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Bran Van 3000

Aspiring filmmaker Jamie "Bran Man" Di Salvio hadn't exactly planned on making a band. He was trying to make ends meet in his native Montreal, scoring various gigs directing videos and documentaries during the mid- to late '90s. But his teenage thrills of being a DJ and remixer also fell into the realm of production and by 1995, Di Salvio had formed Bran Van 3000. He gathered nearly 20 obscure music socialites, producers, singers, and hip-hop gurus from the Montreal area, who would eventually compose the attractive quirkiness of the band, and never looked back. Soul chanteuse Stephane Moreille joined singers Jayne Hill and Sara Johnston, alongside DJ E.P. Bergen, MC Steve "Liquid" Hawley, jazz drummer Rob Joanisse, guitarist Nick Hynes, bassist Gary McKenzie, and ex-Doughboys member John Kastner, for BV3's revolving rotation. They fused trip-hop with electronic ambience and indie-rock attitude for their 1998 debut Glee, and the single "Drinking in L.A." earned top spots on various college charts as well as props from Canada's MuchMusic. Rumors of a breakup swarmed throughout late 1999; it was also reported that Ric Ocasek was on board to produce Bran Van 3000's follow-up album. The new millennium gave new face though, as BV3 began working with Beastie Boy Mike D and Grand Royal for Discosis, which was scheduled for a mid-2001 release date. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
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Bran Van 3000

Albums by
Bran Van 3000

Top Songs by
Bran Van 3000

  1.   Song
  2.   Drinking in L.A.
  3.   Cum on Feel the Noise
  4.   Speed
  5.   Call Me (I'll Be Around Medley)
  6.   La Dolce Vita
  7.   Couch Surfer
  8.   Rock Star
  9.   Mama Don't Smoke...
  10.   Ceci N'Est Pas une Chanson
  11.   This Day
  12.   Cowboy Hoot
  13.   I Won't Lie
  14.   Jahrusalem featuring EP Bergen
  15.   Journey
  16.   Afrodiziak
  17.   Astounded by Curtis Mayfield
  18.   You featuring Francesca Como
  19.   Feline Fantasy
  20.   Astounded
  21.   Une Chanson
  22.   You Too
  23.   Journey featuring Helena Nash
  24.   Oui Got Now featuring Liquid
  25.   Lucknow
  26.   Rosé
  27.   Willard
  28.   A Tryst
  29.   Our Haze
  30.   Discosis
  31.   Beautiful Girl
  32.   Gimme Sheldon
  33.   Loaded by Big Daddy Kane
  34.   Stillness
  35.   Jahrusalem
  36.   Stillness featuring Alexandre Désilets
  37.   Garden Waltz featuring Carinne Bérubé
  38.   La Dolce Vita by Freddie James
  39.   This Day by Ben Wilkins
  40.   Grace (Love On The Block)
  41.   Circles
  42.   Shine
  43.   Can You Handle It
  44.   Rainbow Princess
  45.   Sex, Love & Peace
  46.   Mon Réal
  47.   Forever
  48.   Palm Springs
  49.   Stand Up
  50.   Sea of Life
  51.   Hardrockin' Cincinnati
  52.   Love Cliche
  53.   StepChild (Feat Badar Ali Khan)
  54.   Dare I Say
  55.   Predictable
  56.   Loaded
  57.   The Answer
  58.   More Shopping
  59.   Go Shoppin (Feat Eek a Mouse)
  60.   Bv3
  61.   Montreal
  62.   Loop Me
  63.   Oblonging
  64.   Everywhere
  65.   Exactly Like Me!
  66.   Carry On
  67.   Rainshine
  68.   Forest
  69.   Highway to Heck
  70.   Rappy Rappy Rappy Rap
  71.   Jean Leloup's Dirty Talk
  72.   A Tryst by K-Town Sophia
  73.   Problems
  74.   Saltwater Cats featuring Kim Neundorf
  75.   Senegal
  76.   You
  77.   Saltwater Cats
  78.   Supermodel
  79.   Let It Go
  80.   Drop Off by Coco Thompson
  81.   House Lights
  82.   Da Lion
  83.   Sampler Happy
  84.   So Fine
  85.   Shopping
  86.   Garden Waltz
  87.   [Untitled Track]
  88.   Old School
  89.   World Party
  90.   Drop Off
  91.   Trees
  92.   Tony Roman
  93.   World Party featuring Liquid
  94.   Oui Got Now
  95.   Cowboy Hoot by Liquid