Chris Abela

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Chris Abela

Chris Abela born on 10 May 1992 from Mellieħa. He is a musician played bass guitar.

He began playing when he was 13 years old, starting off with classic guitar lessons by Juan Correa which soon developed into Jazz guitar lessons.

At the age of 16, he moved away from the acoustic guitar and onto the electric bass guitar. At 17, Chris together with a few school friends kickstarted a 6-man band called Freewill. The band was heavily focused on progressive rock, influenced greatly by bands such as Rush and Porcupine Tree in the underground scene between 2010 and 2012.

In 2014, Chris joined JAMM Band as their bassist and is still their current bassist to this day. Chris played in numerous events with JAMM including Milied Mellieħi, Iljieli Melleħin and other small events amongst others.

Chris enjoys a good classic or progressive rock song, but also enjoys listening to Orchestral music and Metal music amongst others. His favorite bands are Rush, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Dream Theatre and Porcupine Tree amongst many more.

In 2018, Chris together with the JAMM Band took part for the first time in the finals of the People's Song and won the award for the best singer-songwriter with the song "Nobody knows what he wants".

Since then, Chris has remained dedicated and active in the JAMM Band where he has played in various private as well as public events. Together with the JAMM Band, Chris took part in another final of the L-Għanja tal-Poplu as a bassist in the song "Normalita' Ġdida" in 2020, as well as as a singer in the song "Logħba Cess" in 2021. Chris, together with Mark Cachia, also composed the Maltese song "Ġenn Ż" for the final of the Għanja tal-Poplu 2023.