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Sunday, 25 September 2016





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The most authentic tribute band

South Florida’s finest and most respected musicians banded together to reproduce the sound of the Eagles and earned themselves the title of the most authentic Eagles tribute band. The Long Run will be in Sri Lanka for a one-and-only concert at the BMICH on October 5 at 8.00 p.m.

According to a member of the audience “ the show they put on is just short of the real thing. If you close your eyes you could see Don Henley and Glen Frey on the stage doing Lying Eyes, Witchy Women, Hotel California and all the rest. Made me feel like I went back in time!”

With five vocalists the Long Run captures the energy the solos, the melodies and the soaring harmonies of the Eagles - the most successful band in Rock and Roll history. Formed in 1999 in Los Angeles, The Long Run comprises a group of well-rounded professional musicians with a love of harmony and deep respect for one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Their painstaking rehearsals of a long list of the Eagles chart topping hits paid off, when they won over audiences across USA, giving them authentic live performances, and delighting audiences young and old. The concert in Sri Lanka is presented by DK Promotions.

The band has appeared on over 30 albums and have shared the stage with Trisha Yearwood, Roger Mc Guinn of the Byrds, Patti Loveless, Eric Clapton, The Bee Gees, America Peter Frampton, Michael Bolton, Christopher Cross, Jon Secada, David Cassidy, Shania Twain and the Average White Band.

A smorgasbord of delightful music at the SOSL Pops concert

From Grammy Award winning platinum records to Broadway, the West End and the silver screen, the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka’s annual Pops Concert presents a veritable smorgasbord of delightful music for the musical gourm this evening at the Bishop’s College Auditorium. Under the baton of Dushy Perera who debuted as conductor of the SOSL in 2012 and is also the Founder and Director of the Cantando Cello Ensemble and Guest Principal Cellist of the Bombay Chamber Orchestra, the concert features award winning musician, pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Soundarie David-Rodrigo as the soloist. Adding zest to the concert will be multiple award winning, all female ensemble Soul Sounds and British trumpeters Sara Munns and Rebecca Spinks, both teachers who perform with various brass ensembles. Take wing with the Eagles on Tour or a tribute to the soul searching lyrics of the pelvis gyrating blue suede shoes donning Elvis Presley, a walk down Abbey Street with John Lennon and even the smooth delectable flavours of Carlos Santana is what the SOSL presents in its delectable menu of gastronomic flavours.

Musical connoisseurs can indulge in some nights on Broadway, venturing onto the streets of West Side Story, dabble in the magic of Wicked and become a part of Biblical history with Jesus Christ Superstar. A host of box-office hits serve varied flavours creating sumptuous offerings that titillate the senses. Watch as the lights come on for, ‘The name’s Bond. James Bond’ as the orchestra runs through the years of 007, imagine a flying lesson with Harry Potter on a broomstick in the Harry Potter Symphonic Suite.

Pursue the Dark Knight Rising aka Batman, the thrills and spills of Chicago and even a glimpse of Westeros, as the SOSL plays the theme from the Game of Thrones.

But that’s not all – there’s Walt Disney’s Frozen, the Old West’s Magnificent Seven and the showy decadent battle scene in The Assault on Beautiful Gorky.

- Savithri Rodrigo



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