TV Times

Curtain raiser for ‘Revolution’
‘Revolution’, a new outfit with many talented musicians, will come alive on their maiden concert at the St Anthony’s College hall on Sunday, July 25 at 6,30 pm.

The band comprises of seven talented musicians. They are lead guirtarist, Ajith Priyanka, Chamila Kumara on rhythm, Gihan Kumara on bass, Tharanga Sampath on keyboards, Niroshan Sanjeewa on drums and their star attraction Ryan Marlon, the main vocalist, who is a popular figure in the local music scene.

According to their Manager Ravi Tennakoon,the difference in this band is that all these talented players are hand picked from rural areas of the country like, Udupussellawa, Pasyala, Ruwanwella, Warakapola, and Katugasthota.

‘Coming from the village background and moving into western music scene is the biggest challenge to the boys’ he said. “But they took this challenge with full of hope and undefeatable determination to be the best in the island and even with a dream; if there is a possibility to show the world the talents of Sri Lankan. Some one may feel this is not a possibility but we should give benefit of the doubt to these talented players to prove it” he said.

Ravi Tennakoon, the Manager of this band, who looks after all the players and driving them towards their target by supporting them is all aspects like financial support, training, providing all equipment, getting experts’ advices .

Joe Lappen one of the experts, train ‘Revolution’ to hit their goal. Joe is a well experienced professional player attached to a leading band in Colombo, who has been a great support to bring out talents of these young musicians. After strenuous training and playing around the country in private jigs for one year they are coming out with their first concert in Kandy on July 25.


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