Meet the BAND
Singer/songwriter Saint Cloud has continued to build her career working in several genres, including Country, Pop, R&B, and Trap. Known for braving new ground as a woman of Vietnamese descent in Country Music, Saint Cloud brings an array of emotions and rich storytelling to her work, connecting and moving audiences.
Her passion for music shines through her bright vocals, relatable lyrics, and incredible stage presence. Saint credits her own life experiences with helping to inspire all her music. Currently working in Los Angeles but originally from Boston, Saint knew she wanted to perform from a very young age. She started off busking on the streets of Boston and at
open mics in coffee shops around town. Working hard and honing her talents allowed her to eventually perform in larger venues, festivals, and sold-out concerts.
She even competed on “The Voice.” She has teamed up with Roshan Seresinhe to form this unique Asian-based Country/Pop band to inspire a whole new fan base with the band’s first Modern Country Pop album.
Described as a "pianist for the new generation" and a "jazz pianist and keyboard player of the first order,” Isamu maintains a busy touring schedule while continuing to compose and perform his own music. In addition to being an accomplished musician, he is a master collaborator who credits his versatility for making him in demand on a variety of projects. Isamu is as comfortable playing as part of an ensemble as he is directing and leading bands.
Of Japanese heritage and currently based in Los Angeles, Isamu has performed all over
the world with fellow musicians in a variety of genres, including Richard Bona (keyboards 2015-2018), Colbie Caillat (keyboards/bandleader 2015-2021), Natali Lafourcade, Tortured Soul, GZA (Wu-Tang Clan), Ben Platt, Bennie Maupin, Sadao Watanabe, Wayne Krantz, Virgil Donati, and many more. Isamu’s two albums, Resonance (2017) and Live at the Baked Potato (2012), both received warm global reception from critics. Now, he is thrilled to further share his experience, talents, and unique point of view with an expanded base of Country music fans.
More than just a professional guitar player, Mark Flores excels as a session musician and audio engineer bringing advanced theoretical and technical knowledge to everything he takes on. He has performed as a first-call guitar player for local big bands in Southern California like Stone Soul, Soul Infusion, Rock Stallion, and several others. Through his production company, Markflo Productions, Mark has created and perfected tracks in a variety of genres for bands like Re!N (soul, funk, blues, and RnB), The Brotherhood (classic rock), and KRMA (90's rock).
Currently based in Los Angeles, Mark was born and raised in the Philippines where music was an integral part of his youth and culture. He started playing classical piano in the early 90s before learning guitar, bass, and drums. He moved to New Jersey after college in 2001 where he played with local bands and taught guitar. Since moving to California in 2003, Mark has worked with renowned local and international Filipino artists such as Geneva Cruz, Odette Quesada, Jaya (Philippine's Queen of Soul), Janice Javier (The Voice Philippines Season 1 finalist), Tootsie Guevarra and Bryan Termulo. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Mark collaborated with several artists, including the Cruz Cousins to share music via social media, attracting new followers and over 2M views on YouTube.
Dhammika (DJ) Jayasinghe
Dhammika (DJ) Jayasinghe, is a talented bass guitarist who has played backup for over 40 touring fellow Sri Lankan artists, including Sunil Perera, Priya Sooriyasena, Sujata Attanayeka, Lata Walpola, Sanath Nandasiri, Desmond De Silva, Rookantha
Gunathilake, Neela Wickramasinghe and Alston Koch.
Currently based in Los Angeles, DJ is originally from Colombo Sri Lanka. He started his journey in music at just 14 while still living in Sri Lanka. Since moving to California at 18, he has continued to hone his talents and pursue his passion for playing with numerous Indian (Charenjeet CJ, Preetisha, Jayasri) and Sri Lankan bands in the community. In addition to performing, DJ works as a Production Analyst. He loves stretching his creative muscles and looks forward to reaching new Country music fans.
Janesh Ruwanpathirana is an accomplished percussionist, songwriter, and vocalist who loves showcasing his talents by performing with bands in a variety of genres. He claims music is “in his blood” and welcomes new opportunities in entertainment that allow him to grow and explore his art.
Born and raised in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Janesh has been playing since his school days there, drumming for his local Western band. Upon moving to Los Angeles, he broke into the music scene while also working and studying. He has continued to sing and play with various bands and perform in several Sri Lankan cultural events and stage dramas. Janesh is incredibly grateful for the chance to contribute to this album and for the great people he’s met along his musical journey so far and looks forward to making new connections.
Drummer | Leader | Executive Producer
Drummer and Executive Producer Roshan Seresinhe has always loved country
music—one of his all-time favorite songs is Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy.” His own music career has had highlights as both a leader and supporting player for many Los Angeles-based cover bands and had the pleasure of performing with many Sri Lankan legends, including Sunil Perera, Desmond de Silva, Corrine Almeda, Sohan Weerasinghe, Alston Koch, Dalrene Suby, Rukshan Perera, Manilal Perera and Sam the Man to name a few. Now in his 60s, Roshan continues to bring down the house with his high-energy drumming style and infectious stage presence.
Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Roshan grew up in both Sri Lanka and the UK. At 17, he played drums with an all-Sri Lankan cover band and a Reggae band. He temporarily put aside his sticks to pursue a professional career and focus on his young family. After getting established in the US and taking on the role of a corporate executive, nearly three decades ago Roshan reignited his passion and started drumming again. A dedicated husband and father who is active in his Catholic faith, Roshan looks forward to continuing to bring joy to new audiences through his music.