Channa Channa Channa Podcast

Channa Channa Channa Podcast

Channa Channa Channa talks about music , concerts and pop culture , show off his music collection and interview friends, music fans and artists.

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June 12, 2021 41 min

In this episode, Channa Channa Channa talks to Arun Jilukshan (guitars) and Sahan Mendis (bass)  of ABYSS, the groove metal band from Sri Lanka. Channa watched ABYSS live in 2016 at Maelstrom festival in Colombo.  

ABYSS always wanted to be a band who wanted to carry, infect and spread one message to the majority of the society who are blinded solely by the materialistic things in life and trapped in the lies of political power. Hen...

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In this episode, Channa Channa Channa talks to Scottish singer George Porter. George is also the singer of the band Empires That Dance and Simple Minded (Simple Minds tribute band). 

George grew up in a musical home and he was attracted to any kind of music that pleased his ears. He started collecting music and Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons “December, 1963” was the first record he bought. He still has all the records he ever ...

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June 5, 2021 50 min

In this episode, Channa Channa Channa talks to Cronkite Satellite the one man band based in Singapore. Channa discovered Cronkite through an FB live show.  

Cronkite Satellite is not only an international live looping musician but he’s also a multi-instrumentalist, producer, sound engineer, filmmaker, poet, graphic designer and educator. Long story short, Cronkite Satellite is a world traveler who spreads the power of music around t...

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June 5, 2021 44 min

In this episode, Channa Channa Channa talks to Andrew Pevny the guitarist, bassist, songwriter, audio engineer, transcriber, and instructor from NYC.  Channa discovered Andrew through his friend.  

Andrew is the guitarist, songwriter of the bands Framework and Daughter Chaos.  Daughter Chaos was born from of the ashes of legendary Swedish death metal band ARMAGEDDON which was formed by Christopher Amott.  Andrew played bass with ARM...

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May 21, 2021 37 min

In this episode, Channa Channa Channa talks to Chathuranga Hewa Bandula, the drummer of Japanese Slam/Brutal Death Metal band Gorevent.  Channa met Ranga in 2013 is Sri Lanka through a mutual friend.  

Ranga grew up in a musical home in Sri Lanka and early on got into Metal music.  He started playing keyboard and shifted drums later. Ranga formed the Sri Lankan Brutal Death Metal Band Old Castles Massacre. 

Ranga moved to Japan few y...

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May 16, 2021 27 min

In this episode, Channa Channa Channa talks to Jessy Switchblade, vocalist of South African heavy metal from Pretoria, Deadline. Channa discovered Deadline through a friend and immediately love the recent covers they did of Ghost, Billy Idol and Dio. 

Deadline are on the forefront of the New Wave of South African Heavy Metal (NWOSAHM) and mix elements of traditional heavy metal, thrash metal, power metal and hard rock in their music...

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May 9, 2021 41 min

In this episode, Channa Channa Channa talks to Nicol and Filip of STELL/\RIS, a modern metal band from Prague, Czech Republic.  Channa got connected with Nicol on Facebook and discovered Stell/\ris. 

STELL/\RIS is a five-piece band to first hit the stage at the beginning of 2020 and since then released one single ‘Find Your Course’. Currently the band finished a new single and working on completing their full-length album. 

Currently...

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May 9, 2021 31 min

In this episode, Channa Channa Channa talks to Kenny Hughes, the travelling blues musician from South Africa. Channa discovered Kenny through a friend.  Channa loved Kenny’s music as it felt so true to the roots of blues. 

Kenny grew up in a musical home where music of Dire Straits, Eric Clapton, CCR was played a lot.  He discovered blues later and considers Jimi Hendrix, Philip Sayce, Dan Patlansky and Albert Frost as his blues inf...

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April 27, 2021 53 min

In this episode, Channa Channa Channa talks to Kevin Loo and Alif Putra from Singapore rock band Peep Show SG. Channa watched Peep Show SG in 2019 and became friends with the band.   

Peep Show has fearlessly inspired the whole music scene by organizing post covid gigs and proving shows can be executed with proper safety precautions. 

Outside of Peep Show, Kevin and Alif are busy on many projects, including Kevin's new band Rock ...

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April 26, 2021 75 min

In this episode, Channa Channa Channa talks to Meggy Caparas, Founder and Creative Troublemaker of We Found A Place.  Channa met Meggy through a mutual friend and they moderate weekly talk series on Clubhouse App under In Silence club.  

Meggy is a health and wellness advocate, Breath work enthusiast, Spiritual Seeker, Yogi, and a Yoga Teacher. She founded We Found A Place in 2020, a collective space nurturing mindfulness in daily l...

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April 18, 2021 58 min

In this episode, Channa Channa Channa talks to Remy Fan, the vocalist/songwriter of Singapore/Bangkok based thrash metal band ESP. Channa discovered Remy and ESP via Facebook.  Channa is also a frequent viewer of 'In Conversation with ESP' which is an internet talk show hosted by Remy. 

Remy grew up in a typical Asian family in Singapore. When he was sixteen, he started playing guitar to impress girls but later on discovered...

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April 18, 2021 48 min

In this episode, Channa Channa Channa talks to Steven Helhammer the Host of the "THE HELHAMMER HANGOUT" livestream, a Drummer and self-knighted “Ambassador of Rock”! from Perth, Australia.  Channa discovered Steven via YouTube.  

During 2020 covid lockdown, Steven started the livestreamed show “The Helhammer Hangout” to talk about music. Quickly he realized, most of the bands had massive talent and great ambitions, but no bu...

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April 11, 2021 55 min

In this episode, Channa Channa Channa talks to Asha the award-winning soul singer from Singapore. Channa discovered Asha through Yay+ community.  Channa loved Asha’s music and compared her to the likes of Crystal Waters. 

Asha who was dubbed ‘Singapore’s Queen of Soul’ has garnered rave reviews and accolades for her rousing performances and rich, powerhouse vocals. Her masterful delivery, coupled with an ability to hit impossibl...

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April 3, 2021 46 min

In this episode, Channa Channa Channa talks to members of Thieves Of Liberty, Female-Fronted Rock Band from Sunderland, England. Channa is joined by Lidya Balaban (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar), Kieran Wilson (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Simeon Robson (Bass/Vocals) and Connor Henderson (Drums/Vocals). The band was introduced to Channa by a friend. 

Thieves Of Liberty specialize in a unique upbeat style. Their singalong vocal lines and catchy guita...

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March 28, 2021 35 min

In this episode, Channa Channa Channa talks to members of Voodoo Moonshine the bluesy groove rock band from Memphis, TN. Voodoo Moonshine consist of Pedro Espada on Vocals, Jeff Losawyer & Jeffrey LaRoche on Guitars, Tommy Ray Neeleys on Bass and Eddie Cruise on Drums. Channa discovered them through a friend.

The debut album, Decade of Decay, was released in March 2005, and was well received throughout Europe. A tour was booked,...

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March 28, 2021 34 min

In this episode, Channa Channa Channa talks to Tizane, the quirky singer/songwriter from United Kingdom. Channa discovered Tizane after seeing a post on Facebook. 

Variously described as a Maverick, an enfant terrible and an ethereal princess, Tizane has built a substantial following from all walks of life. With almost 4 million streams garnered from a handful of self-released singles on Spotify, she has become a very hotly tipped a...

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March 21, 2021 34 min

In this episode, Channa Channa Channa talks to members of South African Industrial Thrash Metal Machine Chaos Doctrine. Channa was introduced to the band by a friend. Chaos Doctrine consist of Daniel Burger "Dr D" (Vocals), Rory Townes (Drums), Phil Carstens (Bass & Backing Vocals) & Alec Surridge (Guitar).

For Chaos Doctrine, Metal is aggression. Everything they produce conveys this! Their sound is the result of com...

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March 21, 2021 34 min

In this episode, Channa Channa Channa talks to Swedish pop-metal duo Flight of Icarus.  Channa was introduced to Flight of Icarus by a friend, and he immediately loved them because of their band name is inspired by Iron Maiden song.   The Duo is made out of singer Elisabeth Särnefält and multi-instrumentalist Oskar Frantzén based in Gothenburg.  

Imagine powerful pop rock songs in the vein of Roxette with a tasteful touch of Heart a...

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March 21, 2021 51 min

In this episode Channa Channa Channa talks to Dan M.J Van Dort (Vocals, lyrics and guitars),  Gimantha Upasena (Guitars),  Allan Barthelot (Guitars and keys), Hafzel Preena (Drums and percussion) and Yohan Siriwardena(Bass), the members of Sri Lankan progressive metal band Sacrament. Channa discovered Sacrament via Facebook and always admired their sound and amazing live performance. 

Sacrament is a metal band based in Colombo, Sri ...

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March 14, 2021 63 min

In this episode, Channa Channa Channa talks to Osaka-bound, WellnessTech Entrepreneur and Head of AI Operations Jean Alfonso-Decena.  Channa met Jean through Vegan and Yoga communities in the Philippines and has been friends for many years.  Recently Channa reconnected with Jean through Minimal Living FB group which founded by Jean to promote minimalism. 

Jean created JaiMala - the first Philippine vegan and yoga apparel brand in Ma...

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