Mistura is a Maltese duo with original music that has elements of blues and rock, both electric and acoustic. It first appeared in 2012.
Antonio Olivari and Malcolm Bonnici are the main members of this band. This is however not their first collaboration as they have previously worked on other concerts and bands including Akustika, Strummin’ and Symphonik. They are also sometimes accompanied live by a variety of other musicians including Matthew Agius on bass, Francesco Sultana on drums, and by Janice Debattista and Nathalie Pace on backing vocals.
Their public debut was at the 36th edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu with the song Isma' Bilfors where they were awarded the WAFA Best New Talent award at this contest. Since then, Mistura have played at many venues, including Għanafest, Notte Bianca and Poeżija Plus, and released a number of songs which can all be found on their first album which is called 'U d-Dinja Tkompli Ddur'. This album contains 16 original tracks entirely in Maltese and is a rock concept album divided into four sections of four songs each. It was launched on 10th October 2014 during a special edition of the ROCKNA radio show on Radio 101 presented by Michael Bugeja. Mistura also feature on the ROCKNA Live & Unplugged compilation.
The name of the band is a play on the three meanings that the word has in Maltese: (1) derived from the Italian word for mixture 'misto', (2) liquid medicine, and (3) hidden / mysterious.
Mistura sing entirely in Maltese.
- U d-Dinja Tkompli Ddur (2014)