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Getting to know Vinny Vella

Stephen Calleja Sunday, 2 October 2022, 11:00 Last update: about 3 months ago

Anyone who knows musician Vinny Vella knows that he is a Valletta FC and Liverpool supporter.

But what else does he like to do? What is his favourite pizza topping and which mjusic event would he have liked to attend?


What was the last book you read?

I don’t read much

Who is your favourite author?

Charles Dickens

What was the last film you watched?

Man vs Bee

Which film have you seen multiple times and enjoyed every time you saw it?

One flew over the cuckoo’s nest / Godfather / Pulp fiction

Who is your favourite actor/actress?

Al Pacino

What is your favourite TV series?

Only Fools & Horses

What is you favourite game or sports to watch and play?


Which team do you support?

Valletta City / Liverpool

Which song would you sing at a karaoke night?

My Way

Who is your favourite singer/band?

The Beatles / Stevie Wonder / Keith Jarrett


Which show/event would you like to attend/have attended?   ,

“It’s impossible”, but a Beatles reunion concert. I am delighted that I have attended  two Stevie Wonder concerts in London and also saw Keith Jarrett in Umbria Jazz Festival.

What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?

Water, a good friend and another friend with survival skills who can cook.

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?


What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?


What is that one thing you could not go a day without?


Which fictional character do you relate to most?

Del Boy

Do you check your horoscope?


What age would you choose if you could be one age forever?


What invention would you erase from history?


Would you like to know the day when you will die?

Hopefully it will not be on a Champions League day final involving Liverpool


What's your favourite animal?


What's your favourite type of foreign food? 

Thai / Indian

What is your favourite hobby?


What's your favourite season?


What's your favourite ice cream topping?

Crushed nuts

What's your favourite board game?


What is your favourite pizza?


What is your favourite colour?


What is your favourite pasta dish?


What is your favourite cartoon show?

Sylvester the cat


What did you like to do most during the summer holidays?


What career did you see yourself in when you were young?


What is your best childhood memory?

I was in a boarding school so definitely it has to be the last day of the scholastic year for summer holidays

Did you learn how to ride a bike?


Who was your super hero?


Which toy do you wish to have kept?

Actually I kept them my favourite toys (my Subbuteo teams, pitch and goal posts)

What subject did you excel in at school?


What subject did you dislike the most in school?


Was there some family tradition that was never missed?


What are the best values you owe to your parents?



What would you change about yourself if you could?

Maybe slightly taller.

What really makes you angry?

Anything can spark me off! But my hates are bigotry, hypocrisy and arrogance

Is your glass half full or half empty?

Half empty.

Are you a sore loser?


What is your biggest regret?

Wish I had the patience to study more.

What’s the first thing you look for in a partner and/or friend?

Honesty and loyalty

What is your greatest fear?

Plane crash

What is your life motto?

Life is now!

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Do not underestimate the fire in me.

What's one thing that can instantly make your day better?



If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you do or buy?

Purchase a house by the sea in Thailand

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?

John Lennon, Milles Davis, Charlie Chaplin and Stevie Wonder

If you could bring one person back from the dead who’d it be?


If you could time travel, when and where would you go?


If you could relive one moment in your life, which would it be?

The birth of my son Jamie.

If you could live anywhere outside Malta, where would it be?


If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?


If you could know the truth behind a secret or mystery, which would it be?

Beginning of mankind

If you could eliminate one of the seven deadly sins, which one would it be?


If you had to be given a superpower, what would you choose?


Coffee or tea?


Walk or swim?


Summer or winter?


Italy or England?


Restaurant or delivery?


Early bird or night owl?

Early Bird

Fish or meat?


Mobile phone or TV?


Black or white?


Film or TV series?




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