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The Sweet Remains

THE SWEET REMAINS is the very rare all-independent band to have nearly 60 MILLION SPOTIFY streams and counting! They're also unusual on today's music scene as a band 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 tSR from the throngs of guitar-toting troubadors and harken back to super-groups of the 60's and 70's like CSN, the Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel.

In Feb 2020, the band released its 5th major release (and 4th Studio album), MUSIC FILLS THE SPACES. Another collaboration with grammy-winning producer and long-time associate, ANDY ZULLA.

In March 2021, the band added another unique accomplishment with the release of their FEATURE FILM, THE INDEPENDENTS. Written/Directed by band-member, Greg Naughton, and starring the band, THE INDEPENDENTS is a musical comedy-drama inspired by the band's real-life experiences (and music, of course!). The film debuted at the Santa Barbara Int'l Film Festival earning praise from The Hollywood Reporter who hailed it "An extremely engaging film... Unconventional and sharply written... Deserves to find an audience beyond the festival circuit." It next won "Best Feature Film" at the Omaha Film festival and has since won audiences and plaudits at great film festivals all over the U.S. (More film info here).

When RICH PRICE (Burlington, VT) -, GREG NAUGHTON (NYC), and BRIAN CHARTRAND (Phoenix, AZ - met for a chance jam-session in a Rhode Island hotel room in 2007, 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 'Demogogue & 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 inspired by 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 2007, 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”. 4 Studio albums, 1 Live album/DVD and a Feature Film later, The Sweet Remains have won fans all over the globe and been featured in commercials, feature films, television, as well as having their songs 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.

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