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Steve Caruana Smith 1961 – 2012

It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of Winter Moods’ co-founder, former guitarist and friend/brother Steve Caruana Smith (Serp). May he rest in music and in peace. You will be missed Steve. Far away but close in us… always.

Steve was from Senglea, and together with bassist Joseph Rizzo (who is still with the band to date) formed Winter Moods in 1985. He remained with the band until 2006 and recorded four albums, Winter Moods (1995), Morning Ale (2000), Butterfly House (2003), ‘Ordinary Men’ (2006) and two EPs ‘Fool For An Angel’ (1998) and Closer (2005).

Steve performed with Winter Moods in Belfort – France, Cologne – Germany and Rome – Italy.

Winter Moods said, ‘Steve was a brother to us, he was one of a kind. He was an important part of Winter Moods’ history, an icon to many, and loved by everyone who knew him. We will miss him, his music and his humour. He may be far away but forever close in us.’

RIP Steve.

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11 Responses to “Steve Caruana Smith 1961 – 2012”

Charles Mckay says:

Steve ha nimmissjak hafna specjalment dawk il kafejiet li hadna flimkien gewwa l-Isla kont bniedem umli hafna d diskursati dejjem jaqghu fuq arloggi u lighters apparti l muzika. Kelli ix xorti kbira li dakinhar li hallejtna gejt narak filghodu u tkellimna.
Ma jien ha ninsiek qatt sakemm nerghu niltaghu.
Strieh fis sliem habieb


On behalf of Steve’s family I thank you all for your kind and loving comments.

Raymond Laudi says:

Rest In Peace Steve!

I just know Steve mostly by looks and I always remember him as a cool guy. We probably even went to school together since we both were born in the same year. My heartfelt condolences to Steve’s family and the whole band especially to Ivan (an old friend) and Joseph Rizzo (long time no see bro).

(Ic-Ciccinu z-zghir from Canada)

BaKaRell PatrIcK says:

Rest in Peace Steve We all miss you brother !!

Lorna Callus says:

The hardest part of any friendship is when it is time to say goodbye.
Even though we wish you could stay with us forever, we know we’ve got to let you spread your wings and fly. I just want you to know and never forget that we will surely miss you. You will always be in our hearts for I know that some day we shall all meet again.
Thank you Steve for the lovely music you have given us.


RIP One does not leave a funeral in the same way that he has come. He cannot help but have death on his mind. He cannot help but be aware that such is the end of all life. He may look at himself and have a new awareness that his body will not last forever. These thoughts are ones that humans must face and find a way to deal with. Some believe that the death is only the beginning of the next great mystery and the soul is eternal. Others take a practical view that death is all there is. One leaves a funeral with thoughts of life and its fragility on his mind.


Condolences to his great family I will always be my Idol I saw almost all your concerts & I pray for in Heaven Yors Truly SNAKES

Ivan Baldacchino says:


Ivan Baldacchino says:

Comes from all the staff of favourite channel.

Darren Formosa says:

Rest in Peace cousin

Daniel Genoves says:

Steve thanks. Your music will remain alive in all of us. Rest in peace my friend.