Song Dance Sensation at Margarita Blue

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His career began in 1972 while in school he formed the band “Deep Radiance” along with his brother Mahes Abeywickrame, under the management of Malcolm Andrea. An old boy of Prince of Wales Collage Moratuwa, Kirthie started displaying is knack for music at a very early age.

Building on his musical career he moved to play with veterans in the local music scene from Golden Chimes, Sand Pipers, Joey and Friends, to Masquerade respectively.  In 1978 he went on to join “Desmond and the Clan” where he toured to Kathmandu Nepal, and performed in Norway and Denmark as well.

Three years from then “Desmond and the Clan” was renewed to “CHASE” and the band started travelling actively around Europe performing in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Austria and Germany doing what they did best. Growing in popularity and demand Kirthie and his men won the hearts of many a number of fans with their celebrated acts of mimicking the all time favourites of the international music scene from Elvis, to MJ to even Tina Turner. Deciding to settle down in Germany, Kirthie then moved on to form his own band “KinÂŽn Chain” in which he played a duel role as lead vocalist and manager, and continued to tour the world winning the hearts of many.

After a lapse of 12 years since performing with “KinÂŽn Chain” he went on to form “KitÂŽn Sunrise” along with his friends Susantha Perera, Anura Herat, and Musha Yehiya. Kirthie personally believes on having a lot of fun on stage and loosing himself completely in the spur of the moment. His great ability lies in imitating idols in the international music arena from Elvis to Michael Jackson to Tina Turner. Yes you read it right, Tina Turner! Going all out of his way to bring out the total experience of these icons,  his act comes complete with the ankle length pants,  white socks doing the moonwalk or imitating Elvis in his white jumpsuit, cape and ton of rhinestones to Tina Turner complete with her tight fitting mini dress, high heeled shoes and big hair. The Michael Jackson/Tina Turner act is said to be a massive crowd puller, especially in the nightclub scene in Europe. As Kirthie himself puts it “Since 1981 I am crazy of doing these acts on stage, and most of my audience have never seen the ugly side of them. So here I am doing what I do” Well “here he is indeed”! Kirthie Abeywickrama, the song, dance sensation will be performing at the Margarita Blue along with Mirage from the 2 - 5 February. If you are looking to loosen up and let that bottled up craziness out, over a few drinks and absolutely great music, then the Margarita Blue is the place to be.

Come one come all and catch the action as he mimics those legendary personalities with his own touch of class.