Joe Demicoli

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Joe Demicoli (born 14 March 1963) is a Maltese singer-songwriter, comedian and broadcaster, from Ħal Għaxaq, Malta. He is most popular in Malta from his parodies of popular songs, especially Malta's Eurovision entries. Most of his songs are about things to do with Malta's culture and way of life.

He started writing poetry during his childhood and at the age of 10 he was invited to read one of his poems on the children's programme on the Rediffusion cable radio service.

His music career took off in 1982 when he appeared on the Maltese TV programme Blanzuni along with the group Young, which was quite active on the private party, weddings and hotel scene.

Between 1984 and 1985 he was the lead singer with the rock band Sphinx. When the band broke up in 1986 he returned on the hotel and pub circuit with the duo Sweet Melody, which was active for a 10-year period.

In 1997 he took part in L-Għanja tal-Poplu with his song Il-Maltin and placed sixth. The following year, he took part again, placing fifth with his song Festi Nfernali.

It was at this time that he started appearing on a weekly TV programme on Super 1 TV in collaboration with Augusto Cardinali. On 29 June 1998 they released their album Kemmuna Airways.

He eventually also appeared in other song contests, including Fl-Għaqda l-Melodija placing third with his song Il-Ħaddiem u s-Sid Katina and again in L-Għanja tal-Poplu with Propoganda d-Doqq l-Iskotti which placed seventh.

Demicoli is also known in Australia and Canada among the communities of Maltese who migrated there.

Since 2010, his radio Banana Republic featuring Maltese music airs on One Radio every Tuesday evening.

Demicoli is also a comedic actor appearing most prominently in Maltageddon a parody of the hit movie Armageddon. This was followed up with MaltaForce.

Since 2011, he has been actively involved in organizing reunions for Maltese singers and musicians who played in pop and rock bands during the 1960s and 1970s.

He has been married to Sonia since 1990 and they have a daughter called Sandy.

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