The Mifsud Brothers
The Mifsud Brothers are a Maltese-Australian group based in New South Wales, Australia. They have released a number of songs including Toni Il-Bidwi and Memorji Fuq Ritratt.
Sam and Laurie Mifsud started their singing career at the Juventutis Domus of Zejtun, Malta, with their group called the Texas Skiffle Group. They migrated to Australia in 1962 with their family. It wasn’t long before they formed another group and started playing a mixture of country and rock in pubs and clubs. In 1978 they teamed up with Godfrey Borg, a Maltese drummer and with the help of their sound engineer Vince Simiana, they formed their own recording label and began writing and recording their own Maltese compositions.
Their first release Għeżież Ġenituri was the start of a recording career that included another four very successful singles, followed by two LPs, Baħar Kaħlani and Memorji Fuq Ritratt. Some of the best known compositions of their 50 recorded tracks include Baħar Kaħlani, Arana, My Beautiful Islands, Fis-Salina Bay Hotel, Żifna Tal-Fellus, Walzting Matilda and Comme Ci, Comme Ca, which are still very popular on the Australian ethnic radio network and in Canada, USA and Malta. KTA Productions collected 21 tracks, The Best Of The Mifsud Brothers, and released them on a CD.
Other artists have recorded some of their compositions as well. Their style of music is a mixture of pop, country and traditional, always precise, light hearted and above all entertaining. Their live performances won them thousands of followers in Australia and overseas. They performed to Maltese communities in all states in Australia and also performed with and backed most of the Maltese entertainers that visited Sydney in the 70's, 80's and 90's.
Although no longer performing live, Laurie is still involved in providing backing on recordings for other artists, and Sam currently calls himself Uncle Sam DJ/Singer where he specializes in all kinds of music for clubs, social occasions, parties and private functions.
- Information courtesy of Mark Caruana