Marathon', a new record on RCA by Elvis will be released on Friday
August 16 in Nashville in tribute to the King. The tracklisting of
the Nashville Marathon is as follows:
Tribute to Elvis
'My Tribute to Elvis', a new CD with eleven Elvis' songs by
Janaka Palapathwala will be released on Friday August 16,
which is the Elvis Commemoration day.
Janaka' in Concert will also come alive at the 'Harbour Room'
of the GOH on August 17 at 8.00 p.m. to commemorate the 25th
Death Anniversary of late King Elvis Presley, which falls
on August 16.
for the dinner concert is priced at Rs. 750/- per person.
Train/Tiger Man Jam (Instrumental) 2.Twenty Days and Twenty Nights,
3. I've Lost You, 4. The Sound Of Your Cry, 5. Bridge Over Troubled
Water, 6. How The Web Was Woven, 7. The Next Step Is Love, 8. I'll
Never Know, 9. Life, 10. Love Letters, 11. Heart of Rome, 12. Mary
In The Morning, 13. Sylvia, 14. It's Your Baby, You Rock It, 15. It
Ain't No Big Thing, 16. A Hundred Years From Now, 17. Tomorrow Never
Comes, 18. Snowbird, 19. Rags To Riches, 20. Where Did They Go Lord.
Tribute to Elvis
The king is dead but the legend lives on. Friday August
16, 2002 marks the commemoration of the 25th death anniversary of
the legendary king of Rock n' Roll Elvis Presley.
look alike Fahmy Nazick will come alive to pay tribute to the late
king on Saturday, August 17 at the 'Union Bar and Grill Room' of
Hilton JAIC Tower.
sing some of the chart topping hits of Elvis. His repertoire includes
All Shook Up -1957, Jail House Rock -1958, One Night, A Fool Such
As I-1959, It's Now or Never -1960, Are You Lonesome Tonight, Little
Sister-1961, Can't Help Falling In Love, She's Not You -1962, Devil
in Disguise -1963, Crying In The Chapel - 1965, The Wonder of You
-1970, and Way Down -1977.
I will be including
the songs - How Great Thou Art, American trilogy and the live versions
of 'Hurt' and ' Unchained Melody' as well. This year's King's B'day
tribute was held at the Galadari on January 26 and last year I was
contracted to perform at the Hong Kong Sheraton during the month
of August with special emphasis on the 16th of August being Elvis's
death anniversary. It was after quite some time that I got a chance
to perform abroad again, Fahmy said. A scrumptious dinner buffet
is also available at the 'Union Bar and Grill Room' on this special
with Irish flavour
Nalin Abeyratne and his Irish wife Annette Walsh who first introduced
the concept of the Irish pub to Sri Lanka, are now ready to open
Colombo's second Irish pub and restaurant which they have very aptly
of their first such venture coupled with the demand for another,
led to the creation of Molly's which opens its doors to the public
next Saturday (17 August).
the enterprising couple take on the roles of 'Landlord' and 'Landlady',
fashioned on the lines of Irish tradition, with the presence of
Annette adding to the ambiance of authentic Irish hospitality.
"We decided to name our new venture Molly's after the legendary
"Sweet Molly Malone" from "Dublin's fair city"
given the fact that this particular Irish song is so very well known
among our clientele. It makes the connection instantly".
situated at the Forbes & Walker Building at Navam Mawatha with
ample parking space, and is open the whole week through from breakfast
at Molly's extends over the Landlady's (now famous) large portions
of food to supper chilled lagers and ales, including Irish Dark
complement the warm and friendly ambiance at Molly's with a daily
line-up of music of the golden days gone by, and dancing too.
Irish pub quiz will take place on Wednesday nights with an array
of prizes thrown in for good measure.
The daily Happy
Hour at Molly's will actually be doubled from 7.30pm-9.30pm while
a giant screen comes alive at night with sports events and movies.
Going by their
prior success, Nalin and Annette are already assured of Molly's
being a hit among their growing clientele.
: Galappaththi Brothers Ltd
'Ebony' has become a household name the local music scene
now and the popularity of the band keeps growing due to the brilliant
performances of the Galappaththi Brothers.
its 16th musical year, in the scene last month. It is really nice
and feel good to look back and see the hard way we came all these
years' said Udaya Galappaththi, the leader of the band ' Ebony'.
In 1986 Udaya
formed the band with four of his friends but with their depature
due to various reasons, Galappaththi Brothers joined the band wagon.
In 1987, Sampath
Galappaththi joined as the Drummer and Channa Galappaththi came
as their bassist. Also his cousin Lasantha Boteju, who is presently
performing as a keybordist in Germany with top Sri Lankan and German
musicians, joined the outfit in the latter part of 1987. Apsarika
Galappaththi was their female vocalist.
youngest member in the family, Nuwan Galappaththi who displayed
his talents at a tender age remained as a stand-by Artiste often
replacing the Drummer and Key-Boardist during their absence from
In 1990 Nuwan
joined the Band as the Permanent key-board filling the vacancy created
by Lasantha Boteju, who joined 'Stealers" in 1990. Apsarika
after her marriage paved way to the younger sister Dilrukshi Galappaththi
to take-up as the female Vocalist, said Udaya,going down memory
Sampath, Nuwan and Dilrukshi, now popularly known as 'Ebony' started
their stint in 1993.
was our father, late Mr. Hubert De Silva, who passed away in December
1997. After that I took over the responsibility of the leader and
Manager of the band' Udaya explained.
My father contributed
mainly to form this family band which was his ambition. He too was
musically talented and occasionally joined the group. It was his
great efforts that ultimately stamped the success of a very popular
band with a bright future. His younger brothers, Derrick de Silva
of the Krystal Set and Lincoln de Silva of "Super Pink N' Purple'
also popular Singers. They too gave their fullest support to our
band, Udaya said.
perform at the 'Blue Leopard' of the Grand Oriental Hotel on Saturdays
and for hotel's weddings too.
They are the
house band for weddings at the Galle Face Hotel and at Sapphire
'This is beside
our performances at Tangerine and Triton on and off' he said.
Ebony is the official band for the 'Pepsi Millennium Talent Contest'
in 2000 and 2001.
Both this contest
and final shows were held at the Millennium Park sponsored by TV
sparkles in Dubai
the Man' is now in action at the Horseshoe Discotheque in Horizon
Hotel in Dubai for two weeks.
to Sam, his job is to bring back the music of 60's and 70's and
in a letter to TV Times, he said the people there do appreciate
the music of that era.
is one of the top discotheques in the Middle East, with very latest
equipment and gadgetry on the bandstand. But my music too appreciated
specially songs from Elvis and Louis Amstrong', he said.
'I'm lined up
to do two gigs of 30 minutes each every night, but very often I
do three Benji and Aquarius is the resident band at the Hotel -
and have been here at the 'Horseshoe' for the past year and a half.
They are my
back up group. Aquarius a very professional outfit, comprised of
some really talented, dedicated and committed musicians,' he said.
of this band is so noticeable - folks come over from Abu Dhabi and
Sharjah just to spend an evening with Aquarius. The members of the
band are so friendly and have built up such a rapport, that most
guests are addressed by their first name', he added.
'On the 25th
of July, we celebrated Benji's 50th birthday at the Horseshoe.
It was a packed
house - there wasn't an inch of space left. This speaks volumes
for the popularity of Benji and Aquarius', Sam said.
Sam will be
in Colombo on August 20 to perform in a Sing-Along Show at BMICH
on August 24.
two other dances on August 31 (Centenary Ball of the Victoria Masonic
Temple) and another Sing-Along party at Galle Face Hotel on September
7', he added.