Together and individually the brothers did it their way

By Natasha Fernandopulle, Pic by Gemunu Wellage

The De Lanerolle Brothers maiden concert at the Water’s Edge, Battaramulla on Wednesday March 3, did not disappoint.

It was a dinner show which featured well loved songs from the ’50’s to the ‘80’s and the entre, while the audience was served their scrumptious starter, was Joy de Alwis, the finalist of Yes Super Star delivering a great version of the Commodore’s classic, “Three times a lady”. Geeth Prasanna, the winner of the contest gave a lively rendition of Tom Jones’ Delilah.

The De Lanerolle brothers will be training Voice.Print, a group of old Benedictines to participate at the World Choir Games in China this year and they were the next guest performance with a rock and roll number by Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers – “Why do fools fall in love”.

Their voices blended to near perfection while their soloist is certainly worth mentioning. Later on in the evening, they performed “The Impossible Dream” along with Rohan and Ishan.

And then it was time for cheerful Rohan and the composed Ishan, to take the stage. These star entertainers, I can assure you, did not disappoint when they opened their act with “Looking through the eyes of love” followed by, “Try a little kindness” and “There goes my everything”.

Individually, the brothers have fantastic voices and therefore, it was a treat to listen to their solos, of which, Ishan’s rendition of Louis Armstrong’s “What a wonderful world” was one of the best I have heard in a while and “Welcome to my world” was sung superbly by Rohan.

The Bee Gees’ adorable love song, “Lay your troubles on my shoulder” I would consider was one of the best duets of the evening. There was great harmony in the renditions of “Looking through the eyes of love” and “It’s only make believe”.

While the concept of a dinner concert added to the appeal of the evening, it was the singing that made the evening ‘special’.

The media sponsors for the De Lanerolle Brothers in Concert were Yes FM, MTV, the Daily Mirror and the Sunday Times.

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