RAND is a Lebanese musical band formed in 2013 by three siblings: Youssef, Lili and Jamale Abou Hamad. Building on their studies at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music, they create a unique acoustic sound with piano and vocals performing oriental and occidental classics, along with original songs. The trio is notably known for singing in Arabic, French and English. As of 2019, the band started to collaborate with guest musicians during its live concerts. To date, RAND released five singles including orchestral pieces: Libnan Al Iman (2014), Alit W Damaa Baayna (2016), Shou Sayerlak (2017), Vivre (2018) and Kif Bhebak (2019). In Arabic, rand (رند) means the "Bay Laurel".
Under local and international media coverage since 2013, the band performed in different venues across Lebanon and the United States including: Grand Serail (2019), Zaki Nassif Cultural Center (2019), Saghbine Wine Festival (2019), Lebaa Summer Nights (2019), Safadi Cultural Center (2019), Maarouf Saad Cultural Center (2019), American University of Beirut (ZAKI NASSIF FESTIVAL 2019), ESA Business School (LA SAISON MUSICALE 2018), University Club of New York (2018), Al Bustan Hotel (RAND LIVE IN CONCERT 2017), Beirut Souks (LA FETE DE LA MUSIQUE 2015), Zaitunay Bay (LA FETE DE LA MUSIQUE 2014), Saint Joseph University (FICMEC 2014), Theatre Gemmayze (RAND IN CONCERT 2014), Beirut City Centre, BIEL, Sursock Palace - The Gardens, Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand, and Casino du Liban.
Youssef Abou Hamad is a Lebanese singer, pianist, composer, and songwriter. His love for music began when he started playing darbuka at the age of two. Taking piano lessons as of 1993, Youssef pursued his studies at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music. A member of SACEM since 2012, he co-founded RAND in 2013. An agricultural engineer with an MBA, he studied at Saint Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon), ESA Business School (Beirut, Lebanon), UniLasalle (Beauvais, France), and ESCP Europe (Paris, France). www.youssefabouhamad.com
Lili Abou Hamad is a Lebanese singer who studied music at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music. She also co-founded RAND in 2013. A landscape designer, she graduated with a degree in agricultural engineering from Saint Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon). Furthermore, she studied landscape design at Agrocampus Ouest (Angers, France). In 2018, Lili pursued a master’s degree in urban design and city planning at University College London (London, UK).
Jamale Abou Hamad is a Lebanese artist who studied music at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music. A member of SACEM, she co-founded RAND in 2013. She got her BA in film from Saint Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon) in 2016. Her short film “Endless Ache” was featured in international film festivals in Lebanon and abroad. Soon after, Jamale moved to Los Angeles, US where she completed in 2018 the full acting program at Stella Adler Academy of Acting. www.jamaleabouhamad.com features the different branches of her work as an artist.