Chad Farran has made a name in the San Diego music scene by playing hundreds of shows with many local bands throughout the region, producing music for TV shows and independent films, and recording CD projects for local musicians. Over the past 3 years he has been involved in the production of music for the popular surf/travel show On Surfari that airs on FOX network's Fuel TV, and has managed to capture the essence of foreign countries that the show travels to by studying the traditions and instruments from each place, incorporating them into musical pieces, and creating a contemporary and refreshing soundtrack. Chad most recent CD release is On Surfari Sessions Vol 1, with 22 songs from the first season of OnSurfari. The CD features a rich landscape of music with ethnic instrumentation and grooves. In 2007 Farran released a CD from the original compositions he had written as a singer/songwriter. Another Ride (nominated for a San Diego Music Award in 2007) uses the same techniques as his soundtrack work to fuse Latin sounds and rhythms with the acoustic pop melodies that were inspired by influential recording artists both in the U.S. and abroad. Farran's interest in Brazilian culture makes an impressive influence on Another Ride, as he weaves stories of love found and love lost with the rhythms that enchanted him on his travels throughout that country. The Brazilian styles of Samba, Bossa Nova, Reggae, Forro, and Maracatu can all be heard in his songs, as he showcases his talents on the instruments he collected and brought back. The live shows can range from a mellow solo performance to the energy of a full band, but always captivate audiences with diverse instrumentation and lyrical content sung in both English and Portuguese. Chad now begins the task of opening the minds of the music lover and enticing them with the infectious rhythms and melodies he has captured so well on his new CD.