With the popular band INXS on this week's 'Original
Music Competition', the curtain will come down after almost 90 weeks
of marathon run for the 'Original Music Competition' organised TV
Time and M-Entertainment .
This is the
fifth and the final contest for the year 2003 and the 'Original
Music Competition', which is the longest running competition on
TV Times, as usual give away Sony CDs, audios, gift vouchers and
posters to the readers of TV Times.
From next week,
a brand new contest will be launched along with M Entertainment
and its new outlet Vibration.
from the pubs of Australia, which is part of the reason they never
comfortably fit in with new wave.
INXS made into
international superstardom in the late '80s. By that time, the group
had harnessed their hard rock, dance and new wave influences into
a sleek, stylish groove that made their 1987 album Kick into a multi-million-selling
hit. While that sound was their key to stardom, it also proved to
their undoing; the group became boxed in by their Stonesy pop-funk
in the early '90s, when their audience beacame entranced by harder-edged
alternative rock. In spite of declining sales, INXS soldiered on,
continuing to tour and record for a dedicated fan base into the
late '90s until Hutchence's 1997 death brought the band to a close.
Thieves' laid the ground work for the album 'Kick', the album that
made INXS international superstars. Released late in 1987, Kick
worked its way to multi-platinum status over the course of 1988,
as four singles - the number one "Need You Tonight", "Devil
Inside", "New Sensation", and "Never Tear Us
Apart" - climbed into the U.S. Top Ten. In the wake of the
album's success, Hutchence was hailed in some quarters as the heir
to Mick Jagger's throne, and the group was considered to rival U2
in terms of international popularity. However, such success went
to the group's head. Hutchence released the "experimental"
side project Max O in early 1990, and the record tanked X, INXS'
folow-up to Kick, appeared in the fall of 1990 to mostly negative
reviews. While the album generated several hits, inlcuding "Disappear"
and "Bitter Tears", only its first single, "Suicide
Blonde", reached the Top Ten in the U.S., and the sales of
X were disappointing when compared to Kick.
with PolyGram in 1994, yet it took them three years to release a
new album. During that time, Hutchence was involved in several tabloid
scandals, most notably his love affair with British TV personality
Paula Yates (which brought an end to her marriage to Bob Geldof),
and he hinted that he was recording a solo album. That record didn't
materialize, but INXS returned in the spirng of 1997 with Elegantly
Wasted. While the album was greeted with poor reviews, its hedonistic
dance-rock was better suited to the late '90s than the early '90s,
which made the record the group's biggest hit since X.
'Definitive Collection' distributed by M Entertainment in Sri Lanka
has a collection of some of their best..... available from Vibrations
and all other preferred M Entertainment dealers.
All the winners
of previous contests can collect their prizes from Maharaja Entertainment
(Pvt) Ltd., at 330, T.B. Jayah Mw., Colombo 10.
To enter this
final contest, all you have to do is to answer the question on the
coupon No.88 and send it to the address given below.
is "Listen to Original Music Contest, No. 89, C/o Maharaja
Entertainments (Pvt.) Ltd., 330, T. B. Jayah Mawatha, Colombo 10.
Tell: + 941672425-8,
Fax + 941699070. E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
All the entries
must be originals from the TV Times and no photocopies or faxes
will be entertained. All correct entries will be drawn by a panel
should reach the above address by April 2, the latest. The decision
of the judges will be final and the names of the winners will be
announced in The Sunday TV Times accordingly.
will be announced in next week's issue.
Here are the
winners of contest no. 87 . The winners of two Sony original CDs
are S.S Fernando of Badulla and Mayukha Dias of Pannipitiya.
Two audio cassette
winners are Audrey Holmes of Nawala and M A. Hussein of Dehiwala.
10% off gift
Vouchers go to Thushari Munasinghe of Ambalantota, Mihiri Shanika
Jayawardena of Nagoda, Ahmed Sahmy of Matara, Chiranjeeva Dayananda
of Katubedda, Moratuwa, Fathima Fazlina of Polgahawela and Dushanthi
Paththuwearachchi of Battaramulla.
are S.A.R Dissanayake of Gampaha, M. Degamboda of Maharagama, M.
Pradeep of Colombo-6, Janaka Abeysundera of Colombo-6 and J.S. Ranawaka
Fire' at the Blue
Fire', the Latin American dance band from Bangkok will come alive
at the 'Blue Elephant' from March 25 to 30.
best described as more than versatile musicians, comprises Martin
Reyes on lead vocals, Mignel D'Avila on bass and vocals, Javier
Donado on keyboards and Luis Carlas Bossa on drums.
Martin is a
composer singer and percussionist. He played in Venezuela with one
of the highly acclaimed Latin Orchestra. He moved to Asia and started
promoting Latin Salsa in Asian region.
Javier is a
good piano player from Baranguilla in Colombia. He too has grown
to love Asia and has been playing since 2001. Miguel and drummer
Bossa too from Colombia and developed love towards Asia. 'Asian
Fire' will dishout evenings of Salsa at the 'Blue' for just five
days before they leave for India.
and 'Mix Bar' taste for Dream Team
Team' is back on the move with their vibration music with Michelle
and Marise at the front line vocals.
The band now
performs at the popular 'Mix Bar' of the Taj Samudra on Sundays.
The boys are in action at the 'Bliss', the Poot Parlour on Fridays
'This is the
newest location for 'Dream Team.' The bliss is a very popular place
and it attracts lots of young crowd,' said Sajith Gunaratne, the
leader of the outfit.
Malcolm Perera is now in Dubai with another band 'Revelation' led
by Shean, an ex-Dream Team member.
be back in Colombo soon and till then I'm looking after the interests
of the band Sajith said.
comprises Sajith on Lead Vocals, Ashan on Keyboards, Dinesh on Drums,
Melantha on Bass, Chathuranga on Guitar and Michelle and Marise
handling the Vocals.
Fifth year commemoration for 'Guli'
The fifth death anniversary of Gunadasa Liyanage, renowned
author, journalist and producer falls on March 12.
Suwanda' a commemorative ceremony to mark the occasion will be held
at the Jayewardene Cultural Centre, Colomob on March 26 at 4.00
pm. The event jointy organised by the Gunadasa Liyanage Commemoration
Foundation and the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association.
A Special Commmorative
lectures will be delievered by Prof. J.B. Dissanayake, J.R.P. Suriapperuma
and Sunil Madhawa Prematilleke.
will be the release of the latest edition of late Gunadasa Liyanage's
books, "D.B. Dhanapala's Revolution' 'Milterikarayo', Sri Lankave
Puvathpath Mellakireema", "Amme Mama Gihin Ennam"
and "Puvath Path Kalawa Pilibanda Hendinveemak".
student who gained the highest marks in the Arts Stream (national
level) at the recent G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination will be awarded
a Gunadasa Liyanage memorial scholarship worth Rs. 10,000.
Sri Palee Vidyalaya will sing the Gunadasa Liyanage Commemoration
song while vocalists Dr. Pandit W.D. Amaradeva, Nanda Malini, Gunadasa
Kapuge, Narada Dissasekera, Abeywardena Balasooriya, Deepika Priyadarshanee
Pierisand Karunaratne Divulgane will sing song titled "Piya
Guna Samara Gee" to add colour to the ceremony.