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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.