Brandon Paris Band - formed in 2002 in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. Unlike many musicians who try to mimic their musical idols, Brandon Paris Band forges their own musical path creating music embodying each member’s personal and diverse musical preferences. A seductive combination of lead singer Brandon Paris’ soulfully unique voice, Dagriff’s raw rugged reggae vocals, Brian Sanheim’s deep dubbing bass, Chris Murray Driver's driving rhythms, Bryan Jasper’s highly energetic hypnotic anthems and Marc Gladstone’s infectious keyboard riffs, Brandon Paris Band attains an innovative fusion of Pop, Rock, Reggae, and Soul in a style which is strictly their own.
In 2005 Vancouver based hit record producer, Troy Samson (Moka Only, Kreesha Turner, Snoop Dogg) and Jeff Dawson (State of Shock, Kelly Rowland, Daniel Powter, Marcy Playground), reworked six of the original recordings, taking the whole project to a new level. After deciding they were finally ready to shop their debut album now titled On My Own, in January 2006, BPB signed a deal with Koch Canada literally overnight just days after sending out their album to record labels across Canada with many offers following.
Their debut album’s first single, “Rewind & Start Again”, exploded on commercial radio after being released on March 13th 2006 shooting to top 20 across the country. The second and third singles, “Somebody to Hold” and “Give Me A Reason” were also well received reaching quite high on the Canadian charts. Topping off an already exceptional year, BPB was nominated for “Best New Group or Solo Artist (CHR)” by the Canadian Radio Music Awards in spring of 2007.
On November 3rd 2008, Brandon Paris Band independently released their first single called “Say Goodbye” from their 2nd album titled “Pocket Full of Holes” to radio. The song is steadily climbing the charts and getting rave reviews across the country. To add to the success of “Say goodbye”, a video was filmed for the song which was directed, shot, and edited by the lead singer himself with a $4.00 budget. The band put the video on iTunes and received so much attention that it got mentioned on radio stations across Canada and ended up getting airplay on Much Music.
The much anticipated “Pocket Full of Holes" was released December 1st of 2008, and is available on Itunes and CDbaby.com. The band members have all been working hard to follow up their breakthrough album “On My Own”. “We've been exploring all sorts of directions and have come up with an even more innovative sound with stronger lyrics and powerful hooks which we feel will get the attention not only from Canada again, but the USA as well. The album was engineered and mixed by Sheldon Zaharko (Salteens, Billy Talent, Smugglers, New Pornographers, Barney Bentall, Ridley Bent) at Vancouver's legendary Factory Studios, with some songs mixed by Jeff Dawson (Daniel Powter, Kelly Rowland). The band is currently unsigned, but have been gaining a lot of respect from their fans and people in the music industry for being a pioneer with the motivation, determination, sacrifice and do-it-yourself approach toward attaining their goals. Brandon Paris Band is in the midst of breaking out, ready to show the whole world their great writing skills, musical talents and explosive stage performance!