Janice Mangion, one of Malta’s leading vocalists, a solo singer in her own right, and also a member of the Animae Gospel Choir has recently launched her debut single, an r’n’b soul ballad with a pulsing beat entitled “Burnin”, composed by Elton Zarb and penned by Emil Calleja Bayliss.
In the initial stages of the creative process, Janice sought a meaningful message, one which helps those who find themselves in moments of despair, thinking that their faith has abandoned them completely. This, accompanied by her soulful voice creates an exceptionally beautiful song. Aiding in the recorded was the talented Angela Spiteri who provided a strong backing vocal.
“Burnin”, which is available from streaming and purchase on all major digital platforms has been released through CAP Sounds, a record label based in Germany with full distribution handled by Universal Music Germany. Manfred Holz of the aforementioned company stated ‘Janice has an incredible vocal range which we are proud to represent, and we believe that “Burnin” showcases her talent in the best possible way’.
In support of the single, which was officially released on Friday 23rd September, Janice Mangion and her team, led by Marc Calleja Bayliss of Ironic PR & Artist Management thought it best to work on a lyric video, commissioning visionaries Angie and Duane Laus, with the result officially made public on Thursday 29th September.
Janice Mangion would like to thank everyone who has supported the release of this song from day one, and would like to thank her team of sponsors, and also the media outlets who have been in touch to help in any way. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene.
Source: Press Release
"Burnin" - Lyric Video
Whoa! :O HERE it is ♡ Months of hard #work and labour is now #online ♫ "Burnin", composed by Elton Zarb and penned by Emil Calleja Bayliss
L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a local music competition, known to breathe life into the music industry, officially takes on a new dimension as of today, as more details emerge. escflashmalta.com is in an exclusive position to announce that the hosts for this year will be none other than; Ryan Borg of “Sibtek” and Angie Laus of “Ħadd Għalik”. This year’s competition features an extravagant mixture of upcoming and established vocalists, all vying to join that coveted honour roll, which has seen to the emergence of several artists throughout the years.
The most recent winner, Karen DeBattista, whose “Jien Ma Naħdimx” written by Mark Scicluna and Rita Pace has become truly iconic, will be one of the special guests during the show. It is expected that she will be performing prior to the start of the competition, whose running order has now also been drawn by four of the contestants, whilst being interviewed on the programme “Mill-Għanja tal-Poplu” hosted by Tony Micallef on Radju Malta 2.
01. L-Għawdxija - Ta' Verna Folk Band (Augusto Cardinali)
02. Pjan – Simone Gauci (Ingrid Vella, Augusto Cardinali)
03. Il-Malti - Mario Debono (Mario Debono)
04. 'Charlie' l-Artist – Michela Dalli (Rita Attard, Andrew Zahra)
05. Illum Jien Pensjonant - Joe George Micallef (Alfred C. Sant, Joe George Micallef)
06. Dawn l-Għajnejn - Ana Maria Grima (Rita Attard, Siobhan Vassallo)
07. Niftakarna - Abstract Acoustic Duo (Gabriel Cassar)
08. Fejn Marru t-Tfal? - Michela Galea (Rita Pace, Renato Briffa)
09. Darbtejn Insiru Tfal - Jeffrey Scicluna (Rita Pace, Jeffrey Scicluna)
10. Ġismi - Ecca Muscat (Mark Pellicano, Matthew Pellicano)
11. Il-Lupu Li Tarah Hi Biss - Denise Spiteri (Mark Laurence Zammit)
12. Waqt li Qed Nitfi d-Dawl - Mark Cachia (Mark Cachia)
13. Bit-Tlikki Tlikki - Christabelle Curmi (Clifton Casha, Carmel Dalli)
14. Min Taħseb li Int? - Teddie Zammit (Teddie Zammit)
15. Ċans Ieħor - Raquel Galdes (Daniel Paul Farrugia, Norbert Borg)
16. Battibekk – Rita Pace (Emil Calleja Bayliss, Paul Attard, Rita Pace)
The 39th edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu will be taking place on the 21st March 2015, within the Sir Temi Żammit Hall at the University of Malta. The renowned local music competition not only promotes Maltese as a main language, but delves into the social theme element, hoping to raise awareness about several worldly topics. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2015.
Source: L-Għanja tal-Poplu (Committee)
Franklin Calleja, a respected male vocalist whose ascent to the top of the local music scene has been well documented through the depth of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, has taken his residency on "Ħadd Għalik" to a whole new level by virtue of performing a previously unheard original song, one which was submitted for the national selection in 2014. "Made for You", composed by Elton Zarb to the lyrics of Miriam Christine speaks about two individuals who are made for each other, and need to find a way to be together at all costs.
The emotional ballad, which has a beautiful arrangement, somewhat reminiscent of "Where Are You Christmas?" by Faith Hill, did not get through to the final stages of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2014, even through Franklin did manage the feat, with yet another stunning ballad "Love Will Take Me Home" co-written by Glen Vella, Beatrice Eriksson, Marcus Frenell, and Michael James Down. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news from the local music industry.
Source: Ħadd Għalik, WE Media
Since winning the 2014 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, Firelight have been rather out of the limelight, although that does not mean that preparations for the international competition have not started, considering that the European Broadcasting Union will be expected the final version of the entry accompanied by a music video at the Heads of Delegation Meeting in a couple of weeks time.
Composed of Richard Edwards Micallef, Michelle Mifsud, Tony Polidano, Matthew Ellul and Leslie Decesare, Firelight are currently shooting a music video for their entry Coming Home, with lead vocalist and songwriter Richard Edwards Micallef taking to social media website, Facebook to thank everyone involved in the process; visionary luminaries such as Angie and Duane Laus whose work on last years’ entry Tomorrow was appreciated by both a local and an international audience.
‘Had a brilliant day today ... started shooting the new music video for Coming Home. I really can't wait for the finished product. A big THANK YOU to everyone involved in making this Music video. Feeling great, I must say’. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com over the coming days and weeks for more of the latest news about the Maltese entry in this years’ edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.
On the 9th February, the Public Broadcasting Services in collaboration with Mega Music Management will be hosting this years' edition of the Malta Music Awards at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre. In line with last years’ proceedings, the Malta Music Weekend will return, with the event coming hot off the heels of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, which in turn would have taken place on the previous two (2) nights. During the course of the evening, six (6) awards will be given; Best Album, Best Song, Best Band, Best New Artist, Best Solo Artist and Best Video with a number of artists taking to the stage for a series of special performances.
In a press release issued by the Public Broadcasting Services through their official website, it was revealed that Angie Laus, Arthur Caruana and Nicole Tabone will be hosting the upcoming edition of the Malta Music Awards. Those who have already purchased tickets for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest are entitled to admission whilst those wishing to attend this event only, please visit this website. The event will include several performances by local artists, including none other than; Ira Losco, Winter Moods, Red Electrick, Andi, Norbert, Sophie and Gaia Gauchi amongst others. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all the latest news.
Source: Public Broadcasting Services
Ħadd Għalik, produced by WE Media, and hosted by Angie Laus, has always been supportive of Malta’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest and the preselection that precedes it, and therefore, it comes as no surprise to see the finalists of this years’ edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest divided into two (2) groups as they compete against each other in a series of fun games, and light-hearted entertainment for all at home to follow. The programme kicks off at 12:10 CET and runs till at least 15:30 CET.
On behalf of escflashmalta.com, Marc Calleja Bayliss made a guest appearance on the programme, asked about his work in relation to the Eurovision Song Contest and the Local Music Scene in general. This portal would like to thank WE Media for their support in the recent months with the sharing of articles and so forth. If you live abroad and would like to watch the programme neverthess, you may access the official website of Television Malta, and watch it through LIVE STREAMING but remember, the programme is in Maltese. Guest vocalists on the programme include none other than Eleanor Cassar, a former Malta Eurovision Song Contest finalist and Kevin Paul, brother of Kurt Calleja, representative of Malta back in 2011. Stay tuned for more of the latest news.
Source: Ħadd Għalik
Tomorrow, co-written by Dean Muscat and Boris Cezek with vocals provided by Gianluca seemingly had a music video recorded in preparation to the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and it will be published at some point on Friday, most likely during the evening. In recent years, the music video has been a critical element of promotion and also given accolades at the Malta Music Awards in 2011 for example whilst also being nominated in 2012. The idea of the production team led by Angie and Duane Laus is to tell the story of the song, considering that the lyrics have been written in this manner.
Malta will be competing in the first half of the second semi-final in a position which is yet to be determined by the host broadcaster, SVT in accordance to the several music genres that will be present. On Monday, all of the entries competing in this years' Eurovision Song Contest will be officially presented to the European Broadcasting Union in what has become known as the Heads of Delegation Meeting. The Official YouTube Channel of the competition is already uploading some of the videos which were sent in so that people could start listening to final versions of the songs. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news about this years' international showcase.
Source: TV Hemm, Where's Everybody