RanDair Porter (songwriter,vox,guitar,various computer things) plus awesome musicians who appear on recordings and live performances!

Ransom and the Subset is an American alternative rock band based in Seattle, Washington. With a refreshing pop-rock sound, their music is clearly driven by strong melodies and well-crafted arrangements. Along with infectious hooks and witty, insightful lyricism, Ransom and the Subset delivers a dynamic blend of power pop from decades past along with a strong element of modern rock.

Ransom and the Subset is the brainchild of singer/songwriter/guitarist RanDair Porter. Heavily stocked with self-made demos, Porter sought out and engaged with the talent of producer/multi-instrumentalist Brian E. King (OranJuly and Parks) and Grammy-winning engineer/mixer Ducky Carlisle. The team of three collaborated to create their debut album No Time to Lose

Over the course of a year, Porter flew to Boston to work with King and Carlisle on the album, making a stop in NYC where he worked with Jody Porter (Fountains of Wayne) as well. The famed artist contributed both guitar and bass guitar to the track “Sticking Onto You”. Intermixed with many flights across the country, Porter also sought out collaboration at home in Seattle. Luck and perseverance served in his favor, as he garnered the talent of great Seattle musicians like Jon Memolo, Mike Musburger (formerly of the Posies) on drums and Mike Squires (formerly with Harvey Danger) on bass guitar, providing the driving rhythm section for “Leaving With You”.

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What people are saying about No Time to Lose

“Stunning guitar arrangements and well-crafted, infectious songs: Ransom and the Subset is right on the mark. RanDair—the singer/songwriter behind the project—is a clever writer, talented singer, and the sound and production of his debut album No Time to Lose is simply as professional and as high-quality as you can get. Ransom and the Subset need to get snatched up by one of the major labels out there.”
Keith Olsen – Famed Producer of Rick Springfield, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Sammy Hagar, Eddie Money, Six-time Grammy Award Winner, recipient of Billboard’s Top 5 Producers in the World, Lifetime Achievement Hollywood F.A.M.E. Award Winner.

“Ransom and the Subset have captured the perfect sunny day, a double strawberry cone and the giddiness of your first kiss on their exuberant collection of 11 radio-ready songs.”
Sue Ennis – Songwriter for the legendary group Heart and National Trustee for the Recording Academy”