Maiden music album from Neville
singer Neville Weerasekara who has been in the music scene for nearly 14
years will launch his maiden music album titled Kadulu Salana Mal Kekulu
at the Kalutara Town Hall on May 22 at 5.00 pm.
It is not just a CD launching, but it is a live show with Neville’s
popular songs on various themes which will be inspired by dances on many
styles to coincide with the CD launch. The CD comprises 14 popular songs
on themes such as love, childhood, women workers in free trade zone,
rural beauty and baila.
The concert will be performed by an orchestra including Mahinda
Bandara, Suresh Maliyadda, Milton Peries, Tissasiri Perera, Mahesh Kumar
Silva, Vajira Fernando, Vajira Gomas, Niresh Perera, Priyakumudu
Medawatta and Nihal Kalubovila.
Nevil commenced his music carrier by joining to the Blossoms band in
Kalutara in 1987. He became a very popular vocalist within very short
period by playing solos on the demands of the fans. He had also
performed in the Rush and Black and White bands later.
Following many request from music lovers, he created a three-piece
band called ‘U Turn’ which is very much in demand among get-togethers in
public and private companies, weddings, private functions, ceremonies in
hotels and festivals.
A past student of Holly Cross College in Kalutara and Kalutara Maha
Vidyalaya Colombo, Neville since his childhood involved with music
following his father who had a best talent in singing songs. His father
has always encouraged him and ultimately he became a popular vocalist
showing his talents in concerts in school, new year festivals and
functions in the village.“I am working on releasing a new CD and music
lovers will have the opportunity to enjoy singing with dance performed
by the Sankajalee group in Kalutara at the concert,” he said.
I have composed all these fourteen songs for the CD. The tracking and
mixing have been done at the Mahee Studio while Sandaruwan Kodippili and
Vajira D Ratnayake have conducted the music.