Celebrating 10 years and over 35 MILLION Spotify plays, THE SWEET REMAINS is the unusual band on today’s music scene to be headed by 3 gifted singer-songwriters, each of whom contribute to the writing and 3-part harmonies that define the band’s sound.
Driven by strong lyrical and melodic writing, their songs easily appeal to fans of modern folk-rockers like Jason Mraz, Ray Lamontagne, and John Mayer. However, it is their lush harmonies, that distinguish The Sweet Remains from the throngs of guitar-toting troubadours and harken back to super-groups of the ’60s and ’70s like CSN, the Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel.
2019 adds a FEATURE FILM to the band’s unique accomplishments. THE INDEPENDENTS is a musical comedy-drama created by and starring the Sweet Remains. The film recently debuted at the Santa Barbara Int’l Film Festival to the plaudits of festival-goers and The Hollywood Reporter, which praised the film as “Extremely engaging… Unconventional and sharply written… Deserves to find an audience beyond the festival circuit.” Full review here. The film next won “Best Feature Film” at the Omaha Film festival and has since won invites and audiences at great film festivals all over the U.S. with plans for general release later in 2019. (More film info here).
When RICH PRICE (Burlington, VT) – www.richpricemusic.com), GREG NAUGHTON (NYC), and BRIAN CHARTRAND (Phoenix, AZ – www.brianchartrand.com) met for a chance jam-session in a Rhode Island hotel room in 2008, the three instantly recognized a musical blend and kinship that would eventually overcome geography (and solo-careers) to form The Sweet Remains.
Rich and Greg first started collaborating writing songs for Rich’s 2004 Geffen Records debut — a CD that spawned Rich’s single “I’m on my way”, featured on the multi-platinum Shrek 2 soundtrack. Rich has released four solo albums and written music for many high-profile film and television projects. Hailed by Performing Songwriter Magazine as “a magnetic writer and performer”, Greg Naughton’s debut indie-release ‘Demagogue & the Sun Songs’ was co-produced by late Grammy-winning recording artist Phoebe Snow. Also an accomplished actor and director, Greg wrote and directed the soon-to-be-released feature-film THE INDEPENDENTS based on his experiences with Rich and Brian in the music business. Brian Chartrand grew up in MA, but has called Phoenix, AZ home since 2003. In addition to his work with TSR, Brian has independently released numerous albums as a solo artist and with his AZ band “The Project” and regularly tours in Europe. He is the creator and co-frontman of the touring musical review “Live From Laurel Canyon”, which celebrates the songs and legendary stories of artists who lived in Laurel Canyon, a rock-n-roll neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills, between 1965 and 1976.
After that first jam-session in 2008, Rich, Greg, and Brian began writing and recording together during breaks in each of their solo touring. Eventually, they played these new songs for producer Andy Zulla (who has since collaborated with the band on most of their projects) and together they set about recording tSR’s debut CD “Laurel & Sunset”. 3 Studio albums, 1 Live DVD and a Feature Film later, The Sweet Remains music has won fans all over the globe and been featured in commercials, feature films, television and been covered by numerous artists. They continue to delight audiences, touring regularly throughout North America and Europe with dynamic live-shows that range from simple core-trio acoustic sets to 6-piece full-band line-ups.