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Winter Moods’ lead singer goes solo and raises over €20,000 in aid of ALS Malta

Ivan Grech’s second solo concert raised €20,088 for ALS Malta

2 August 2017, 6:17pm
Ivan Grech’s second solo concert, held on July 18 in the remarkable setting of Ta’ Liesse, Valletta, raised €20,088.38 for ALS Malta.

This amount is made up of all the revenue from ticket sales, as well as donations.

The cost of putting up the concert was covered by the partners and sponsors.

The lead singer of Winter Moods gave a two-hour show, performing some of his Winter Moods hits and also cover versions of some his favourite songs through the years.

The 2,000-strong audience danced and sang through Tainted Love, Dancing In The Dark, Always On My Mind and many more songs, and Winter Moods’ own hits, such as My Neverland, Hang On To Your Smile, Days Of My Life, Everlasting and Marigold.

“I am overwhelmed by the response and feedback. It was yet another memorable night. And it is a big satisfaction, that doing what I enjoy has once again helped another cause. Raising over €20,000 for Bjorn’s project for ALS Malta is a big achievement,” Grech said.

“I firmly believe in the generosity of my people, who always come together to support when there is need. Thank you to everyone who attended, supported and donated to ALS Malta.”

Grech was joined on stage by international musician Pascal Kravetz for an intimate piano session in the middle of the concert, and they were both accompanied by La Voix children’s choir for a special rendition of Miss You and Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Ivan was accompanied by Jeremy Micallef and David Cassar Torregiani on guitars, David Ciantar on keyboards, Robert Galea on bass and Raphael Tonna on drums. The backing vocalists were Angela Spiteri, Jackie Pace Delicata and Louisa Frendo Wirth.

Talented performer Christabelle opened the night for Ivan Grech.

“I would like to thank the sponsors who rallied to our support, and covered the expenses for such an event. I would also like to thank the numerous entities, and authorities who helped us put together this event. It is through their support that we can donate the full ticket proceeds to ALS,” Grech added.

The concert was presented by Hard Rock Café, sponsored by Coca Cola, BOV, MTA and Palumbo, and supported by Renault, Arkadia, BMIT, Marsaxlokk Water Polo Club, Mapfre Middlesea, Scratchers, JSDimech Ltd, Signal 8, Sica, showshappening.com, Come On!, Portomaso Gaming, Sigma, OVO Casino, Jackpot.com, Quasar Gaming, Bit8, Gaming Malta and the Malta Gaming Authority.

For further information one can follow Ivan on Facebook and Twitter. This event was organised by Striped Sox.

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