Malta’s favourite tattooed rockstar Mikaela Attard has had quite the year. From touring around Europe with her band MartYrium to making it to the final round of Inked Magazine’s cover girl competition, Mikaela is definitely someone that makes us feel lazy.
But hard work pays off, and Mikaela’s talents landed her a guest spot on drumming legend Marco Minnemann’s new album, ‘My Sister’.
Minnemann is what many consider a god in the drumming world, and to be involved in a project with him is nothing less than amazing.
Minnemann is also a member of The Aristocrats, who played a show in Malta last year… which is probably when the two musicians sparked up this relationship.
Mikaela featured on two songs of the album, as a duet and lead vocals for ‘A Working Town’ and ‘My Sister’.
“I met Marco when they played for the first time in Malta as The Aristocrats. We started chatting and we really got along. Marco is an extremely nice person and needless to say, a very intelligent and well-respected multi-musician,” Mikaela told Lovin Malta.
“Marco and I stayed in touch throughout these years, even met in different countries and in the past year we realised we had mutual friends! The Kings themselves! What I mean is Kerry King from Slayer and his wife Ayesha King. The friendship grew over time, exchanging music together and tastes. He saw the potential in me and asked me if I would like to feature on his album for a number of songs! I guess you know what my answer was!”
“All the songs from this album are unique, written with dedication and precision. Being picked to be part of Marco’s new album by Marco himself, amongst such musical giants, definitely means a real lot to me!”
The album also features guest performances from other big names including Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson and Doug Pinnick from King’s X.
“Marco will also be featuring on drums for my upcoming album and can I tell you I don’t even know how I’m going to hold my excitement for that!”
An achievement like this definitely warrants a lot of praise especially for someone who, time and time again, proves that despite our geographical limitations, Maltese musicians have what it takes to make a name for themselves internationally.
Well done Mikaela!
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