About Hemant Rao


Hemant Rao is a Canadian Singer/Songwriter and Montreal native.

Hemant first started playing music in a garage band in Montreal  He then moved to Vancouver in order to work on songwriting and performing.  During his time in Vancouver he completed two albums and emerged as a solo artist.  He played numerous live shows from house concerts to festival venues (Desifest, Bumbershoot).  He has toured to NYC (Arlene's Grocery, Lion's Den, Rockwood Music Hall, Googies Lounge/Living Room).  He has toured the West Coast performing from Vancouver To San Francisco. 

In 2013 he returned to Montreal to live and continue writing music.

Long regarded as a "musician's musician"  Hemant has written all the songs and performed on 3 full length albums and is currently working on his fourth.  One of the first songs completed on this fourth album was produced in London, UK with Edd Hartwell.  The song is entitled "substitute" and this song is stunning in its composition and simplicity.