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South Africa


Bassist, Composer, Guitarist, Producer, Rock Band, Singer (Vocalist)


Commercial, English, Folk, Hard Rock, Party , Rock and Roll, Spanish


Corporate Event, Wedding, Hotels & Restaurants, Clubs & Pubs, Festival, Private Party



Born July 1978 in Zimbabwe - Grew up in South Africa
Argentine Father / Uruguayan Mother
WC – Started playing guitar at the age of 15

Michael Naranjo - Discography

1994 - 16
Tehila competition
1st in songwriting 2nd overall in performance
Record deal Brettian Productions

1995 - 17
1st Album – Michael Naranjo “believe”
Best NCOTY at the CBSA

1995 - 17
2nd Album – Michael Naranjo “Turning Point”

1997 - 19
Formed a band called Alma Rose
Later became 7 Day Story

2000 - 22
Seven Day Story wrote the title song for the SABC 3 award-winning show
Going Nowhere Slowly

01/2 -24
Toured the Middle East, Dubai, and Oman with a corporate band
Called Axent
Michael Naranjo - Discography

2004 - 26
Formed One Day Remains

2005 - 27
Relocated to Johannesburg and signed a record deal with David Gresham Music Group

2005/08 -30
in the 3 year period, the band One Day Remains releases 3 singles to radio “The Need” is still playlisted on most stations nationally.“Never Say Die” – Anthem for the Vodacom Tri-Nations Rugby in 2008“What have I become” featuring actor Brandon Auret in the music video Extensive national tour followed and numerous festivals including Africa Bike week

2009 – Coke Zero Fest with Oasis, Metallica, Panic! At the Disco - Falls Fest Zimbabwe Toured with Prime Circle, Van Coke Cartel, Glaskas, Ghapi, Steve Hofmeyer Nicholis Louw, Curt Darren, Parlotones.

2009 - 31
Shot 3 times in failed hi – jacking. Launched The Angels Unaware Project with Jon Delinger. Recorded 5 albums which include “Glaskas - Engele wat Skree” and “Ontmaskerde heldin”, “Nelda – Baklei vir my”, “Saving Silence debut album” “Jon Delinger – Never walk alone”

2010 - 32
Wrote “Beautiful Monster” with Supernova artist Dilana Robichaux Solo project – Naranjo – Toured the country with Ghapi for 1 year Playing all major festivals.

2011 - 33
Started 4 new projects –Steve Booysen’s “Musical Boardroom” with Jon Delinger & The Ghostriders One Day Remains – “Saints and Sinners” – Double AlbumThe Angels Unaware Documentary The House of Writers
Michael Naranjo - Discography

2012 - 34
Expanded The House of WritersLaunched The Guevara Sessions – A recording project taking 15 unsigned, Unknown artists to encourage Artist Development in South Africa Recorded Solo artist Daniela Diogo – Debut albumRecorded Blackshadow Solomon – Debut EpNew side projects called Conspiracy 7 and Libertad“Miracle” chosen as title track for Frans Cronje’s new movie Baroudeur Festivals played this year included Africa Bike Week, Aardklop and Krank’d UP.

2013 - 35
Released The Angels Unaware Project – “Ghetto Gospel” through Maranatha Music Released Narnjo – “Miracle” through Maranathtia Music Released 2 full-length documentaries through Maranatha Music approved by the Films and Publications board of South Africa.
Started Writing of Naranjo – “Acoustic Symphony” Started working on “The Road to Machu Picchu” documentary series.
Moved to Uruguay South America

2014 - 36
Started writing the new Naranjo – “Revelation” album
Started recording the new Naranjo – “Revelation” album with Grammy Nominated Artist Max Capote at Victoria Studios, Montevideo Uruguay Set up the Casa Cienfuegos Studio and started recording Qorban Blues/ Qorband
Finished Mastering on The Acoustic SymphonyWorked on various episodes of “The Road to Machu Picchu”
Spent 4 months in Mendoza, Argentina Filming parts of The Road to Machu Picchu
Dilana’s album “Beautiful Monster” is released – Artwork by World renown Photographer Glen Wexler.
Returned to Uruguay in October 2014
Michael Naranjo - Discography

2015 - 36
Qorband’s album – “En un Segundo” is released, mastered by Latin Grammy Nominee Max Capote - will be Forwarded to Grammy panel for entry in 2016 – Critically Acclaimed now on high Radio Rotation. Releasing Naranjo – “Acoustic Symphony”
Filming for “The Road to Machu Picchu” continues
The travel show – “Going Nowhere Slowly”- is now going worldwide under the Name “Going Global”. My theme song Going Nowhere Slowly is the title track for The “Going Global” show which will feature an episode on myself. Daniela Diogo s debut album “Breakthrough” is released.
Wrote the title song/music for the new travel and wine show in Uruguay and feature in the pilot episode.

2016 - 38 Filming new material for Road to Machu Picchu episodes Start professional relationship with Jesse Blaze Snider and developing ideas for his album. Work continues on and off for several months.
Play various shows and tour Uruguay with NARANJO Band, playing in some of Uruguay's most prestigious venues.
At the end of 2016 I am asked to return to South Africa to head up an artist development project.

2017 - 39 Upon arrival in South Africa I did a mini tour of the Western Cape playing various venues and produced a Dark Country record for The Voice SA contestant Meggan Moore. One of the covers we did, “You're the one that I want” has been viewed over 350 000 times on YouTube.
One other cover, Gravedigger has over 100 000 views on YouTube, both songs were used in Sons of Anarchy fan videos.
For the rest of the year I headed up a project called Sime Sonke – we are one - where I produced 10 songs and videos for a ministry campaign funded from the USA and various other sources.
Worked on a few songs with Nathi Louw of Reeburth, a metal band from Soweto.

Michael Naranjo - Discography
After the project finished I started on producing a full album for a young girl from the local township in Parys called COMIC. She is an 18-year-old wordsmith and we created a new style of music. Continued working with Jesse Snider on and off.
2018 - 40 Started vocal coaching lessons for beginners. One of my students Juan Roodman won Silver in the national competition Africa Talent after 2 weeks of vocal lessons.
Recorded new Triz album, co-producing/mixing with Franko Carino from Limp Bizkit, USA. Release date TBA as its still in process.

COMIC won first prize in a national school talent competition for her poetry. Recorded single for young Afrikaans singer Talitta, her first song went to number 1 on local radio. New single “Tyd” is being released in this quarter. Finalizing Jesse Blaze Snider record for release. TBA Recorded 3 singles for the author and multiple World Record Holder in various disciplines, Lukas Korff, to accompany his motivational ministry. Filming and editing his documentary to be included in his latest book.

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Awards and Recognition

Latin American Graffiti 2016 Best Rock album

Going Nowhere Slowly -Title Track - Best Travel Show 8 seasons

Title Track - Baroudeur Movie 2012

Best Newcomer of the Year 95


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  • 4 x Boom stands + hi hat and 2 x snare stands • Cymbals must be Sabian / Ziljian 18” crash, 22” ride 14” hi hat
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  • 1x 4 piece Yamaha Maple Custom or in similar range. (12”tom,16” floor tom and 22” kick)
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  • 1x Mark Bass 600/900 W 4x10 cab x1 / Ampeg 1200w 8x10 cab
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  • 1x Mesa Boogie triple rectifier 100W full stack / Hughes Kettner Tri amp, triple channel half stack.
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  • 1x Mesa Boogie / Hughes Kettner triple rectifier 100W full stack or half stack (or 2 x 12 combo)
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  • 1x Send for in-ear monitoring at lead vocals (Vox 1). Back Line Requirements (or equivalent)
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  • 6x Tall boom stands (2x Overheads, 2x toms and hi-hats) If drum microphones are clip on, then we need only 2x tall overhead boom stands.
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  • 8x Drum microphones (Kick, snare, hi hat, rack tom, 2x floor tom and 2x overhead)
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  • 2x short boom stands for guitar microphones and 1x short boom stand for kick microphone
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  • 2x Shure Beta 57 for Electric Guitar Amps
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  • Vox 1 Shure SM 58 • Vox 2 Shure SM 58 • 2x Boom stands for vocal microphones
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  • Lighting on the drums
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  • 1x Send for in ear monitoring 24 Channel Mixer with min 6x Auxiliaries
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  • 6X 12” Monitors Aux 1(2 x Vox 1) Aux 2 (Vox 2) Aux 3 (Bass) Aux 4 (Drums)
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  • 1x Sub Monitor behind drums
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  • 4x Limiters(Vox 1,2 and Bass)
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  • Preferred microphones – equivalents are acceptable • Kick AKG D112 • Snare SM 57 • Hi Hat Condenser mic • Tom1 SM57 • Floor Tom 1 SM 57 • Floor Tom 2 SM 57 • O/H left Condenser mic • O/H right Condenser mic • Bass DI • Guitar Amps Beta 57(x2) • Vox 1 SM58 • Vox 2 SM58 • Click DI (mix to drum aux only) • Acoustic Guitars DI (x2) • In ears Send vox 1 prominent and a reasonable mic of other instruments.


4 Jacks.


4 hours


Personal Microphones. Pedals, Heads. Dress change. Guitars. Full Band- Drum snare and personal hardware. Bass.

No of sets:



Sound equipment, lighting. Visas. Flights. Accomodation. Food. Travel. Cables.


AED 8050

Three's Company


3 hours


Personal Microphones. Guitars. Pedals. Heads. Full band- Drum snare, personal hardware. Bass.

No of sets:



Sound equipment, backline. Cables. Lighting. Visas. Flights. Accomodation. Travel. Food.


AED 6900

The Two Timer


2 hours


Guitars. Personal Microphones. Heads. Pedals. Full band, drums- snare and personal hardware. Bass

No of sets:



Sound Equipment. Lighting. Visas. Flights. Travel. Accomodation. Cables. Backline.


AED 4025