A Band in Polhena, Matara

Chris Feeney :: Friday 1st January 2010 :: Latest Blog Posts

I met these lads on my second visit to Sri Lanka. Budika, the band leader and the lads are very dedicated to their music. When I first went to practice, I could not help but notice their equipment was of very poor quality.

With the help of "Sunny Govan" community radio and a few musical friends back home, I managed to raise money and get equipment for them on my next trip home. They received a new amp, symbols, strings, drum sticks, pedals, leads, mikes and many other bits and bobs.

Over the years as the equipment came in, both sound and confidence improved and now they are doing well and have many engagements most months for weddings and private parties.

Sri Lanka band "Fire Range"