Fiesta, celebration and revelry even. Add an eclectic mix of percussion, native wind and string instruments and a kick ass drumbeat. Throw in some very talented multi-genre musicians and ardent travellers in a constant search to entertain and connect with audience…. This is Tribali!

Since the band’s inception in 2004, Tribali have captivated audiences with their mystical concoction of ethnic, contemporary and traditional music. A trio of studio albums, a critically acclaimed compilation, live performances at international and local festivals such as the Byron Bay Blues Fest, Glastonbury, Ancient Trance and Earth Garden, various awards and  global press reviews have been instrumental for the band to continue to fuel their passion for music.

The collection of ethnic instruments and numinous sounds will always be at the epicentre. The sitar, didgeridoo and percussion blend effortlessly with distorted electric guitars, chunky bass lines, violins, trumpets, dance oriented drums and hypnotic vocals.

Since 2004, Tribali have performed alongside diverse world class acts such as Moby, The Prodigy, Faithless, Ziggy Marley, the Wailers, John Butler and the Specials to name a few.

“One of the best bands to EVER play at Blues Fest…” Peter Noble (Blues Fest Director).

Vinyl Paradise is a Maltese contemporary blues, rock and funk trio made up of Ben Bailey, Patrick Camilleri and Antoine Tonna.

With years of musical experience and focus to develop their unique styles, tastes and skill-sets, the band has worked extremely hard to mix blues, funk, rock, R&B and pop into their unique style, taking inspiration from the likes of Gary Clark Jr, Stevie-Ray Vaughan, John Mayer, Jimi Hendrix, and Jamiroquai.

The band builds their sound on a solid foundation, noting a water-tight rhythm section, a deft touch on the guitar and good, old-fashioned, dose of 60s California-soul-inspired vocals. In short, Vinyl Paradise is all about grooves that move the body, harmony that lights up the mind, and melodies that sooth the soul.

The end result is a show with unparalleled energy, soul, and flair that’ll transport you into a new and exciting musical dimension.

JOON is an electronic solo project from Maltese songwriter & producer Yasmin Kuymizakis. Her debut album ‘Dream Again’ arrives fully formed ten years after she began writing songs, after a life-changing car accident clarified her musical ambitions.

The 12 cuts of glacial synth pop on JOON shimmer with positive affirmations, heralding a new star in the Italians Do It Better cosmos. JOON is inspired by dream worlds, mysticism and the supernatural, from her ethereal vocals and celestial synths to her self-directed music videos that take cues from B-movie tropes. Her lyrics are peppered with messages of hope for her listeners, which glide around cushioned beats and woozy layers of electronic sound.

Inspired by 1970s NYC no-wave, the burgeoning UK post punk revival and Japanese art punk, The Areola Treat are a garage/indie art rock band, mostly due to their richly detailed tightness in sound, their versatile and screechy female vocals and punchy guitars in the first few years of the band’s formation, and more recently with their more subdued sound and strong social stance. The band was formed in 2007 by original band line-up Adrian Mizzi on guitars, Chris Busuttil on drums Lisa Grimaud on vocals, and Matthew Cuschieri, until the addition of Steve Shaw on bass in late 2010. Their punchy first self-entitled studio ep, The Areola Treat, was released in 2008 under the Belgian label Kinky Star. The band promoted their ep touring Italy and Belgium. The band’s first self-released studio album Pleasure Machines, released on April 2011, is a reflection of paths the band has taken and a change in direction and drive. The guitars are still loud and the riffs still punchy, yet some tracks are moodier and more sombre, while others are bright and piercing. Urgent, raunchy distorted guitars and plenty of feedback. This album is a salute to rock n’roll and is packed with some no-nonsense riffs.

Radio On is The Areola Treat’s second EP release in response to western geostrategy, a lack of global social awareness, and society’s general disinterest in the bigger picture whilst wars in the west are subsidized by oil money. But the lyrics also speak of love, loss and pain. Here, the band revisit their art punk roots. Having released their self-titled EP with Belgian label Kinky Star in 2009, the band opted for another independent release.

Released in 2014, Walk Into Nothing was the band’s second independent studio album, featuring loud, discorded guitars and distorted walls of sound, juxtaposed against cooing vocals and spasmodic screams. The band opted for a whole new technique of experimental punk and a range of resonant sounds, with vocals and lyrics inspired by the late Nico of The Velvet Underground.

The band has recently recorded three further independent releases with the intention of launching them in 2022. However attached to its former punk roots the band may be, the newer work is unequivocally sardonic, with lyrics inspired by the works of Camus, Blake, Keats and Georges Bataile. Their more recent work is stripped down in parts, then enriched dramatically with bursts of energy, enhanced walls of sound and echoes of The Chameleons and The Gun Club.