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This song is a heritage ballad from Destiny Band Oz's album called 'Changes' (and is also a bonus track on the 'Special Songs' EP) sung by Thomas Libreri. It is about his parents emigrating from Malta to Australia in the late 1940s and is a touching tribute to his mother's great courage in travelling alone and so far from everything she had known, at such a young age to settle in a new land. Composed originally in Maltese by Thomas Libreri in 2018 and launched at the biennial Latrobe Valley Maltese Festa held in Morwell, Victoria; it was released and aired on commercial TV and radio in Malta and presented to the Maltese Prime Minister, Dr. Joseph Muscat during his 2018 Australian visit. The English lyrics and backing vocals of this version are by Tessa Libreri; guitar by Thomas Libreri; piano by Ron Armstrong; drums by Darryn Farrugia and recorded by Chris Gale of Rezonate Studios. Reached #1 on RRTCR World Indie Network (Canada) in Feb. 2020. And #4 on 3 Charts (Australian, Tasmanian and International Joyce Ramgatie) plus Top 10 on other local charts.
Watch and listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG7s0Eh3Jfk
Maltese version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7FQRE3Syzc
DESTINY BAND OZ
*BEST COUNTRY ARTIST DUO OF THE YEAR 2019
IN THE USA ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK WORLD INDIE RADIO NETWORK AWARDS
* AND DESTINY BAND OZ'S VERSION OF "O HOLY NIGHT"
#1 OVERALL for 2019 ON THE RRTCR II CHART!
(FROM OUR LATEST 'SPECIAL SONGS' EP)
took out the
2019 National Artist of the Year
at the Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards in New Norfolk, Tas. on the 19.10.19
(On top of winning
National Band of the Year in 2018 too!)
Winners of the
International Band of the Year 2019
at the International Singer-Songwriters Association Awards in Atlanta USA August 2019.
Winners of the
Country Band of the Year
at the Tasmanian
Independent Country Music Awards Oct. 2018
Since the release of their first song in 2017,
DESTINY BAND OZ have had multiple #1 Chart hits in Australia and overseas! 3 x National #1 Songs in Australia on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart. (Their latest single, 'My Family and Me' debuting at #1 and remaining at#1 for 9 weeks equaling the chart record); International #1, #2, #5s and Top 10s on the International Mainstream Country Top 40 Chart Eleven x #1 songs in Tasmania on the Official Tasmanian OZCMR Top 40 Country Chart plus the Overall #1 song for 2017. Plus multiple awards and finalists in numerous music competitions.
'Changes' Album by Destiny Band Oz (11/2018)
The huge changes our world has seen in such a relatively short time and the mad pace of life affecting us all has inspired many of these soulful, reflective and uplifting songs written by Thomas & Tessa Libreri on this, their 4th album. They have collaborated with some friends on a few songs which has added another element of change to their music, along with a new take on a timeless old classic. Thomas & Tessa share the lead vocals and harmonies; Thomas plays lead, bass, rhythm and some slide guitar.
Tessa plays some rhythm guitar, Darryn Farrugia playplays keyboards/other instruments with Ron Armstrong providing additional piano in a few songs. Chris Gale (Rezonate Music) also recorded and mixed the album.
Songs: 1. My Family and Me 2. Great Courage 3. Only Yesterday 4. Look Away 5. Changing Pictures 6. Ray of Hope 7. Suddenly 8. Hours in a Day 9. Peace of Mind 10. Christmas Time 11. Danny Boy 12. All I Need is You 13. I'll Be With You
'MAKIN MUSIC' Album by
Destiny Band Oz (June 2017)
A collection of original songs written from the heart by Thomas and Tessa Libreri with passion, soul and feeling; brought to life in a variety of styles from smooth and sensual sounds to pumpy, country rock! And due to popular demand, a couple of familiar tunes have been included too!
1. Playin' Your Games
2. Makin' Music
3. Dont Cry Those Tears
4. In My Life
5. To Sir with Love (Cover)
6. That Look in Your Eyes,
7. My Little Girl
8. The Thing I Like Best About You
9. Share My Life
10. Tell Him (cover)
11. Put on a Good Show.
TAKE ME BACK IN TIME ALBUM BY DESTINY BAND OZ
(Oct 2015 Initial recording - B. Tippett then Remixed and Remastered July 2017 - C.Gale )
Destiny Band Oz's first ever album of all original songs which are a mix of laid back, easy listening, country, jazz, styles to some quite intense contemporary rocks songs which were inspired by and are a reflection of Thomas and Tessa Libreri's lives together so far!
1. Dreaming 2. Every Day 3. Innocent Eyes 4. Lay Me Down 5. Missing You 6. Music and Love 7. One Love 8. Slice of Heaven 9. Take Me Back in Time 10. Without You in My Life
SPECIAL SONGS EP by
Destiny Band Oz (Dec 2019)
Especially produced for the Christmas holiday season with 2 x Christmas songs, 2 x original Maltese songs and an English version and a lovely old Irish Air.
1. Ya Milli Deni (Jgha Milli D-deni)
2. Kuragg Kbir
3. Great Courage (English version of
4. Danny Boy
5. Christmas Time
6. O Holy Night
FROM THE HEART EP by Destiny Band Oz (Feb 2018)
Produced to showcase the October released single of 'Streets of Old Kilsyth' their new February 2018 single, 'Sorry' and 'Kuragg Kbir' (original Maltese song written about Thomas' mother) for launch at the Latrobe Valley Maltese Festa in February 2018. Plus 3 additional bonus songs.
2. Kuragg Kbir
3. Streets of Old Kilsyth
4. To Sir With Love
5. One Love
6. The Thing I Like Best About You
Produced by TJ & TJ Libreri at Libreri Studios. Recorded by Chris Gale.
All CDs are available by direct mailorder. $20 for albums, $15 for EPs plus $5 p&p anywhere in Australia (please check postage price with us for overseas deliveries). Paypal accepted Email: [email protected]
Digital download copies are available via all online stores
-and we truly appreciate your purchase!