Al Bano and Romina Power will be performing together as a duo for the first time in Malta along with 4 backing vocals and a 5-piece band under the direction of Maestro Alterisio Paoletti on Friday 26th February 2020 at the MFCC in Ta’Qali.
The Italian duo, who sold millions of albums world-wide, are well known for several European hits, which eventually became Italian classics. Amongst others, these include Sharazan, Felicita, Tu, soltanto tu (mi hai fatto innamorare), Ci sarà, Sempre Sempre, Liberta, Nostalgia Canaglia, Dialogo and others.
Along the years the duo became one of Italy’s most loved. Their popularity grew even stronger when they won the prestigious Sanremo festival with Ci Sara in 1984. Al Bano and Romina were also the main protagonists in seven movies which were based on their songs.
In a concert which promises to rekindle memories of times gone by, one of Italy’s most loved of all times, Al Bano and Romina Power promise a great night out to all those attending the concert.
The Bootleg Beatles (18th & 19th January)
Established in March 1980, the Bootleg Beatles are considered to be the absolute best Beatles tribute band in the world. With over 4,000 performances under their belt, The Bootleg Beatles performed all over the world including an invitation to perform as the official tribute act on a tour to commemorate The Beatles original US tour.
“Mind Boggling Accuracy” – The Mail on Sunday
“Sheer Technical Perfection” – Evening Standard
As The Bootleg Beatles’ popularity increased, one of their gigs in Southampton got noticed by none other than Oasis, which lead the band to perform to a more contemporary audience. Since then, The Bootleg Beatles have shared stages with global stars such as Jon Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, David Bowie, The Corrs, and Iggy Pop amongst others.
On 30th January 1999, the band played on the rooftop of a famous address – 3, Savile Row, London – which is the former residence of the Beatles’ Apple Company, thus recreating their final live performance on the same rooftop.
In 2002 The Bootleg Beatles played at Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee Party at Buckingham Palace and in 2010 the band headlined the Acoustic Stage at world-famous Glastonbury Festival, drawing the largest recorded crows for 5 years.
The band was also featured in different TV and Radio programmes on national and international channels, such as the BBC Television and Radio. The band also performed Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with the royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall and the Echo Arena in Liverpool. All concerts were sold out.
The Bootleg Beatles will be performing for the first time ever in Malta on the 18th and 19th January 2020 at the Catholic Institute in Floriana.2020-01-18 @20:00:00
The King is Back - The Elvis Show (6th & 7th July)
For the first time in Malta, Y Events proudly presents two concerts by the world’s number one Elvis tribute artist and his band.
Elvis fans are in for a treat and an unforgettable trip down memory lane. Even Elvis’s most die-hard of fans will have a hard time believing that Ben is not Elvis himself.
Watch the preview below (or click the following link) and judge for yourself – https://vimeo.com/142145292
Ben, a multi-talented musician, singer and songwriter had Elvis’s DNA in his blood from an early age. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up on a diet of Elvis songs. Having honed his musical talent Ben started his journey as an Elvis Tribute Artist in 2005 when he formed the “Taking care of Elvis” band. Audiences quickly realised that this was someone with a special talent.
He looked like Elvis, sang like Elvis and had an on-stage charisma that had audiences believing at times they were watching the King himself. This talent saw Ben rapidly rise through the ranks of Elvis Tribute Artists.
In August 2012, Ben made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest which took place in Memphis, crowning Ben as the “Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist”, the only artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title from 2007-2017.
Fans from all over the world declare Ben Portsmouth as the closest they have ever seen to Elvis Presley. Social media forums are overwhelmed with fans demanding his return to their country.
On this night, you will see the live performance that left David Letterman at a loss for words exclaiming, “Oh my God, Oh my God!” when Ben headlined his show in February of 2013 (click here for performance and interview) – https://vimeo.com/64981946
Internationally renowned as one, if not The Best Elvis Tribute in the world today, Ben Portsmouth will bring his unique style, charisma and 10-piece band and will show audiences why he is regarded as the best in the business.
The King is truly back!2019-07-06 @20:00:00
ABBA Arrival (22nd & 23rd February)
Arrival – the ABBA show
World acclaimed band ARRIVAL will be performing 2 shows in Malta on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd February 2019 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta.
ARRIVAL have been performing across the globe on both stage and TV Since 1995 and have performed to millions of ABBA fans of all ages in over 26 different countries and are considered to be the foremost international multi award winning ABBA show one can find anywhere in the world today!
The band features some of the UK's finest musicians, stunning live vocals, beautiful ABBA harmonies, and choreographed dance routines all come together to create a truly authentic ABBA experience.
A fabulous collection of lavish and truly authentic replica costumes worn by 'ARRIVAL' based on the costumes originally designed for ABBA by Inger Svenneke and Owe Sandstrom are just some of the special touches which keep 'ARRIVAL' one step ahead of the rest.
When it comes to re-creating the sights and sounds of Abba, ‘ARRIVAL' are unsurpassed!
'ARRIVAL' will bring back your memories of the ABBA era, with songs such as the Eurovision winner 'Waterloo', through to the haunting sounds of 'Fernando' and 'Eagle’, then back to the toe tapping favourites 'Dancing Queen', 'Take a Chance on Me' and the ever popular 'Thank You for the Music'.
We’re in for a great evening!!2019-02-22 @20:00:00
Like...The Beatles (8th & 9th December)
“Like the Beatles are as close to the Fab Four as you can get”
- Ed Petrie, The BBC
Beatlemania is hitting Malta! It’s the magical sixties again, when four young lads took the world by storm. Back then, millions around the world followed The Beatles through radio shows TV appearances. The band sold millions of records and albums around the globe at a time when the internet wasn’t even a dream.
Till this very day, songs by The Beatles are played over a million times a day through online means such as Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, YouTube etc
It wasn’t just about music; it was about creating an experience which merged legendary lyrics with great music and fun.
Like...The Beatles will feature one of the most exciting official Beatles tribute bands around. Dubbed to be the UK’s most authentic Beatles band; entertaining audiences all over the British Isles and Europe for more than a decade. Using authentic instruments and costumes, Like…The Beatles will recreate the same energy and atmosphere The Beatles generated years ago.
The concert will be held at one of Malta’s finest indoor theatres – The Mediterranean Conference Centre (MCC) in Valletta on the 8th and 9th of December 2018.2018-12-08 @20:00:00