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Scarlet Pimpernel

Scarlet Pimpernel, a band originating from the scenic town of Mellieha in Malta, was officially formed in 2019. However, the roots of the band can be traced back to 2014 when Chris and Jessica Grech, the founding members, became a couple. United by a shared love for music, their casual jamming sessions evolved into a more focused endeavor, culminating in the formation of the band.

Jessica Grech serves as the vocal powerhouse of the band, contributing not only her voice but also her skills in lyrics and songwriting. Chris Grech is the versatile backbone of the band, handling multiple roles from playing guitars and bass to songwriting and production. Together, they create a unique blend of dark vintage rock, heavy rock, and blues rock, drawing inspiration from iconic bands like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, The Rattles, The Doors, and Moody Blues.

The name Scarlet Pimpernel is more than just a label; it's a symbol that encapsulates the essence of the band. Inspired by a flower known as 'harira hamra' in Maltese, which has become increasingly rare, the name reflects the band's affinity for nostalgia and vintage elements. The flower's faded orangey-red hue further complements the band's aesthetic and musical style.

Musically, Scarlet Pimpernel aims to convey a range of emotions and themes. Their songs often exude a dark yet nostalgic vibe, touching upon various subjects from folk tales and historical events like the gruesome episode of 1551, to more universal life experiences that offer a message of encouragement.

In terms of discography, the band has been quite active since its inception. They released singles "March of the Trolls" and "Breaking the Spell" in 2020, followed by "1551" in 2021, which also saw a music video release. Their self-titled album, released in 2021, received nominations for Top Album (Non-Maltese language) and Top Music Video (Non-Maltese language) at the Muzika Mod Iehor ma' Toni Sant (MMI 2021).

While Scarlet Pimpernel has not yet ventured into collaborations as a band, both Jessica and Chris have individually contributed to other musical projects. Specifically, they were featured as guests on Albert Bell's Sacro Sanctus album "Sword of Fierbois" on the song "Ember Eyes." Additionally, Chris has been instrumental in recording for a variety of artists, including Frenzy Mono, Nomad Son, Joe S. Grech, Forsaken, and several others.

Currently unsigned to any record label, the band is focused on its long-term goal of continuing to create music that resonates with them and their audience. With exciting news on the horizon, Scarlet Pimpernel is a band that promises to keep its fans engaged and intrigued for years to come.

Band Members


Jessica Grech


Chris Grech



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