We had interviewed Amber back in 2013!
Where do you live:- Kalkara, Malta
Star Sign:- Gemini
Main occupation:- Currently still a student, working towards graduating as a teacher in early years. I also work as a senior leader with an English school.
Media-related occupation:- I would say singing. It is an ongoing occupation, having appearances on television programmes, interviews on radios and magazines, being a guest at events all year long… so I guess I would say singing is my full time job, to a certain extent!
AMBER initially used to train judo on a professional and competitive level, and it was during her eleventh year that she had an accident which lead to not being able to compete any more. She then decided to have her first singing lesson at the age of 17.
She had never sung before except for school activities. She instantly fell in love with singing when she had her first lesson, and she’s never looked back since. Amber has been singing for 4 years. Ever since she was young, she’s always felt that the art of music inspired her, and somehow, she felt a connection with it. She thinks she’s achieved more than she’d ever dreamt possible within the past four years, especially with regards to media-related stuff.
“First of all, I think taking part in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest was just a dream come true, and it gave me that push to become recognised through media. It’s an indescribable experience. Ever since I was young, I’ve thought that this contest has been the biggest event one can participate in, especially being a singer. Meeting so many other established singers and working with them was just great, and the whole process of spending so much time with your team, all striving for the same aim, is just incredible. It’s an experience every singer wishes to have, and I am very lucky to have done so. Another experience that I would surely never forget and one of the greatest honours was singing with Joseph Calleja during his concert last year – he is such an inspiration. It was an honour for me to perform alongside the best of the best in this industry. This year, I also had the opportunity to travel to Tanzania as a chosen personality. To be part of such an experience and adventure was another dream come true. It has made a huge impact on my life, and I also know that it left a great impact on our lovely Maltese families who followed the experience with us, and I would like to thank them for their help and generous hearts! There are a lot of other experiences related to media, and every single one of them has left a memory and something special within my career”, states AMBER in her introduction to this interview with RAMONA PORTELLI.
What’s your opinion about tattoos? Do you own one or more?
I personally love tattoos and I admire tattooists because they are artists in their own way. I do have a tattoo on my upper back – it’s the melody from the first 2 stanzas of our national anthem.
What makes you angry?
I think number one on my list would be people who are not on time, as I am a very punctual person and I simply hate waiting or not being on time for something, especially because of someone else!
If you only had six months to live, what would you do with that time?
If possible, I would travel the world, attend every possible concert or gig of my favourite bands, singers or musicians, and last but not least, spend as much time as possible with my family and friends!
Were you ever bullied as a kid?
Yes I was. As a kid, I think a lot of us go through a rough patch, but these things only made me stronger as a person today, and clearly I proved most of them bullies wrong!
What’s a hobby you spend most money on?
I don’t really have other hobbies rather than singing, but I do love to read, so when I have time, I enjoy reading, mostly biographies!
What is it that you would never dream of being?
A chef, since I am neither good nor creative when it comes to food and cooking, so I would surely not be successful!