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After laboring for countless hours of mixing, arranging, remixing, and finally mastering, I bring you these 19 songs of musical bliss straight from the soundtrack of The McIntyre’s brilliant TV show On Surfari airing on FUEL TV and National Geographic.
The release is set for August 11th at Winston’s Beach Club in Ocean Beach.
Volume 2 is the highly anticipated follow up to Volume 1, nominated for Best World Fusion at the 8th Annual independent Music Awards.
This album brings you the musical landscape of the show’s travel and surf adventures, taking the listener on a journey through The Americas, Africa, The Carribean, and back.
Preview 5 tracks from the album here and hit the BUY button below to get the whole enchilada!
“They say the heart of Rock & Roll is still beating, which is amazing if you consider all the blow it’s done over the years.”
Had a great recording session with the mad professor of Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra. We worked to together to build out tracks for their new tune Volcano Alarm.
Utilizing some classic synths, including the Juno 6 and the Micro Moog, we set out to lay the driving foundation for SPO-20′s (the lead robot) lyrics about the need to purchase a Volcano Alarm. Visit their site satanicpuppeteer.com to learn more about this amazing band.
After many long hours of tedious tweakage, my new site is finally live. Take it for a spin and check out the music, photos, and news. I’ll be doing my best to keep it up to date and interesting. Please “Like” the site and sign up for the email list to get a free track and updates on shows, projects and more!!
I’ve been in the studio lately working on a new CD. After sorting through hundreds of ideas and demos, I’ve finally nailed it down to 14 or so tracks to develop further. Chris McGreal of Superunloader has been crucial in helping create the new sound. We are working on a simple instrumentation that includes drums, bass, guitar and electric piano. A far cry from the overindulgence of instrumentation from my previous solo efforts. I’ll be posting music and pictures soon.
“Sting would be another person who’s a hero. The music he’s created over the years, I don’t really listen to it, but the fact that he’s making it, I respect that.”
I produced the music for the Fuel TV show On Surfari for several years. Sad to see it go, but we had a great run. Thank you to the McIntyres for giving me the opportunity!!
I need a Medicinal Music Card.. so when the cops show up @ my house to shut me down for either playing too loud or playing my stereo too loud I can just show them my card & send them on their merry way….
- Davey Carano
“The arsonist has oddly shaped feet.”
I produced the music for the intro to the TV show On Surfari. I create the music to the animation so the instruments change as the images travel through different cultures and places.
Superunloader video filmed live at Canes in Mission Beach January 2006.
“Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.”
- Steve Martin
Nominated for best World Fusion Album in the 8th annual Independent Music Awards, On Surfari Sessions Volume 1 features music from the 1st season of the Fuel TV show On Surfari.
The music takes the listener on a journey through India, the Caribbean, Africa and the Americas incorporating the sounds and rhythms of these cultures to provide a colorful backdrop to Shayne and Shannon McIntyre’s awesome travel/surf show.
Chad Farran is an accomplished performer and producer creating music for TV shows, independent films, album projects, bands and musicians. He has won several San Diego music awards for both his solo and band accomplishments, and nominated for Best World Music Album at the Independent Music Awards (IMA) for his On Surfari Sessions Vol 1. Continue Reading →
My band Superunloader was nominated for Best Local Recording in the San Diego Music Awards. Kick ass!
It was quite a surprise to make it to the finals of the 8th annual Independent Music Awards for best World Fusion Album.