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"Review of the single Time"

They are destined to be a hit beyond their island home. A near perfect introduction to Malta’s greatest hope, classy melodies, aching human emotion and considerable musicianship. - Acoutic Magazine


"Review of Chasing Pandora's gig at the Enterprise, London"

These Maltesers are an appetizing prospect indeed. - The Fly


"Review of the album Mocking The Mocking Bird"

Unlimited talent and inspiration, my hairs stood on end, I was blown away with the intensity of it all. - Tune In Magazine


"Review of the album Mocking The Mocking Bird"

All songs are deeply engaging – for their sensitivity, delicate yet peculiarly uplifting essence. - Manic Magazine


"Review of the single Running in Circles"

Occasionally one hears something that makes one sit up and take notice and this is one of those occasions. - playingoutloud.co.uk


"Review of the single Running In Circles"

All the effort is made worthwhile when we stumble across a track like this. A recent tour of the established London venues has seen them start to build a following and develop their craft. - The Hit Sheet


"Review of the single Running In Circles"

A classic slice of musical mastery, divine vocals wrapped in gently cascading instrumentals, deliciously gripping vocals married with multi-instrumental mastery. Chasing Pandora are a glorious fusion of folk-pop perfection. - Narc Magazine


Discography

'Feel The Rain' reached Number 1 in The Bay Music charts. Awarded 'Best Newcomer' 2007
First Album - 'Mocking The Mockingbird' - 'Unlimited Talent and Inspiration, my hairs stood on end and I was blown away by the intensity of it all' Tune-in Magazine.
'Time' - Number One In The Malta Music Charts
'Running In Circles' - MW The Hit Sheet 'Record Of The Week', BBC Radio 2 'Featured Artists Of The Week'
Second Album 'The Driver and The Dancer' - released in UK 1st March 2010.
Live session Radio 2 - Janice Long.

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What are the chances of two people from the tiny Island of Gozo in the middle of the Medeteranean sea of being chosen as 'Featured Artists' on BBC Radio 2, performing live on Radio 2 for Janice Long,
sitting alongside Sting on The Hit Sheet 'Record Of The Week ?
Well if you are Chasing Pandora, pretty high !
Melissa Portelli moved to Gozo from Canada when she was very young. Keith Anthony similarly swapping the streets of New York for the Gozo fields. Melissa was a poet. Keith a guitarist in a local band. It was the brutal murder of her beloved brother that spiralled Melissa into the depths and she found the only way to deal with the grief was to write about it. It was Steve Brown - former creative manager and producer to Elton John who was setting up a home studio that after hearing Melissa singing while in the office filing room asked Keith and Melissa to record a couple of simple songs to test the equipment. Chasing Pandora was formed and between the three of them they recorded song after song. They are now Malta's most respected artists and are now launching themselves into other territories. They will be performing at 2010 NXNE. They have mountains of fabulous music industry reviews and have begun building a following outside Malta.
Recently chosen as 'Featured Artist' on BBC Radio 2 Good Morning Sunday. Their single was chosen by The Music Week Panel as 'Record of the Week' and 'Running In Circles' chosen on The Hit Sheet. As Acoustic Magazine put it 'They are destined to be a hit beyond their island home'.