RAANI (rah-nee) is an Edmonton based pop/soul singer-songwriter.
She just completed the Judy Stakee (Senior Vice President of Creative at Warner Chappell Music for 20 years) ‘It All Starts With a Song’ retreat on Bowen Island. It was an incredible and transformative experience for both her songwriting and personal development.
She released her single ‘All My Ladies’ in February 2016. It received a nomination for ‘R&B/ Soul Recording of the Year’ at the 2016 Edmonton Music Awards.
Her debut self-titled EP was released in October 2014. Her single ‘Be Your Friend feat. Chips’ received a 2015 Edmonton Music Award nomination for ‘Best Pop Recording of the Year.’ It was also selected to be a featured song in the 2015 Edmonton Music Awards Compilation CD.
In September 2015, her song ‘Things I Would Do’ was featured in YEG Music Magazine’s ‘Playlist of the Week.’ Arts Talk TV aired the ‘Be Your Friend feat. Chips’ music video on Shaw TV Edmonton everyday for a week in June 2016. One of the highlights of RAANI’s EP release was a fan-made cover video of ‘Be Your Friend feat. Chips (Link to fan-made cover video).
Both ‘All My Ladies’ and ‘Be Your Friend feat. Chips’ have been added to a variety of online radio stations and have received regular features on K94.5 radio in Moncton, NB.
RAANI was one of seven artists chosen to perform at the Edmonton Unplugged Audition Show, which aired for two weeks on Shaw TV Edmonton in December 2015.
Currently, she is writing and recording demos, building her live show and planning a Western Canada tour for June 2018.
“RAANI has the unique ability to maintain the delicate balance between making beautiful original art that is also accessible and marketable to the public. As a professional musician, working with an individual who understands the value of both these aspects when creating music is very refreshing.”
Justin "Dunna" McDonough
Producer, Engineer, Owner
“Natasha is incredibly hard working and passionately driven to succeed as a performing artist. She has a bright future ahead and is a great representative for the City of Edmonton, Province of Alberta and, indeed, all of Canada in the arts community.”
Artist Manager, Owner