Familiarise yourself with some of Malta’s most talented (and loved) artists, ranging from brand new, rising stars to those who have been in the industry and show no signs of stopping!
Winner of the inaugural season of The X Factor Malta earlier in 2019, Michela Pace shot to fame after she wowed crowds with her stunning vocals. Michela is just 17 years old, hails from the island of Gozo and is still a student. As a prize for winning The X Factor, she was set to represent Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, as well as having bagged a contract with Sony Italy. The future is as bright as ever for this up and comer!
Maltese singer, song-writer, guitarist and tutor Alexandra Alden came into the spotlight at the young age of 16, with the release of her first EP ‘The Curious Child’. Alexandra moved to the Netherlands to pursue her studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Music, specialising in vocals at Codarts Conservatory in Rotterdam. Her debut album ‘Wild Honey’, containing 12 original tracks, was released in June 2018, on the international label MARS Worldwide and she will be performing in Scandinavia and Central Europe. She was also on the judging panel for the first edition of The X Factor Malta.
The Maltese five-man, pop- rock band Red Electrick first shot to fame with their debut single ‘The End of it All’. Topping charts since 2008, the band members grew up playing music together, during school breaks and concerts. Fast forward ten years, and they’re now regarded as one of Malta’s most-loved bands. In 2014, they took home the Best Band and Best Song awards at the Malta Music Awards and won several awards before that too. Their sound is collectively influenced by 70s rock and a more contemporary lilt, which flaunts groove as well as grit.
Having made his operatic debut at just 19, Joseph Calleja shot to international fame after winning an award in the Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition. He went on to win the 1998 Caruso competition in Milan and since then, has performed with the world’s greatest opera companies. Joseph appears in concert throughout the world, singing with leading orchestras at summer festivals, including Salzberg and in front of tens of thousands in Malta, Munich and Paris. His newest album ‘VERDI’ was released in 2018 by Decca Classics and is highly acclaimed by the press, both on a local as well as international level.
Hailing from Malta’s sister island of Gozo, the Travellers was formed in 2013, with the aim of creating something different within the Maltese music scene. Their debut album ‘Semplicita’, which includes five original Maltese tracks was released in 2016 and was an instant hit. The same can
be said for their singles ‘Dak li Int’ and ‘Xemx u Xita’, released during the same year. All members of the band are from Gozo and frequent commuters, crossing the channel to and from Malta; hence the name for their band.
Formed in the mid-80s, Winter Moods is arguably one of Malta’s longest active bands. They released their first single ‘Sarah’, which was an instant hit, in 1996 and to this day, the band still pops out instant hits by the dozen. Winter Moods celebrated their silver anniversary in 2010,with the launch of their album ‘Argento’. Their name was etched in Maltese history when they performed in front of 10,000 people at The Granaries in Floriana in 2010, with it having been the largest ever Maltese crowd to attend a concert with tickets. Over the years, the band has collected a plethora of awards, including Best Band six times, as well as Best Song at the Malta Music Awards.