Red Electrick, one of Malta’s hottest bands, is set to perform at the Battle of Malta Players’ Party.
The award-winning pop-rock quintet – known as REK – has achieved huge fame locally and is about to release its eagerly-awaited fourth album Tragic Optimistic. The band are renowned for their high-energy shows which attract huge audiences at venues all over Malta and beyond.
REK will be playing at the main Battle of Malta Players Party at the exclusive Paranga Beach club on Sunday, October 20. Paranga Beach is the Intercontinental Hotel’s private beach just a few minutes’ walk from the BOM tournament venue.
REK’s melodies, sound and unique song-writing talents have made them a big hit both in Malta and overseas during their tours of the UK and Europe. REK’s latest single Right Here is already their biggest hit on Spotify with over 750,000 listens.
The band has also won multiple awards including twice winning Best Band, Best Up-Comers and Best Song at the Malta Music Awards and Bay Malta Music Awards. They’ve had 14 single releases and three album releases – all reaching #1 in Malta’s music charts.
Their forthcoming album, which is being launched just a few weeks after Battle of Malta, is being mastered in London by music legend John Davis, who has previously worked with icons such as The Killers, Gorillaz, Lana Del Rey, FKA Twigs, Primal Scream, U2, Years & Years and The XX.. Red Electrick first formed in 2008 after the band members met at school and started creating music together. The band’s current line-up comprises lead singer Joe Roscoe plus Peter Borg (lead guitar), Ivan Borg (bass), Robert Spiteri (drummer) and Aleandro Spiteri (keyboards).
Joe said: “We’ve been very excited about how much our popularity has grown in the last few years. Things are really taking off right now and playing at the Battle of Malta party is certainly going to be one of the year’s highlights. We’ll be playing a lot of our hits and favourite tracks but also looking forward to playing some of the tracks from our new album.”
Band manager Keith Zammit added: “Peter, the lead guitarist, and I both play poker regularly in home games and I’ve actually competed at the Battle of Malta. I played in 2017 but unfortunately, I didn’t make the money – I’m hoping to rectify that this year!”
The Intercontinental’s Paranga Beach venue enjoys gorgeous views of St Julians Bay and Red Electrick’s appearance promises to make the party a night to remember for all Battle of Malta players. You can follow Red Electrick on their facebook page and on Spotify.
This year’s Battle of Malta– which takes place October 15-22 at the InterContinental Conference Centre – is set to be the biggest yet. There were 3,816 entries for the 2018 Main Event making it the largest poker tournament ever held in Malta.