Charles "Baby Face" Curmi
Charles Babyface Curmi (1949 - 2013) was a Maltese entertainer and promoter in NSW, Australia
Charles was born in Valletta in 1949 and arrived in Australia on the SS Roma on February 7, 1965. He was a professional wrestler for seven years but after injury he took up singing and promoting professionally as he came from a show business family.
Maltese community in NSW
Charles was a long-time identity in Sydney’s Maltese community, where he has gained great popularity as a singer and an entertainer. He was also a popular entertainer in Melbourne as well. A promoter and a performer, and a regular at dinner dances, Charles also featured as a presenter on Channel 31.
At the age of 28, he released a popular track on the Dynamic International label, entitled Dejjem Irrid. It is most probably his most requested song by the Maltese communities in Australia and on Maltese music programmes in Malta. Its lyrics and melody were written by Frank Pulis.
The B side of the same release featured Iż-Żwieġ, with lyrics by Charles Zammit. His band included Frank Pulis on bass, J Gauci on rhythm guitar and lead guitar, Joe Camilleri on drums and C Tanti on piano and organ. He also produced his own CD, Bħall-Maltin M’Hawn Imkien.
He was attempting to establish a Maltese TV station for broadcasting four-and-a-half hours on a voluntary basis. This became his main hobby.
Charles was married to Dorothy and they have one son, Charles jnr. He spent his spare time doing charity work, and fishing. Charles passed away in 2013.