Born and raised during the Civil War in Sri Lanka (1979 - 2009), Buddhi de Mal is a Singer-Songwriter, Performer and Band Leader currently based in Los Angeles, CA. He is the founding member and vocalist of Award Winning Rock Band in Sri Lanka "Wagon Park" and also the founder and vocalist of Los Angeles Rock band, The Sutra. His style of writing is highly influenced by Blues, Folk and the Classic Rock era when the Psychedelic Rock movement broke through during the 60s.
Inspired by real life scenarios, Buddhi writes his songs with a powerful message that carries the words love, peace and freedom loud and powerful. Till now, he has produced a Solo EP and an EP with The Sutra after moving to Los Angeles in 2016 where he continues to record and perform live. With his Sri Lankan band Wagon Park, he has released an EP and a full length album, also awarded the Best Rock Band in the Country in 2015.
At present, Buddhi continues to work on all three of his main projects, including Buddhi de Mal, Wagon Park and The Sutra.
Videos of Buddhi
Shot From Behind - Buddhi de Mal feat. Elijah C Sinthaby
Colours of Hate (No More) - Buddhi de Mal | Official Music Video
We Will Get High (Live) Buddhi de Mal & Mahesh Balasooriya
News on Buddhi
January 14, 2018
Celebrating 10 Years of Hard Rock
"To celebrate 10 Years, Wagon Park plans to release a Single titled ‘Jayaganwan Sri Lanka’ of their upcoming Sinhala Album. This track was composed, written and produced by Buddhi de Mal (Lead Vocalist and founding member of Wagon Park). An initial version of the track was recorded in 2009 at the end of the war as a tribute to the peaceful island Sri Lanka."
January 07, 2018
"A singer-songwriter born and raised in Sri Lanka who counts his upbringing during a civil war as one of his biggest inspirations as a singer-songwriter. Growing up, he was inspired by Western contemporary music and being that English was not his first language, he decided to study abroad in the U.S. to further study the music he loved."
October 04, 2015
The Sound Vault: Wagon Park
"Something unique about the band is the genre of music played by Wagon Park, which is categorised as ‘Sri Lankan Blues Rock’ music, which is folk music being fused with classic Rock n Roll. We inquired from Buddhi as to how this sort of genre evolved, but Buddhi managed to give quite a modest answer by saying that they did not try to make it a particular genre but as a band they do love Rock n Roll and the life with music."
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