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 J.P. Ranger's Living Here CD Reviews



Here's some of the quotes professional reviewer Rob Forbes, from Leicester Bangs, United Kingdom, has to say about J.P. Ranger new CD "Living Here"


"Ranger has emerged butterfly-like as a rockin’ singer-songwriter with an R&B sheen". (R. Forbes, Leicester Bangs, December 1st, 2008).


"Ranger never forgets the importance of a big chorus to hang his songs on. That and the heavy keyboard / guitar dominated sound make Living Here a compulsive listen, and a flashback to earlier, simpler times. Opening cut, "Dark Horse Rider", is my favourite track; a gritty slab of classic rock, chock full of road-infused imagery. Great stuff."(R. Forbes, Leicester Bangs, December 1st, 2008).


To see the whole review click here to go to Leicester Bangs Reviews http://www.leicesterbangs.co.uk/dec08-4.html



Bio 


JP Ranger is a multifaceted Canadian singer/songwriter and storywriter based in Ottawa, Canada. He first became known in Eastern Canada in the early 80s as front man, lead singer, bass and acoustic guitar player for the progressive rock group The Rape of the Lock (TROTL).


 TROTL played to a wide range of audiences, with college crowds being big supporters and they opened for many of Quebec’s top Rock groups. In 1998, TROTL released a CD of original songs they performed live between 1979 and 1998. From 1998 to 2001, JP Ranger returned to the scene as a one-man R&B act and performed many club dates in Ottawa and Montreal.



JP Ranger after a hiatus for life was drawn back to music for many reasons, but a great reason to get back was a non-profit project, Sailing the Empress of Ireland, dedicated to the memory and history of the Empress of Ireland, a Canadian Pacific liner that sank in Canadian waters in 1914. In May of 2008, JP was invited to perform his Empress songs at the Royal Alberta Museum Theatre.


Also in 2006, JP teamed up with friends that he had known and played with for many years, Ottawa musicians to write exciting new music project. With past music chemistry emerging from this, the band released LIVING HERE, those friends are:



 


Sylvain Dubois: Keyboards, back vocals and sound design

Gilles Cholette: Drums and percussion:


Louis Betournay: Bass guitar


Alain Labelle: Lead guitar



JP Ranger’s strengths are his ability to write a story, one finds them waiting to hear more. We are then given the gift that JP’s rich vocals, stage presence, melodies, conviction and the raw energy he delivers to a live audience. His vocal flavours appeal to every mood from the romantic bedroom blues to raunchy and thunderous power rock.

He is an extremely talented songwriter who creates music in styles ranging from Rock, R&B, to Pop, Blues and Folk. His lyrics also speak to our times.


Booking Info: info@jpranger.com or www.jpranger.com


Mailing address: JP Ranger Band, 1937 Portobello, Blvd, Orleans, ON, Canada, K4A 4W9


Discography:


"JP Ranger Living Here", Released November, 2008, available on CD Baby, www.cdbaby.com/jpranger and Itunes


"Sailing the Empress of Ireland", Released 2008, Various Artists. JP Ranger recorded and performed three songs on this release: James O'Shea, Augustus Gaade and Emmy


Available on CD Baby at http://cdbaby.com/cd/jassmkjpr


and on Apple Itunes


"The Rape of the Lock", Released 1998 is a compilation of 70 minutes of original music and lyrics written, performed and recorded by J.P. Ranger and Sylvain Dubois. The music styles on this CD vary from Rock, Pop to Prog.


Available on CD Baby at http://cdbaby.com/cd/rapeoflock


and on Apple Itunes


 


J.P. Ranger Blog
RadioIndy Present the New Release: Living Here (Rock)
POSTED BY: Babbbullon POSTED ON: 31 Mar 2009 06:24 PM

 

RadioIndy Present the New Release: Living Here ;(Rock)

by J.P. Ranger

   

http://www.radioindy.com/new_releases_all.php

 

 





"Living Here" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com
POSTED BY: EricLawrence POSTED ON: 08 Dec 2008 12:51 PM
Inspired by generations of power house rock and a touch of blues, J. P. Ranger’s newest CD “Living Here” is a compilation of artistic style and flair. Vocals are strong with an attitude of sometimes edgy and emotional appeal. The harmonies are sung in a higher register and are perfectly blended as heard on “Mr. Singer” and “America.” The relationship between the musicians of this group is noticeably well connected. “Burning Up” gives an example of this great musicianship with a powerful rock guitar solo and tight, solid drum beats. Ranger’s lyrics throughout this album are written from the heart and sung with the same conviction. You'll notice a nice change of musical style with a touch of the Blues on the ballad “Blue Moon Dreamer.” The entire CD possesses a high quality of production as each song is well balanced between vocals and instruments. If you like the musical styles of Bob Dylan or Eric Clapton you will want to listen to J. P. Ranger’s CD “Living Here.”
-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
Check out J.P. Ranger's music on RadioIndy.com with link to purchase and links to popular sites

Radioindy Review Published at CD Baby.com
POSTED BY: Babbbullon POSTED ON: 31 Mar 2009 06:33 PM


 RadioIndy is pleased to announced that we have published our CD Review of  J.P. Ranger music to CD Baby.



FANS - Please checkout J.P. Ranger CD Baby page here and sample / purchase some great new music!

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J.P. Ranger on iTunes!
POSTED BY: Babbbullon POSTED ON: 31 Mar 2009 06:31 PM

 

RadioIndy is pleased to announced that we have published our CD Review with J.P. Ranger's music to iTunes.com. 

FANS - Please checkout Sam Pollard iTunes page here and play / purchase some great new music!

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J.P. Ranger on Rhapsody online!
POSTED BY: Babbbullon POSTED ON: 14 Mar 2009 10:01 PM

 

 

 

RadioIndy is pleased to announced that we have published a music playlist and CD Review with J.P. Ranger's music (and similiar Big-Name Artists) to their Rhapsody artist page.


Please note that the playlist will appear on the Rhapsody jukebox almost immediately, but it may take up to 2 weeks for the Playlist to appear on the Rhapsody.com online artist page.

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Radioindy Review for J.P. Ranger has been added to Myspace Music!
POSTED BY: Babbbullon POSTED ON: 31 Mar 2009 06:40 PM

 

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J.P. Ranger Press Release on Digg.com!
POSTED BY: Babbbullon POSTED ON: 31 Mar 2009 06:36 PM

 

RadioIndy created a CD Announcement Press Release for J.P. Ranger  


 As part of our ongoing promotion with RadioIndy, we have published a press release of our truncated CD review. 

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"Living Here" by J.P. Ranger (Rock Artist from Ontario, Canada)
POSTED BY: momof5pacs POSTED ON: 15 Mar 2009 06:26 PM

RadioIndy is pleased to present J.P. Ranger with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Living Here"

Inspired by generations of power house rock and a touch of blues, J. P. Ranger’s newest CD “Living Here” is a compilation of artistic style and flair. Vocals are strong with an attitude of sometimes edgy and emotional appeal. The harmonies are sung in a higher register and are perfectly blended as heard on “Mr. Singer” and “America.” The relationship between the musicians of this group is noticeably well connected. “Burning Up” gives an example of this great musicianship with a powerful rock guitar solo and tight, solid drum beats. Ranger’s lyrics throughout this album are written from the heart and sung with the same conviction. You'll notice a nice change of musical style with a touch of the Blues on the ballad “Blue Moon Dreamer.” The entire CD possesses a high quality of production as each song is well balanced between vocals and instruments. If you like the musical styles of Bob Dylan or Eric Clapton you will want to listen to J. P. Ranger’s CD “Living Here.”

-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
Check out J.P. Ranger 's music on RadioIndy.com with link to purchase and links to popular sites



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