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Trumbull, CT | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF

Trumbull, CT | SELF
Established on Jan, 2008
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Mar
22
Remember September @ Woodbury Brewing Company

Woodbury, CT

Woodbury, CT

Mar
23
Remember September @ Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa

Montauk, NY

Montauk, NY

Mar
24
Remember September @ St. Patrick's Day Parade - Montauk

Montauk, NY

Montauk, NY

Apr
06
Remember September @ Whiskey Barrel

Stratford, CT

Stratford, CT

May
03
Remember September @ The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House

Uncasville, CT

Uncasville, CT

May
16
Remember September @ Montauk Music Festival

Montauk, NY

Montauk, NY

May
17
Remember September @ Montauk Music Festival

Montauk, NY

Montauk, NY

May
18
Remember September @ Montauk Music Festival

Montauk, NY

Montauk, NY

May
19
Remember September @ Montauk Music Festival

Montauk, NY

Montauk, NY

May
26
Remember September @ Captain's Cove Seaport

Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport, CT

Jul
13
Remember September @ Whiskey Barrel

Stratford, CT

Stratford, CT

Oct
05
Remember September @ Whiskey Barrel

Stratford, CT

Stratford, CT

Mar
16
Remember September @ Tautog Tavern

Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport, CT

Feb
22
Remember September @ Bull and Barley

Shelton, CT

Shelton, CT

Feb
09
Remember September @ Montauket

Montauk, NY

Montauk, NY

Feb
08
Remember September @ Tautog Tavern

Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport, CT

Sep
08
Remember September @ Arms Wide Open Cancer Foundation: CureFest

Essex, CT

Essex, CT

Sep
01
Remember September @ Captain's Cove Seaport

Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport, CT

Aug
18
Remember September @ Walter Reed Medical Center/USO Benefit Show for Injured Troops

Bethesda, MD

Bethesda, MD

Aug
11
Remember September @ The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House

Uncasville, CT

Uncasville, CT

Aug
04
Remember September @ Montauket

Montauk, NY

Montauk, NY

Jul
28
Remember September @ Captain's Cove Seaport

Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport, CT

Jul
21
Remember September @ The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House

Uncasville, CT

Uncasville, CT

Jun
23
Remember September @ Montauket

Montauk, NY

Montauk, NY

Jun
16
Remember September @ Wounded Warrior 5k

Media, PA

Media, PA

Jun
12
Remember September @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

Gilford, NH

Gilford, NH

Jun
09
Remember September @ Joey C's Boathouse Cantina & Grill

Stratford, CT

Stratford, CT

May
27
Remember September @ Captain's Cove Seaport

Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport, CT

May
20
Remember September @ Montauk Music Festival

Montauk, NY

Montauk, NY

May
19
Remember September @ Montauk Music Festival

Montauk, NY

Montauk, NY

May
18
Remember September @ Montauk Music Festival

Montauk, NY

Montauk, NY

May
17
Remember September @ Montauk Music Festival

Montauk, NY

Montauk, NY

May
12
Remember September @ Tautog Tavern

Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport, CT

May
05
Remember September @ Cinco De Mayo Fiesta

Newtown, CT

Newtown, CT

Apr
28
Remember September @ Tautog Tavern

Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport, CT

Apr
12
Remember September @ Garcia's at the Capitol Theatre

Port Chester, NY

Port Chester, NY

Apr
11
Remember September @ LUCAS LOCAL Oyster Bar and Wood Fire Cookery

Newtown, CT

Newtown, CT

Music

Press


Published by EmilyCassel on June 29, 2011 in Features

It’s that time of year again—a time for unfurling the flag, firing up the grill and unleashing your inner pyromaniac with a homemade fireworks display. And of course, you’ll need a playlist for all the back porch barbecuing and blowing stuff up you plan on doing. We’re always willing to get you in the holiday spirit, so if you still have space in between “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Courtesy of the Red White and Blue,” on your iPod, we’d like to recommend the following tunes from two patriotic OurStagers.

Remember September – “Do You Remember”

Remember September manager John Schod says that “Do You Remember” was inspired in 2008, when the group took their first trip to Walter Reed Medical Center in DC to perform at a benefit concert for the soldiers, their families and the hospital staff. “Jay [Schod, vocals] said that he was speaking with two young boys that were visiting for the weekend to spend time with their dad, who was rehabilitating at the hospital,” Schod says. “The song is a tribute to the children of the fallen.”

Melancholy but hopeful, “Do You Remember” features wistful lyrics like “I miss the sunsets and I miss the moons/ The spring time in May, the summer time in June.” But while the song is a tearjerker, it ultimately has a hopeful message: “All the tears that I’ve cried since the day that you died/ Don’t worry I still believe.”

- MTV's OurStage,com


Remember September
rememberseptemberband.com
TRUMBULL, CT

Ironically, September is the one month of the entire year you won't find this band rocking out to its original tunes like "Can't Fix My Fixations" or "Innocence." That's when these five guys (three brothers - Chris, Jay, and Eric Schod - with Gerard Awad on drums, Dave Savitsky on sax and Mary Albano on vocals) take a break from performing to work on new songs. Unrelated to the time off, the Schods named the band after two family members who died that month. Remember September's acoustic rock sound blends country, rock, jazz and blues, and has been compared to the Allman Brothers and Dave Matthews Band. Jay (the singer/songwriter of the group) has been playing music and singing since he was a teenager, but Remember September didn't form as a typical garage band. Jay had been working on an album with Westport producer Alec Head when he broke his wrist snowboarding. His brother Chris filled in and, soon enough, a band was born. Eric just recently joined when he turned 21 (having a member under 21 proved difficult for this band) and Mary Albano began singing with them this summer. The group has perfomed everywhere from Chapel Hill, NC, to Toad's Place in New Haven, even opening for big names like Chicago and Train. But their favorite is playing at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. "To put a smile on these guys' faces is so gratifying," Jay says.
Guilty Pleasure: Anita Baker, says Jay. - Serendipity Magazine (October 2010)


Indie rock” is a term that’s become more and more ambiguous and convoluted throughout the past decade. At one time, it referred to any band not signed to a major label. Remember September aren’t signed to a major, and since their sound is a hybrid of their many musical interests, it’s difficult to pigeon hole them into any one genre. In that spirit, indie rock will do as well as any. And besides, our readers have spoken.

“We’re like Dave Matthews meets Southern rock, that type of flavor,” says vocalist and songwriter Jay Schod. “Lots of segues and jam bandy type stuff, too. … It’s tough to categorize yourself.”

“Everybody in the band comes from a very different musical background,” adds guitarist Chris Schod, Jay’s brother. “We have a sax player who’s a jazz guy. I like classic rock guitarists, like Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix and stuff like that. Our drummer is a metal head.”

The Trumbull-based group has been gigging steadily, honing their live show and writing new material that they hope will propel their act into the national circuit in the near future. They recently headlined Saturday night of the 2010 SoNo Arts Celebration, have become regular fixtures at both Connecticut casinos, and their touring schedule is heavier than most locals can manage without quitting day jobs.

“We want to start working our way down south,” says Jay Schod. “We’re getting ready to do our third annual trip to Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington D.C. right now.” That particular show is a benefit for wounded soldiers, their families and the staff of the hospital, and is sponsored by Salute the Veterans. In previous years they’ve listed the same event as among their top gigs.

Recently the band won first place for Best Country Video for the month of June on MTV’s ourstage.com for their song “Lonely Road.” Calling them country is just another attempt at categorization that doesn’t seem quite on the mark, but it makes sense for the song, if for no other reason than because they used violin.

Remember September’s most recent album The Roads We Travel came out in January, but newer ideas have materialized since its release, and with some downtime in October a new EP might blossom before the end of the year.

“I write the mainframes of the tunes,” explains Jay. “I come up with the arrangement and bring it to the band, and the band puts its own twist on it. Then we collaborate.”
- Fairfield County Weekly


"The brothers say that the openly collaborative process is what resulted in "Something Much Deeper" being such an eclectic album -- the songs ranging from the straight-up classic guitar rock of "Fade" and "Bleedin' Guitar" to the bongo-driven acoustic folk of "On My Own" and even a bit of silky-smooth R & B on "Greatest Love" and "My Angel." - Nick Scalia, Editor, PLAY Magazine


“Though Remember September is a group, it is the dynamic lyrics and melodies of Jay Schod that are the backbone of the band.”


- Sean Spillane, Entertainment Editor, Connecticut Post


“One of PLAY’s favorite local rock bands….”

- Jon Cooper, Senior Editor, PLAY Magazine


“Though Remember September is a group, it is the dynamic lyrics and melodies of Jay Schod that are the backbone of the band.”


- Sean Spillane, Entertainment Editor, Connecticut Post


“Remember September was chosen from a pool of 40 bands, after Chicago’s management team went to a local show…..”

- Stephanie Lawless, Correspondent, Trumbull Times


Remember September, New England-Based Acoustic Rock Band, Plans August 8th Benefit for Soldiers At Walter Reed Hospital in D.C.
Part of Wounded Warrior Project
WASHINGTON and TRUMBULL, Conn., July 7, 2009 (CONNECTICUT POST) -- Remember September, an acoustic rock band from Trumbull, Connecticut, has been invited to perform its second special benefit concert as part of the Wounded Warrior Project at 1 p.m., Saturday, August 8th, at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. according to band manager, John Schod.
The outdoor event, which will be held for wounded soldiers, their families, and the staff at the hospital is "the band's tribute to the brave women and men who put their lives on the line in Iraq and Afghanistan," Schod said. "The concert will be sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project, an international, non-profit group which raises money to assist veterans with food, shelter, clothing, medical and education."
Remember September is using all of its summer shows as drop-offs for get-well cards and gift certificates for struggling military families.
"These wounded veterans are fighting a daily battle to reconstruct their lives now that they have returned home," Schod stated. "We know we can't give them back the lives they had, but we believe that music has the universal power to help rebuild their spirit.
"We're so excited to have the opportunity to return again to this special place and provide an afternoon of music and fellowship to our soldiers and their families."
Lead singer Jay Schod added, "The hospital is very excited about us coming back again this year. I have written a special song, 'Do You Remember,' as a tribute to the children of our fallen heroes. It will be a bonus track on our upcoming CD, 'Can't Fix My Fixations,' which will be available around July 15th.
"In addition, we have created a new Remember September tee shirt that commemorates the Walter Reed Benefit Concert. We'll be selling the shirts at all of our summer concerts on the East Coast and through www.myspace.com/rememberseptember."

- Connecticut Post


“Remember September was chosen from a pool of 40 bands, after Chicago’s management team went to a local show…..”

- Stephanie Lawless, Correspondent, Trumbull Times


" With me, it's always been about the melody, and "Something Much Deeper" abounds with melodiousness and euphonic harmonies. I have had the opportunity to see Remember September perform live on several occasions, and they do not disappoint. The tracks are just as enjoyable live as they are listening in the back lounge of the bus.

If I can walk away with a tune still in my head, then the band has done its job. On this disc, the boys certainly have. Well done!" - David Brunetto, Tour Manager: Hall & Oates


"The musical concept of the BoxCar has been to not only bring in "big name" national acts, such as: Keith Richards, Leon Russell and David Byrne to name a few, but also to help promote highly multi-talented original bands that are quickly becoming a refreshing alternative to the many "new-band-come-lately's" on the music scene today. Remember September accomplishes this with flare, style and finesse, and above all, pulls it off flawlessly.

As a music club owner with a strong passion and love for great music, I strongly urge you to listen to their debut CD, relax and take their music in, as I believe (beyond a doubt) that they have what it takes to be on the music scene for years to come...."

- Kevin Keikel, Clubowner


"There's a reason why 'Remember September' is consistently opening up for some of the biggest acts in the country. Go see them live and find out why!" - Peter Fogel, Booking Agent


"We saw you in Trumbull. You guys are GREAT!! We were there because of Chicago and were pleasantly entertained by you. We met you when you came down to the fence while we were waiting for Chcago to wave goodbye. You gave us your CD. We (6 in the car) listened to it on the way home and loved it. My 11 year old son was with me and said WOW, Mom, I should have had them sign it. We live nearby, so we will look you up at your upcoming shows. Thanks again! Chicago couldn't have had a better opening act." Note: They've been back to seven subsequent shows! - Judy Cacioppo


Music for a summer night

Remember September headlines Summer Party Cruise

By John Black John@bostoneventguide.com



The band has been together for five years now, but the music made by the members of Remember September has never sounded the same, from year to year or even from week to week, according to guitarist Chris Schod.


“Our sound is continually evolving,” Schod said in an interview with Boston Event Guide. “I think that’s because our musicianship is a huge part of what we do. We like to see where each song will take us musically, so it’s never the idea of coming up with something that fits into a formula of what’s ‘popular.’ It’s a big reason we like playing live so much. We like to keep things interesting and get the audience to open up with each song.”


- Boston Event Guide


"What can I tell you about Jay and Chris Schod? Well for a start, I met them through their music on "Something Much Deeper" and was impressed enough to put my company's name to it and flog their profile at Midem (the annual world music industry trade fair in Cannes, France.) These guys have great chops and can certainly churn out a super tune-the rhythm section is very on the money-the guitars jangle with the best out there, and Jay Schod's vocal delivery reminds me at times of Glen Tillbrook and many other 1970's successful pop/rock singers--There is a real raw talent and masses of potential here.

To top it all off, they're a handsome pair!! I can't wait to get them into a recording studio and produce something that will take over the planet!" Note: Foskett has produced Ringo Starr, Elvis Costello and many others. - Charles Foskett, Producer:Shmusicmusic/Veracruz Music Int'l


"What can I tell you about Jay and Chris Schod? Well for a start, I met them through their music on "Something Much Deeper" and was impressed enough to put my company's name to it and flog their profile at Midem (the annual world music industry trade fair in Cannes, France.) These guys have great chops and can certainly churn out a super tune-the rhythm section is very on the money-the guitars jangle with the best out there, and Jay Schod's vocal delivery reminds me at times of Glen Tillbrook and many other 1970's successful pop/rock singers--There is a real raw talent and masses of potential here.

To top it all off, they're a handsome pair!! I can't wait to get them into a recording studio and produce something that will take over the planet!" Note: Foskett has produced Ringo Starr, Elvis Costello and many others. - Charles Foskett, Producer:Shmusicmusic/Veracruz Music Int'l


Their white guy funky grooves and boy-next-door vocals, with lyrics about relationships and feelings combine with the frequent saxing in a Dave Matthews-friendly way... - New Haven Advocate


Their white guy funky grooves and boy-next-door vocals, with lyrics about relationships and feelings combine with the frequent saxing in a Dave Matthews-friendly way... - New Haven Advocate


This new album titled The Roads We Travel will give you plenty to talk about and recollect. This rock group from Connecticut is so much more than just an ordinary rock band because of their diverse style... - Skope Magazine


This new album titled The Roads We Travel will give you plenty to talk about and recollect. This rock group from Connecticut is so much more than just an ordinary rock band because of their diverse style... - Skope Magazine


"...the more I listened to their material, the more I began to enjoy each and every song they write! It’s almost infectious?! " - Matt Stonewell, Indie Band Showcase Review


"...the more I listened to their material, the more I began to enjoy each and every song they write! It’s almost infectious?! " - Matt Stonewell, Indie Band Showcase Review


Discography

"Full Circle" 2016

"The Roads We Travel" (second studio album released 1/1/2010)
"Something Much Deeper"* (debut cd:2005)
"Live with Chicago"* (EP/live recording from July 2006)
"Music To Waste Your Wednesdays By"*(PLAY Magazine's compilation)
"Ten of Northeast's Finest Breaking Through"*(February 2007)
Illumina Records' "Connecticut Rockers For Life" (November 2007)
Blue Pie Productions/INgrooves' Acoustic Sounds (January 2008)

*Tracks are available for download through iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, Amazon, Walmart.com,as well as several retail and e-tail outlets.


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Bio

The family that plays together stays together, especially in Rock n' Roll. The Beach Boys, The Kinks, The Allmans, Black Crowes, Oasis... the list is long. There's just something about how the chemistry works growing up in a musical household. Remember September is the Brothers Schod from Trumbull, CT, Jay lead vocals and guitar, Chris lead guitar, and Eric on the bass, ably aided and abetted by Gerard Awad on drums and "Uncle Sam" Mendez on various and sundry percussion's. The band has honed their craft for over 10 years playing Purebred American Rock in legendary clubs, festivals and casinos throughout New England crafting tuneful but intricately played original songs. They've performed alongside Dave Matthews Band, Chris Stapleton, Joe Bonamassa, Dirty Heads, O.A.R., and Train amongst a bevy of others. Check out our website for all of the national artists.  

Please check out https://rememberseptemberband.com/band-bio for more details.

Band Members