BIO

Brian has been making music in Phoenix, AZ  since 2003.  He has four main projects: The Project, Live from Laurel Canyon, The Sweet Remains, and his work as a solo singer/songwriter.

THE PROJECT…

is a 5-piece band of some of the best musicians in AZ.  The band has released three albums and plays some really beautiful stages including The MIM Music Theater, The Chandler Center for the Arts, Tempe Center for the Arts, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Rhythm Room, Valley Bar and Crescent Ballroom.  In this band, Brian is the sole songwriter, lead singer and acoustic guitar player.  The Project features world class musicians Mario Mendivil, Adam Armijo, Lamar Gaines, and Todd Chuba.

 

LIVE FROM LAUREL CANYON…

started as an idea after Brian completed a three month stint performing on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean in the Summer of 2012.  After doing extensive research Brian wrote the narration for the show and then teamed up with his partner Mike Florio to bring the show to audiences.  Live from Laurel Canyon is a 9o minute production show that tells the story of the Canyon and the legendary singer/songwriters who lived there.  Starting with the Mamas and the Papas “California Dreamin'” and ending with the Eagles “Hotel California” the show careens through the hits of the of the 1960s and 1970s.  Part story telling and part musical performance, Live from Laurel Canyon continues to amaze fans of this timeless music.  For more information about this show, please visit www.livefromlaurelcanyon.com.

 

THE SWEET REMAINS…

of which Brian is a co-founder with Rich Price and Greg Naughton, is a critically acclaimed trio of songwriters based on the East coast.  The Sweet Remains released it’s third studio album called “Night Songs” in September of 2015.  What started as a trio of songwriters has evolved into a 6 piece band when they perform on the east coast.  When they tour Europe, they tour as the Sweet Remains Trio which features Brian, Peter Day (bass/vocals), and Jeff Vallone (cajon/vocals).  In November 2016, they will embark on a 3 week European tour, their 7th European tour since 2013.  The band’s music has over 14 million listens of Spotify. For information on this band, www.thesweetremains.com

 

WANNA HIRE ME OR MY BAND?

Brian is also available for private events/corporate functions/weddings/house concerts…Email management@brianchartrand.com for more information about rates and availability.  He has over 250 cover songs in his repertoire ranging from James Taylor to Radiohead as well as numerous originals.

Visit http://www.cdbaby.com/all/flyinglessons for a selection of his albums.

Brian offers fans access to his latest demos and home recordings at his “tapes” site. Check it out here: www.tapes.brianchartrand.com.