Thu, February 26, 2015

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Brian has called Phoenix home for 14 years. Currently, he performs as a soloist and has three main projects: The Sweet Remains, The Project, and Live from Laurel Canyon.

The Sweet Remains...
The Sweet Remains is made up of three gifted and charismatic singer-songwriters, each of whom contributes to the writing and three-part harmonies that define the band’s sound; Brian Chartrand (Phoenix, AZ), Rich Price (Burlington, VT), and Greg Naughton (New York, NY).

Driven by strong lyrical and melodic writing, their songs easily appeal to fans of modern folk-rockers such as Jason Mraz, Ray LaMontagne, and John Mayer. However, it is their lush harmonies that distinguish them from the throngs of guitar-toting troubadours and harken back to supergroups of the 1960s and 1970s, such as Crosby, Stills & Nash; the Eagles; and Simon and Garfunkel.

In 2008, the three musicians met for a chance jam session in a Rhode Island hotel room, and they instantly recognized a musical blend and kinship that would eventually overcome geography to form the Sweet Remains.

After that first jam session in 2008, they began writing and recording together during breaks in each of their solo touring when they could all manage to meet at a small home studio in Los Angeles. The band’s debut CD, Laurel & Sunset, was released several months later, and the band has been winning the praise of audiences and critics across the country ever since. Laurel & Sunset has over 20 million streams on Spotify.

The Project...
Brian’s five-piece original band. They have played some of the best live music venues in the Valley including The MIM Music Theater, Tempe Center for the Arts, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Chandler Center for the Arts, Crescent Ballroom, and Valley Bar. The Project sounds like a cross between James Taylor and Steely Dan. Perfect for unique corporate events, cocktail parties, receptions.

Live from Laurel Canyon...
Brian researched and wrote Live from Laurel Canyon in 2013. It’s a 90 minute show that highlights the music and artists who lived in Laurel Canyon (Hollywood, CA) between 1965 and 1975. Performed with the help of his all star backing band and two additional singers (Khani Cole and Kip Fox), this show tells the tale of some of the most influential singer/songwriters of that time and helps show how ‘folk rock’ began in this small canyon community. Artists featured in the show: The Mamas & The Papas, The Doors, the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, America, the Eagles, and Carole King.

As an independent artist Brian has released over 15 albums of original music, performed throughout the US and Europe, and placed compositions in advertisements and indie films.
Based out of Phoenix, AZ, Mat Weddle has been playing music as Obadiah Parker since 2005. Driven by a popular YouTube video of a live performance, his cover of "Hey Ya" became a breakout hit in 2007, topping the iTunes singer-songwriter charts for the year. With the following 2008 EP, The Tip Jar, Vol. I, Obadiah Parker built a strong internet following with soulful vocals and his ability to cover a variety of tunes with a unique and singular style.

2011 sees the release of The Siren and The Saint, the first full length offering of Parker's original material. Intensely personal and unflinchingly sincere, Weddle tells his own story of addiction, rescue and redemption revolving around his relationships with two women. The impressively crafted songs of TSaTS are bound to more than satisfy Obadiah Parker fans and prove that he is much more than a cover artist
Vinyl Station is a indie rock band performing in and around Phoenix mostly, but also playing around the country. Vinyl Station is Matthew Thornton and Brendon Cottrell. Matthew sings, plays guitar and a kick drum. Brendon sings and plays guitar, keyboard, and harmonicas.

Matthew and Brendon met after getting accidentally booked for the same gig and ended up playing on each others sets because they liked most of the same music. Still true, with a few exceptions of course. They play a lot of shows, and a lot of songs. They do not play any songs they don't particularly love.

VS recorded their first full length album, The Evening Sin, in 2012. They tried a very fast approach when recording, trying to get a good performance in one or two takes. They took more time on the arrangements and instrumentation, carefully deciding each part and making sure it was right before sending it to be mastered. They tried very hard to keep things simple, so as to resemble their live show, but had to add certain instruments because they sounded too good to leave out.

Vinyl Station is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their new album ​Still Open Eyes.

Still Open Eyes is due for an early 2015 release.
Colorado-born and Phoenix, AZ based singer/songwriter Jay Allan plays what is known to his fans as funky-folk, blues rock. Channeling honest passion and raw emotion through his own life and observations, he continues to gain fans and notoriety locally and nationally. He combines heartfelt and memorable lyrics with genre-bending styles and melodies in his long list of ever-evolving original songs that range from that of joy, love, loss, gratitude and searching and are often outlined with an insightful and sometimes humorous touch. While remaining true to his own roots, Jay often taps into and pays homage to such influences as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, The Black Crowes and far too many artists and songwriters, old and new, to name. Jay has performed in venues and festivals big and small in 30+ states across the United States and has also performed in Mexico, Costa Rica and the British Virgin Islands. He has shared the studio and stage with countless acts including G. Love, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Umphrey’s Mcgee, Martin Sexton, Tony Lucca, Ryan Montbleau and many more.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014