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Tikka Banda

Tikka Banda was founded in late 2013, originally as a 6-piece band with the idea to offer a sound bite of a traditional Maltese Festa all year round, with a modern twist of course! Since then, Tikka Banda has grown and developed its repertoire to what it is today; a diverse, unique and modern 12-piece band ranging from wedding gigs to corporate functions. In 2018, Tikka Banda also got the opportunity to participate in the official opening for Valletta 2018, the European Capital of Culture for the year. The secret of the band’s success is its resident musicians, musical mentors, choreographers, narrators and other creative artists who all together have helped Tikka Banda achieve its success in both the local and international music industry. Together we have created numerous contemporary and interactive spectacles which have coloured the streets of Malta!

Tikka Banda Timeline

The Street Beat on Stage

After a long musical pause because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tikka Banda was chosen to be part of the four months Hybrid Festival organised by Festivals Malta and staged a safe performance on Monday 31st August 2020. The band shared its musical vibes and featured ‘The Street Beat’ sounds of…Read More

Il-Qarċilla 2020

Tikka Banda was the main element of live music during the Maltese traditional carnival street theatre performance called “il-Qarċilla”. This performance was directed by Mr Joseph Galea, scripted by Alex Vella Gregory and supported by Festivals Malta. The theatrical performance took place in St. John Square Valletta, on Saturday 22nd…Read More

Il-Banda tal-Istrina 2019

Tikka Banda was invited by the Office of the President of Malta to participate for the 4th cosecutive time during L-Istrina, a 12hr telethon marathon playing throughout the whole marathon as “il-Banda tal-Istrina 2019” being the crowd puller band of the event. The customised band set-up was supported with other…Read More

Tektika Kapitali

Tektek Nota; a subsidiary youth ensemble of Tikka Banda was awarded a project that formed part of the Valletta Cultural Agency’s Cultural Programme for 2019. TEKTIKA KAPITALI; was series of educational workshops in preparation for 3 one-hour musical performances in the capital city, on Saturday 26th October 2019. This project…Read More

Tikka Samba

‘Tikka Samba’; a cultural integration and inclusion project which Tikka Banda (Malta) in collaboration with Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba Roma-Rio (Brasilian Cultural Association) staged on Saturday 5th October 2019, during Notte Bianca 2019. The merging of the two musical cultures made ‘Tikka Samba’, a street parade with a coalition…Read More

Tektek Nota

24th August mark the day when Tektek Nota had its first interactive activity around the Capital City, Valletta! A themed Treasure Hunt took place on Saturday 24th August 2019, a team-building event which kicked off a long process project titled ‘Tektika Kapitali’.

Meet the beat droppers.

Justin Formosa

B♭ Baritone, Creative Producer

"My dignity for playing music is to make it sound better than we found it."

Josefa Muscat


"Music is life for me! With it I feel alive; without it I feel incomplete."

Luke Vella

Clarinet, Composer, Musical Mentor

"My love for food nurtures my experimentation with different music elements."

Wayne Bonello


"Through music I can express my thoughts and emotions, it motivates me, comforts me and makes me happy!"

Lyden Briffa

Trombone & Euphonium

"A band without a trombonist would be as incomplete as life without music"

Dacian Camilleri


"Dacian is my name and destroying silence is my game!"

Joshua Farrugia


"I play the trumpet as I enjoy being loud as well as the centre of attention!"

Mark Vella

Euphonium, Trombone & Percussion

"Being a musician is just like being a football player, you need to train in order to be good at your sport."

Antoine Schembri


"With music I can play any type of genres therefore, I can express myself more than I can with words."

René Barbara

Tuba & Percussion

"Music is a huge part of my life, it truly fulfils my life."

Emilia Zrinzo Azzopardi

Percussion & E♭ Saxophone

"My passion for rhythm makes me keep on drumming."

Dylan Camilleri


"I love that I can amuse people through music, it's a huge satisfaction!"

Aidan Borg


"An energetic young musician, with a passion for martial arts and history."

Clayton Gomez Blanco


"It's not just about keeping up the tempo… It's about creativity and good vibes!"

Alan Saliba

Sousaphone & Tuba

"I followed in my dad's footsteps by playing the tuba and in my opinion it is the base of any musical ensemble."

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