Born in Victoria, Gozo, Dominic Grech, took part in local festivals and his first vocal group was The Rosebells. Later, he formed a beat group by the name of Gemini 5 until in the mid-60’s he founded The Tramps. The Tramps made its first studio recordings in 1974 and toured in many foreign countries such as Canada and Australia.
For The Tramps, Dominic composed a considerable number of songs. Xemx and Għawdex inti Djamant are arguably the most famous Maltese songs.
by Joseph Debrincat
Photo Credits: Family Grech
- “Composer Dominic Grech dies” – Times Of Malta – 24/06/2005
- “The Tramp that sings no more” – Newsbook – 24/08/2018
- “Gozitan Legends The Tramps Reunite To Perform ‘Xemx’ With Malta’s Female Vocal Powerhouses” -LovinMalta.com – 21/10/2019
- “16-iI Sena… Aħna Nħossu L-Preżenza Tiegħek Kuljum” – Iben Il-Kantant Dominic Grech Ta’ The Tramps – Gwida.mt – 24/08/2021
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