THE BAND

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GIANLUCA BEZZINA

Vocals

Gianluca is a medical doctor specialising in general practice. He rose to fame by representing Malta in the ESC 2013 with ‘Tomorrow’, placing 8th, as well as entering charts all over Europe, including the Official UK Top 40 singles chart, a first for a Maltese artist. Following his success, he released his solo album, Waiting for Tomorrow, and Cartographers, with his band Funk Initiative. Gianluca was nominated for Best Solo Artist and Best Music Video in the 2013 Malta Music Awards. He also performed alongside other artists including Joseph Calleja, Zucchero, and Rebecca Ferguson, and performed twice at the Isle of MTV. Gianluca released the EP Glorious and the album This is Grace, together with Christian band Pilgrim & King, with whom he performed in Krakow during World Youth Day. He is also front man for The Tailors, which has released its first two singles and is working on more material to be released soon.

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DOROTHY BEZZINA

Vocals

Dorothy is a classically trained singer with vocal flexibility that allows her to perform across various genres. She regularly performs in annual concerts, often accompanied by the MPO, as well as in private musico-literary events at some of Malta’s prestigious venues. She has also enjoyed performing opportunities in Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and the Royal Albert Hall, London, alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Dorothy has worked as AD and vocal coach for several locally-produced events. She forms part of Revamp Malta, dedicated to reinterpreting works through a fresher, contemporary outlook in interesting venues. Dorothy graduated with a BA in Maltese and English, a PGDip in Interpreting and PGCE from the University of Malta. She has also completed her MA in English through the University of Nottingham and an MA in Popular Music within the Department of Maltese at the University of Malta.

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PAUL BEZZINA

Vocals

Paul is a medical physicist at the Malta Oncology Centre. He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Masters in Medical Physics from the University of Malta, while also following an intensive traineeship at the Leeds Cancer Centre, UK. He has been nurturing his music talent from a tender age as a member of the Malta Children’s Choir. He later started playing the guitar, and now frequently collaborates with other artists to perform acoustic gigs. He was invited as a guest singer in various national events, including the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Forum, Kelma Kelma Nota Nota, the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, Rockestra, and Natale con Suor Cristina. He also worked on vocals with Red Electrick for their Unplugged Sessions DVD, and is also front man for The Tailors.

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EDWARD MIFSUD

Keys

Edward Mifsud is a pianist, composer and music teacher. He started piano lessons at a young age and furthered his studies in music composition at the University of Malta. He is currently involved in various contemporary projects including Beatroots, Twenty-Six Other-Worlds, Chris Grech, Dorothy Bezzina and Versatile Brass. Edward also served as musical director in a number of concerts in recent years and is also part of the new production company Revamp Malta, with whom he co-produced the concerts Some Enchanted Evening (2020) and Your Song (2019), amongst others.

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MARC ALAN SPITERI STAFRACE

Guitars

Despite having musicians in the family, Marc Alan only started studying music aged 8. Already singing from a young age, he eventually began to learn the piano and eventually expanded to guitar and bass. Marc Alan was the frontman for local band WaterWings and plays with various local musicians. He listens - and plays to - most genres of music, although he has a soft spot for British rock, nu-disco and 90s dance music! Marc Alan is also a radio host on Magic 91.7, and works as a digital media specialist in the media & broadcast industry.

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SHAUN ABDILLA

Bass

When he's not busy being an artificial intelligence engineer, Shaun Abdilla is most probably enjoying being a bass player. Having picked up the instrument at the age of 19, he has since played with various musicians from different genres, including Funk Initiative, Ozzy Lino, Kenneth Calleja, The New Victorians, The Busker, Mogadishu and most recently Beatroots. Whilst it being difficult to find a genre he does not enjoy, he has a particular love for RnB and Soul (especially from the Motown era), and Alternative Rock.

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JEAN-LUC CAMILLERI

Drums

An avid music lover from a tender age of 7, Jean-Luc began studying music theory, drums & percussion at the Johann Strauss School of Music. Having been a member of various local bands - Eversity, Jack’s Fusion and most recently having joined Lara & The Jukeboys, Jean enjoys a busy session schedule for the likes of Desi Campbell’s ‘Brown Sugar’, Strummin’ Foundation, The Crowns, Royals, Kenneth Calleja, Revamp Malta & Beatroots. When listening to music, no two days are the same as he enjoys an array of styles and artists and likes to keep up to date on what’s being released.