Are We Just Good Friends
Eranga, born in Sri Lanka, this extremely talented singer/songwriter comes from a very musical family... her father being one of the pioneers of the great Tower Hall musical theatre. Singing and music was second nature as they grew up on an estate and after work they'd gather around the piano with Amma (a classically trained pianist) and Thatha who played violin and everyone joined in with music from around the World! Elvis Presley, Johnny Mathis,Harry Belafonte, Nana Mouskouri and the light Classics from England and Ireland were as familiar to them as their very own national music. The story goes that... when Eranga was a baby and whenever she cried out loud, she was not picked up but rather was comforted by her father playing the Violin! Eranga was introduced to Prianga by his uncle Vernon and was welcomed into their family with open arms as he joined in with his accoustic guitar and introduced Eranga to the likes of Peter, Paul and Mary, Nina and Frederick, the Kingston trio, Miriam Makeba, Joan Baez and Pete Seeger to mention only a few. They married soon after and in no time, established themselves in the musical scene. It wasn't easy as kids from their kind of families did not go into show biz!.They decided to take their music and travel the World and began a beautiful journey that took them to many, many countries culminating in their own TV show for the BBC. They now live and work in exciting New York City. Among Eranga's many talents... appeared in Lucille Ball's 'Stone Pillow', 'America's Most Wanted', etc.. The CD 'Are we just good friends' is Eranga's first solo album and she hopes that everyone will be touched by her music which is straight from the heart. ____.