Brander Raven


Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar.


Brander Raven McDonald is a Peguis Status Cree (Manitoba, Canada), Artist, Performer & Facilitator with Indigenous lineage. He and his lovely wife Jil Sonia of Mohawk heritage both enjoy their two sons and growing family.

“Strong Raven” has two meanings; "to brandish or raise a sword" and “one who stirs the fires to keep things going”. Brander works to live into this name as an Indigenous person - Protection, Curiosity and Respect of Creation.

Brander holds a BA in Fine Arts and Psychology concentrations, as well as a diploma in Recording and Audio Engineering. He also has trained and worked in Counselling. He is a wonderfully talented multi-media artist and Indigenous role model.
Many people describe him as quietly and powerfully talented, a deep thinker, listener in whose intuitiveness is valued by all who have worked with him and especially to those who have been touched by his talents and abilities. He is proudly Spiritual and has always felt a powerful personal connection to Creator and credits this for sustaining him in trials of life. Brander's hope is to present encouragement through his Arts based on his Indigenous cultural identity.

ORIGINAL SONGS by Indigenous Singer Songwriter, Latin, Latin Jazz, Latin Rock, World Music, Reggae Rock, Funk, Blues, Rock and folk ballads.

Screen name:
Brander Raven
Member since:
Oct 29 2019
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Nick Chursinoff, Larry Norman, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Santana, Robbie Robertson, Mark Knopfler, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Gordon Lightfoot, Johnny Cash, Nat King Cole, Putamayo, Jazz, Classical, Rock, Blues

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:


Fender Amps, Peavey Amps, Vox Amps, Jay Turser Guitars, Onsong, Protools, Band In A Box, Ludwig,