The Lobby Bar at Galadari Hotel hosted a special performance by Derrick J and Danielle Faour yesterday.
Derrick Junkeer alias “Derrick J” is a renowned entertainer, known to many as "The Golden Voice", and has entertained music lovers for over 25 years mesmerizing his audiences around the globe with his powerful singing ability.
His musical debut in 1974 on "New Faces" with Bert Newton, earned him the Bert’s Encouragement Award, which was the opening to his career as an entertainer in Australia. For over 15 years he appeared as a regular artiste on many TV shows. His music is of international standard with the backing of great musicians from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the ABC show band and Channel 9 band, with backup singers Patchwork from the Don Lane Show, Linda George, Penny Dyer to name a few. Presently he works as a Recording Producer, and produces albums for young, up and coming artistes giving them advice on musical direction and promotion.
Accompanying Derrick J on this musical journey is 23 year old Danielle Faour, from Melbourne, Australia. In 2014 Danielle was the finalist for the Victorian Championship where Derrick J, was present as the Chief Judge, and she qualified to represent Australia in the World Talent Championships in Sweden. Danielle has written and recorded a number of her own songs. One of her songs, “Hey Daniel”, won her recognition and fame, with the prize being a filming of her song on YouTube.
In addition to their High Tea performances, both singers will perform at a special concert called “Heritage of song” on Sunday the 18th of October at Musaeus College, along with performers such as Ishan Bahar and Marcus Elvis Jackson. The proceeds of the concert will go towards funding the “Lions Sight First” hospital for cataract operations in Hendala, Wattala.
– Pix by Daminda Harsha Perera