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.




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