15th October of 2016 will forever hold a special memory in my mind.
It was a striking parallel to taking a stroll down memory lane with a group of friends, except in this case my friends were breathing new life into those memories. "Courage : An Evening Of Song & Word" was an intimate concert setting which brought to life songs that I had written over the span of a little discography I had built up over the years. Some of these songs were performed live for the first time ever. Some of them were re-imagined in a way that brought new found joy. The biggest take away from this experience was the time spent practicing and eventually performing the music with some of the most down to earth & humble, yet so immensely talented musicians around.
It's taken a little while to get this highlight reel together, but it's finally here and captures a little snapshot of what you may have missed if you couldn't attend on the night. And if you did, well maybe this is a timely reminder of it :)
Natasha Senanayake on Piano, Keyboard & Flute
Thishan Wijesinghe on Electric Guitar
Shalinda Halpé Acoustic Guitar
Shalintha Rodrigo on Bass Guitar
Eshantha Perera on Drums
Lydia Goonetilleke on Violin
Savini Chandrasinghe on Cello
Anushka Senanayake on vocals for "Fire/Desire"
Chrisantha de Silva on vocals for "These Years"
Sound Engineering : Nishan Daniel
Videography : Tuan Zaharan Rahim
Special thanks goes out to the Gateway College Dehiwela Choir led by Natasha & supported by, teacher in charge, Nethan Nisal Wijesinghe for performing their heartfelt rendition of "Once" which was an absolute highlight of the night:)
Much love to everyone who made it to the concert that night. Your time sitting down listening to these songs come to life meant the world to everyone who performed. Thank you :) Also a huge shout out to the support of amazing human beings behind the scenes without whom this would not have been possible!
And so it was :) 1 Night, 17 original songs, 8 musicians, 2 guest artists, 1 choir and an involved attentive audience. Courage : An Evening Of Song & Word
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