Rohan and Ishan de Lanerolle are well-known names both individually and as members of the male choral group The Revelations. In their new incarnation they team up to perform as 'The De Lanerolle Brothers'.
The music industry has given rise to several brother duos in the past. Who can forget the magic of The Everly Brothers? Yet the concept is new to Sri Lanka, says Rohan.
As The De Lanerolle Brothers, Rohan and younger brother Ishan have a string of performances and tours planned for the rest of the year with their first performance scheduled at Waters Edge on March 3. The dinner concert priced at Rs. 4000 per head will see them going retro, back to the music of the '50s through to the glorious '80s in a signal performance that is designed to showcase their unique style.
Rohan, as a singer and vocal trainer has thrilled local audiences with his superior vocal skills. Crossing oceans, he has performed in the US (New York, Los Angeles), UK (Oxford, Birmingham), Australia, Singapore and the Maldives and also alongside other recognised musicians.
Ishan is the President, partner and director of the Revelations Academy of Performing Arts and Creativity. The Revelations has achieved sixth place in the world in the pop, jazz and Gospel music category in the Musica Mundi world ranking list and brought honour to the country when they won 'gold' at the Asian Choir Games. Ishan has also directed many other choirs in Sri Lanka.
With many trophies while in school at S. Thomas College, Ishan was was also the brains behind the 'Thomian Chamber Orchestra'.
Speaking about their decision to launch themselves as a brand, Ishan says, "When we started singing together we got lots of comments about how we had an interesting sound, something very pleasing to the ear."
They weren't convinced until they listened to a recording of their performance together, he smiles.
Tickets for the March 3 concert are available at Commons and Waters Edge.