Interview with Norbert Bondin

Age:- 20

Where do you live:- Mosta

Status:- Single

Star Sign:- Gemini

Main occupation:- University Student

Media-related occupation:- Singer

Norbert’s first television success was the ‘Teen Singing Challenge’ on the weekly programme Sas-Sitta, aired on Net TV, where he gave an interpretation of the famous song, ‘Cinque Giorni’. Later on, he was a finalist in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, placed third in the TV Show ‘Entertain Me’ on Favourite Channel and also second place in the summer weekly show ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’.

Recently, Norbert started learning how to play the piano so that he would be able to accompany himself when gigging. He has also recently launched his first single ‘Feel Again’ through a UK-based producer.

“I was pleased to see that it went down really well with the public and it received a lot of airplay from all local radio stations. Moreover, I got nominated for ‘Best New Artist’ in the Malta Music Awards 2014 and I got to perform ‘Feel Again’ at the MFCC. I’m currently working on new material with British producers and I’m planning for my next single to be released in May 2014. I consider myself to be a versatile singer as I try to listen to and sing different genres, however, I intend to continue producing R’n’B and pop music”, stated Norbert in his introduction to this interview with Ramona Portelli.

He is currently reading for a BSc in Business Administration. Apart from singing, his hobbies include painting and cooking. He enjoys experimenting with and creating new dishes when cooking and painting abstract images using acrylics. He tries to balance out his day-to-day life with leisure time, but he finds it rather difficult sometimes.

Do you prefer women or cars?

Well, this is a hard question, but since I’m not a big fan of cars I would definitely prefer women – I’m not a very materialistic person.

What’s your opinion about tattoos? Have you got any?

I love tattoos! I find them very artistic. I don’t have any as yet, however, in the near future I intend to get one, one that, most importantly, would mean something special to me. I am still undecided with regards to what type of tattoo to get and where to get it done. Since it’s permanent I’d like to be sure about it first.

What are your weaknesses?

Chocolate and cakes! I’m a definitely a chocoholic and would never deny a dessert after a meal.

What would you never, ever buy and why not?

There isn’t anything specific I wouldn’t buy. My theory is that I only buy things that I will surely use and make good use of them.

What is it that you cannot live without?

First and foremost, like every other person, I cannot live without my family, they mean the world to be – but not just because we are related, but because they are the ones that are always behind me, every step of the way. Music and singing come straight after. Music just brightens up my day. Since I sometimes stammer, singing is my form of escape as it allows me to communicate my thoughts and feelings.

Norbert’s Facebook Official Music Page: facebook.com/NorbertBmusic