of Color at 'The Boom'
with your heart, not with your eyes, the Absence of Color."
These are the words that cut to the heart of this supremely talented
group. With a knack for incorporating everything from pop and R&B
to blues, gospel and reggae into their distinctive sound, AOC are
adamant to defy stereotypes. "It's not about color, it's about
the music," says the guitarist Stephan "Pfun Pfun"
Perry. "If you take color out, then all you have left is the
Member Group will perform at the newly refurbished Club, 'THE BOOM',
(formerly known as Colombo 2000) at 'Galadari Hotel', commencing
Friday, December 13 right through until mid February 2003.
the Jackson twins, Scharod "Danger" and Scharodrick "Preach"
as well as Terrence "Toyy" Murphy, the AOC sound is at
once contemporary and reminiscent of their musical roots. The Jackson
twins bring to the table a strong tradition of gospel music foundations
with deep, strong voices honed over many years of performing in
church. Toyy, grounded in gospel traditions as well, provides smooth
soul vocals along with the best of contemporary pop and Hip Hop.
Meanwhile, Pfun Pfun delivers consistent rhythm guitar, lead and
backing vocal support, and stunning Hendrixlike solos, and Nate
"Almighty" Johnson serves as the group's musical foundation,
holding it all together on keyboards and rapping occasionally.
Formed in Atlanta,
Georgia, AOC's musical career has evolved into a global sound from
several years of touring in Europe and Asia. Performing in night
clubs, crooning other artist's songs night after night was an "eye-opening
and beneficial experience" for the group.
has clearly paid off, as the group easily effuses a comfortable
rapport with audiences. AOC's performances include high-energy dance
routines, which are further electrifying due to the natural synergy
between the twins. "On stage our personalities are the same,"
says Preach, born three minutes after 'Danger'. "We don't have
to communicate and we end up doing the same thing."
True to their
name, they don't plan to limit themselves to any one style. "We've
been doing this for so long and have travelled so many places,"
says Danger. Our goal is to translate those experiences in our music,
which we hope will be something unique that the whole world can
songstress, Quisha Wint, who will join AOC for the New Year's EVE
bash at the 'Boom'.
a week with the exception of Monday, 'THE BOOM' will be open from
10.00 pm onwards and ironically the music scene locally which was
devoid of color until now will boom to the sounds of 'Absence of
AOC is brought
down by 'Arena,' the lifestyle store.
MTV ties-up with Radaan TV
One of Indian Tamil Screen's popular television series 'Chithi'
will be telecast at 8.30 pm daily on Shakthi TV.
This will be
the first project after Maharajah Televison enters a joint venture
with India's Radaan Media works.
This was revealed
by Maharajah Group Director Mano Wickramanayake at a glittering
extravaganza held at the Taj Samudra Hotel last week to mark the
fourth anniversary of Shakthi TV in Sri Lanka.
Radha, daughter of the legendary and the famous Tamil Film Actor,
Nadigavel M.R. Radha, is the creative head of this company and also
plays the lead role in 'Chithi'.
said the purpose of the joint venture is to share expertise of both
companies to produce programmes shows and TV serials acceptable
to all the Maharajah channels. Immediate plans are afoot to produce
a mega teleserial for Sirasa TV, the Sinhalese Channel of the group.
is the director of Radaan Media works limited, and the international
operations of the company come directly under his purview.
He will therefore
oversee all operations in Sri Lanka.
Echoes', a musical evening organised by the Convent of Our Lady
of Victories Moratuwa will come alive at the School Hall today.
will be a presentation of talents by past students.
band Super Pink and Purple will add more colour to this entertainment.
will be Mrs. Srimanie Ranasinghe a past school captain and a professional
music teacher in London.
be a wide range of performances including songs, dances (Western
and Eastern) and instrumental items catering to both young and old.
this week will be taking the viewers into the world of children.
It will show how in France, teenagers take special courses on how
to baby-sit infants, how premature babies are taken care of by their
mothers who use a brand new method called "the kangaroo method"
and how being a foster parent can help drastically change the life
of a child.
In Sri Lanka,
childless couples have now a better chance of starting a family.
All this and a lot more on Bonsoir.Presented by Aminta Paiva and
produced Sumaya Samarasinghe
9.30pm on Channel Eye on December, 9.
A one-hour Sing-along Christmas Carol Service, organised
by the Old Boy's Association of St. Sebastian's College will come
alive at Ranmal Holiday Resort, Moratuwa on December 18 at 7.30
Some of the
popular artistes in the local showbiz scene namely Sunil, Piyal,
and Rajeev Sebastian will participate at this event.
the organisers, it is anticipated that distinguished Old Boys of
the College with their families numbering over 500 would participate
at this function.
The Carol Service will be followed by a joyful family get-together
with dinner and music by old Sebs like Rajive and Sunil
Thomas' - Resonance FM
Club of S. Thomas' College Mount Lavinia will host a radio station
namely 'Resonance FM' from the December 6 to 12, on 96.1 FM.
would include all the latest hits as well as the best of the past
from 6.00 am to 12.00 mid night all days.
programme will feature on Resonance FM. Resonate - with music that
gets you going, Perspective - something to think about, Melting
point - a pop music show, Crunch & Munch - music for your taste
buds, Classics - a blast from the past, loops - mixing trix, Cruising
- hip and hop to the Rhythm & Blues, Dusker - the request show,
Countdown - ticking on to the top, Six feet high - will rock you
to the X-treme, Ace of Hearts - let the music heal your soul and
End of the Road - Dance into the night.