Voltage is a newly started event planning company. The company was established by Vimod Edirisinghe who is also the president of it. As the first event of Voltage, it took up a beat band competition titled ‘Sound Mash’.
“Voltage differs from most of the other event planning companies due to its vision,” said Vimod. Their crew consists of people who are in the music field. Consequently they are planning to do more events related to the music industry. Voltage is mostly interested in doing youth-related events.
The winner of Sound Mash is the band INFERNO. The 1st and the 2nd runners-up of the competition were picked up, no pun intended, by the bands PICKUPS and REVOLUTION respectively.
The prizes for the winners were sponsored by Urban Records. “There wasn’t much trouble. But we are just a startup company and a group mostly consisting of young people between the ages of 17 and 22,” said Vimod, referring to the work that went into organizing Sound Mash.
“When we looked for sponsors, some rejected us because of it. The crew was really amazing. Their commitment, dedication and enthusiasm were the key to the success of Sound Mash.”
The crew consists of students from Ananda College and DS Senanayaka College.
Vimod wished to thank all the sponsors including; Urban Records, Kara Studios, ANCL, NowYouSeeMe and Nation newspaper for all the support as well as all the spectators.
Text and pics by Sujan Jayasinghe