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Formed in November 2009 by bandleader Franco Tartaglia, Tact (Tartaglia's Act) has a tune for every mood and a soundtrack for every season. Operating within the realm of introspective music, Tact's fusion of influences ranges from Classical, Jazz, Rock and Soundtrack music.

Starting as compositions by Tartaglia, Tact's music takes shape into fully-fledged arrangements as the rest of the band add and lay down their hues, embellishments and creativity.  Also, Tact's repertoire now includes other member's compositions.

As a classical guitarist and a performer since a very young age, Tartaglia was never much interested in mainstream music. His first interests, apart from the classical guitar were musicians of notable stature who “strived to show the artistic aspect at the heart of music.” Rock and a newly found love for the electric guitar brought with it an interest in other genres such as blues, funk, fusion and eventually jazz fusion.

Tact is also composed of another three members. On bass guitars is Charles Cassar, an electric bass guitar player influenced by funk, jazz and rock music also being the founder and band leader of local band Djun. On piano and vocals is Paul Torpiano, a classically-trained jazz pianist with a love of many contemporary styles, allowing him to bring a unique playing approach to Tact, also being the keyboardist with Djun and leading his solo project PT etc. Rounding off Tact is drummer and percussionist Carl Matthew Camilleri, a regular performer with the big band Versatile Brass and on productions by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tact released its first album 'Brushworks' in 2015 launched at Robert Samut Hall Floriana supported by Arts Council Malta recorded at Lito's Place. In 2017 Tact released a music video for the track 'All Is True' from the Album 'Brushworks'. The launch was at the Splendid Hotel in Valletta. In 2019 Tact recorded three compositions at the Church of St Ubaldeska in Paola which were released as three music videos collaborating with 'Late Interactive' for light design, Francesco Debeno as videographer, Sergio Costa as recording engineer and Temple Studios for mixing and mastering. In 2018 Tact was a supporting act at the V18 events opening for guitarist Carlos Bojarski held at the Bacchus in Mdina. In 2019 Tact put up a performance together with Andre Mangon and Marceline Galea as literature contributors alongside music by Tact and choreography by dancers Florinda Camilleri and Zoe Camilleri. In 2023 Tact recorded three tracks at Temple Studios the first track 'Catharsis' was released in March 2024 accompanied by a film by Kenneth Scicluna and Klara Vassallo

Band Members


Carl Matthew Camilleri

Vocals, Keyboards

Paul Torpiano


Charles Cassar


Franco Tartaglia



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