BARAN was formed in 1998 by Chris Baran as a solo artist under a band name . In 1999 he and his band released their debut cd " BARAN " which got them some regular airplay on 94 WHJY Providence , RI and 91 WSMU ( NOW 89.3 WUMD ) Dartmouth , MA , as well as interviews w/ the band . Then on some growing interest from airplay , they did successful gigs w/ both national and local acts . 2001 " CHAOS ANONYMOUS " was released . BARAN primarily played Boston , MA and Providence , RI but began to expand their fan base into CT and NY . BARAN released " UNDIAGNOSED " 2003 , continued to play and record w/ session players but didn't release " THE SORCERER'S WISH " until late 2007 . The 2008 - 2009 line up featured Michael A Santos on lead guitar , Adam Baran - rythm guitar and Ron " Shorty " Bumpus - bass , left the band after shows in 2009 . Chris Baran recorded and released " NECESSARY EVIL " in 2010 . BARAN released " BULLETS AND BANKRUPTCY " In 2012 and 2 videos from latest cd as well . Available Now !! @ cd baby , iTunes , Googleplay , Amazon , Rhapsody , etc . BARAN recorded the first video " Clockwork " in late 2013 for the new upcoming 2014 release " Scars of Envy " Thanks for listening .