Born in Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba on August 1, 1953 to parents Emile and Mary Catherine Ranville; Errol Sydney was the 8th of 12 children. Errol was a natural entertainer, taking to the stage, guitar in hand, at the early age of 8. Although a shy youngster, Errol discovered confidence while on stage succumbing, in part, to his God-given gift of music.
Several of Errol's siblings became talented musicians and or vocalists - Brian, Stirling, Wally, Donn and Delphine. All of the boys, including Errol are self-taught instrumentalists. Their uncle, the late Emile Spence performed fiddle for the family, a fond childhood memory even today. Errol also can recount hearing live music for the first time from the family's first AM/FM radio. Errol credits his earliest professional music memories to the likes of the Carter family, Bob Dylan, and the Beatles.
Somewhere along the way Errol gained the family nickname "C-Weed", and the rest is "history" as they say! Forming his first band in 1965 while only in high school, C-Weed & the Weeds, the name later changed to simply, the C-Weed Band. Comprising of Errol & siblings Wally and Donn, the musical journey began...
The current C-WEED line up includes singer/songwriter Errol Ranville, his brother Donn Ranville on drums, Tom Dutiaume on lead guitar,Trevor Smith on bass guitar, and Marc Arnould on keyboards.
Errol's latest CD release, Redemption, in June 2008, is yet another C-Weed success story.
C-Weed Band: Errol Ranville
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