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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

Tikka Banda featuring Dr Klown!

Tikka Banda was invited by Dr Klown to join forces and entertain special needs residents at id-Dar tal-Providenza s-Siggiewi on Saturday 24th November 2018. Check out the video here.

Każin Barokk

Tikka Banda Brass Quintet performed during the site-specific performance Każin Barokk a devised theatre production produced by ODC ensemble; a Greek Theatre company with the full support of Valletta18 foundation which was presented at Notre Dame Gate in Ħaż-Żabbar on Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September 2018. For…Read More

#Ġaħan18 : niftħu l-bieb ma’ Ġaħan

Ġaħan18 : niftħu l-bieb ma’ Ġaħan, was an outreach project aimed at children, created by Tikka Banda and produced with the kind support of the Valletta18 foundation. The project performances took place in five different localities across different regions in Malta and Gozo from Friday 3rd May till Monday 7th…Read More

Europe Day 2018

Tikka Banda was a guest marching band during the morning activities held at Valletta streets commemorating Europe’s Day – a day which celebrates peace and unity, playing traditional tunes together with the European National Anthem along Republic Street and St. George’s Square. The event was organized by the European Commission…Read More

Valletta 2018 Opening Ceremony

Tikka Banda was one of the guest bands which was invited to participate as a crowd mover, with an interactive and innovative setup during the Opening Ceremony of Valletta being crowned the European City of Culture 2018. Opening Valetta 2018 Rehearsals  Opening Valletta 2018 Highlights  Opening Valletta 2018 Full Performance

Il-Banda tal-Istrina 2017

Tikka Banda was invited by the Office of the President of Malta to participate for the 2nd cosecutive time during L-Istrina, a 12hr telethon marathon playing throughout the whole marathon as “il-Banda tal-Istrina 2017” being the crowd puller band of the event. The customised band set-up was supported with other…Read More

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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