Legacy at the Grand Kandyan | Sunday Observer

Legacy at the Grand Kandyan

With the Christmas season comes the New Year’s Eve happenings which nearly all bands and singers look forward to be in the centre of the excitement. This New Year’s Eve the popular band Legacy led by the equally popular singer Ricky Bahar will be in action at the Grand Kandyan a much sought after hotel in Kandy. The band has created a special sound for themselves with the other members being bassist Timal Jayamanne whose experiences stretches for more than two decades, and we understand is a managing partner of Legacy as well. The keyboardist is the versatile Manoj Ramanayake, the guitarist is Sugath Sumodha who apart from his experience has performed on international stages. Keeping these instrumentalists together is the drummer Dilshan Jayatilleke who has matured in his artistry. The glitz in Legacy is the singer Nayomi Wijemanne whose smooth vocals is a big draw considering the fact that she was a winner in the Home Grown Super Star Series.

‘It’s been a long journey for me from the time I was with ‘Steelers’. We had our moments here in Sri Lanka when we rocked the Sri Lankan western music scene from the 80s to the 90s and then later when we toured Europe and in the States, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Dubai, Thailand, China, the Maldives, in Mumbai and Goa. I am proud of the fact I won the Observer Golden Clef Award for the Best Male Vocalist consecutively for two years and now we are booked to play for countless weddings and dances,’ enthuses Ricky Bahar in a spool back mode.

Apart from the New Year’s Eve happenings at the Grand Kandyan in the hills, Ricky Bahar and Legacy are featured on Saturdays at the Curve playing the best of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s hits.