the moment is set for release within the next couple of months but escflashmalta.com will be doing it's best to keep you posted with the latest progress.

Source: Press Release, Bernard Polidano (Photo)



Published in Local Music News