Derrick Junkeer or Derrick J as he is known in Australia wowed his fans no end as he stepped down from the stage during his performance at the Galadari Hotel in October. He moved among the guests who were thrilled to sway and clap to the rhythms of his songs. He encouraged them to sing along with him and to quote a cliché “they were in seventh heaven”!
Although he is now domiciled in Melbourne, Derrick J has not lost his touch in entertaining music lovers both young and old – something that he has been doing for more than 40 years. His appearances on the TV specials ‘Good Morning Australia’, “ In Melbourne Today”, as a singer, and a host on the Sri Lanka Morning show on Channel 31 has escalated his popularity and he is now a household name in Melbourne.
Thisyear’s special XmasHigh Tea performance at the Galadari Hotel will be one-of-a-kind and one worth waiting for in Sri Lanka, on the 20thDecember to enjoy his romantic renditions of songs that were the golden hits of singers like Englebert Humperdinck and Tom Jones, and some popular Xmas carols
On the 19th of December on the invitation of the Chairman of Gold FM , Mr Rayynor Silva he will be performing at the Gold FM 70s show, which will be held at Taj Hotel, from 6p.m. to Midnight . I believe his performance will be around 10,30 pm.
On the same day on the special invitation of John Amaratunga, the Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs he will be performing at the” Tourism Fest with the Spirit of Christmas”at the Arcade, Independence Square.
With the month of December being the peak month for tourist arrivals and festivities, the idea behind this is to portray Sri Lankan food, culture, gems, tea, shopping and entertainment at one venue. Amongst the main attractions during this Fest will be an exhibition of Sri Lankan culture and heritage and special exhibitions of wild life, zoological gardens, handicrafts and gems. In addition, a food festival on Sri Lankan and international cuisine with the participation of leading hotels and restaurants in Colombo and a tea boutique is targeted to offer a delectable experience to the visitors. to embody a true spirit of Christmas.
He will stay back in Colombo till the 2nd of January to perform at the Galadari Hotel for New Years Eve with a 9 piece band FLAME and special guest Ishan Bahar.