Proteus

Genre
jazz, funk, classical, rnb
Location
Hong Kong
About
Professional 5 Piece Band Based In HongKong.
DYLAN LYE A versatile Guitarist/Bassist/Vocalist arrived in HK with an all SriLankan band the 'Jetliners' in 1980 to open the Regent Hotel (now Inter-Continental).The contract lasted for 17 consecutive yrs. after which he decided to continue working as a freelance musician. He is currently a member of the band "PROTEUS" which has performed at all the leading hotels, membership clubs in HK and for various events in Macau, China, Singapore and Srilanka.

ADONIS DE JESUS Keyboardist/ Arrived in Hong Kong from the Philippines more than 20 years ago. He is a highly talented and respected Pianist and Composer. He has written numerous songs which he intends putting out a CD soon. He has performed with many well known Filipinos as well as foreign artists in HK and overseas. Being the music director, he handles all the musical arrangements for the "PROTEUS".


DULIP WIJESINHA Srilankan Drummer/Percussionist/Vocalist. Popularly known as 'DC' he is one of the most sort after freelance drummers in Hong Kong due to his ability and skill to handle all types of music. He too arrived in HK in 1980 with the 'Jetliners’. He has performed and recorded with many leading entertainers from HK as well as overseas. His vocals are also in big demand and capable of handling a variety of styles from the 60's onwards.

MARIANO “BALU” CASI A session guitarist. He has the ability to handle the most complicated music arrangements with ease and is well known for his stunning solos whether it be Rock,Fusion,Jazz or Latin. He has performed at a wide circuit of hotels, clubs and jazz bars in HK and Asia.


UMARA(Vocalist)


UMARA BORN IN SRI LANKA 1987, GREW UP HEARING ALL KINDS OF MUSIC FROM JAZZ TO CLASSIC TO HIP HOP TO RNB AS BOTH HER PARENTS ARE PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS.
UMARA WON MANY SINGING COMPETITIONS INCLUDING FIRST PLACE AT THE ALL ISLAND SINGING COMPETITION OF SRI LANKA.HER HOBBY AND PASSION TOOK A SERIOUS TURN WHEN HER FIRST RECORDING AT THE AGE OF TEN, AND THEN HER VERY FIRST PUBLIC PERFORMANCE WHEN SHE WAS JUST 13 YEARS OLD.FROM THEREON, UMARA CONTINUED AS A SINGER, SONG WRITER.

UMARA’S HARD WORK TO ADOPT HER VOICE PAID OFF TREMENDOUSLY AS THIS GAVE HER A VERY UNIQUE AND LIKABLE FLAVOR TO HER SONGS WHEN SHE SANG.

UMARA TESTED HER SELF BY TAKING PART IN TWO INTERNATIONAL SINGING CONTESTS IN THE YEAR 2007 IN CHINA AND IN KAZAKHSTAN.SHE SHOWED OFF HER TALENTS AND MEZMERISED THE JUDGES TO BAG 3 AWARDS BRINGING FAME TO HER MOTHERLAND, FOLLOWING WHICH IN 2011 UMARA ALONG WITH HER SISTER ONCE AGAIN WON THE BRONZE AWARD AT THE CRIMEA MUSIC FESTIVAL HELD IN UKRAINE, COMPETING AMONGST 20 CONTESTANTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.BY FAR ONE OF THE BIGGEST INTERNATIONAL SINGING COMPETITIONS HELD.
UMARA HAS DONE INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS SUCH WITH THE LEGENDERY SHANKAR MAHADEVA(SHANKAR-EHSAAN-LOY).
SHE IS THE FIRST FEMALE AND THE YOUNGEST MUSIC AUDIO ENGINEER IN SRI LANKA.
IN 2012 UMARA TOOK A BREAK FROM MUSIC TO FOCUS ON HER LITTLE FAMILY FOR 2 YEARS AND SHE IS NOW READY TO STEP UP HER GAME AND WOW THE WORLD.
HER DREAM IS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE FIELD OF MUSIC AND TO HAVE HER OWN INTERNATIONAL ALBUM.




Band members:
DYLAN LYE
ADONIS DE JESUS
UMARA RIFKY
DULIP WIJESINHA
MARIANO “BALU”
HASSAN MUSAFER

(Quoted from facebook)

 

Past Gigs

Umara + Proteus

12 Sep 2019 (Thu) 9:30PM - 11:30PM

Venue: 
Peel Fresco Music Lounge
49 Peel St, Central, Hong Kong

Umara with proteus

7 Sep 2019 (Sat) 9:30PM - 11:30PM

Venue: 
Peel Fresco Music Lounge
49 Peel St, Central, Hong Kong

Umara and The Proteus at the BB Jazz Lounge

31 Aug 2019 (Sat) 9:00PM - 2:00AM

Venue: 
BB Jazz Lounge
Hong Kong, Central, D'Aguilar St, 38-44號, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 2/f

BB Jazz Lounge

15 Jun 2019 (Sat) 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Venue: 
BB Jazz Lounge
Hong Kong, Central, D'Aguilar St, 38-44號, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 2/f

PROTEUS ft. award winning singer UMARA

13 Apr 2019 (Sat) 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Venue: 
BB Jazz Lounge
Hong Kong, Central, D'Aguilar St, 38-44號, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 2/f

Proteus

23 Mar 2018 (Fri) 8:00PM - 11:00PM

Venue: 
BB Jazz Lounge
Hong Kong, Central, D'Aguilar St, 38-44號, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 2/f