Simon Sammut's Newsletter

2024 Updates and News about new project. 

Hey there, Simon once again. with the lastest news!


As predicted, 2024 is shaping up to be a busy year with important events and the launch of a new project. The days ahead will be full.


Coming up in the next weeks and months are: 


Daqsxejn ta’ Requiem lil Leli’  Teatru Manoel - 15th,17th, 18th February 2024  

Muzika Muzika 2024 March 14,15 and 16

MFCC, Ta Qali


Lionel Bart’s Oliver! at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, from April 5-14


Update on "Visions of Transcendence"



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The Inspiration Behind Visions of Transcendence 

Hello once again.

As you may already know last week I announced the launch of my next project. If you missed the news you can find all the information in the link below.

As subscribers of my newsletter  I am excited to share with you some insights into the inspiration behind this musical journey.

Conceptual Cohesion: "Visions of Transcendence" is not merely an album. The title itself sets the stage for a cohesive experience, weaving a narrative that…

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New Album Project Launches Today !! 

Fri 26 Jan 2024 Simon

I'm excited to unveil the launch of my upcoming album project! Over the past year, I've dedicated countless hours behind the scenes, crafting ideas and textures essential for bringing a fresh and vibrant album to life.

From the outset, my goal was to create a project that not only captivates me but also engages the participating artists and, most importantly, resonates with the audience. This endeavour led me to explore various genres and incorporate elements that deviate from my…

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Practice vs Performance! 

Fri 19 Jan 2024 Simon


I hope this message finds you well. 

This is the 10th edition of the newsletter, and I can hardly believe how far it has come already. Those close to me know that I am not one for many words and when I started the newsletter I was a bit apprehensive about running out of things to say, but as it turns out, the ideas keep rolling in, and it's been a wild ride which I am enjoying.

Reflecting on this milestone, I am genuinely grateful for your unwavering support. Your engagement, feedback…

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Why Recording is Vital for Musicians 

12 Jan 2024 Simon

Recording is a crucial aspect of a musician's journey, offering more than just documentation. Whether you're a seasoned pro or an aspiring artist, the significance of recording in music cannot be overstated. Here are what I feel the key reasons why incorporating recording into one's protocol is paramount.

The act of playing music itself is temporary, fleeting, or transitory in nature. Therefore, recording preserves the raw, creative moments that can be elusive. It allows musicians to revisit…

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Spotlight on Influences, Musical Roots 

5 Jan 2024 Simon

I hope this newsletter finds you well and in good musical spirits!  In this first newsletter for 2024, I want to take you on a journey through the roots of my musical path that began with the piano and ultimately found its way into the deep, groovy vibes of the bass guitar.

I believe that the mentorship of teachers and the collective inspiration derived from other artists contribute significantly to a musician's growth, refining their skills, and influencing the unique musical identity they…

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Another Year Comes to an End 

29 Dec 2023 Simon

As we approach the end of 2023, it's essential to reflect on the challenges that have shaped this year. From geopolitical conflicts to the loss of influential artists, the past 12 months have been marked by moments that have tested our resilience and prompted introspection.

With sadness we acknowledge the persistent struggles and suffering that continue to plague our world. Despite the passage of time, it seems humanity has yet to fully learn from its past, and the echoes of history…

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A Personal Insight into Producing and Releasing an Album in 2023 

22 Dec 2023 Simon

In the rapidly evolving music industry, independent artists are facing a multitude of challenges and opportunities as they endeavour to create and release music albums. With the advent of new technologies, changing consumer behaviours, and the growing prevalence of digital platforms, the traditional methods of music production and distribution have been completely reshaped. In this context, and because at the moment I find myself in this process, I would like to share my thoughts on what it…

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Dedicated to the Memory of Alex 

15 Dec 2023 Simon

So Long Alex!

Some of you may already be familiar with my debut album, "Bassic Attitude," released in 2011. This project marked a significant collaboration with the talented multi-instrumentalist, Alexander Kuzmin, hailing from Ukraine. Following the album's release, Alex and I eagerly delved into crafting new material. We successfully finalised a track, which unfortunately never saw the light of day. The reason behind its shelving was the loss of contact with Alex in 2014, a consequence of…

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Electric Bass, a composition instrument? 

8 Dec 2023 Simon

The Bass Guitar

Does it have a role in composing music?

The bass guitar is well-known for its ability to provide a solid rhythmic foundation in music. However, the electric bass guitar is a versatile instrument that can play a crucial role in composing music across various genres. Its unique tonal characteristics and rhythmic capabilities make it a valuable asset in creating a strong foundation for a musical composition.

The bass guitar often plays the root notes of chords, helping to outline…

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Is there an age limit for musicians? 

Dec 1 2023 Simon

Is there a specific age limit for musicians to perform on stage? 

There isn't really a set age limit. There are many musicians in their 80s who are still performing and selling out arenas, such as Sir Paul McCartney. Peter Gabriel is another artist still performing well in his 70's. Also recently we heard about the Rolling Stones releasing another album and that they will be touring in 2024. Stamina may be a factor as we age, as everything takes more effort than it used to. However, age…

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2019 Video and Black Friday Discounts!!! 

Nov 24 2023 Simon 

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the second instalment of the Newsletter.

Today I am sharing a video from April 2019. This is “Mar” a composition by my friend Omar Vażquez, played live during the launch of the album Gravity, held in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Enjoy!

PS. Black Friday 25% Discounts on all CD Albums and Downloads are now on!!

Use Code: Black23

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Introduction to the Newsletter 

Dear Friends,

I wish to welcome you to the introduction of my new weekly Newsletter. 

So I have decided to start this newsletter to keep you abreast of what is happening in my world of music. 2024 is looking like it is going to be a busy year with a number of major events taking place and also with the launch of a new album! Yes, that is correct, the new album will probably be ready to be launched around June 2024. Currently I am busy in writing new tracks and also looking for ways how to publish and promote…

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