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Saturday, 09 August 2014 20:17

Malta: Maxine Pace launches Sophomore Single

Maxine Pace, a female singer/songwriter whose debut single "Fed Up" quickly rose to the upper echelons of Malta's Top Ten with Nathan D on 89.7 Bay is back with a new track, "Alive". Co-written by Maxine and Ramzi, the song speaks about the carefree months of summer, and how one should always be ready for the next challenge by virtue of being alive.

Maxine Pace was nominated for Best New Artist at this year's edition of the Malta Music Awards held in February, finding herself in great company alongside; Norbert, Andi and Plan Zero, the latter being the eventual winners. Easily recognised for her strong voice and stunning beauty, Maxine Pace is currently being tutored by Gillian Attard of La Voix Academy as well as Joshua Alamu whilst being taken care of Ironic PR & Artist Management. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news as soon as it becomes available.

Source: Maxine Pace (Facebook, Twitter)


Published in Local Music News
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 14:00

Malta: CAP-Sounds Support Rikki Lee Debut

Rikki Lee, lead vocalist of the group Gypsy Genes until a mere couple of months ago is quickly establishing himself as a solo artist with his debut single Lies close to topping Malta's Top Ten with Nathan D on 89.7 by peaking at number #2. In a couple of weeks, Rikki will be releasing his sophomore single Smile having drafted Luca Caligari and Andrew Mizzi to work on producing the track, ensuring optimal quality and a sound which people will remember way beyond the summer of 2014.

In recent weeks, Rikki along with his management also finalised a contractual agreement with CAP-Sounds, the German based record label with distribution handled by Universal Music Germany. As a result, the first single Lies is now available for purchase through iTunes both locally and internationally. Manfred Holz, Managing Director and Owner of CAP-Sounds is proud to welcome Rikki Lee to the family stating that his sound is fresh and modern, one that should also aid the label to grow. We urge you to purchase the track as soon as possible and stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all the latest news.

Source: Rikki Lee (Official Facebook Page)


Published in Local Music News

Light Me Up, co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat with vocals by Gianluca, Malta's representative in the 2013 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, is making strides in the local music industry having managed to peak at number #2 on Malta's Top Ten with Nathan D which airs weekly on 89.7 Bay. Upon returning from the Eurovision Song Contest, Gianluca had released his debut studio album Waiting for Tomorrow which managed to reach the top ten albums chart on iTunes.

Earlier this year, Gianluca was given the opportunity to co-host the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with Moira Delia and Ira Losco, the latter also being a former representative, having represented the country at the 2002 edition with the song 7th Wonder written by Gerard James Borg, co-writer of the Russian entry, Shine. The fan media see him as the ideal candidate to host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest come November. The male and female vocalists performed a series of duets, the most notable one being of Let Her Go by Passenger. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all the latest news.

Source: 89.7 Bay


Published in Local Music News

In December, the Bay Music Awards as voted by the general public, mostly listeners of 89.7 Bay, the most popular radio station in Malta decided that My World produced by Carlo Gerada with vocals by Jan Cortez deserves recognition as the Best Song. Since then, the renowned producer has been busy in the studio working on a number of tracks, one of them being Beautiful Mistake with vocals provided by a newcomer, Frank. Whilst the track could have been a major summer hit, the release was a tad late in my opinion yet listeners of the station are backing it up considering that it is currently at number #5 on the Malta's Top Ten with Nathan D.

Frank, known amongst his friends as Franklin Cachia is a talented and well educated individual who is still breaking in the local music scene but nevertheless recruited one of the most sought after producers in the scene to aid his debut. Beautiful Mistake is musically and lyrically written by Frank with Carlo Gerada responsible for the production and the mesmerizing backing track. For those who feel like they need to relax and listen to something whilst doing so, this is surely the track which I would personally recommend as it also gives out a positive vibe. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news with regards to the local music scene.

Source: 89.7 Bay


Published in Local Music News

Rhiannon, originally known behind the scenes as the female backing vocalist in My Dream composed by Jason Paul Cassar to the lyrics of Sunny Aquilina with lead vocals by Thea Garrett. As many remember, the track eventually went onto represent Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest with Pamela, Nadine Axisa and Jacqueline Pace Delicata appearing as female backing vocalists. The problem for Rhiannon at the time was that she was just sixteen years old and unable to take to the international stage. Almost four years later, the young female vocalist is set to take the local music scene by storm as she plans to reveal her debut single on Malta's Top Ten with Nathan D which airs weekly on 89.7 Bay.

The debut single entitled Take a Look is a co-write between Rhiannon and Ramzi, the latter of which has already found success in recent weeks with the track Fed Up by Maxine Pace, a former participant within the Malta Junior Eurosong competition. In recent years, this portal has helped promote the local music scene to the best possible capacity and therefore made contact with Rhiannon prior to the full release of her debut single. Following a quick discussion about her upcoming plans for the near future, we came to an agreement to exclusively preview forty-five (45) seconds of her debut single which remember will be available to listen to through all major radio stations within the next couple of days. We would like you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news about the local music scene.

Source: escflashmalta.com, Tonio Lombardi (Image)

Published in Local Music News

Following her second runner-up finish at this years' edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, Davinia has been busy in the studio working on some fresh songs. You're My Home, composed by Elton Zarb and penned in conjuction with Matt Mercieca is the latest fruit born by the team which brought about Betrayed during the pre-selection process which saw to the selection of Gianluca and his entry Tomorrow co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat. escflashmalta.com had the opportunity to exclusively publish the video in recent weeks and it seems that the audience are falling in love with the song as it steadily enters the local charts.

Malta's Top Ten with Nathan D is the flagship chart show in Malta which promotes the ten most played entries on 89.7 Bay during the previous week. Davinia had entered the charts on several occasions before and has even reached the top with more than one song noting the success of both Feel Good Song, a duet with Muxu as well as Sail Away which is a solo track in the vein of what people have come to expect from the female vocalist. She also had the opportunity to perform at the Bay Music Awards back in 2011.

In a recent interview with Corazon on TVPM, which was airing on Television Malta as part of the autumn/winter schedule, Davinia confirmed intentions to return to the Malta Eurovision Song Contest if given the opportunity after the submission process. You're My Home entered Malta's Top Ten with Nathan D last week at number #10 as a new entry but has risen to number #9 this week, hoping that more success will be achieved in due course. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news as soon as it becomes available.

Source: 89.7 Bay, Kris Micallef


Published in Local Music News
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 17:20

Malta: Loreen Ready for Concert Tomorrow

Winners of the Eurovision Song Contest tend to give a number of performances across Europe following their respective victories but then again, this is the first time in quite some time that this will be taking place noting that this years' winner Loreen had made her way into the Malta International Airport ahead of her concert tomorrow. She was welcomed by a number of fans as well as the organizer Antonella Vassallo who hosted the Malta Song for Europe back in 2001 alongside Claire Fabri and Louise Tedesco. There has been a lot of hype around the concert which is being backed by none other than a variety of companies including 89.7 Bay and their frontman Nathan D who will be hosting the evening. In an impromptu press conference given just after having arrived, Loreen stated that she is set to perform about six (6) songs including her previous effort for the Melodifestivalen entitled My Heart is Refusing Me and of course, her Eurovision winning entry Euphoria.

The setup at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre in Ta' Qali will be different noting that the inside of the event will not be used as seen within the annual Malta Eurovision Song Contest with the outskirts being used as seen within the Zucchero concert which was also organized by Antonella Vassallo on behalf of Stand Out Events. Taking to the stage as the main guest alongside Loreen tomorrow night will be none other than the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest representative Kurt Calleja who will surely be performing his two hit songs Over and Over and This Is The Night but there will be other performances during the night including those by Brooke who will surely be performing her latest song Fairytale and the internationally renowned dance group Tenishia who have just released their debut album with Armada Music, which is one of the leading companies in contemporary dance music. If you still would like to acquire tickets for the event, make sure to visit www.ticketline.com.mt and obtain your very own tickets. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news as soon as it becomes available. 

Source: Times of Malta, Stand Out Events