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