TV Times

‘Clear Waters’ in Concert
'Clear Waters' the latest entry to the Sri Lankan musical scene, will have its maiden public show at 7.30 pm on August 28 at Buddhist Hall in Moratuwa.
The four-member band comprises talented and experienced musicians from Moratuwa, Dehiwela and Wattala areas. They are Janath Kuletilleke - (leader and keyboards), Senaka Batagoda (guitar), Dharshan Mawalage (bass ) and Ravi Jayawickrema (drums). All four members are equally seasoned with their respective instruments and have over fifteen years experience in the field.
The band had been in existence for a considerable period performing at star hotels, abroad and at different venues in Sri Lanka as well.

During this period they had composed a few originals with a cultural touch to give a face lift to the present day musical trend. "The band was formed four years ago at the initiative of guitarist Christopher Mant. Christopher later went to Australia," the band leader Janath Kuletilleke, told TV Times.

"Our main aim in this show is to introduce ourselves to the Sinhala music audience. We have been playing for English audiences both here and abroad for the last fifteen years. Using different music styles we played and studied. During this period we composed a number of new Sinhala songs. We are introducing these songs at this show," said Janath describing the show.

Having played for a considerable period all four band members are quite familiar with western pop and country music. "Our new Sinhala compositions too have been influenced by the Western country music we have been playing and I'm sure that Sinhala audiences will like these songs," said the band leader.

"Although we have been playing in different places we never had an opportunity to organize a public show like this. The experience you gain playing at hotels and other limited audiences is completely different to a public show. " says Dharshana Mawalage, a professional guitarist who had been in the field for the last fifteen years.

It is in this background the concert comes alive and along with the Clear Waters veteran musician and vocalist Lincoln de Silva will be performing with his band Super Pink'n Purple. Other performers, who will join them are Nimal Jayamanne and Anil Barathi.

The speciality of Clear Waters is that these musicians have gained experience in different musical styles including both English and Sinhala pop music and classical and local music styles such folk, country, rock and even calypso and western classical. The show is sponsored by Janashakthi Insurance Co. Ltd.


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