‘Foot Loose at The Hut’
By Sanath Weerasuriya
much loved night club ‘The Hut’ at the Mount Lavinia
Hotel will be the centre of attraction for the next four weeks as
the TV Times and Mount Lavinia Hotel sought after hands to boost
the oldest night club in town.
From this week,
TV Times starts a brand new competition “Foot Loose at The
Hut”, where the TV Times readers can win six entrance tickets
to the Little Hut every week.
To enter this
fantastic contest, all you have to do is to answer the simple question
on the Coupon No.1 and post it to “Foot Loose at The Hut”,
C/o TV Times, No 8, Hunupitiya Cross Road, Colombo 2.
Any one can
send any amount of entries but it must be original coupons from
the TV Times and no photo copies or faxes will be entertained. All
the coupons must be pasted on posted cards and post it to the above
address on or before September 9, the latest.
The all correct
entries will be drawn by a panel of judges and the decision of the
judges on all matters pertaining to this contest will be final.
‘Hut’ is the most join nightout venue at the moment.The
former Little Hut, which began life as Colombo’s first night
club on July 20, in 1957, the famous meeting place of yore, for
lovers and friends in the 60’s and 70’s is back again
with a vengeance. The Hut is gone back to its original venue at
the former Governor’s residence, the good old Mount Lavinia
Hut’ will be open Wednesday to Sunday. On Wednesday, Thursday
and Sunday the hours of operation will be 9.00 p.m. to 2.00 a.m.
On Fridays and Saturdays the Hut will be open from 9.00 p.m. to
Music of 70’s,
80’s and 90’s will be the new order. Enjoy the brand
new hutmosphere at the original 1957 location overlooking the Indian
ocean. Turn left as you enter the courtyard of the Hotel instead
of walking straight up the staircase in front of you.
priced at Rs. 500/- per gent with free entrance for ladies.
This time round, the Hut will have a strict ‘couples and members
Here’s to a rocking, rollicking new Hut. May it live long!!!
By Sanath Weerasuriya
“Taunt” is the name of the newest bunch of talented
boys of new wave rock music in Sri Lanka. Previously known as “Hybrid”
and today with a new line of young blood, rockin’ the city
caters to a crowd, who appreciates rock music in any form. The band
has five members and all are in to rock music from their childhood.
Three of Taunt’s members have the experience and had the privilege
of playing for “Hybrid”. Hybrid is the band, who was
one of the six finalists for “On Stage” 2003. Namely
they are Chandu Chaminda Fernando (Bass), Avon Francis (Lead guitar)
and Roshan John (Drums).
(Guitar) also has experience in the scene as he has played a few
gigs with the popular rock band “Rattlesnake”. The only
newcomer to the scene is lead vocalist Dillon. Taunt has few of
original songs to their credit. All of Taunt’s originals have
been written and composed by the five of them. Except for one (Prolonged
Arrogance), which was written by Anuradha.
to thank Anuradha for all the help and the encouragement given.
It will always be greatly appreciated” Dillon said. ‘We
have four complete originals and what inspired us to write and compose
them were our lifes experiences and situations”. he added.
They also have
the rare capability of being able to adapt to any audience.
Dillon, the band’s lead vocalist is the grandson of one of
the most versatile jazz pianists in the country, Jimmy Manuel. Dillon
has a natural flair for music and he has written most of the originals.
He is very young but has mastered the art of being professional
in his style of singing.
Avon, the lead
guitarist of the band started playing when he was 15 years of age.
Avon is the more serious of the five and has been the role model
for the rest of them. He has contributed significantly to improve
the quality and professionalism of the band.
Ranen is the
live wire of the band, who is always wanting to try out something
new. He was inspired to take up music (playing guitar) by his father,
Rohan Francis, who was the lead guitarist of Rattlesnake. Ranen
started playing at an early age, alongside his father.
Bass guitarist, is a young versatile bassist who works very hard
to achieve success. He has contributed significantly in making Taunt
a reality and continues to do so. Roshan, who is the drummer, is
the most senior member of Taunt. He has composed most of originals.
Roshan is extremely talented and plays other instruments as well.
come alive in action at the Blizz on September 6 with two other
rock bands. The two bands are Litmus and Mute, who were “On
Stage” semi-finalists this year.