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Bathiya n Santhush

Bathiya n Santhush

Bathiya n Santhush


Bathiya and Santhush (BNS) are Sri Lanka's most accomplished musical duo in the field of ethnic fusion music. In the last 5 years the duo have secured over 350 live performances, a music publishing contract with Universal Music, a recording contract with SONY BMG Music Entertainment / M entertainment and released 3 platinum albums. Since their inception in 1998, the duo have achieved fourteen entries in the Sri Lankan music charts along with 7 number-one singles. Read more on Last.fm
Bathiya and Santhush (BNS) are Sri Lanka's most accomplished musical duo in the field of ethnic fusion music. In the last 5 years the duo have secured over 350 live performances, a music publishing contract with Universal Music, a recording contract with SONY BMG Music Entertainment / M entertainment and released 3 platinum albums. Since their inception in 1998, the duo have achieved fourteen entries in the Sri Lankan music charts along with 7 number-one singles. Their single Siri Sangabodhi Maligawedi off the album Life was the the first ever multilingual [English and Singhalese] hit to be played on English Radio after 3 decades. The latest album Neththara released in 2005 sold up to 75,000 copies in just 5 months.

The album has been ranked as one of the highest selling Sony Music releases in Sri Lanka. BNS have also enjoyed enormous success overseas. In 2001 they were runners up at both the Voice of Asia Music Festival in Kazakhstan and the Shanghai Music Festival in China. To this day,the duo have toured over 20 countries, their most memorable overseas show being to a crowd of over 27,000 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. They have also opened concerts for legendary acts such as UB40 and famous contemporary artists The Vengaboys and DJ Bobo.

The video for the duo's hit song Neththara off the Neththara album is now regularly broacast on India's MTv and Channel V. As a musical duo, BNS are a meeting of two entirely different creative journeys. The magic behind the trademark BNS sound lies in the blending of the two musicians’ contrasting personalities and creative visions. 2005 Tours ITB - Berlin, Germany Delhi, India Opera House - Sydney, Australia Cannes Film Festival- Cannes, France Kuwait City, Kuwait Beijing, China Bangkok, Thailand Dubai, U.A.E Singapore, Singapore 2004 Tours London, UK Paris, France Bangkok, Thailand Stockholm, Sweden Copenhagen, Denmark Milan & Rome, Italy Sydney & Melbourne, Australia Auckland, New Zealand Kualalumpur Malaysia Dubai, U.A.E 2003 Tours Toronto, Canada London, UK Belgrade, Yugoslavia Sydney & Melbourne, Australia Manama, Bahrain Chennai, India Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Cricket Stadium Sharjah, UAE 2002 Tours Melbourne, Australia Singapore, Singapore Ncosia, Cyprus Delhi, India Al Nazar Ice Rig Dubai, UAE Millenium Dome, UK 2001 Tours Melbourne, Australia Almaty, Kazakhstan Shanghai, China - Over 300 Live performances including staggering audiences of 27,000. in Sarjah, 19,000 in Colombo and out door performances sustaining average crowds of over 5,000. - Composers & Performers of the Official Sri Lankan Cricket Anthem BCCSL. - Music Publishing Contract under UNIVERSAL MUSIC Publishing Hong Kong. - Recording Contract under SONY BMG Music Entertainment / "M" entertainment. - Winners of the TYOP Award for the contribution to Culture & Arts 2002. - Runner-up the 4th Pop Music Festival in Zernjanin Serbia 2003. - Silver Award Winners at the "Azia Dauzey" Music Festival in Kazakhstan 2001 / Shanghai Music Festival 2001. - Bronze award winners at the 4th Shanghai Asia Music Festival in China 2001. - Winner of the Golden Clef Award for the best fusion band - 2002. - Opening act for "UB 40" at the, Sri Lanka Peace concert December 2002. - Opening act for the "Vengaboys" in there tour of Sri Lanka in March 2001. - Opening act for "DJ BoBo" in his tour of Sri Lanka in November 2000. Read more on Last.fm.

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