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