The Sweet Remains

The Sweet Remains

THE SWEET REMAINS is an unusual band on today's music scene, headed by 3-gifted and charismatic 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.

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 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 three 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 (NYC) has played his music all across this country in venues ranging from New Orleans grittiest, to the east room of the White House. His indie released CD 'Demogogue & the Sun Songs' was co-produced by grammy-winning recording artist Phoebe Snow and several of Greg's songs have gone on to be covered by major label artists. Brian Chartrand's journeys as a multi-talented singer-songwriter and instrumentalist have taken him from South Hadley, MA where he grew up to Phoenix, AZ where he splits his time as a solo-artist and front-man of 'The Voce Project' and 'Ten Dollar Outfit.' Since 2003, Brian has released 10 CDs with his various projects.

After that first jam-session in 2008, Rich, Greg, and Brian 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. They played the tracks for producer Andy Zulla who immediately joined the project, and the band’s debut CD “Laurel & Sunset” was released several months later. The band has been winning the praise of audiences and critics across the U.S. ever since. (USA TODAY selected it as "pick-of-the-week"; BOSTON HERALD said "Its been a long time since 3-part harmonies this lush were yoked to songs this melodically gorgeous")

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS: In the fall of 2010, tSR conducted their first European tour hitting clubs in Denmark and Germany. In 2011, their song "What I'm Looking For" was featured in various placements including a Subaru car ad campaign and with Eddie Bauer. In September 2011, "Dance With Me" was featured in Putumayo Music compilation "Acoustic Cafe" to be sold in cafe's and gift shops around the world. In 2012, they guys released a DVD & CD "Live at The Canal Room." Jan. 2013 they released their sophomore studio album "North & Prospect."

Alex Miller

Miller’s voice projects something smooth and refreshing. It's reminiscent of a wave crashing onto the shore or a cold beverage after a hot and stressful day-- It's breezy, breathy and real. "I've been told my lyrics sound like some sort of amalgam of Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews, and Elliot Smith, some are playful (Mraz), some tell a story (Matthews), and some are dark (Smith).” Miller’s lyrics reveal an astute sensitivity to each move in the “chess” of relationships. He imagines the full range of players, from pawn to king, at one moment with foreboding, trepidation, disquietude, and at the next, amusement, humor or absurdity. Miller’s sound, deep and unique, stretches across a variety of instrumental influences from Phish to Queens of the Stone Age to John Mayer.

He came out with this first CD, “Off Season,” to a crowd of summer acquaintances in 2004. A growing audience encouraged him to invest in a major recording “Just a Dream” released on August 11, 2010.

Overwhelmed by the success of his CD release at New York City’s Canal Room, Miller spent months self-booking and self-promoting a successful nationwide summer tour in 2011.

As his foot was out the door for that tour in May 2011, a group of investors agreed to support his working on a third CD, titled “Chin Up, Buckle Down, and Let Go.” The songs on this CD chronicle a generic journey across the nation as well as specific events that occurred at stops along the way. “Chin Up, Buckle Down, and Let Go” released on June 26, 2012.

Miller says: “As much fun as it is to be a singer/songwriter, I still prefer the energy of a crowd." A consummate performer, he meets each audience member where they are and wakes them to their own rich journey through his sometimes gentle, sometimes futile, always honest story telling. Since moving to New York in 2009, he has played at a number of venues including (le) Poisson Rouge, The Canal Room, Rockwood Music Hall, The Living Room, The Knitting Factory, National Underground, and his regular spot--Prohibition. Miller relishes in gaining a fan base and getting his songs heard "the old fashion way"– by performing them.


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