Banding together

By Thushara Kulatunga

Rock N Rollers Wagon Park will once again be hitting the stage, with their unique blend of Rock and Roll and blues, but this time with a different twist. Rock and Roll fans Old and young alike, will now be able to experience Wagon Park unplugged and toned down. According to Frontman Buddhi de Mel, this will be the first time the Wagons will be playing a fully unplugged session. The gig titled Now is here, will take place at Shine this evening.

“We want to pull in a more diverse audience for Wagon Park,” said manager Sumedha Nuwan. He added that this show will display a different side of the band. One that their fans have not seen before. According to the Wagons, this concert will feature original material by the band, including some brand new compositions. Apart from a display of Sri Lankan original music, it will also be an evening of tribute to greats of the 60s and 70s such as Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and Bob Marley etc.

The Wagons manager also said that the evening will involve a lot of treats for their fans such as special guest appearances and more importantly, the release of a brand new Wagons single titled “Flat,” a song that has already gained popularity among local Rock and Roll fans with just live performances has been recorded and will be released at the gig. The Wagons said that they hope to give the song to radio stations and according to Amrik Wilson of Video Image Studios, a video for the song is due to be released in the latter stages of this month.

Now is here will kick off at Shine today December 13 at 6pm. Tickets priced at Rs. 400/- will be available at the gate. Sponsors for the event are Prime TV and Radio.

Wagons fans will also be pleased to hear that starting from December 17. they will be playing at the Clancys Pub every Thursday of the week. According to the Wagons, Now is Here will be a small teaser of what people will get on these regular nights.

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