ORAN’S
MUSIC
CALLS
TO
PEOPLE’S
HEARTS
AND
INVITES
THEM
TO
PAINT
A
BIGGER
DREAM
AND
DARE
LIVE
LIFE
FOR
ALL
IT’S
GOT…
     ...
• Oran’s
future
singles:
“Martha
is
Saying”,
“Round
your
      Finger”
and
“This
too
shall
Pass”
are
set
to
charge
onto
th...
Oran’s
music
has
been
influenced
by
artists
such
as
The
Beatles,
Leonard
Cohen,
James
Blunt,
Snow
Patrol
and
Alanis
Moriss...

Most
recently,
Oran
has
finished
recording
his
new
album
called
“Paint
a
life”,
produced
by
the
renowned
RJ
Benjamin
who
...
From
a
young
age
Oran’s
purpose
became
clear,
he
would
show
the
world
that
possibilities
are
endless
and
potential
limitle...
The
Band:
The
band
has
formed
a
strong
unit
of
musicians
who
wholeheartedly
love
Oran’s
music
and
are
dedicated
to
perform...

                                During
his
first
year
Alron
met
Jan Hoogendyk
(Elvis Blue) and
started
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  1. 1. 
ORAN’S
MUSIC
CALLS
TO
PEOPLE’S
HEARTS
AND
INVITES
THEM
TO
PAINT
A
BIGGER
DREAM
AND
DARE
LIVE
LIFE
FOR
ALL
IT’S
GOT…
 

 • Oran’s
song
“Butterfly”
exploded
onto
Highveld
in
January
 this
year.
Since
then
Oran’s
music
is
soaring
higher,
having
 extended
radio
airplay
on
several
radio
stations
and
fans
 across
the
country
requesting
to
purchase
the
album
 “Paint
a
Life”.


 • Oran’s
first
single,
“Butterfly”
was
in
the
Homebru
Top
10
 (reaching
number
3)
for
12
weeks
straight.

 • His
song
was
the
only
song
on
the
charts
to
receive
16
 weeks
in
high
rotation.


  2. 2. • Oran’s
future
singles:
“Martha
is
Saying”,
“Round
your
 Finger”
and
“This
too
shall
Pass”
are
set
to
charge
onto
the
 airwaves
in
2011.

 • Oran
is
currently
in
talks
with
Highveld
to
become
a
 partner
in
releasing
his
debut
album.

 • Oran
will
be
opening
for
Josie
Field,
a
success
SA
Singer
 Songwriter
on
the
4th
of
June,
2011
during
her
Official
 Johannesburg
Album
Launch
event.

 

The
Artist:

Oran
is
a
singer/songwriter
who
performs
meaningful
songs,
each
with
a
powerful
message.
He
was
born
in
Israel
and
has
lived
in
South
Africa
most
of
his
life
and
travels
the
globe
extensively.
Oran
has
been
writing
songs
for
more
than
12
years
and
has
over
60
songs
in
his
repertoire.



  3. 3. Oran’s
music
has
been
influenced
by
artists
such
as
The
Beatles,
Leonard
Cohen,
James
Blunt,
Snow
Patrol
and
Alanis
Morissette.
Listeners
and
fans
have
compared
his
music
to
John
Mayor,
Snow
Patrol
and
jack
Johnson.
Oran’s
songs
have
a
soothing,
connecting
and
homely
feel
to
them,
allowing
the
lyrics
to
easily
be
heard
and
understood.
The
listener
will
feel
touched,
moved,
comfortable
and
real
when
they
allow
the
layers
of
sound
to
penetrate
through
to
their
very
core,
and
perhaps
inspire
a
tear.

Some
of
his
previous
recordings
were
produced
by
Kevin
Lecher,
Producers
of
Josie
Field
and
Chris
Chameleon.
Oran
has
also,
in
the
past,
recorded
tracks
with
Theo
Crouse,
a
celebrated
SA
Producer.


Oran
had
a
song
called
“Beautiful
Unknown”
on
Kfm
for
9
months
in
2010
and
he
grew
a
large
fan
base
in
the
Western
Cape.
His
single
‘Butterfly’
was
on
Highveld
Homebrew
Top
10
for
3
months
in
2011
and
moved
from
number
9,
to
number
5
and
up
to
number
3
where
it
stayed
for
the
last
show
of
Homebrew.
The
song
has
been
play
listed
on
Kfm,
Chai
fm
and
is
on
daily
rotation
on
Highveld
playing
twice
a
day,
having
prime
time
airplay
on
the
station.
Having
so
much
airplay
has
allowed
a
large
Gauteng
fan
base
to
form,
with
listeners
calling
in
to
stations
and
leaving
messages
on
the
fan
page
requesting
to
purchase
digital
songs
or
hard
copies
of
the
album.
Our
biggest
feedback
is
that
people
love
the
lyrics
and
the
message
they
convey.
“Your
album
has
been
the
soundtrack
to
my
life
over
the
last
few
weeks.
Thank
you!”
–
Donna
Mcullum,
Author
and
The Fairy God Mother 
It’s
not
often
that
a
musician’s
message
is
louder
than
his
music.
Oran
is
an
activist
and
a
spiritualist
first
and
a
musician
after.
He
is
a
singer/songwriter
who
uses
music
to
convey
his
message
that
imagination
is
alive
and
that
we
can
create
the
life
we
want
and
a
better
world
if
we
realise
our
unique
magnificence
and
live
through
our
creativity
instead
of
fighting
it.
“This
is
a
song
for,
all
those
at
war,
who
don’t
know
the
war
is
with
them
selves.”
(Song
For,
track
4)
“I
am
an
artist
and
listening
to
your
album
allows
me
to
sink
deeper
into
the
creative
realm
and
inspires
my
artwork.”
Tammy
Geber,
South
African
Artist
Oran
works
in
the
corporate
world
as
well,
using
his
position
as
Innovator
and
Facilitator
to
convey
the
same
message
to
huge
corporations
and
international
delegates.
In
2009
Oran
Cohen
was
selected
as
one
of
the
most
interesting
young
South
Africans
by
the
Mail
and
Guardian
and
has
been
called
an
emerging
young
global
leader
by
different
international
Organizations.

Oran
is
the
vocalist
in
his
self‐titled
band.
How
does
he
do
it?
“I
just
believe
things
dont
have
to
be
so
hard,”
he
says.‐‐
Ilham
Rawoot,
Mail
&
Guardian
Oran
has
spoken
at
the
United
Nations
in
2003
during
the
International
Day
of
Peace.
He
has
run
workshops
in
countries
such
as
Japan,
Switzerland,
Thailand,
Ghana,
South
Africa,
Canada
and
Nepal,
educating
youth
leaders
about
spirituality
and
peace.
He
is
also
currently
a
board
member
on
a
United
Nations
NGO
alongside
Hinda
Miller,
the
Governor
of
Vermont
and
Clarence
Jones,
the
speechwriter
to
Martin
Luther
King.



The
Album:

  4. 4. 
Most
recently,
Oran
has
finished
recording
his
new
album
called
“Paint
a
life”,
produced
by
the
renowned
RJ
Benjamin
who
has
produced
albums
with
Vicky
Samson,
Danny
K
and
Lira.
“Paint
a
life”
will
be
launched
officially
in
May
2011.


The
album
is
created
on
the
idea
that
we
live
in
a
heavily
demanding
and
pressurising
society
where
the
metal
and
concrete
we
are
surrounded
by
strips
us
of
our
own
enchantment
and
our
unique
magnificence
but
if
we
just
allow
ourselves
to
see
the
magic
and
the
beauty,
the
most
colourful
and
meaningful
moments
can
touch
us
and
change
us.



The
album
was
created
with
some
outstanding
South
African
musicians:

‐
Ryno
Zeelie,
an
accomplished
guitarist
who
has
splayed
for
Danny
K
and
who
is
now
the
lead
guitarist
for
the
Graeme
Watkin’s
project.

‐
Matthew
Marinus,
a
drummer
supreme
who
played
drums
for
Zebra
and
Giraffe
and
RJ
Benjamin
and
is
now
the
drummer
for
the
Graeme
Watkin’s
project.

‐
Makati
Molekwa
who
is
a
long
standing,
well
respected
and
accomplished
bassist
performing
with
some
of
South
Africa’s
biggest
musical
stars
for
years.
‐
RJ
Benjamin
a
highly
esteemed
name
in
several
sectors
of
the
music
industry
played
piano
and
produced
the
album.
As
a
writer
and
a
producer
RJ
Benjamin
became
the
most
wanted
and
hottest
property
in
the
country.
He
also
developed
a
cult
following
among
music
fans.
After
the
release
of
his
debut
album,
RJ
honed
his
skills,
working
with
the
top
artists
in
the
country.
 Oran
…after
12
years
in
the
music
industry,
is
finally
getting
the
 recognition
he
deserves
with
the
release
of
his
debut
single
 ‘Butterfly’
which
will
appear
on
the
‘Paint
A
Life’
album.
The
 track,
produced
by
RJ
Benjamin,
is
such
a
great
chill
song
and
I
 was
hooked
onto
the
track
as
soon
as
I
heard
it
…every
time
I
 hear
the
chorus
I
get
into
it
again.
Oran
definitely
has
the
 potential
to
become
big
so
I
hope
the
next
single
is
as
strong…
 www.ontheradio.za.net


The
Story:

In
the
age
of
a
song
being
“just
another
song”,
there
is
a
more
important
destiny
for
music
itself;
it
has
a
story
to
tell.
Oran
has
a
story
to
tell
through
his
music.


  5. 5. From
a
young
age
Oran’s
purpose
became
clear,
he
would
show
the
world
that
possibilities
are
endless
and
potential
limitless
and
he
would
use
his
music
to
do
it.
As
a
young
man
Oran
worked
with
Israeli/Palestinian
interfaith
work,
teaching
peace
and
conflict
resolution
to
the
youth.
Oran
has
travelled
into
the
deepest
part
of
the
Amazon
jungle
to
play
music
and
pray
with
the
Mayan’s
in
their
 ancient
temples,
to
the
pyramids
in
 Egypt
to
unite
nations
with
a
cause
 for
humanity
and
peace
and
to
the
far
 reaches
of
the
east
to
Nepal
where
he
 inspired
youth
to
implement
positive
 change
in
their
villages.
 
 Oran
lives
by
the
words
of
Einstein:
 “Imagination
is
more
important
than
 knowledge.
For
knowledge
is
 limited…while
imagination
embraces
 the
entire
world...”
Oran
is
an
 advocate
of
using
our
uncommon
 sense
to
seek
meaningful
answers
 both
personally
and
globally
to
create
 a
better
life.
Each
of
his
songs
has
a
 profound
story
of
his
unique
life
 experiences
all
over
the
world
and
 each
one
conveys
an
important
 message
about
life,
meaning
and
 possibility.
 
 Oran’s
music
is
a
celebration
of
 both
dark
and
light
and
captures
 the
diverse
and
intensely
 beautiful
moments
in
life.
 Beyond
the
catchy
melodies
that
 easily
replay
in
your
mind,
lie
 lyrics
that
tug
at
the
core
of
what
 makes
each
of
us
so
perfectly
 human.
Oran’s
songs
pierce
 through
the
comfort
of
the
 known
and
call
to
the
heart.
His
 music
emerges
from
a
poet’s
 heart,
and
that
is
authentic
and
 captivating.
 
“I
listen
to
your
album
 everyday
on
the
way
 back
from
work
and
it
 awakens
my
soul.”
Pia
Storm,
Event
manager
(for
MTV
Africa
and
others)
Favourite
Lyric
quotes:
“Then
it
lifts
you
to
remind
you
how
darkness
shapes
the
light..”
“No
more
chasing
shadows
or
thinking
what
could
have
been..”
“If
the
earth
shifts
I’ll
shift
it
right
to
your
feet
and
if
the
cards
may
fall
I’ll
make
them
fall
as
lovers
meet…”

  6. 6. The
Band:
The
band
has
formed
a
strong
unit
of
musicians
who
wholeheartedly
love
Oran’s
music
and
are
dedicated
to
performing
nationally
and
internationally
and
leaving
their
mark
across
the
globe.
Together
they
have
huge
presence
wherever
they
are
and
easily
noticed
when
they
walk
into
a
room
as
a
band,
quite
unforgettable.

Story
of
band
coming
together…
Makati
Molekwa
–
Bassist
 Makati
Molekwa,
a
Johannesburg‐based
bassist,
born
in
Soweto,
South
 Africa.
Makati
is
a
truly
multi‐talented
artist;
who
has
achieved
recognition
 as
a
bassist,
composer,
producer
and
music
director.
He
is
a
cultured
and
 versatile
electric
and
double
bassist
in
South
Africa.
At
age
19,
after
he
 attended
at
a
musical
school
at
FUBA
Academy,
he
enlisted
at
Tshwane
 University
of
Technology
studying
music
majoring
in
Bass
Guitar.
 
 Through
the
years,
Makati
has
performed
countless
shows
in
many
Music
 Festivals,
Night
Clubs
and
Performing
Arts
Events
throughout
South
Africa,
 neighbouring
African
countries
and
Europe.
 
 Giving
him
the
ultimate
form
of
respect,
Makati
perfumed
with
some
of
 the
finest
musicians
and
musical
organisations
of
our
time,
including
Sipho
‘Hot
Sticks’
Mabuse,
Kaolin,
Super
Queens,
Ringo
Madlingozi,
Frank
Oppermann,
Papa
Wemba,
and
many
more.
Reyno
van
der
Linde
–
Drummer
 I
started
playing
drums
in
2002,
I
was
17
years
old.

In
2003
two
of
my
 friends
and
I
started
a
small
school
band,
we
played
a
few
covers
but
the
 band
only
lasted
a
year.
In
2004
I
joined
an
Afrikaans
rock
group
called
 Sonsteek
and
have
been
playing
for
them
ever
since.

 I
studied
music
for
two
years
at
Damelin
music
college
(
2006
–
2007
)
with
 drums
as
my
major
subject.
After
college
I
started
working
in
the
music
 industry
playing
drums
for
various
companies
and
solo
acts,
these
include
 the
following:
The
Barnyard
theatres(
South
Africa
and
Bahrain)
,
RJ
 Benjamin,
Danny
K,
BMG
gospel
group.
 
 I
started
playing
for
Oran
as
a
session
drummer
but
after
a
few
rehearsals
 and
a
show
I
realized
that
I
enjoyed
playing
and
listening
to
his
music

more
 than
I
usually
do
in
other
sessions.
I
joined
the
group
permanently
after
 that.


I
find
in
Oran’s
songs
and
lyrics
an
almost
instinctive
belief
that
he
has
the
ability
to
reach
through
to
people
and
make
himself
be
heard
by
being
inspiring
to
listen
to
in
his
lyrics
and
melodies.


ALRON
MATTHEWS
–
Lead
Guitarist

It
all
started
with
a
bribe
from
his
mom
to
improve
his
math
marks
and
presto
he
got
his
first
guitar!
Alron
then
began
teaching
himself
guitar
before
taking
lessons.
After
school
Alron
enrolled
studied
with
Andy Suche
at
Allenby Campus
for
two
years
obtaining
his
advanced
diploma
in
guitar,
contemporary
music,
studying
teaching
and
song
writing
to
mention
a
few.

  7. 7. 
 During
his
first
year
Alron
met
Jan Hoogendyk
(Elvis Blue) and
started
 their
first
official
band
called
Storyline
recording
a
few
songs
in
the
 college
studio.
They
went
on
to
form
Janitor
and
MONO
which
was
 signed
to
Gallo Records
after
which
he
left
the
band
to
pursue
his
 own
career.
 
 Alron
enrolled
at
Berklee
online
music
school
completing
all
three
the
 required
arranging
subjects.
At
the
same
time
he
also
recorded
and
 produced
in
his
own
studio,
Brown Cow Productions! Here
many
 demo
tracks
where
recorded
as
well
as
music
for
TV
‐

including

 SIMBA,
all
the
surround
sound
music
for
DSTV’s HD channel as
well
as
 for
many
corporate
events.
 
After
working
in
the
music
industry
for
13
years
Alron
has
had
the
pleasure
of
working
with
many
great
artists.
He
has
performed
with
Heinz Winckler, Kurt Darren, Juanita, Brandon October
only
to
name
a
few.

Alron
has
played
the
‘cover
scene’
starting
with
the
Sasha Lee Band
where
he
went
overseas
completing
tour
of
Dubai
as
well
as
many
club
gigs
in
and
around
Johannesburg.

Alron
then
had
the
opportunity
to
play
for
Tokyo Groove
where
he
travelled
the
country
playing

corporate
gigs
for
companies
such
as
Sasol,
GSK,
Vodacom,
MTN,
Alexendar
Forbes,
Top
TV,
Discovery
Health
only
to
name
a
few.

The
highlight
of
his
career
with
Tokyo Groove
was
playing
for
the
‘VIP
guests’
at
the
opening
of
the
2010 World Cup at
Soccer City!

The
need
to
play
original
songs
has
led
Alron
to
Oran
Cohen’s
band.
Said
Alron
“Oran’s
music
is
more
intelligent
and
soulful
than
most
out
there!
His
passion
and
emotion
really
emanates
through
his
voice
and
his
song
writing.
”
The
band
is
a
well‐rounded
solid
group
of
artists
with
each
bringing
their
own
musical
experience
and
talent
to
form
a
formidable
musical
explosion!

 
 For
more
Info
check
out:
 www.facebook.com/oranmusic
 or
contact
082
5555992


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