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Necessary Documents LP(Dec 2009)



Unconventional, unexpected, unmistakable. Banjovan offers some of the most diverse talent Saskatoon has to offer. Featuring musicians from 3 well established Saskatchewan bands, this project brings something truly unique to the stage.

After spending the last year recording their debut album titled Necessary Documents, the band is gearing up for their CD release party in early March followed by touring of Western Canada throughout 2010 in support of their album.

Ben steps up front from behind the drum kit to front this band with his powerful voice and steady rhythm. Ben has been playing professionally for over 15 years, most notably with local Saskatoon favorites, Rippertrain. He has a great understanding of music and his talent really shines through as the vocalist, lyricist and co-writer.

Jovan picked up the banjo a few years ago and fell in love with it. This is where the name of the band derived from as well as is responsible for the distinguishing trait of BanJovans sound. A self taught banjo player, she merges her guitar skill with the banjo to create a new sound. Jovan is known for her smart and melodic guitar playing which were showcased in bands she played in spanning the last 10 years. She also shows her talent in this project as co-writer.

Reg is a well rounded musician with many different tastes and influences. From his experience playing jazz tuba or singing with an acapella group, to playing bass in local rock bands, Reg is a jack of all trades. He could be best described as an exciting performer with an energy that you just want to be around.

Randy has been a prominent member of the Saskatchewan music scene for years. A man of many talents, not only is he the front man for Absofunkinlutely, but he is also a professional sound engineer and accomplished producer. In this project Randy showcases many of his musical abilities by playing several diverse instruments and providing outstanding harmonies. Randy proved to be essential to the making of the album by providing amazing advice in the studio while engineering and producing a sonically exceptional album.

Kyle brings with him a unique drumming style that compliments and drives home the distinctive sound of BanJovan. His versatility is eminent from fine tuning his skills over many years of performing. Currently the drummer of The Gong Show and previously a member of Touchtone Gurus and 100 Acre Wood, Kyle knows his way around the drum kit and is a solid addition to this incredible line up.