Praveen Karunasena (PK)

Praveen is the anchor man who plays the guitar in Exceed and keeps the dance floor packed. He is a showman who sings and entertains the audience. PK's signature renditions are often copied by others.

Church choir, Schools'  Western and the Eastern bands were the start of Praveen’s musical life. Bands such as 'Sweat' and 'Classic' from Negombo, Sri Lanka were the main bands he performed in, while freelancing with others. He also toured Dubai with SEAC, along with Dileepa (now with Marian's) and few other popular artists. Praveen was a founding member of Exceed when they started in Sri Lanka in 1999 as a four-piece outfit.

 

 



Dileepa Fernando

He is the keyboard player of Exceed with an amazing musical talent. He can play Bass and Guitar, even better than Keyboards. Dileepa's singing and harmonizing talent is an asset to Exceed.

Dileepa started his music career in the UK as a rhythm guitarists of the band Sigiri. He joined the band in 2012 with the Peterite Dance. His diverse musical knowledge and vocal culture takes Exceed to far corners of the entertainment spectrum.




Ranmal Rodrigo

Ranmal Rodrigo started his music career playing esraj at Trinity College, Kandy. He was the president of the College Oriental music Orchestra and under his leadership they won several awards including The All Island Orchestra Competition in 1993/1994. Ranmal is also a talented violin and keyboard player. In his youth he also played keyboards for Tharuka, a popular band from Kandy that toured the Sri Lanka and backed artists such as Gunadasa Kapuge.


In August 2008 Ranmal organised the Marians concert, which was the biggest of its kind to have been organised in the UK.







Sanjeeva Wickramaratne (Sanj)

He is the Vocalist with the talent to woo Simon Cowell. Sanj has been with Exceed since they started as a full band. He has performed with many great Sri Lankan Artists and bands. Sanj had his calling, when Exceed required a strong Vocal line-up that is exquisite and diverse. He is widening his repertoire with more older Sinhalese hits to the newer English ones.

 

 





 

Romane Perera

 Romane is the eldest of three singing sensations. Playing the organ at church, while her and her sisters brought choral extravagance to the ears of the congregation, was the birth of her singing passion. Being the daughter of the late Neville Fernando, the owner of one biggest PA rigs in Sri Lanka in the 90's, Romane was no stranger to the music industry. 

She started performing at lobby’s at Hilton and Taj when she was 18. Romane is a




Chilan De Silva

Being the drummer of Exceed, Chilan, adds the rhythm and energy to Exceed's musical structure.

Although he is the eldest son of the ever popular Saman De Silva, Chilan now has his own fan base due to his unique style of drumming and variations.






Muditha Sampath (Andie)

Sampath started with Exceed in winter of 2009. Although, he is not new to the music scene in the UK. He has performed with other UK based bands such as the ever popular 'Sigiri' and 'Action'. His performance at the BBC studios was with 'Born of the Sun' an English band popular among the fusion music circuit in London. In Si Lanka, he started with his band 'Perlians', from Chilaw, who were inspired by Nalin and Ruwan of 'Marians'. He comes from a family of Percussionist, where his uncle and brother are still performing at events in Sri Lanka. Sampath brings the rhythm section of Exceed to a whole new level with his bongos and conga riffs.









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