Mark Spiteri Lucas

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Mark Spiteri Lucas (1977) is a Maltese pianist and vocalist.

Mark was born in Valletta on 22nd, June, 1977.

He is without any doubt a familiar name in the Maltese entertainment scene. He comes from a family that over the years has produced a number of talented musicians and singers who form part of Malta's post-war musical heritage namely the late Oscar Lucas and his brother John Charles Lucas (Mark's grandfather), Godwin Lucas and the late David Lucas (his uncles) and also well-known singer and cabaret artist Joe Cutajar.

Musical career

Mark started piano and music theory lessons at the age of 7 until he achieved the A.L.C.M diploma. At the age of 13, Mark joined his brother's band and together they played in some of the leading night spots and hotels on the island. In the meantime, he was approached by renowned musician Mro.Joe Brown to join his show band. With this band he played in quite a good number of concerts and festivals.

Mark has also 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. This concert was organized as part of the festivities being held every year in Floriana to mark Independence Day.

The Mark Spiteri Lucas Band

Today, Mark has his own concert band. With his band, apart from playing the piano and keyboards, Mark is also responsible for its musical direction and all music arrangements performed during various events. The Mark Spiteri Lucas Band has performed successfully in a host of events such as the Malta Historical Cities Festival organized by Malta Tourism Authority, the [[FECC Carnival Convention Ball], Farsons Great Beer Festival, Delicata Classic Wine Festival, Notte Bianca and Birgu by Candlelight amongst others.

Festivals & Performances

Mark is also the composer of a large number of songs and has participated both as a singer and song-writer in various festivals, both in Malta and abroad. In fact, he has written songs for renowned singers such as Ira Losco, Nadine Axisa, Roger Tirazona, Klinsmann Coleiro, Mark Tonna, Leontine and Julie Zahra, just to mention a few. Mark's songs have also competed in various international festivals such as in Bulgaria and Italy. He is also the composer of the musical Robin Hood - Il-leġġenda ta' Nottingam. He has also written signature tunes for important TV programmes, namely Ilwien Sajfin, Net Stars, KolloxSibt, Kollox ma' Kollox and Sas-Sitta.

Theatre

Mark Spiteri Lucas has also played important parts in some theatrical works including

Mark has attended drama lessons under the tutorship of John Suda. He also took up Performing Arts under the direction of Patrick Vella were he obtained Grade 7 from the Trinity College, London.

TV Drama Productions

Mark Spiteri Lucas also took part in various TV drama productions such as popular sitcom, Simpatiċi, Anġli, Is-Salib tal-Fidda, and Qegħdin Sew with his most important roles being interpreted in popular teleserials such as Il-Madonna taċ-Ċoqqa and Delitti f'Malta as well as in Becky and Idejn il-Vjolinista.

Entertainment

In 2003, after establishing himself as one of Malta's top entertainers, Mark together with his brothers Ivan and Kurt formed Spiteri Lucas Entertainment with the aim of producing quality live music and theatre productions for locals and visiting tourists alike. During the past three years, Spiteri Lucas Entertainment has managed to successfully produce the following shows

Mark composed many songs for many other singers with Paul Ellul for festivals, such as L-Għanja tal-Poplu, Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, and Song For Europe.

TV productions

Currently Mark Spiteri Lucas is the musical director and one of the producers of popular Saturday afternoon programme Sas-Sitta where he is responsible for all music arrangements performed during the four hour programme.

This is not Mark's first experience on TV. Mark was also resident musician in the popular TV quiz show Hi and also on Monday's early evening programme Niltaqgħu it-Tnejn, both on 'Net TV. He has occupied the role of musical director for three consecutive years of KolloxSibt, the former Saturday afternoon programme.

Mark is a fully qualified teacher with a degree from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Malta, BA (hons) and with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Mark's dissertation analyses a number of local theatrical works of a political nature, staged in Malta way back in the eighties.

Mark Spiteri Lucas is married to Sharon.

Discography

Albums

  • ĦAJTI

Singles

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