Sri Lanka’s Alston to sing at Oscars after party

Sri Lankan legendary performer Alston Koch has been invited to perform at the Oscars after party.

Koch will perform on the 26th of February at the Beverly Hills Hilton immediately after the Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre.
The after party, known as ‘The Night Of A Hundred Stars’ is the most wanted ticket in Hollywood.

Alston will be performing to the World’s most popular actors, actresses and the international media that will be present at the exclusive event.

Alston has been referred to as ‘Asia’s king of pop’ and he is also the first Sri Lankan to sign a deal with a major international record label.

Alston was inducted into the Hard Rock Café hall of fame at a ceremony in Thailand in 2010 for his achievements in the Asian music industry over the past several years.

Over the years Alston has befriended several big names in the music and movie industry as well as in the sporting arena, especially cricket.

In 2005 during an MTV world music ceremony in Thailand, international pop sensation Alecia Keys referred to him as a “superstar” after being impressed with his music achievements.

MTV had invited Alston to present and sing at the show as the proceeds from the telecast were to be used to assist countries in the Asian region, including Sri Lanka, which was devastated by the 2004 tsunami.

Alston made it big with his hit single ‘Disco Lady’ back in the 70’s and later he achieved more success when he formed the bands ‘Darktan’ and later ‘S-witch’ in Australia.

In 2008 Alston stormed the charts with a song dedicated to the Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan.

The Murali Song became a hit in three continents after the bowler overtook Australian Shane Warne’s record for the most number of Test wickets.

The song was recorded in one of the best recording studios in the world in Melbourne, Australia with award-winning conductor, arranger and producer Jarrad Gilson. (Colombo Gazette)


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