Bathiya and Santhush
A Classically trained singer and piano player, Bathiya is the driving force behind much of BNS’ production and arrangement.Anyone who has followed Bathiya’s career closely enough, knows that his true potential unfolds during a live performance. His showmanship on stage is almost theatrical thanks to his ability to tanslate the energy and feeling behind a song into something physical.
A Classically trained vocalist and keyboard player, Santhush is the emotional pulse behind the music of BNS. Behid his quiet exterior lies a reservoir of thoughts and emotion. There is one basic principle behind Santhush’s performances – less is more. He has the remarkable ability to inject passion into a live appearance with the least effort.
Together BNS have composed, produced and performed some of the Sri Lankas’ mamoth hits since 1998
SPECIAL PERFORMANCES & COLLABORATIONS
2010 Opening Act for IIFA 2010 – Sri Lanka.
2010 BNS teamed up with Asha Bhosle on their new single “Dedunna Sedi”
2009 BNS collaborated with Hariharan on their smash hit single “Yalpaname”
2005 Performed at the Sydney Opera House – April .
2005 Performed at the Festival De Cannes – France.
2002 Opening act for “UB 40″ – Sri Lanka Peace concert December.
2001 Opening act for the “Vengaboys” – tour of Sri Lanka in March.
2000 Opening act for “DJ BoBo” – Tour of Sri Lanka in November.
BNS exclusive concert “Neththara” completes 125 concerts in Sri Lanka & abroad.
Over 450 Live performances including staggering audiences of 27,000 – Sarjah,
[19,000 in Colombo and outdoor performances sustaining average crowds of over 5,000 for the last 12 years.]
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
2008 Male Icons of the year Award together with Mahela Jayawardane (Cricketer) & Kumar Sangakkara (Cricketer).
2008 Best Music Video in the category of 35″ mm at Derana Music Video Awards.
2007 Most Popular Male Artistes award at the Sirasa Music Awards.
2006 Featured on BBC Televisions Asia Today.
2005 Winners of the best music arrangement at the VOA festival in Astana Kazakhstan.
2003 Winners of the TYOP Award for the contribution to Culture & Arts.
2003 Runner-up the 4th Pop Music Festival in Zernjanin Serbia.
2002 Signed under SONY BMG / M Entertianment.
2002 Signed for Music publishing under Universal Music Publishing Hong Kong.
2002 Winner of the Golden Clef Award for the best fusion band in Sri Lanka.
2001 Silver Award Winners at the “Azia Dauzey” Music Festival in Kazakhstan 2001 / Shanghai Music.
2001 Bronze award winners at the 4th Shanghai Asia Music Festival in China.
MOVIE & SOUND TRACKS
Uthathara – 2010 “Premiered February 2010″
Julia – 2009 “BNS Collaborates with some of the other movie musicdirectors for the first time”
Rosa Kele – 2008 “Super hit movie for the year”
Asai Mang Piyambanna – 2007 “The highest selling movie songsand sound track of the decade”
Hiri Poda Wessa – 2006 “BNS Enters the Movie World”
Shaheena – 2009 Saregama Music – “ Limited edition album featuring a collection of singles released in 2008-2009 “
Lanka Matha – 2009 Saregama Music – “ The first official patriotic alum in Sri Lanka featuring new renditions of the national anthem “
Ayubowan [ Namaste ] – 2007 Universal Music -” The very first original Hindi album from Sri Lanka under the label Universal Music India “
Resvihidena “ The Valentine’s day album” – 2007 Saregama Music – “ Valentines day special edition with new single “
Neththara “ Project 4 “ – 2005 Sony BMG / M Entertainment – “ yet again tops the sales of the tharunyaye and delivers 5 no 1s “
Tharunyaye “ The 3rd album “ – 2002 SONY BMG / M Entertainment – “ One of Sri Lanka’s all time highest selling albums “
Life “ Sahashraye Manusath Kule “ – 2000 Torana Music – “The ground breaking album in Sri Lankan new age music”
Vasanthaye “ A New Beginning “ – 1998 Torana Music – “ Highest selling album that year “
Music Genre Ethnic Pop / Hip-Hop