RANDEESH - a man of music, art, and nature
Randeesh plays music on BC’s Sunshine Coast – solo, in a duo, and
with a band. You can find him busking six days a week in Sechelt at
the Trail Bay Mall, playing the standards, calypso, reggae, soul, R&B,
American pop, and Belizean traditional songs. Or you might attend a
festival, wedding, fair, market, parade, private party, fundraiser or
special occasion and hear Randeesh’s distinctive voice.
Randeesh was born in Belize City, Belize, Central America, son of
Linda and the late Stanley Goff, one of eight children. His mother,
Linda Goff raised her children moving from one district to the next;
following her husband Stanley who was a magistrate in the courts as
well as trumpet player for and band leader of SIG and the Rhythm Boys.
The influence of Randeesh ‘s Belizean neighbours – Kriol, Garifuna,
Mayan, East Indian,Spanish, Chinese, Mennonite, Lebanese and
British – is there in the songs he has written and recorded on his two
CDs, “People are You Ready” and “Courage”. In his performances,
Randeesh blends Caribbean and American arrangements, lyrics, and
rhythms to deliver a festive, irie vibe (Caribbean slang for a feeling of
worry free harmony and peace.)
These days Randeesh doesn’t travel very far to play music, but as
trumpet player for the Belizean band Bamiki Bandula, he toured
throughout Central America and twice in the US. When Randeesh
arrived in Vancouver, Canada, he played trumpet and sang with both
Canadian and Caribbean bands. Once on the Sunshine Coast he
played with his two reggae bands, Randeesh Reggae Band and
Randeesh and the Lions.
Randeesh is a proud Canadian who loves his Belizean roots.