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Wednesday, 13 November 2013 00:30

Malta: Bay Music Awards 2013 Nominations Revealed

On Saturday 21st December, a large amount of people will flock to the Bay Arena for this years' edition of the Bay Music Awards, which are being organised for the tenth consecutive year by 89.7 Bay, the most popular commercial radio station which aims to promote local talent on a major platform. The evening is set to incorporate a series of special LIVE performances including from multiple award winners; Ira Losco, Red Electrick, Winter Moods, Airport Impressions and Christabelle. Also bringing excitement and energy on the night are 89.7 Bay’s very own DJs; Bay Breakfast host Dorian Cassar and Drive Time’s Nathan D.

Below, a list of the awards will be presented along with a tele-voting number. In order to cast your vote to the artist, song or band, one has to send the name to the specified number through the medium of an SMS. Voting officially kickstarted yesterday and will come to an end on Sunday 15th December at midnight. One could only cast three (3) votes per category from each mobile number. All of those who cast their respective votes would have the opportunity to win a fabulous dinner for two at the Waterbiscuit in St Julians, one of the most exclusive restaurants in Malta at the moment. The Bay Music Awards will be aired on ONE TV for the first time on Wednesday 25th December at 15:00 CET, with a repeat show on Easter Sunday.

Best Newcomer (50615303)

Kid Crisis

Joe Roscoe

Gypsy Genes

 

Best Dance Tune or Remix (50615302)

Never Let Go - Carlo Gerada & Kristina Casolani

Loving You - JJoy ft. Christina Novelli

Endless Flame - Armani ft. Cazzi Opera

 

Best Band (50615301)

Red Electrick

The Crowns

Planet Seed

 

Best Song (50615300)

Runaway - Red Electrick

Never Let Go - Carlo Gerada & Kristina Casolani

The Person I Am - Ira Losco

Bringing music and fashion together, Carina Camilleri from models.com.mt will be putting together a spectacular fashion show starting at 21:30 CET, just before the music awards. The show will include 20 models from models.com.mt, as well as 11 new models chosen from the 89.7 Bay Model Search. The fashion show will feature young and fresh collections from New Look, as well as Miss Sixty. Makeup on the night will be done NYX Professional Make Up, and hair by Pierre Camille. Regular event tickets will be sold for €10; premium, front section ‘screamer’ tickets at €15; and a limited number of VIP tickets available at €30 each – including an open bar and canapés. Tickets for this years' edition of the Bay Music Awards, sponsored by Coca Cola and Vodafone with support from Air Malta could also be purchased through the official website. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: Press Release

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmHU71hqZ0I

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Franklin Calleja, Claudia Faniello, Jessika and Davinia were all part of the set-up at this years' edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with the latter actually being the second runner-up. They will all be coming together on stage once more during Echoes, a live street concert in aid of Puttinu Cares on Friday 16th August from 21:00 CET onwards. It is important to denote that the list above is only part of the line-up with other special performances including Kristina Casolani who performed during this years' Isle of MTV and Cryptic Street, winners of the Best New Act at the Bay Music Awards 2012.

On Malta's Top Ten with Nathan D, both Claudia and Davinia have made the cut with their most recent releases; When It's Time co-written with Errol and You Are My Home composed by Elton Zarb with lyrics by Matt Mercieca. The evening is set to be hosted by Cherise Attard, recent winner of L-Għanja tal-Poplu with the song Hawn Siġġu Nieqes composed by Mark Spiteri Lucas to the lyrics of Paul Ellul as well as Joseph Barber who is one of the most influential figures in Safi when it comes to organisation. The editorial board of escflashmalta.com urges everyone to attend and be generous. Stay tuned for all of the latest news as soon as it becomes available.

Source: Press Release

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B46BHZzqSJ4

Published in Local Music News

Gianluca, representative of Malta at this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the track Tomorrow co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat has just been confirmed 89.7 Bay as one of the artists set to be on the stage of the Isle of MTV. Gianluca, who is currently extremely busy at Doyaya Studios working on his yet untitled debut album has just put out a single for his fans and followers to enjoy and it seems to have the same quirky sound which everyone has come to enjoy. As a matter of fact, I'll Be There also written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat could be purchased through digital store, iTunes.

Upon his return from the Eurovision Song Contest, Gianluca took up residency as a doctor but nevertheless, has been making several guest appearances on television contributing to charity fundraisers and performing, something that keeps him going. His announcement as a performer during this years' Isle of MTV is quite surprising noting that in the past couple of years, no local artists were given the opportunity to perform but nevertheless, it seems that a deal has been reached this time round with both Gianluca and Kristina Casolani being renowned artists in the local music scene. Remember, that the Isle of MTV will be taking place this Wednesday 26th June at the Granaries in Floriana. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: 89.7 Bay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK4TvZeL6c0

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Enrique Iglesias, Maroon 5, Nelly Furtado, Lady Gaga and the Scissor Sisters have all been to Malta in recent years as part of the Isle of MTV line-up. Following stints in Spain, France, Italy and Portugal, the showcase moved to Malta where it has been organised for the past six years. This years' line-up which is considered to be one of the best will include none other than; Jessie J, Afrojack, Rita Ora and Rudimental with a special announcement taking place this morning saying that local artist; Kristina Casolani will also be performing as the fifth and final performer. Kristina Casolani is the first local artist to take to the stage at the Granaries for the Isle of MTV since Ira Losco, the nations' top selling female artist had done so back in the inaugural edition held in 2007.

In recent years, Kristina Casolani has been busy in the studio working on new material with renowned international producers, the Berrman Brothers. Her work has been subsequently recognised and she signed a lucrative deal with international record label, Net's Work Records. The first release with the label was the highly successful song Get Out which saw her collaborate with Alex Colle, Nicola Zucchi and the Piezza Brothers, three famous producers in the world of dance music. The song was released in Italy, Germany and the Czech Republic getting considerable acclaim and climbing up the dance charts relatively quickly. The local music scene had been yearning for the opportunity to have a local artist in the line-up considering the large amount of music talent in the country and it is great to see that their wishes have been respected. Remember, the Isle of MTV is taking place on the 26th June at the Granaries in Floriana. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: Official Website (Isle of MTV)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8we7cPrqg9k

Published in Local Music News