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Singing Swinly on ‘Star Parade’
Swinly Perera, 15-year-old, who released her debut album “Swinly”, last December at the age of 14, is a versatile girl performing on the Piano, electronic Key Board, Guitar, Violin and Flute, and also accompanying her singing.

Swinly will be featured on “Star Parade” on the SLBC, where the Sri Lankan talent will be featured, at 1.00 p.m. on Sunday, September 28. The programme is produced by Nalin de Silva and presented by the popular Radio and TV personality Bevil Palihavadana.

A wide and well-loved selection of popular vocal and instrumental favourites ranging from “Basame Mucho”, “Misty”, “La Cucaracha”, “Memories”, “Take Five”, plus two original works is included in her CD ‘Swinly’.

All Keyboard arrangements, vocal harmony rhythm and multi track performance on all instruments including vocal arrangements was done all by herself. She has become the first Sri Lankan to complete a CD by her own at that age.

She started her musical career at the age of 3 and gave her first public performance at the age of 5. Her first song was sung with Clifford Richards for an audio cassette at the age of 6. Since then she has toured many countries and has performed at various concerts .She also a member of the popular orchestra “Friends in Harmony”.

A student of Bishop’s College, Swinly is also qualified in Piano, Violin, and in Singing. Currently doing her Grade 7 Piano and Grade 6 Violin in Royal School of Music, London and reading for Performers Certificate in Sining at Trinty College of Music in London. She has donated CDs to her school, where the proceeds were channelled for the school funds.

She has won many all island prizes for her outstanding performances. She was also awarded the best instrumentalist overall and the best junior vocalist at “Search 2000”, all island contests organized by TV Times and also at the Yamaha Music Contest.

Swinly’s CDs’ will be available at ‘’Vibrations”, all “Torana” outlets, “Mabrock” and at the Bishop’s College.

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