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Winter Moods inducted into Hard Rock Cafe'

Hard Rock Malta has selected top local band Winter Moods to join hundreds of international artists to be featured in their local outlets. Winter Moods memorabilia will be exhibited at Hard Rock Café and the band’s videos will be featured on the Café’s in-house music channel.

During a press conference at Hard Rock Café Malta, Winter Moods donated the white Yamaha guitar featured in their Marigold video, as well as the shirt featuring the Maltese cross that was worn by Ivan Grech during the band’s memorable concert at The Granaries, Floriana.

Speaking at the press conference, Adolf Vella, Sales and Marketing Manager, Hard Rock Café Malta said, ‘We are honored to have Winter Moods as the very first Maltese band to join Hard Rock Café memorabilia collection with the ranks of the best musicians in the world. We are proud with this collaboration and trust that fans will appreciate Winter Moods’ talent on screen. We love all music, and local talent is awesome.’

‘Hard Rock Café is a hub of the best music from around the world. It is an honor to join the ranks of some of our idols and be included in this network,’ said Ivan Grech. ‘We are giving Hard Rock Café two items which are synonymous with Winter Moods; Melvin’s white Yamaha guitar that was used in the Marigold video and in various concerts in the past six years, and the black shirt with the Maltese cross that I wore at the concert in Floriana in 2010, a night we will never forget - it was the best night of our lives.’

Hon. Jose Herrera, Parliamentary Secretary for Culture and Local Government attended the event and said, ‘Winter Moods’ achievements over the past three decades have been remarkable. They have seen the music industry evolve and they grew, advanced and evolved with the times, being leaders in their field. Their music has touched our hearts and accompanied us through our lives and it is a delight to see them receive this international recognition for their hard work.’

Winter Moods signed the memorabilia that they donated, which will now be featured in Hard Rock Café at St Julian’s and the Hard Rock Bar at the Valletta Waterfront. The band also donated a poster of their album ‘Butterfly House’ which carries the signature of their late guitarist Steve Caruana Smith, who passed away in October last year.

After the press conference Winter Moods gave an intimate performance of some of their most popular hits, including Marigold, My Neverland and Hang On to Your Smile.

Hard Rock Café Malta will be supporting Winter Moods’ recent collaboration with local charity Puttinu Cares. The CD which includes ‘Miss You’ featuring Joseph Calleja and a re-recording of the Maltese classic ‘Xemx’ will be available as of today from Hard Rock Café Rock Shops at the Valletta Waterfront and Bay Street Tourist Complex for a donation of €5.

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Hard Rock`s Malta Rocks is supported by Cisk.

Winter Moods are supported by Renault, Hamilton Travel, DAB and Olimpus Music.

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