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"Mary Jane", the brand new single released by The Crowns, a pop/rock band which features; Gianluca Cappitta, Chris Ciantar, Victorio Gauci, Jean Paul Mollicone and Luke Vella Clark is the first track off the continuation of a journey, one which started in 2010, eventually leading to the release of the debut album "Someone Else" in 2013. Spawning 7 successful singles, including a remix, The Crowns have never looked back, and it seems like this new release will only lead to an extremely busy 2015.

Co-produced by David Vella from Temple Studios, and mastered by Fred Kevorkian from Avatar Studios in the United States, “Mary Jane” is fresh, modern and finds itself promoting a lyrical twist, a twofold-meaning so to speak, due to the fact that it primarily refers to a woman, whilst secondarily referring to that same woman as a drug, which is addictive, and eventually destructive.

In support of the release, a music video has been directed, produced, filmed and edited by Matthew James Borg. The main aim was to create a party scene, where everyone is having fun. The Crowns would like to thank everyone who has been a part of this project, including Marc Calleja Bayliss of Ironic PR & Artist Management, Luke Engerer for styling the guys with brands from IQ at Baystreet, Charmaine Gauci for the make-up as well as Keith Shaw and Josephine Abela for their hospitality. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene.

Source: Press Release

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh8RRfQx0O4

Published in Local Music News

'The Celebrity Night' is a weekly television programme which has become somewhat synonymous with Saturday evening, is broadcast on F Living Channel. The series which officially kicked off at the beginning of October revolves around the one-to-one interviews, which speak of class, decadence and wit, and have become synonymous with Deo Grech's presenting style.

Victorio Gauci, a male singer/songwriter, who is instantly recognizable as the lead vocalist of The Crowns, a local band which also features Gianluca Cappitta, Luke Vella Clark, Jean-Paul Mollicone and Chris Ciantar, is very experience despite a relatively young age. Having been through to the finals of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, L-Għanja tal-Poplu, the Summer Hit Song Contest and the Malta Eurovision Song Contest as a solo performer, Victorio does not look back, and seeks to grow his reputation, albeit as The Crowns' lead vocalist. With a debut album in 2013, the band's effort were recognised both at the Malta Music Awards and the Bay Music Awards and are currently writing their sophomore material.

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Christabelle Curmi, a veteran of the local music scene, having amassed two first runner-up finishes in L-Għanja tal-Poplu; in 2014 for the song "Kif Xrobbtuli l-Menti" as well as in 2009 with "Irrid Ngħix Il-Poeżija" alongside Frank O'Neill, has recently issued "Bizzilla", a collection of folkloristic songs. Christabelle prefers to sing in our mother tongue, Maltese rather than English, owing to the depth of the language, and the beauty which it is known to have. Also on this week's show as the third guest is Adrian Grech, the guru who has re-invented himself into a healthier person.

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This and much more during this week's episode of 'The Celebrity Night' which airs on Saturday night at 20:30 on F Living Channel. 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: F Living

Published in Local Music News

ONE Radio 92.7 and ONE Television merge into a professional broadcasting house, whose output is of extremely high quality. One such programme delivered through this system is "Clint on ONE" hosted by Clint Bajada, which aims to brings musicianship back into the term artist, promoting the singer in a setup where being comfortable is a necessity.  Following a much anticipated return, this week, the programme will be welcoming, The Crowns.

The Crowns, a pop/rock band which features; Gianluca Cappitta, Jean-Paul Mollicone, Chris Ciantar, Luke Vella Clark and Victorio Gauci, released their debut album, "Someone Else" on the 3rd May 2013, receiving several positive reviews. At the moment, they are in the process of co-writing their sophomore album, along with all the preceding singles.  Having signed an agreement with Ironic PR & Artist Management late in 2014, the pop/rock band will be entering what should be a busy 2015.

"Clint on ONE" airs every Saturday morning as from 11am onwards, so make sure to tune into ONE Radio 92.7 and ONE Television. Any foreign fans will also be able to follow the show through the LIVE streaming portion which is offered through the official website of ONE. 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: Clint on ONE

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

Published in Local Music News
Friday, 15 August 2014 16:37

Malta: The Crowns Unveil Comeback Single

"Someone Else", co-written by Gianluca Cappitta, Jean-Paul Mollicone, Chris Ciantar, Luke Vella Clark and Victorio Gauci as The Crowns, has been officially unveiled as the new single off the debut album which bears the same name. Recorded at Temple Studios, the sound that the band have been known to promote is a mixture of pop and rock, a successful formula which has seen them top the local radio charts on more than one occasion.

In support of the brand new single, the band have even gone one step further in releasing a music video, created specifically for the song by Ivan Saliba, Daniel Spagnol and Sirach Borg. Encompassing a 3-Dimensional motion picture which tells a story, all the characters are tall and explaining the difficulties of life amongst other things. We urge you to watch the video below, and purchase a copy of the album "Someone Else" through iTunes. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news from the local music scene.

Source: The Crowns (Official Facebook Page)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdaebQwIYSU
Published in Local Music News
Sunday, 09 February 2014 17:12

MMAs 14: Firelight Added as Special Guests

Firelight, composed of Richard Micallef, Michelle Mifsud, Tony Polidano, Matthew Ellul and Leslie Decesare are still fresh off their victory at the 2014 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with the song Coming Home written by Richard Micallef but nevertheless, they are ready to kick off their promotional campaign with a special guest appearance at the Malta Music Awards later on this evening. The event hosted by Angie Laus, Arthur Caruana and Nicole Tabone will commence at 19:00 CET and will be broadcast on TVM at a later date.

Apart from Firelight, the star studded event will include a multitude of performances from the likes of Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2014 hostess; Ira Losco as well as participant; Sophie whilst the local music scene will be in full force as Red Electrick, Winter Moods, Norbert, The Crowns, Gaia Cauchi and The Rifffs will all take to the stage of the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre. The evening is surely set to be another one to remember with the best talent being recognised by a panel of professional judges who selected their favourites a couple of weeks ago. A full detailed report on the Malta Music Awards will follow on escflashmalta.com in the coming hours. Stay tuned.

Source: MMM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqP65vGsmk0

Published in Local Music News
Sunday, 02 February 2014 18:30

MMAs 2014: Interview with Noel Magri (MMM)

Whilst the focus of the local music industry and most of the continent is on the upcoming edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, it is worth pointing out that this years' edition of the Malta Music Awards are set to take place on Sunday 9th February at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre in Ta' Qali. Therefore, escflashmalta.com got in touch with Noel Magri, from Mega Music Management to oversee the preparations whilst having a look at former editions of the prestigious event.

On the 20th October 1995, Mega Music Management organised the first edition of the Malta Music Awards, a different time in the local music scene with the participation in the Eurovision Song Contest considered to be the elite point a vocalist or a songwriter could reach at the time. Looking back, why did you feel that such recognition had to be given, and was it too late a start?

At that time, efforts were being made by local singers and musicians to improve their standard and although many countries were honouring their artists for their achievements, there was nothing similar in Malta, and I thought of creating an Awards show giving due recognition to artists for their work throughout the past year, and to motivate them to better their standards.  The first edition was a huge success and all artists and those involved in the music scene wanted this kind of event be held yearly.

It is fair to say that the professional jury behind the choices made at the Malta Music Awards have been rather on the money in their choices for the Best Newcomer with recipients including; Olivia Lewis, Glen Vella, Miriam Christine, Hooligan, Red Electrick and Mikaela amongst others. How rewarding is it to see that artists who are bestowed this prestigious honour succeeding in their career?

Our intention has and will always be, to award the best talent at the time, and to help them succeed in their musical career.   It is rewarding to see artists who have won awards, being successful over the years, and that the MMA’s has given them that much needed confidence to move forward and improve their all round performance.

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In 2013 and 2014, the Public Broadcasting Services decided to conduct an experiment, and hold the Malta Music Weekender, which basically features a weekend of local talent, kicking off with the Malta Eurovision Song Contest and then following it up with the Malta Music Awards. This experiment has been seen to be extremely positive and has generated interest amongst both local and international audiences alike. What was your initial idea to such a proposal and will you be implementing any changes this time round?

From the very first edition, my aim was to help better the standards of local music in general, and to help artists succeed in the International scene.   Having a sound backing is important to hold such a professional show, and the idea of holding the PBS Music Weekender has been very successful.  Holding two major local events in one weekend has helped to attract more attention from the Maltese general public, and give the local artists a major platform to showcase their talent.

Cliff Richard, Blue, Peter Andre, Robin Gibb and Bob Sinclar have all been invited to Malta on behalf of Mega Music Management, making the Island a better attraction in the entertainment scene. It has become somewhat at the best interest of everyone to denote the best possible attractions that such events can promise. Should the public be expecting any foreign special guests during this years’ edition of the Malta Music Awards, possibly even performing at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest?

There will be foreign guest singers performing during the Eurovision Festival, coming from the Eurovision background, however this year’s edition of the MMA’s will see a very strong local line-up with 14 top performing acts, plus an after show concert by Xirka Rock which is expected to blow the roof down.  Certainly, not to be missed.

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Gaia Cauchi, winner of the 2013 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest was selected by the Public Broadcasting Services to represent Malta following her International Achievement Award at the Malta Music Awards last year. Would you go as far as to predicting the artist who might be doing the same honour for the country in a couple of months time and how proud as a company were you to be recognised in such a manner?

Last year, we recognised Gaia’s talent and we honoured her for her achievements.  PBS decision to select Gaia reaped benefits and I would go as far as proposing the same method be used to select our Eurovision representative in the coming years.  We are honoured to have exposed such young talent who achieved such a huge success.  There are various young promising singers who, if they are well looked after, can achieve success Internationally.

The Rifffs, Airport Impressions, Red Electrick, The Crowns, Norbert, Plan Zero, Andi, Sophie, The New Victorians, Ira Losco, Gaia and Winter Moods are all being given the opportunity to perform during this years’ edition of the Malta Music Awards. What should the public be expecting from these acts, and will there be any special surprises, maybe which you could reveal?

All the major artists will be performing their songs for the first time in public, and obviously having such a majestic set-up and stage, we will be looking forward to their performances.    It is worth mentioning the new talent who will be exposed in this show and who I’m sure, will go down very well with the crowd.  People hear their music on Radio stations, but probably are not aware that these are Maltese!

Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com?

The MMA’s have always been very well attended by the public, and my appeal is to keep on supporting this show which is promoting local music and motivating artists to improve their product. Ticket prices are only Eur 10.

Source: Official Page on Facebook

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Published in Interviews

On the official website of the Public Broadcasting Services, along with a simulataneous announcement on the hit television programme Xarabank, it was revealed that the star guest for both the semi-final and the final of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest will be none other than Emmelie de Forest. The Dane, winner of the 2013 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Only Teardrops co-written by Lise Cabble, Julia Fabrin Jakobsen and Thomas Stengaard is also set to be a guest act at the German national selection later on this year, in what seems to be an extremely busy year for the singer/songwriter.

On the night of the semi-final, it is expected that Emmelie will perform her winning entry of the international showcase, but the Public Broadcasting Services has secured an exclusive performance of a brand new track entitled Rainmaker, which will in turn be used as the theme song for the 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Also, the finalists of the national selection in Malta, meaning the fourteen (14) left after the show on Friday will get the opportunity to perform with the renowned vocalist. Emmelie will not be the only guest act during the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with Winter Moods, The Crowns, Red Electrick, Gianluca, Ira Losco, Gaia Cauchi, Maria Yaremchuk and the winner of the Swiss national final this evening all taking centre stage. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all the latest news.

Source: Public Broadcasting Services

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k59E7T0H-Us

Thursday, 30 January 2014 18:30

MESC '14: More Opportunities for Local Talent

The Malta Eurovision Song Contest, a selection process organised by the Public Broadcasting Services in anticipation of the prestigious international music event, is the perfect hub to present the local music scene. For this reason, it has been decided that a number of special guests, rather well-known for their music through the radio and gigs across the country, will get the opportunity to perform either during the semi-final set to take place on the 7th February or the final which will be airing the following day on the 8th February at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre.

In the semi-final, as the public and the jury are reaching a verdict, two major headlining acts have been added to the list of special performers; Matthew James Borg and Peter Borg of Red Electrick who also co-wrote one of the entries in last years’ edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, that being Never Walk Away by Chris Grech, which finished in a respectable fifth place; and The Crowns whose lead vocalist Victorio Gauci was also a finalist in the competition back in 2009, performing a duet with Dorothy Bezzina, entitled Promises.

On the night of the final, as had been previously revealed by escflashmalta.com, the winner of the 2013 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Gaia Cauchi, will be opening the show with a choir from La Voix Academy headed by Miss G. Nevertheless, she will not be the only local entertainment on offer with the ever-so-popular duo Ġorġ u Pawlu performing their hit tracks Hot and Famous and Unique. The Public Broadcasting Services is also pleased to reveal that the band Winter Moods will be exclusively releasing a brand new single entitled Everlasting which follows their recent success with the track Days of my Life. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all the latest news about the 2014 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest.

Source: Public Broadcasting Services

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av96vK8lfJs

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 20:00

Exclusive: Revelation of MMA 2014 Nominations

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 feel 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 an exclusive announcement, escflashmalta.com is proud to present the nominations of this years’ edition of the Malta Music Awards prior to their respective announcement on Mixage, a television programme hosted by Peter Cossai on Television Malta which is set to air at around 22:30 CET. The showcase, for which you may purchase tickets here, has also finalised the line-up of performers with Airport Impressions, Gaia Cauchi, Plan Zero, Winter Moods, The Crowns, NORBERT, Red Electrick, Sophie, The Rifffs, The New Victorians, IraLosco and Andi all taking to the stage.

Best Solo Artist 

Chess

Gianluca

Ira Losco

Lyndsay

 

Best Band

Airport Impressions

Nosnow/Noalps

Red Electrick

The Crowns

 

Best Song

 Daphne (Lyndsay)

Hymns of June (Airport Impressions)

Me Luv U Long Time (Ira Losco)

The Runaway (Red Electrick)

Start the Revolution (The Rifffs)

 

Best Album

All things with love (The Shh)

Someone else (The Crowns)

Summer lovers (Skimmed)

The Fire (Ira Losco)

 

Best New Artist

Andi

Maxine Pace

Norbert

Plan Zero

 

Best Video 

Hymns of June (Airport Impressions)

Me Luv U Long Time (Ira Losco)

Marija s-Sabiħa (No Bling Show)

Tomorrow (Gianluca)

The Runaway (Red Electrick)

escflashmalta.com is also in a position to reveal that some of the performers during the course of the evening will be unveiling some brand new material or rather performing live for the very first time. As a matter of fact, The New Victorians will be performing an original track off their upcoming studio album for the very first time, whilst Airport Impressions will give their first live rendition of Hymns of June. For the first time on television, The Rifffs will perform Start the Revolution and Ira Losco will be performing the brand new single The Way It’s Meantto Be whilst also airing the music video shot in London. Stay tuned to this portal for all the latest news.

Source: MMM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3tbKWd0X_Y

Published in Local Music News

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 feels 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.

Announcement of nominations is expected in a couple of days, but those wishing to be considered, are to submit their interest, through the form found on the official website, by clicking here. Whilst the line-up of guests is yet to be finalised, one could denote that the organisers are putting in a lot of effort to ensure that the best local artists take to the stage. Gaia Cauchi, winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be joined by NORBERT, Winter Moods, Plan Zero, Airport Impressions, The Crowns, Red Electrick, Ira Losco and Andi. Tickets for the Malta Music Awards can be purchased through Ooii at just €10, but those who have already purchased tickets for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest are entitled to free entrance. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for the latest news.

Source: MMM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa-bWhn6NrU

Published in Local Music News
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