News Archive

<p>For the most recent news items, please check out the main <a href="/news">“news page”</a>.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr class="clear"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><h3 class="wwithoutLeading"><em>Semiahmoo House</em> clients make melodic memories</h3><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">Oct 6, 2016 — Peace Arch News</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p>About 30 <a href="http://www.semi-house-society.com/" class="external SemiahmooHouseSociety" target="SemiahmooHouseSociety" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab... ">Semiahmoo House</a> clients with brain injuries recently joined Ranj in a recording session at <a href="http://www.bluefrogstudios.ca/" class="external BlueFrogStudios" target="BlueFrogStudios" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab... ">Blue Frog Studios</a>.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p>Ranj has been playing music for individuals with brain injuries for the past 10 months, and after getting to know them, Ranj says he was overwhelmed with the stories they had to share. He felt it appropriate to write a song, but using their stories to form the message.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><p>“I asked them for their thoughts and feelings and what life was like before and after their injuries. They openly shared their stories, I jotted down their notes and we came up with a song,” Singh said.</p></blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p>The song, titled “I'm Still Me”, gives listeners a glimpse of the stories Ranj has heard.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p>Read the whole article here: <a href="http://www.peacearchnews.com/news/396222641.html" class="external PeaceArchNews" target="PeaceArchNews" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab... ">http://www.peacearchnews.com/</a></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr class="clear"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><h3 class="wwithoutLeading"><em>The Man Cold</em> is The Province's <em>CD of the week</em>!</h3><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><img class="rightAligned highslideImage desktopOnly" src="/media/images/the_man_cold_cd_of_the_week_01.jpg" style="max-width: 252px; margin-top: 4px; margin-bottom: 20px;" alt=" <em>The Man Cold</em> is The Province's <em>CD of the week</em> "><i>Tom Harrison</i> of <a class="external TheProvince" href="http://www.theprovince.com/" target="TheProvince" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab... ">The Province</a> has featured my new album as their “<span class="desktopOnly">CD of the week</span><a class="highslideImage mobileOnly" data-title=" <em>The Man Cold</em> is The Province's <em>CD of the week</em> " href="/media/images/the_man_cold_cd_of_the_week_01.jpg">CD of the week</a>” (on August 23rd, 2016). He had this to say:</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><big>“</big> <i>He takes chances, though.</i></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><i>He does this with an appreciable honesty and evident sincerity. Straight goods, likeable.</i></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><i>The album shows that it was time to... show himself as the musician and singer he has become.</i> <big style="vertical-align: -2px;">”</big></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p>It's a humbling review.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr class="cclear"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p>Ranj was featured in an article in <a href="http://www.thenownewspaper.com/entertainment/local-entertainment/music-a-mighty-purple-haze-moves-a-once-shy-musician-with-video-1.1956752" class="external thenow" target="thenow" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab... ">The Now Newspaper</a>:</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <h3 class="indented">A mighty “Purple Haze” moves a once-shy musician</h3><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="indented"><img class="leftAligned highslideImage rotateCCW" src="https://images.glaciermedia.ca/polopoly_fs/1.1956754.1433365311!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_563/musician-ranj-singh.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: auto; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px;" alt="Ranj rests on the hood of "Purple Haze," his beloved Honda Civic, outside Bistro 72 in Newton. Photo by Tom Zillich" title="Ranj rests on the hood of "Purple Haze," his beloved Honda Civic, outside Bistro 72 in Newton. Photo by Tom Zillich">Guitar at his side, Ranj Singh sat there “sweating bullets” as he watched a stream of fellow musicians take to the stage, one after the other. It was yet another open-mic night and, rather than confidently showcase the songs he'd written, Singh was too nervous to perform for an audience. Once again, he'd signed up to sing and strum, but bolted for the door just before his name was called by the event host. <a href="http://www.thenownewspaper.com/entertainment/local-entertainment/music-a-mighty-purple-haze-moves-a-once-shy-musician-with-video-1.1956752" class="external thenow" target="thenow" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab... ">Read more...</a></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr class="clear"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p>The following is a small sample of featured news stories that profile Ranj and his music...</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><big>“</big> It's a style of music the Billboard charts have yet to recognize. Probably because there's few musical practitioners of Indo-folk, a style belonging to Ranj Singh. <big style="vertical-align: -2px;">”</big></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="rightAligned">— Matthew Hoekstra, Richmond Review</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote class="clear"><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><big>“</big> Ranj Singh contacted me to review the newly released debut album, “Found A Way Home,” I felt very lucky. For the first time in a long while, I realized that I was literally listening to — and almost touching — the “soul” of an artist. Canada is famous for its cultural tapestry. Here, every person is free to grow new types of trees from unique seeds. And this is exactly what Ranj Singh and The Discriminators have done with, Found A Way Home. There is something about his voice that will haunt you long after the 11 songs are over. “Found a Way Home” is a winner on many levels, an album that deserves to literally find its way into a lot of people's homes around the world. I would like to call it a great piece of modern Canadiana. <big style="vertical-align: -2px;">”</big></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="rightAligned">— Cendrine Marrouat, Examiner.com</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote class="clear"><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><big>“</big> Last year Ranj Singh and the Discriminators destroyed the stage at Party in the Park and this year they're playing the park once again and fans are in for a treat with tracks off their new CD "Found A Way Home". The Voice was fortunate to have a chance to hear the genius of Singh and the band doing one of their latest wonders called Come Fly Away With Me. The song is catchy and the band seems to encompass a raft of different styles melded into 7 very palatable minutes. It starts with some funky sitar reminiscent of Ravi Shankar in the 70s and then gently progresses into their unique Indo-folk-rock fusion sound which they've become so well-known for across the Lower Mainland. Singh told the Voice in an email that he is optimistic about their new CD saying it will ‘open some ears’. <big style="vertical-align: -2px;">”</big></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="rightAligned">— Craig, The Valley Voice</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote class="clear" style="overflow: auto;"><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><big>“</big> Ranj Singh and the Discriminators fuse Indian and Folk melodic and rhythmic forms to create a very tasty treat indeed, rendering the contemporary and traditional into a musical feast. They were a feature at our “Live @ The Reach” concert series, generating a full house and captivating the audience with great songs, stories and musicianship. We've had them back for other events and I highly recommend them to presenters! <big>”</big></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="rightAligned">— Kat Wahamaa, Cultural Programs Manager,<br>The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr class="clear"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><h2>2013</h2><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2013-07-17"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">July, 2013</span> — <em class="emphatic">New single available!</em></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>Hi folks,</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>I wanted to let you all know that I've released a new single, a track titled <em>Peace</em>. Have a listen — or better yet buy it! — <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/peace-single/id661470240" title=" Peace on iTunes " class="external iTunes">on iTunes</a> or <a href="http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ranjsingh3" class="external CDBaby">CD Baby</a>.<!--, or pick up a copy at <a href="/shows">one of our shows</a>!--></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p id="PeaceVideoLinkContainer">You can also check out the video <a href="https://youtu.be/O1CTPyLJCdw" class="external YouTube">on YouTube</a>...</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><div id="PeaceVideo" style="clear: both; height: 0; overflow: hidden;"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/O1CTPyLJCdw" allowfullscreen="" height="315" width="560" frameborder="0"></iframe><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --></div><!-- /#PeaceVideo --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr class="clear"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2013-04-13"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">April, 2013</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="highslideImageGallery noThumbnail"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <a class="highslideImageGallery" href="/media/images/photos/_2013-04-13/kik_concert_2013-04-13_01.jpg" title=" The KiK Concert was amazing "><img class="highslideImage rightAligned rotateCW wwithLeading" src="/media/images/photos/_2013-04-13/kik_concert_2013-04-13_01_200x300.jpg" alt=" The KiK Concert was amazing! " style="position: relative; top: -20px;"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <span class="hidden"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <a class="highslideImageGallery" href="/media/images/photos/_2013-04-13/kik_concert_2013-04-13_02.jpg" title=" Michael Vincent (left), Ron Irving (centre), and myself (right) "><img class="highslideImage rightAligned rotateCW withLeading" src="/media/images/photos/ranj_bio_02_160x120.jpg" alt=" Michael Vincent (left), Ron Irving (centre), and myself (right) "></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <a class="highslideImageGallery" href="/media/images/photos/_2013-04-13/kik_concert_2013-04-13_03.jpg" title=" Michael Vincent (left), Ron Irving (centre), and myself (right) "><img class="highslideImage rightAligned rotateCW withLeading" src="/media/images/photos/ranj_bio_02_160x120.jpg" alt=" Michael Vincent (left), Ron Irving (centre), and myself (right) "></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </span><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </span>Hi folks,</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>The “<a href="http://www.kindnessiskey.com" class="external KindnessIsKey">Kindness is Key</a>” (KiK) Concert on Saturday, April 13th, was <em>amazing</em>.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>There was a full house and great chemistry. We had a standing ovation and an encore at the end... it was humbling. Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out! (Here are a few of <a href="#topOfPage" onclick="$('a.highslideImageGallery:first').trigger('click'); return false;">photos from the show</a>.)</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>I've got a couple of upcoming gigs scheduled: check out the <a href="/shows">“shows page”</a> for more information.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>Be well,</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="signatureFirstName">Ranj</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr class="clear"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2013-01-01"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">Happy New Year, 2013</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>Hi folks,</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>I would like to wish you all <!--a Merry Christmas and -->a Happy New Year!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>2012 was not as busy for us as previous years, but there were some great highlights with shows at the Harrison Festival of the Arts, the Surrey Fusion Festival, Vancouver's Dragon Boat Festival, and a couple of shows in Nanaimo.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>There are some major changes coming, though: due to commitments to family and work and health, we will be playing <!--a href="shows.php"-->our last show<!--/a--> as <em>Ranj Singh and The Discriminators</em> on Saturday, February 16th, at 8:00pm. It will be a fun evening of music and stories, and of saying thanks to our fans and to each other at our second home, <span><a href="http://www.theheritagegrill.com" class="external HeritageGrill">The Heritage Grill</a></span> in New Westminster.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>It's been an incredible journey to date. We started off playing coffee shops for free and made it to the festival stages of BC. We recorded 2 albums and had some mini tours, all of which were funded by gig revenue and CD and merchandise sales, a <span class="italic">great</span> accomplishment in today's indie music world.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>I would like to thank <!--a href="the_discriminators.php"-->Chris, Dan, Bojan, David<!--/a-->, and their families for all you have done: I have asked so much of you, and you were always there for me. Thanks also to Greg Stuart and Dave Mills for helping out, and a special thanks to Chris for being with me from the start.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>My crazy work schedule and no sleep habit allows me to continue performing and booking solo shows — as always, keep an eye on our <a href="/shows">“shows page”</a> — so I do look forward to working with new artists, and putting together a new project under my name. Some of <!--a href="the_discriminators.php"-->“The Discriminators“<!--/a--> may join in from time to time, and if you're looking for a musical challenge send me an email or we can chat. (I have some interesting new ideas, and the creativity bug is always alive and crawling.)</p> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>So, please mark February 16th at 8:00pm on your calendars and come join us.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>Once again, all the best in the coming year!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="signatureFirstName">Ranj</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr class="clear"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><h2 class="withBottomMargin"><big>2012</big></h2><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2012-12-22"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">December 22nd, 2012</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>We've added full-length tracks from both albums to our <a href="music.php">“music page”</a>!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2012-01-13"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">January 13th, 2012</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>We've added a simple way to <a href="#MailChimpSignupFormAnchor" onclick="return RS2_showMailingListForm();">sign-up to our mailing list</a>... so please join us!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2012-01-01"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">Happy New Year, 2012</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>Hello folks,</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>We wanted to wish you all a <i>great</i> 2012 and thank you for sharing your time with us last year. 2011 was a memorable year in so many ways. Some of our highlights included performing at <em>The Cultch</em> (The East Van Cultural Centre) to a sold out audience as part of <a href="http://www.mosaicbc.com/about-mosaic/festival-mosaic" class="external Mosaic">Festival MOSAIC 2011</a>, as well as sharing the stage at <a href="http://www.worldkindnessconcert.com" target="external WorldKindness">The World Kindness Concert</a> with so many award winning artists. Our <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/nxnw/2011/08/25/ranj-singh-and-the-discriminators/" class="external CBCNXNW">live performance at CBC Radio</a> was also a ground breaking show that opened many new doors.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>2011 also saw the release of our first album as a band. We played to a standing room only crowd at our second home, <em><a href="http://www.theheritagegrill.com" class="external HeritageGrill">The Heritage Grill</a></em> in New Westminster, for the <em>Found a Way Home</em> CD release party this past summer. We've been playing at “The Grill” on a monthly basis and our fan base continues to grow, so thank you to the owner Paul Minhas and the excellent staff for allowing us to share our music.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>On a sad note we lost a dear friend in Gerry Lev over the summer. Gerry's spirit is all around us as we move forward and we will always cherish his brotherhood.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>I was also very fortunate to meet a couple of gentlemen who were interested in me writing a song for their Punjabi movie, which is now complete. I was able to get The Discriminators into the studio, and — with the help of a Punjabi lyricist — the song is complete with both Punjabi and English language versions. Hopefully we'll have more news for you soon as to a release date.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>Another personal highlight was playing at <em>The Heritage Grill</em> on Christmas day. Paul and his staff held their 7th annual Christmas dinner, which included at full turkey dinner with all the trimmings and beverages for free. Last year they cooked and served over 17 turkeys and I believe they passed that mark this year... thanks for opening your heart to so many Paul!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>We hope you all had a great Christmas and wish you all the best for 2012. <i>We are busy booking gigs for 2012 and if you are able to help please do so:</i> a friendly phone call to venues and Folk Festival societies can go a long way.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="signatureFirstName">Ranj</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr class="clear withLeading"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><h2 class="withBottomMargin"><big>2011</big></h2><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2011-11-15"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">November 15th, 2011</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><a class="highslideImage" href="/media/images/simple_man/simple_man_cover_art.jpg"><img class="leftAligned highslideImage rotateCCW" src="/media/images/simple_man/simple_man_cover_art_116x116.jpg" alt=" Simple Man " style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 22px;"></a>Back in August of this year <a href="http://www.cendrinemarrouat.com" class="external CendrineMarrouat">Cendrine Marrouat</a> gave <em>Found a Way Home</em> a very positive review, so we sent her a copy of <em>Simple Man</em>... not to review, just to have to listen to. <br>She replied to say <i>“I know you did not ask for it, but the album is too good for me not to write something”</i>.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>Check out her <a href="http://www.examiner.com/art-reviews-in-canada/cd-review-simple-man-by-ranj-singh-review" class="external Examiner">full article</a>.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!--p class="indented" style="margin-left: 50px;">?</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="indented rightAlignedText">— <em>Cendrine Marrouat</em> for Canada Arts Review | Examiner.com</p--><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr class="clear withLeading"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2011-11-04"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">November 4th, 2011</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><a href="http://www.worldkindnessconcert.com" target="external WorldKindness"><img class="rightAligned" src="/media/images/world_kindness_logo_v2.gif" alt=" World Kindness Concert " style="margin-top: 6px;"></a>It was an honour to perform at <em>“The World Kindness Concert 2011”</em>. Thanks to everyone who made it out to see this amazing show! We performed with an amazing line up of talent including Shari Ulrich!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2011-10-11"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">October 11th, 2011</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!--p><a href="/media/documents/FestivalMOSAIC2011.pdf" class="external PDF" title=" View a full-sized version of the MOSAIC 2011 poster "><img class="leftAligned highslideImage rrotateCCW" src="/media/images/mosaic.png" alt=" Festival MOSAIC 2011 poster " /></a>It was an honour to perform at <em>“The Cultch”</em> (the East Vancouver Cultural Centre) on Wednesday, October 11th, as part of the <a href="http://www.mosaicbc.com/about-mosaic/festival-mosaic" class="external Mosaic">Festival MOSAIC 2011</a>. The event was fantastic: so many different acts from different cultures... many new friends and fans were made. Thanks to everyone who made it out to see the show!></p--><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><a href="http://www.mosaicbc.com/about-mosaic/festival-mosaic" class="external Mosaic">Festival MOSAIC 2011</a> was a fantastic event: so many different acts from different cultures... many new friends and fans were made. Thanks to everyone who made it out to see the show at <em>“The Cultch”</em> (the East Vancouver Cultural Centre).</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2011-10-07"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">October 7th, 2011</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><a class="highslideImage" href="/media/images/photos/dave_chesney_fundraiser_01.jpg"><img class="highslideImage rightAligned rotateCW" src="/media/images/photos/dave_chesney_fundraiser_01_200x150.jpg" alt=" That's Ra McGuire of Trooper to my right, Jason Buie on guitar, and David Boxcar Gates behind me. <br />It was a <em>great</em> night of music, and the jam with these guys at the end was <em>amazing!</em> " style="margin-top: -15px;"></a>Here's a picture from the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/whiterockdeservesthebest" class="external DaveChesneyForCityCouncil">“Dave Chesney for city council”</a> fundraiser on October 7th, at <a href="http://bluefrogstudios.ca" class="external BlueFrogStudios">Blue Frog Studios</a>.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>That's Ra McGuire of Trooper to my right, Jason Buie on guitar, and David Boxcar Gates behind me. It was a <em>great</em> night of music, and the jam with these guys at the end was <em>amazing!</em></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2011-08-25"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">August 25th, 2011</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <span id="bandPhotosImageGallery01_HomePage" class="highslideImageGallery"><a class="highslideImageGallery" href="/media/images/photos/_2011-08-24/ranj_01_@80.jpg"><img id="bandPhotosImageGallery01_HomePage_Thumbnail" class="highslideImage leftAligned withLeading rotateCCW" src="/media/images/photos/_2011-08-24/ranj_01_120x184_@80.jpg" alt=" Ranj " style="position: relative;"></a><span class="hidden"><a class="highslideImageGallery" href="/media/images/photos/_2011-08-24/chris_01_@80.jpg"><img class="highslideImage" src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" alt=" Chris "></a><a class="highslideImageGallery" href="/media/images/photos/_2011-08-24/dan_02_@80.jpg"><img class="highslideImage" src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" alt=" Dan "></a><a class="highslideImageGallery" href="/media/images/photos/_2011-08-24/bojan_01b_@80.jpg"><img class="highslideImage" src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" alt=" Bojan "></a><a class="highslideImageGallery" href="/media/images/photos/_2011-08-24/david_01_@80.jpg"><img class="highslideImage last" src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" alt=" David "></a><a class="highslideImageGallery" href="/media/images/photos/_2011-08-24/ranj_02_@80.jpg"><img class="highslideImage" src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" alt=" Ranj "></a><a class="highslideImageGallery" href="/media/images/photos/_2011-08-24/band_02_@80.jpg"><img class="highslideImage" src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" alt=" Bojan and Chris "></a><a class="highslideImageGallery" href="/media/images/photos/_2011-08-24/dan_01_@80.jpg"><img class="highslideImage" src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" alt=" Dan "></a><a class="highslideImageGallery" href="/media/images/photos/_2011-08-24/bojan_02_@80.jpg"><img class="highslideImage" src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" alt=" Bojan "></a><a class="highslideImageGallery" href="/media/images/photos/_2011-08-24/band_04_@80.jpg"><img class="highslideImage" src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" alt=" David and Ranj "></a><a class="highslideImageGallery" href="/media/images/photos/_2011-08-24/band_03_@80.jpg"><img class="highslideImage" src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" alt=" Ranj Singh and The Discriminators "></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </span><!-- /.hidden --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </span><!-- /#bandPhotosImageGallery01_HomePage --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>This weekend the CBC Radio program “North by Northwest” (weekends from 6:00am to 9:00am) will feature <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/nxnw/2011/08/25/ranj-singh-and-the-discriminators/" class="external CBCNXNW">highlights from our show</a> this past Wednesday, August 24th — part of the their <em>Musical Nooners</em> summer concert series — plus a conversation with Ranj and David, and a few tracks from the new CD.</p><p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </p><p>If you miss the broadcast — and we won't blame you if you're not up that early on a weekend! — you can always get the podcast via <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/bc/features/podcast/index.html#nxnw" class="external CBCPodcast">RSS</a> or <a href="itpc://www.cbc.ca/podcasting/includes/bcnxnw.xml" class="external iTunesPodcast">iTunes</a>.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr class="clear" style="margin-top: 55px;"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2011-08-16"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">August 16th, 2011</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>Have a read through <a href="http://www.examiner.com/art-reviews-in-canada/cd-review-found-a-way-home-by-ranj-singh-and-the-discriminators-review" class="external Examiner">Cendrine Marrouat's review</a> of <em>Found a Way Home</em>, which she calls “a great piece of modern Canadiana”:</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!--blockquote--><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="indented" style="margin-left: 50px;"><span class="quotationMarkOpen">“</span>For the first time in a long while, I realized that I was literally listening to — and almost touching — the “soul” of an artist.<span class="quotationMarkClose">”</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="indented rightAlignedText">— <em>Cendrine Marrouat</em> for Canada Arts Review | Examiner.com</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!--/blockquote--><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2011-08-09"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">August 9th, 2011</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><em>Tom Harrison</em> of The Province has good things to say in his <a href="http://www.theprovince.com/Taking+business+music/5226438/story.html" class="external TheProvince">review of the new album</a>, which is their “CD of the Week”:</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!--blockquote--><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="indented" style="margin-left: 50px;"><span class="quotationMarkOpen">“</span><em>Found a Way Home</em> is plainly spoken folk-rock with an especially spicy flavour...<span class="quotationMarkClose">”</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!--/blockquote--><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><a href="http://www.rcinet.ca/english/column/the-indo-canadian-report-with-rashi-khilnani/14-55_2011-08-09-ranj-singh-s-indo-folk-rock/" class="external RCI"><img src="/media/images/logos/rci_logo_01.png" class="rightAligned" alt=" Radio Canada International " style="margin-top: 6px;"></a>And here's an interview on the <em>Radio Canada International</em> website: <a href="http://www.rcinet.ca/english/column/the-indo-canadian-report-with-rashi-khilnani/14-55_2011-08-09-ranj-singh-s-indo-folk-rock/" class="external RCI">Carmel Kilkenny talks to Ranj</a> about how <!--em>Found a Way Home</em--> the new album differs from his first, and the challenge of playing Indian music.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2011-07-25"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span id="bandPhotosImageGallery_NewsPage" class="highslideImageGallery"><a class="highslideImageGallery hidden" href="/media/images/photos/band_photo_01_1000x600_@60.jpg"><img id="bandPhotosImageGallery_NewsPage_Thumbnail" src="/media/images/photos/band_photo_01_250x150_@60.jpg" class="highslideImage rightAligned withLeading rotateCW" alt=" From left to right: Dan, David, Ranj, Chris, and Bojan "></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <span class="hidden"><a class="highslideImageGallery hidden" href="/media/images/photos/band_photo_02_1000x600_@60.jpg"><img src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" class="highslideImage" alt=" Ranj Singh and The Discriminators "></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <a class="highslideImageGallery hidden" href="/media/images/photos/band_photo_03_1000x600_@60.jpg"><img src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" class="highslideImage" alt=" Ranj Singh and The Discriminators "></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <a class="highslideImageGallery hidden" href="/media/images/photos/band_photo_06_1000x600_@60.jpg"><img src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" class="highslideImage" alt=" Ranj Singh and The Discriminators "></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <a class="highslideImageGallery hidden" href="/media/images/photos/band_photo_05_1000x600_@60.jpg"><img src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" class="highslideImage" alt=" Ranj Singh and The Discriminators "></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <a class="highslideImageGallery hidden" href="/media/images/photos/band_photo_07_1000x600_@60.jpg"><img src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" class="highslideImage" alt=" Ranj Singh and The Discriminators "></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <a class="highslideImageGallery hidden" href="/media/images/photos/david_02b_@60.jpg"><img src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" class="highslideImage" alt=" Ranj Singh and The Discriminators "></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <a class="highslideImageGallery hidden" href="/media/images/photos/band_photo_08_1000x600_@60.jpg"><img src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" class="highslideImage" alt=" Ranj Singh and The Discriminators "></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <a class="highslideImageGallery hidden" href="/media/images/photos/band_photo_04_1000x600_@60.jpg"><img src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" class="highslideImage" alt=" Ranj Singh and The Discriminators "></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </span><!-- /.hidden --></span><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <span class="leadIn">July 25th, 2011</span><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>We have finally added <a href="/pictures.php">a few new pictures</a> to the site! Stay tuned, there'll be lots more to come.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2011-07-16"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">July 16th, 2011</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>Check out the interview/article <!--a href="http://www.topix.com/ca/vancouver-bc-north-vancouver/2011/07/a-musical-masala-where-east-meets-west" class="external Topix"--><a href="http://www.bclocalnews.com/greater_vancouver/northshoreoutlook/community/125508158.html" class="external NorthShoreOutlook">“A musical masala where East meets West”</a> on the North Shore Outlook website.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2011-07-03"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">July 3rd, 2011</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>Thanks to <a href="http://www.thevalleyvoice.ca/Voice%20Stories/June%202011/Ranj%20Singh%20and%20the%20Discriminators%20CD%20Release%20Party%20-%20June%2020%202011.htm" class="external ValleyVoice">The Valley Voice</a> for featuring us in their “Music News”.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr class="clear"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2011-06-18"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><a class="highslideImage" href="/media/images/found_a_way_home/found_a_way_home_cover_01_640x640_@60.jpg"><img class="highslideImage rightAligned rotateCW withLeading" src="/media/images/found_a_way_home/found_a_way_home_cover_01_116x116_@60.jpg" alt=" Found a Way Home, by Ranj Singh and The Discriminators " style="margin-bottom: 20px;"></a><span class="leadIn">June 18th, 2011</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <div id="albumArtworkImageGallery_NewsPage" class="highslideImageGallery rightAligned"><a class="highslideImageGallery hidden" href="/media/images/found_a_way_home/found_a_way_home_cover_01_640x640_@60.jpg" title=" Album artwork from Found a Way Home "><img id="albumArtworkImageGallery_NewsPage_Thumbnail" class="highslideImage rotateCCW" src="/media/images/found_a_way_home/found_a_way_home_cover_01_116x116_@60.jpg" alt=" Found a Way Home, by Ranj Singh and The Discriminators " /></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <div class="hidden"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <a class="highslideImageGallery hidden" href="/media/images/found_a_way_home/found_a_way_home_cover_07_640x640_@60.jpg"><img class="highslideImage" src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" alt=" Found a Way Home, by Ranj Singh and The Discriminators " /></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <a class="highslideImageGallery hidden" href="/media/images/found_a_way_home/found_a_way_home_cover_05_640x640_@60.jpg"><img class="highslideImage" src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" alt=" Found a Way Home, by Ranj Singh and The Discriminators " /></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <a class="highslideImageGallery hidden" href="/media/images/found_a_way_home/found_a_way_home_cover_06_640x640_@60.jpg"><img class="highslideImage" src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" alt=" Found a Way Home, by Ranj Singh and The Discriminators " /></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <a class="highslideImageGallery hidden" href="/media/images/found_a_way_home/found_a_way_home_cover_04_640x640_@60.jpg"><img class="highslideImage" src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" alt=" Found a Way Home, by Ranj Singh and The Discriminators " /></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <a class="highslideImageGallery hidden" href="/media/images/found_a_way_home/found_a_way_home_cover_03_640x640_@60.jpg"><img class="highslideImage" src="/media/images/blank/blank_transparent.gif" alt=" Found a Way Home, by Ranj Singh and The Discriminators " /></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </div><!-- /.hidden --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </div><!-- /#bannerImageGallery_HomePage.highslideImageGallery --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>The new album, <em>Found a Way Home</em> has arrived!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>There will be more news to follow soon, plus clips from the new tracks, but in the meantime you can <a href="/purchase.php">go to our “purchase page”</a> and buy it online at CDBaby, and check out the <a href="/lyrics.php">lyrics for the new songs</a>. Stay tuned!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>We've added clips from all the new tracks to our <a href="/music.php">“music page”</a>, where you'll also find links to buy the album online at CDBaby or iTunes, and you can check out the <a href="/lyrics.php">“lyrics page”</a>.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><h2><big>2010</big></h2><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2010-06-01"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">June, 2010</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>Well it's been over 4 months since the last newsletter or any kind of update as to what we have been doing. It's been a challenging few weeks, and we are hoping to catch up soon.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>Our Olympic adventure was incredible. We were able to play to a captive audience of thousands while they waited for the doors to open for men's and women's ice hockey. We met folks from all over the world and made a ton of new fans. Our website www.ranjsingh.com has had thousands of hits since the games from Russia, Latvia, Germany etc. We gave out band t shirts and people took over 500 business cards. We were also voted as one of Vanoc's top acts by Vanoc Entertainment Director David Jones and assistant Director Leanne Koehn. It was a humbling yet incredible experience.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>To follow this up we were asked to perform at the Paralympics Sledge Hockey games by Vanoc! It was while on route to our first sledge hockey game on March 14th that things took a turn. Chris and I were involved in a car accident (not at fault), and we ended up missing the once in a life time gig. Chris ended up in hospital and my car was a write off, and I too have injuries. Man how quickly things can change. Not only did we miss playing for that weekend, but were unable to play for the finals the following week.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>Everything we had accomplished and were about to accomplish came to a halt. We were supposed to be in studio in April to record the second album. Turns out that we were not able to start playing again until late May and into June. We will just take things now one day at a time, and do our best to recapture the momentum.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>Recently we have hooked up with some new and interesting people and look forward to working with them. We are now managed by the talents of Jenn Ashton c/o <a href="http://www.raveonstudio.com" class="external RaveOnStudios">www.raveonstudio.com</a>. For bookings and info please call Jenn at 604-294-3007.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>Our new band myspace page has been launched, so please add yourself! <a href="http://www.myspace.com/540449856" class="external MySpace">www.myspace.com/540449856</a></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>We do have a busy summer coming up and here are a few highlight gigs:</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="leadIn">Friday, July 16th, 2010, at 7:30pm</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="indented"><em>Party In The Park!</em> Party in the Park takes place every Friday night in July and August from 5:00pm–10:00pm. Bring your entire family for a night of music and entertainment under the canopy of the summer evening sky in our beautifully landscaped Central Community Park (Corner of Victoria & Young.) Spread out a blanket on the cool green grass, lie back and relax! The Entertainment Stage will light up with local musicians and up and coming artists. Welcome back to our host Trevor McDonald!<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </p><p class="indented">Beautiful Chilliwack, BC</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="leadIn">Saturday, July 17th, 2010, from 7:00pm 'til very late</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="indented"><em>Private function</em> in Coquitlam, BC<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>Must stay sober...</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="leadIn">Sunday, July 18th, 2010, 2:00pm–4:00pm</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="indented"><em>Music In The Park</em> at Lions Park, Port Coquitlam, 2300 Lions Way<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>Free show for the whole family!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="leadIn">Friday, July 23rd, 2010, 6:00pm</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="indented"><em>Gulf Of Georgia Cannery Series</em><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond, BC</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="indented">Full band show brought to you by Steveston Folk Guild.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="leadIn">Saturday, July 24th, 2010, time TBA</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="indented"><em>Salmon Insanity</em> at Gallery Gatchet, 88 East Cordova St., Vancouver, BC</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="indented">Full band plus 2 other acts performing and tix are $10 at the door.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="leadIn">Saturday and Sunday August 21st and 22nd, 2010, 3:00pm–7:00pm</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="indented">Muddy Waters, 2 Esplanade Ave.,<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>Harrison Hot Springs, BC.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="indented">Two days in Harrison with Ranj Singh and The Discriminators.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --></blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2010-27-02"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">February, 2010</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><a class="highslideImage" href="/media/images/pr_01.jpg"><img class="highslideImage rightAligned" src="/media/images/pr_01.jpg" alt=" Article from The Province " style="max-width: 280px; margin-top: -26px; margin-bottom: 20px;"></a> We had a blast playing at several Olympic venues including Thunderbird, Canada Hockey Place and Edgewater!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr class="clear withLeading"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2010-25-02"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p class="clear"><span class="leadIn">February, 2010</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><p><a class="highslideImage" href="/media/images/pr_02.jpg"><img class="highslideImage rightAligned" src="/media/images/pr_02.jpg" alt=" Article from The Province " style="max-width: 280px; margin-top: -26px; margin-bottom: 20px;"></a> Olympic Magic! Few reviews of our gigs and songs showed up in the local news papers.</p></blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr class="clear withLeading"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2010-02-01"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p class="clear"><span class="leadIn">February, 2010</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><p>So we are all prepared for the Olympics. Passes have been obtained, security and background checks were completed (phew), and contracts have been signed. Special thanks to our co-manager Jenn at Rave On Studios for getting this started. It's been a fun experience to be a part of this from the get go. Here are the seven shows:</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <div class="indented"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="leadIn">Feb 14, 2010, 3:45pm</span> — Olympic Hockey Womens, Fin vs Russia<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>UBC Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver, BC<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>45 minute set</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="leadIn">Feb 19, 2010, 3:30pm</span> — Olympic Hockey Mens, Czech vs Latvia<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>Canada Hockey Place (GM Place), Vancouver, BC<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>45 minute set</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="leadIn">Feb 19, 2010, 8:00pm</span> — Olympic Hockey Mens, Fin vs Germany<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>Canada Hockey Place (GM Place), Vancouver, BC<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>45 minute set.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="leadIn">Feb 20, 2010, 3:30pm</span> — Olympic Hockey Mens, Latvia vs Slovakia<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver, BC<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>A 45 minute set</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="leadIn">Feb 20, 2010, 8:00pm</span> — Olympics Hockey Mens Germany vs Belarus<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver, BC<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>45 minute set</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="leadIn">Feb 21, 2010, 3:30pm</span> — Olympics Hockey Mens, Canada vs USA<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver, BC<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>45 minute set</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="leadIn">Feb 21, 2010, 8:00pm</span> — Olympics Hockey Mens, Sweden vs Finland<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver, BC<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>45 minute set</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </div><!-- /.indented --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>We also have 2 shows which are free to the public and during the games:</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <div class="indented"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="leadIn">Feb 26, 2010, 2:30pm</span> and then at <span class="leadIn">4:00pm</span><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>Olympics Edgewater Stage (Plaza of Nations), 750 Pacific, Vancouver, BC<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>Two 45 minute sets</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </div><!-- /.indented --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --></blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2009-12-01"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">January, 2010</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><blockquote> We are <strong>OLYMPIC BOUND!!!</strong> We auditioned and have been booked for 7 Hockey games during the Winter Olympics! Times and dates to follow.</blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!--hr /--><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><h2><big>2009</big></h2><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2009-12-01"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">December, 2009</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>We have recorded an original Christmas song titled "A Christmas Love Song", featuring Bojan on Sitar. May just be the first ever original Christmas song featuring Sitar and Tabla. To have a listen visit <a href="http://www.myspace.com/veryvancouverchristmas" class="external MySpace">http://www.myspace.com/veryvancouverchristmas</a>.</p><p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </p></blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2009-10-01"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">October, 2009</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>A review from one of our shows in Abbotsford by Kat Wahamaa:<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> "Ranj Singh and The Discriminators fuse Indian and Folk melodic and rhythmic forms to create a very tasty treat indeed rendering the contemporary and traditional into a musical feast. They were a feature at our Live @ The Reach concert series, generating a full house and captivating the audience with great songs, stories and musicianship. We've had them back for other events and I highly recommend them to presenters!"</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>Kat Wahamaa, Cultural Programs Manager, The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2009-07-01"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">August, 2009</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><p>We spent the month of August busking on the pier in Richmond BC to some great audiences. Sold a ton of merch and have been called back for next summer!</p></blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2009-07-01"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">Wednesday, July 1st, 2009</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>The band has been formed! We go by the name of "<b>Ranj Singh and The Discriminators</b>", and we would like to welcome David Eadie to our group on percussion. The rest of the band are <b>Chris Dufault</b> on lead guitar, <b>Dan Huget</b> on electric violin, and <b>Bojan Bugarinovich</b> on bass. These guys are a very talented and diverse group of musicians and bring a whole new flavor to the live show.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><h2><big>2008</big></h2><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2008-10-03"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">Friday, October 3rd, 2008</span> — now in bags of Hevy D's Old Fashioned Kettle Korn!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>We are very excited to announce that a free download of <strong>Simple Man</strong> will be in bags of Hevy D's Old Fashioned Kettle Korn!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>Check out the <a href="http://www.hevydmusic.com" title=" HevyD Music " class="external HevyDMusic">Hevy D Music website</a> for more information, and look for HevyD's Kettle Korn next to the chips in your local grocery and convenience stores!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2008-07-03"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">Thursday, July 3rd, 2008</span> — now on <a href="http://www.teasouth.com/teaartists.php#cd12" class="external TeaSouth" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">Volume 12</a> of <a href="http://www.teasouth.com/" class="external TeaSouth" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">Tea South</a> compilations</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><p>“<a href="http://www.myspace.com/teasouth" class="external MySpace" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">Everything's Okay</a>” has been accepted and featured as one of the top songs on this year's <a href="http://www.teasouth.com/teaartists.php#cd12" class="external TeaSouth" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">Tea Volume 12</a> Canadian music compilation CD.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2008-06-27"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">Friday, June 27th, 2008</span> — news <a href="http://www.canada.com/surreynow/news/whatson/story.html?id=18e94f15-f84a-48db-9dbb-41d1f1932242" class="external Surrey Now" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">article</a> in <a href="http://www.canada.com/surreynow/index.html" class="external SurreyNow" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">The Surrey Now</a></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>“Last but not least, Ranj Singh is another artist who has caught my ear in the past six months. Singh and his brothers were, for a number of years, an integral part of a bhangra-rock band called Dal-Dil-Vog (featuring the Now's own Dal Hothi). Singh performs on a regular basis in and around our area. The City of Surrey missed a golden opportunity by not including him on their upcoming Fusion Festival schedule for Holland Park, mid-July”. By Dave Chesney.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2008-05-31"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">Saturday, May 31st, 2008</span> — new live video available on <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=f6Ad9aVXNTU" class="external YouTube" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">YouTube</a></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>We've got a new live video of “<a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=f6Ad9aVXNTU" class="external YouTube" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">Everything's Okay</a>”. Many thanks to Tysen Schieber and the crew at <a href="http://www.artinstitutes.edu/vancouver/" class="external ArtInstituteVancouver" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">Art Institute of Vancouver</a> for getting this done!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2008-05-10"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">Saturday, May 10th, 2008</span> — Gearing up for <a href="http://www.newmusicwest.com/" class="external NewMusicWest" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">New Music West</a> next week</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>We're starting to get really excited about our show next Thursday night at <a href="http://www.purplecrab.ca/e107/contact.php" class="external PurpleCrab" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">The Purple Crab</a> (a great room for music, and good eats as well). <br><br>The gig is part of this year's New Music West festival, which we are thrilled to be a part of. I know Thursday night is a tough night to get out, but we could really use your support — it's a big break for us, getting to play in this showcase, which is heavily attended by labels and music biz people... we hope to see you there!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2008-05-09"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">Friday, May 9th, 2008</span> — 2 new videos available on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRanjSinghBand" class="external YouTube" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">YouTube</a></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>We've got 2 new video clips from our show at <a href="http://www.mylesofbeans.ca/" class="external MylesOfBeans" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">Myles of Beans</a> last month available on YouTube, one for our song “<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuTfQqASC6g" class="external YouTube" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">Pass You By</a>”, and the other for “<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHjOum2Sly0" class="external YouTube" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">Everything's Okay</a>”.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2008-05-05"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">Monday, May 5th, 2008</span> — We finally found our bass player!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><a href="http://www.myspace.com/bojanmusic" class="external MySpace" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">Bojan Bugarinovic</a> — a jazz-influenced musician — has joined us on bass, so we're now a 5-piece band!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2008-04-26"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">Saturday, April 26th, 2008</span> — Article in Mehfil magazine</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>We were recently interviewed by the popular Indian magazine <a href="http://www.mehfilmagazine.com/emehfil/2005_12/emehfil.html" class="external MehfilMagazine" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">Mehfil</a>. The article is on pages 82 and 83 of the online version of the March/April issue.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2008-04-18"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">Friday, April 18th, 2008</span> — Our first video clip is available on <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/TheRanjSinghBand" class="external YouTube" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">YouTube</a>!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>We have posted <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ3eV3Wt1kE" class="external YouTube" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">our first video clip</a> from a live performance at <a href="http://www.mylesofbeans.ca/" class="external MylesOfBeans" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">Myles of Beans</a> in early April.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2008-03-05"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">Friday, March 7th, 2008</span> — Live in the CBC Radio 1 studio</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>As part of a program called “Musical March”, I will be playing 3 songs — live and solo in the <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/radio/" class="external CBCRadio" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">CBC Radio 1</a> studio — to promote the <a href="shows.php">upcoming gig on March 9th</a>. The performance will be between 3:00pm and 5:15pm on CBC Radio 1 AM 690. Hope you get a chance to listen. Ranj</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2007-12-19"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">Wednesday, March 5th, 2008</span> — New gigs scheduled</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>Check out the <a href="shows.php">Upcoming Shows page</a> for an updated list of gigs, the first of which is this coming Sunday.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><h2><big>2007</big></h2><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2007-12-19"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">Wednesday, December 19th, 2007</span> — Our first gig is coming up!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>I've been working on putting together <a href="pictures.php">a new band</a>, and we're gearing up to perform at a variety of venues to promote the new album. Come see the Vancouver debut of the new band on Friday, January 4th at <!--a href="http://www.treescoffee.com/" class="external TreesCoffee" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab "-->Trees Organic Coffee<!--/a-->. Check out our new <a href="shows.php">Upcoming Shows page</a> for more information!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2007-11-15"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">Thursday, November 15th, 2007</span> — A quote from <a href="http://www.wyckhamporteous.org" class="external WyckhamPorteous" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">Wyckham Porteous</a></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="quotationMarkOpen">“</span>A-ha, here is a songwriter and a singer who understands who he is and where he sits in the world. <br class="hidden"><br class="hidden"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> A world of family and simple but deep values. <br class="hidden"><br class="hidden"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> Ranj is all the things he sings about and that is what makes his work valuable to all of us who get the opportunity to listen. <br class="hidden"><br class="hidden"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> It was and is a pleasure to be a part of. <br class="hidden"><br class="hidden"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> To be who you are is a difficult task in this world of trouble. <br class="hidden"><br class="hidden"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> We should all be so lucky.<span class="quotationMarkClose">”</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="rightAlignedText">— <em>Wyckham Porteous</em>, singer/songwriter/playwright/producer</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2007-11-07"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">Wednesday, November 7th, 2007</span> — Article in the <!--a href="http://www.bclocalnews.com/tri_city_maple_ridge/mapleridgenews" class="external MapleRidgeNews" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab "-->Maple Ridge News<!--/a--></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="quotationMarkOpen">“</span>Ranj Singh sings softly with a clear, bass voice that bounces off the top of a tabla... He likes to tell a story to the clear chords of an acoustic guitar...<span class="quotationMarkClose">”</span><!--/nobr--></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="rightAlignedText">— <em>Monisha Martins</em>, <a href="http://www.bclocalnews.com/entertainment/arts/11066371.html" class="external MapleRidgeNews" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">Maple Ridge News</a></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->Wednesday, November 7th, 2007<p></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2007-10-30"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">Tuesday, October 30th, 2007</span> — Buy <strong>Simple Man</strong> online!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>Visit our <a href="\/music.php">“music page”</a> for more information.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2007-10-23"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007</span> — Province Newspaper Review</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="quotationMarkOpen">“</span>Ranj Singh used to play hard rock with Vancouver '90s group <strong><em>Dal Dil Vog</em></strong>. Mixing bhangra with mainstream rock, the band was ahead of its time and never found a balance that worked — too Indian for the rock world, too rock for the Indian community. Singh retreated, picked up an acoustic guitar and headed in a more folk direction. <strong>Simple Man</strong> is a collection of sincere declarations, but one in which the balance that eluded Dal Dil Vog is acheived without apparent effort. It's evident in some of the song structures and the reinforcement of percussion. With a subtle production by Wyckham Porteous, <em>Simple Man</em> has character. <strong>B</strong> <span class="quotationMarkClose">”</span><!--/nobr--></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="rightAlignedText">— <em>Tom Harrison</em>, <a href="http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/etoday/story.html?id=4728b203-2203-4486-ab55-6da212368ab4" class="external TheProvince" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">The Province Newspaper</a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br>Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a id="date_2007-09-22"></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><span class="leadIn">Saturday, September 22nd, 2007</span> — The first album review is in!</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><span class="qquotationMarkOpen">“</span>Surrey's <strong>Ranj Singh</strong> first came to the public's attention in the 90's as a key member of the Bhangra Rock band <strong><em>Dal Dil Vog</em></strong>. When the band ceased to exist Singh was one of the members of the band that continued along on his musical odyssey which has led him to where we find him today, a Simple Man.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>The debut disc from Singh (recorded in Vancouver with a bevy of musical and studio heavyweights), in it's self is a testimony to his musical ability and the high regard he is held by his peers. The material covered on “Simple Man” runs the gamut from world catastrophes, simply stated love songs and the touching ode to a recently departed Grandfather.</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>The album was recorded in just 7 days. Singh will tell you the songs simply poured out of him. Musicians dropped by to watch the sessions and were immediately recruited to join in a wondrous celebration of simplicity and the pure unadulterated joy of making music for the love of it. The results shine through at every turn along this journey of a “Simple Man”. Bravo Ranj. Take A Bow!<span class="qquotationMarkClose">”</span></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="rightAlignedText">— <em>Dave Chesney</em>, <a href="http://www.whiterocksun.com/music/music.php" class="external WhiteRockSun" title=" Link opens in a new window/tab ">White Rock Sun</a> <br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> Saturday, September 22nd, 2007</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </blockquote>