Hemant Rao is a canadian singer/songwriter and Montreal native. His three albums are available on Itunes and CDbaby.

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Lavender CD Customer List 

Customer #2 would be my brother Sid. Actually based on his "funding" he could very well be Customer#2-#32. Cheers Sid! Accompanied by his handsome cat Mr Truffles
Customer #3 happens to be an accomplished musician: Daniel Stecko
Customers #4a, 4b  Chloe and Richard. Thanks you both for your help (they have credits on the CD)

First Pressed CD Album Sale Goes To: 

Tania from Van Houtte  Brossard has purchased the first pressed Lavender CD. Thanks so much Tania. For those of you who don't know her she is a wonderful person and I think she will bring the album good luck! I am going to see whether I can talk her into me posting her pic here.

Lead Track From Lavender Featured 

Alibi was featured on the US music blog thosewhodig.net. It was actually an article about the Dos and Don'ts of music submission letters. My letter was used as an example and luckily it had more of the "dos" than "dont's". As a wrap-up they posted the track Alibi! A great thanks to Ivan at thosewhodig!

First album review for Lavender is in! 

Lavender is the third album from songsmith Hemant Rao. He has a lovely melodic voice and writes mellow yet seductive material. George Harrison is a reference point with merit, and he sites Crowded House as an influence (never a bad thing). Rao has already toured the U.S. and fared well at the singer/songwriter clubs in NYC. One to keep an eye (and ears) upon.

Kerry Doole

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VIA Rail Music Tour


I have been booked through the Via Rail Artist Program. I will be playing on the train from Toronto to Vancouver. Then more gigs in the whereabouts of Vancouver.