Chad Farran has made a name in the San Diego music scene by playing hundreds of shows with many local bands throughout the region (Superunloader, Jalopy, Jangada, Justin Werner, Israel Maldonado, and others), producing music for TV shows and independent films, and producing CD projects for local bands and musicians.
Over the past 5 years he has been involved in the production of music for the popular surf/travel show On Surfari that airs domestically on FOX network’s Fuel TV, and internationally on National Geographic. He has managed to capture the essence of foreign countries that the show travels to by studying the traditions and instruments from each place, incorporating them into musical pieces, and creating a contemporary and refreshing soundtrack. Chad\'s work has also been featured in feature films such as Walking on Water, Shelter, Thicker Than Water, Skid Marks and others.
In 2006 Farran released a CD from the original compositions he had written as a singer/songwriter. The CD, entitled Another Ride, was nominated for the 2007 San Diego Music Awards. Another Ride uses the same techniques as his soundtrack work to fuse Latin sounds and rhythms with the acoustic pop melodies that were inspired by influential recording artists both in the U.S. and abroad.
In 2008 Chad released On Surfari Sessions, a \"best of\" compilation from the music he created for the TV series OnSurfari featuring rich ethic instrumentation over electro/acoustic grooves and beats.