Kurumba, the hottest new entrant to the local music industry, has been stirring up quite a storm by winning the hearts of Sri Lankan music fans within an incredibly short span of time. Aptly named Kurumba, the band stands for its uniqueness and desire to be identified with its roots in Sri Lanka, even after venturing into the international arena, a goal the boys from Kurumba are working towards with utmost dedication.
A group of 6 young, energetic musicians led by none other than Dushyanth Weeraman and Devshan Perera, popular and creative artistes themselves, and backed by musicians with years of experience in the industry; Dilesh Wellington – bass guitarist, Oshan de Silva (Tutu) – lead guitarist, Chanitha Dehigahawatte – keyboardist and Sahan Dissanayake – drummer, is the secret behind Kurumba’s quick rise to fame in Sri Lanka. The blend of musicians from different backgrounds and interests have undoubtedly helped Kurumba create its own unique flavour that has contributed immensely towards capturing the hearts and ear buds of fans without limiting to a selective age category.
Kurumba covers music in both English and Sinhalese, across genres that vary from pop to funk, the golden oldies to the latest chart toppers. The band also specialises in an extensive ‘baila’ play list, a guaranteed hit at any Sri Lankan gig! The band is currently focusing on releasing a few originals that resonate the unique flavour of Kurumba in the months ahead, and are geared towards creating music of the highest quality with a vision to raise the bar within the industry, and uplift the perception of Sri Lankan musicians both locally and internationally.