Remember September is just a cool Connecticut band that brings it all together through great music. Their good-sounding tunes consist of an array of styles from jazz & rock to even funk & country. The group is made up of: Jay Schod on lead vocals & acoustic guitar, Chris Schod on electric guitar & vocals, Eric Schod on bass, Gerard Awad on drums, Dave Savitsky on sax & vocals and Mary Albano on vocals.
The mix of solid vocals and fine instrumentation will intoxicate your senses without question. In the words of Sly Stone–“It’s a family affair” and there’s nothing wrong with that.
I had the pleasure to review their second studio album “The Roads We Travel”:
That was released on 01/01/2010. I was an instant Remember September fan after hearing this record and I must say they have quite an impressive resume up to this point. Going back to 2006, the Schods & company have supported major national acts such as: Train, Chicago, Average White Band, .38 Special, Randy Travis, Johnny Winter, Guess Who, John Cafferty, Keith Kane of Vertical Horizon, Chris Barron of Spin Doctors, Steve Vai, Ari Hest, Stroke Nine and Robert Randolph and the Family Band.
Here is a list of some buzzworthy performances:
-Performance with Robert Randolph and the Family Band (11/11/10)
-Performance with Train (9/10/10)
-34th SoNo Arts Celebration Headliners (8/7/10)
-Levitt Pavilion Summer Series (8/22/09)
-Milford Oyster Festival with John Cafferty (8/15/09)
-Lansdowne Pub in Boston (5/22/09)
-Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun (3/23/09)
-Hard Rock Cafe in Boston (10/23/08)
-Walter Reed Benefit Concert in Washington DC (’08, ’09 & ’10)
-Toad’s Place with Average White Band (3/21/08)
-Bitter End with Spin Doctors (11/8/07)
-Keene, NH State Pumpkin Festival (’07, ’08, & ’10)
-Durham Fair with .38 Special (9/29/07)
-42nd Jerry Lewis Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy (9/1/07)
-Toads Place with Johnny Winter (’07, ’08, ’09 & ’10)
-Legendary CBGB’s —The Last Week (9/29/06)
-Foxwoods Casino/Hard Rock CafÃ© Block Party (8/26/06)
-Performance with Chicago (7/30/06)
-Fairfield Theatre’s “Hottest New Talent” (5/9/06)
Not to mention, Remember September has an EP titled “Live With Chicago” recorded back in July 2006. Yes that’s right, I speak of the legendary group Chicago that’s been going strong since the late 60s with over 20 albums to their name. And yet this band is not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame–mind boggling! Remember September has proved that they can hold their own amongst big acts and they continue to do so. All six members of Remember September have also proved that they are a force to be reckoned with in this music world.[youtube FI-pfSBg21g nolink]
If that’s not enough to get you all excited about this tight-knit Connecticut bunch, then chew on this: MTV’s ourstage.com June 2010 Grand Prize Winners for their music video of their single “Lonely Road”, Fairfield County Weekly’s pick for Best Indie Rock Band of 2010 and most recently Remember September has been chosen as ReverbNation Artist of the Week for December 22nd-28th. The bandmates also have a soft spot for the soldiers as they once again held their Annual Benefit Concert to support the troops at Walter Reed Medical Center in DC on Dec. 12th. Seems to me this crew has got it all figured out!
I’d also like to mention that Remember September now has an official store on the Skope Magazine website.
You can check out all of the cool merchandise for sale right here:
And don’t forget, you can download all the tracks you want at: iTunes, Rhapsody.com, Walmart.com, Amazon.com, My Coke Rewards’, My Tracks.com and several other retail outlets. I’d like to leave with some encouraging words from Remember September: “We all share a common goal in this group. We all aspire to be something great. We all want to be the next big thing. And we are all extremely passionate about what we do, and who we do it for.
Remember September is always growing and evolving.” So… be on the lookout and for more info on this talented group SKOPE out: http://rememberseptemberband.com.
By Jimmy Rae (firstname.lastname@example.org)