Classmates at Belvoir College International from 2004, Irusha and Mudhusshan shared one common interest. Music. In 2008, Irusha and Mudhusshan combined to commence their Duo Band to promote their childhood passion and love for music.
Hailing from a business family, Irusha Anuradha Silva presently studying in Australia Monash University completing the Bachelor in Business. Madhusshan emerges from a generation of musicians. His famed father Muthuswamy Mohanraj is the music director of the renowned APSARAS Music Group established since 1975, and has performed with famed South Indian music artistes in international shows in Europe, UK, Singapore, etc. Madhusshan s grandfather, the grand Muthuswamy Master, who was an icon at the SLBC as leader of the Tamil Orchestra in the post-Independence era, composed music for over two hundred Sinhala and Tamils movies. Madhusshan has also had wide exposure in working with his dad in the field of music. Madhusshan is currently studying at the SAE Sound Engineering College in Chennai.
Presently the duo has completed five tracks in its debut album titled Irusha & Madhusshan, scheduled for release January, 2010, if not earlier. Working with Azlan Sheriffdeen (Azi Sheriff), the duo has already completed a track which it envisages to hit high in the Sri Lanka music industry. Focusing on touching the hearts of music lovers, Irushan and Madhusshan have decided to embark on producing music in Sinhala, Tamil and English with the belief that language is no barrier to creative music.
Irusha Anuradha - Singer
Madhusshan Mohanraj - Singer, producer, lyricist (English)
Oya Dathin Alla - The duo s original hit was released on all channels in March, 2009.
The song was composed and mixed by Nisal Gangodage @ AudioLabs, while its lyrics were written by Tiron Perera. Oya Dathin Alla in 2009 March it reached the top of the charts within a month of the release, The song was played in every channel and it toped the Rase Risi Gee chart show (SirasaTV), Music Online (TVDerena), I Tunes (Channel Eye), Heena Hathak (ITN) and Musix (Swarnawahini).
The video was produced by the Pro Aryans; Video directors are Hasitha Vithanage of the Pro Aryans.
This Music Video was done with the intention of creating a difference in the Sri Lankan music video industry. No one so far has attempted and succeeded in taking up this challenge technically, financially and creatively to produce such a change in the music field. As budding music artistes, we felt the need to make our first entry in expressing our desire to be a different and a memorable one. And we believe we did it right, and that it will apparently revolutionize the music video industry. We used several advanced techniques including the jib-jib-crane, in producing this video. Sizeable credit goes to the Pro Aryans for perfecting this production. The pre- and post-production period spanned eight weeks while the shoot took two days. Such feats were possible on account of the high degree of practice performed in the pre-production stages conducted by Viraj Kuruppu of the Pro Aryans.
The duo is also working on a couple of tracks with Nisal Gangodage, Kasun Kalhara, Azlan Sheriff and Dananjaya aka D-Fault.
JAN 2010: Debut album release.
Second Half 2009: Two Music Video songs with the Pro Aryans for release.
July/Nov-2009: A single number to be titled, produced by Azi Sheriff, scheduled for audio release in July 2009, followed by the Music Video before the year is out.