Ivan Spiteri Lucas
Ivan Spiteri Lucas (born 28 December 1969) is a musician and singer from Valletta.
Ivan started his first music lessons at a very young age under the guidance of his grandfather, the late Mro John Charles Lucas, a renowned violinist. He pursued his studies in clarinet under the supervision of Mro Horatio Cachia, and he spent seven years playing classical music with the Societa Filarmonica Nazionale La Valette.
At the age of fifteen he switched to pop music and after forming a band, he started playing in private functions and some of Malta's established hotels. It was during this time that Ivan showed ample interest in singing. Soon, he started to build his repertoire of songs that vary from evergreen classical standards to present day pop songs and romantic ballads. Ivan became the leading singer of his band and later on, his brother Mark joined in as pianist.
Ivan played in "Night of the Stars" (1993), together with the David Lucas Memorial Band, and in the concert Just Hits in September 1996 where he accompanied well-known Welsh singer and musician, Linda Myers. He also performed in several high-profile concerts and other events namely "Independence Day Activities", the "Farsons Great Beer Festival", the "Delicata Classic Wine Festival", "Bugibba Arts Festival", "UHM FEST" twice, the "Malta Historical Cities Festival" organized by MTA and during the FECC Carnival Convention Ball which was held in June 2005. He also performed in a host of other important events including Notte Bianca and Birgu by Candlelight.
Ivan Spiteri Lucas also took part in various local song festivals, and also played the role of Antonio in the musical Rita ta' Cascia (2000) and the part of Friar Tuck in the musical "Robin Hood - Il-Leġġenda ta' Nottingam"]] (2003).
Throughout his career, Ivan worked as a session musician with several local singers such as Renato, Debbie Scerri, Moira Stafrace, popular local band X-Tend, Julie & Ludwig and Fabrizio Faniello as well as some foreign artists such as Linda Myers and John Martell.
Ivan, together with his brothers Mark and Kurt, formed "Spiteri Lucas Entertainment" with the aim of providing high quality entertainment for weddings, parties, hotels, restaurants or even in corporate events and larger events, concerts and shows. Since October 2007 Ivan, as one of the directors of Spiteri Lucas Entertainment, was also involved in the production of "Sas-Sitta", award winner for Best TV Magazine Programme in the 2010 edition of the Malta Television Awards. He has also been involved in the production of live shows like "Live from the Screen" (2003), "That's Amore" (2004) "Dipinto di Blu" (2004), "A Tribute to the Oldies" (2005), "Sleigh Bells in the City - the live family Christmas Show" (2005), "Romanza - an evening with Julie and Ludwig" (2006), "Golden Oldies" (2006) and "Jingle Jangle @ Christmastime" (2006), "The Legends of Music" (2007) as well as "Flashback" (2007), "Welcome to Hollywood" (2008), "Dipinto di Blu II"(2009) and "In Harmony - Live the Music" (2010).