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Charlie Dalli (X-Tend) was born on the 17 th of October 1959 in Valletta, Malta. Attended school till sixteen years old , finishing secondary education at Mt. Carmel college.

Loved playing football , and played for the Valletta under 18s. But eventually decided that singing and strumming a guitar infront of an audience was more his cup of tea. Back in 79' took part for the first time in a festival , ' L-GHANJA TAL-POPLU '. Early 80 s released his first solo album , 'Lilek Inhobbok '. Summer 1984 joined electro pop band X-Tend . December 84' won the ' PASSAPORTO per SAN REMO ' ,an Italian festival held at the famous Ariston theatre in San Remo , with the song ' I can feel ' penned by Dalli. March 85' participated for the first time in , FESTIVAL tal- KANZUNETTA MALTIJA '. Meanwhile X-Tend began working on their first album . Extend 'the album was released December 1985 and topped the maltese charts in 1986. By May 86 Dalli together with X-Tend returned to the Ariston as special guests at the ' Passaporto per San Remo '. Played some gigs in San Remo and Ventimiglia while filming musical videos in Monaco , Montecarlo , and even Paris , for the forthcoming album. 'Boys of Tomorrow ' ,

Was released late 1986 followed by ' Bits from the Srapyard ' in 87', with the majority of songs written by Charlie Dalli . In 1987 X-Tend were crowned best band at the S.P.D.C. oscar ceremony in Valletta. But X-Tend s best ever selling album was ' Sbieh il- Milied ' released as single L.P. in December 88' and double L.P. on c.d. in December 1991. Again Dalli making a major contribution . Dalli s ' Tini Tini Zmien il- Milied ' and ' Christmas Father ' still being played every Christmas. 1991 saw X-Tend releasing ' Social Dancing ' making them the first band to make use of the C.D. format in Malta. This was followed by the albums ' Let' s have a party ' , 'Chapter viii Collage ' , and the award winning ' Powerplay '

In 1997 , with Charlie Dalli still writing most of the material involved ,

In the meantime Charlie always loved going back to his roots . And that is the L - Ghanja tal- Poplu ' festival . Dalli took part more than a dozen times notably winning the best social theme with ' Ahwa lkoll ' in 2008 , and best interpretation for ' Viva l- Festa Taghna ' , in 2009. Only God knows what the future holds but almost everyone holds the reigns of his life .


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