According to Maneesh they are the most important part of the choir. They are perfect in every way and can do no wrong. *Note the sarcasm*
Andrea Gomez joined vocal enigma at its inception in 2012. She has been singing in her Parish church choir since the age of 11 and was a part of her school choir (HFC col4) for 3 years. Having grown up in a family that makes music a big part of their lives, her love for music has only grown along the years.
Dilisha is a past pupil at St.Bridget's Convent, where she was an active member of the school choir. She began singing at the age of 11, under the guidance of late Mrs. Ruwani Seimon and has participated at many school choir productions including "Musically Yours" in 2005.
She joined Vocal Enigma in the year 2013. In the same year she was able to be a part of "The Playlist" which was showcased at British School Auditorium in November. Apart from singing with Vocal Enigma she also enjoys singing at the church choir on Sundays. She is currently following a BSc. in Psychology at a private university affiliated to Missouri University of Science and Technology. And is hoping to serve in the field of medicine in the future.
Dineli Sun, hailing from the hill capital of Sri Lanka – Kandy is one of the few members of VE who has never had a theoretical back ground in music nor does she come from a family with a musical background. However, she discovered her fine tuned ear for music at the tender age of 7 when she started playing the keyboard and Melodica.
A tom boy at heart, she once took to playing the “Tabla” in secret not knowing her eastern music teacher was listening. On hearing her playing this instrument as a punishment for her unruly behavior and also as a testament to her talent, was asked to play among the pro level senior players in school.
A rebel at heart, Dineli fought her desire to give herself to music and took up art as her aesthetic subject in school. However, there was only so much she could do subdue the inner musician in her and when she finally gave in, she joined the College choir where she was appointed the College choir leader in the year 2006 and was hailed as a game changer and brought a positive change for the better within the group.
She took a deep dive into the art of beatboxing in 2007. Well, the rest is history. She is the only female beatboxer in Sri Lanka. Or rightly insinuated, the only female who beatbox the roof off an auditorium! She has been a part of the choral group Music.inc where she made her debut as a soloist under the direction of Shannon Jacob. In 2010 she moved to Colombo to study interior designing and graduated in 2012 with a BA (Hons) from the University of Northumbria UK and started working as a qualified interior designer from that year while maintaining a good work life balance. The word “Life” can rightfully be replaced by the word “Music”.
She has won many a competition both in Sri Lanka and abroad most notably “Star studded rainbow” held in Dubai. She won the competition as the first male-female beatbox duo in Sri Lanka.
She has also performed as a guest artist with Voice print and has been a part of many a TV /Radio interview and is fondly known as Sri Lanka’s first female beatboxer. She has worked with many professionals in the Sri Lankan musical circle most notably; Ashanthi, Chinthy, Azlan, Infaz. One of her fondest memories she draws to mind is the event where she was the opening act of the home grown awards ceremony (Sri Lanka’s first English music award ceremony). In 2016 she made her first official music video along with Chinthy.
Dineli joined Vocal Enigma in the year 2012 and since participated in all shows held by the group – From a distance – 2012/ Kennel rock – 2013/ Playlist – 2013/ signed Sealed DELIVERED – 2015 & FourTe – 2016
Dineli is a versatile multitalented musician who is also a pure entertainer and has the ability to cater to any audience transcending the boundaries of age religion cast or creed.
Maria Gomez has been a part of vocal enigma since the inception of the group. Having grown up in a very musically inclined family, her passion for music naturally started from her very early days when she started playing the piano by ear at the age of 3. She then started playing the organ at her parish Sacred Heart Church Rajagiriya when she was 15 and joined her school choir (HFC col4) at the age of 14.
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A banker by profession, and a past pupil of Methodist College Colombo, E. Roshini Ramalingam is an LTCL (Licentiate of Trinity College Guildhall) qualified, professionally groomed pianist who began her musical journey at the tender age of 5, under the direction of Mrs Joy Gnanadurai. Roshini completed all Trinity Guildhall graded piano examinations and ATCL , participated and won many an all island music competitions in piano forte and vocals during her schooling career.
She was the leader of the western band and the trainer of the brass wind band in her senior year at her Alma Mater. On leaving College she perused her passion for music and teaching, by joining Methodist College and Gateway College Colombo to teach music to children and train the choir of the institution.
On a professional front, she has obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business Management and is a passed finalist in Charted institute of Management and accounts. She has also made it a habit in winning many banking awards for outstanding performance on an annual basis in the bank she is currently employed in.
On a personal front she is now married to the Director of Vocal Enigma and by her subtle way of management of the director, his outbursts and tantrums, hopes to bring about a change for the better in an otherwise rapidly changing rollercoaster ride of emotions the group has to deal with on a daily basis on account of his set ways and questionable mood swings!
Vanya Goonetilleke is a versatile young musician with her beginnings in Classical music. A professional Pianist and Violinist, she took up her interest in Classical music at the age of 4, and continued on to completing her Associate Performance Diploma in Piano (2013) conducted by Trinity College of London and her Violin graded examinations conducted by Royal College of London.
A past pupil of Holy Family Convent, Bambalapitiya she played an active role in the Western Orchestra and was also a member of the school Choir. (2004). She joined the National Youth Orchestra in 2003 and the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka in 2008. (Up to 2012)
She has been a Gold medalist in all-island championships (Violin) hosted by the British & International Federation for Music, Drama & Speech, UK. She has been an accompanist at musical shows (both Piano & Violin) including "Curtains Up" conducted by the Marjorie De Alwis School of Music (2006) and "Nickleby" - The Musical (2009).
She performed with Vocal Enigma at their debut concert "From a Distance" in 2012 and the subsequent production "The Playlist" in 2013.