• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

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CCM group with west coast touch…

New Years Eve 1972, three guys walk out on to the stage in Riverside California, they deliver a double kick drum drive with pounding piano and flailing bass riffs…the energy level is five times what’s been heard in the new Christian music of folk and rock… and it has a blues, Jazz feel except that the vocals are delivered at a screaming pace!

Magic happened, and The Sweet Comfort Band is born! Over the next 3 years, this trio tours around Southern California wowing audiences everywhere they went. At this point Sweet Comfort consists of Rick Thomson on drums and vocals, his brother Kevin Thomson on bass, and Bryan Duncan on keys and vocals. Spending their time doing concerts with a few exceptions mostly in Southern California, SCB starts to build a following. Since their sound was unique in Christian Music, people are pleasantly surprised at the top notch sound this group is putting out.

In 1976 Randy Thomas joins the band on guitar and vocals, and this completes what would become one of the best bands ever in Christian music! Over the years Sweet Comfort puts out a total of 6 albums, travels millions of miles worldwide, and builds a fiercely loyal fan base. Highlights include several tunes crossing over to secular radio in California. The Sweet Comfort Band was the hottest band in CCM, so much so that they were asked, and accepted to be the opening act for the huge secular icon Three Dog Night! The Sweet Comfort Band toured the world together until 1983 when they release Perfect Timing, their final CD. Perfect Timing was produced by Dino and John Elefante, John being the lead singer for the rock icon Kansas.

As Sweet Comfort went their separate ways, the music continued. Bryan Duncan went on to a hugely successful solo career selling over a million records, and today travels the world with his band NehoSoul, while Randy Thomas spent years with the band Allies, and then went on to become a major player in Nashville as a top notch guitarist. Randy co-wrote the huge hit “Butterfly Kisses” along with friend and former Allies band mate Bob Carlisle. Randy Thomas also played a pivotial role in Bryan Duncan and The NehoSoul Band’s newest offering, as Randy mixed that album in his studio.

In 2001, The Sweet Comfort Band came back together do to a reunion concert at Creation Fest 2001. With this reunion concert, many fans drove across the United States and Canada just to hear “Sweet C” one more time! The music world will never be the same, and Christian music was pulled onto a whole new plateau with The Sweet Comfort Band…………..

Read more about Sweet Comfort Band at the official website.

Discography

The Waiting Is Over

SCB 2013

Tracks: Lay It All On The Line, Something Else Is Going On Here, Nothing Can Seperate Us, Do You Love Me?, Rock Steady, Then I Remember, All In Gods Hands, The Waiting Is Over, All Stand Together, Where Do We Go & In The Light Of Heaven.

Musicians on the Waiting Is Over album: Sweet Comfort Band and others.

Mega 3 Collection

Compendia Media Group 2002

Tracks: DISC 1: Allies -The Light Years: Surrender, Second Chance, Don’t Run Away, Send Me, Don’t Keep Him Waiting, Don’t You Worry, Morningstar, Pardon Me, Hardened Hearts, On With The Fight, If You Believe, Harmony, Prayer For The Children, Jacque Remembers, Somebody Told Me You Were Crying, Let’s Fall In Love (All Over Again) & Runnin’ Out Of Time. DISC 2: Bryan Duncan -The Light Years: Have Yourself Committed, Darkness Is Falling, Maybe This Time, A Child’s Love, Come To Find Out, Livin’ On The Bright Side, Sweep Me Away, Talk To Me Gently Again, Last Graduation, Only Wanna Do What’s Right, My Little World, Lead Me To The Water, Hope Of The Brokenhearted, Holy Rollin’, Remember Me, So Far So Good, Your Everlasting Love & Givin’ Up Givin’ Up. DISC 3: Sweet Comfort Band – The Light Years: Searchin For Love, Good Feelin, I Love You With My Life, I Need Your Love Again, Got To Believe, Carry Me, Undecided, You Can Make It, Just Like Me, Contender, Isabel, You Need A Reason, Falling In Love With You, Haven’t Seen You, Valerie, You Led Me To Believe, Envy and Jealousy & Never Should Have Left You (Prodigal’s Regret).

Musicians on the Mega 3 Collection album: Bryan Duncan, Randy Thomas, Kevin Thomson, Rick Thomson and others.

Definitive Collection

M8 Records 2001

Tracks: Got to Believe, Breakin’ the Ice, Young Girl, Melody Harmony, I Need Your Love Again, Good Feelin’, Searchin’ for Love, The Lord Is Calling, I Love You with My Life, Hold On Tight, Take It – Save It, Falling Star, You’re the One, Angel, Undecided, Don’t Tell Me, Chasin’ the Wind, Carry Me, More than You Need, Find Your Way, Isabel, You Can Make It, They Just Go On, The Road, Feel Like Singin’, Now or Never, Can You Help Me, Contender, Just Like Me, You Need a Reason, Runnin’ to Win, What Have You Got?, Falling in Love with You, Haven’t Seen You, Breakdown Love, Valerie, Changed Hearts, Live It, What Did It Mean? & Armed and Ready.

Musicians on the Definitive Collection album: Bryan Duncan, Randy Thomas, Kevin Thomson, Rick Thomson and others.

The Light Years

Epic Records 2001

Tracks: Searchin For Love, Good Feelin, I Love You With My Life, I Need Your Love Again, Got To Believe, Carry Me, Undecided, You Can Make It, Just Like Me, Contender, Isabel, You Need A Reason, Falling In Love With You, Haven’t Seen You, Valerie, You Led Me To Believe, Envy and Jealousy & Never Should Have Left You (Prodigal’s Regret).

Musicians on the Light Years album: Bryan Duncan, Randy Thomas, Kevin Thomson, Rick Thomson and others.

Prime Time

Light Records 1985

Tracks: Good Feelin´, isabel, Contender, I Love You With My Life, Perfect Timing, Valerie, Haven´t I Seen You Lately, Prodigal´s Regret & You Need A Reason.

Musicians on the Prime Time album: Bryan Duncan, Randy Thomas, Kevin Thomson, Rick Thomson and others.

Perfect Timing

Light Records 1983

Tracks: Perfect Timing, Habit Of Hate, You Led Me To Believe, Don´t Bother Me Now, Computer Age, Sing For The Melody, Lookin´For The Answer, Envy & Jealousy, Never Should Have Left You & Neighborhood Kids.

Musicians on the Perfect Timing album: Bryan Duncan, Randy Thomas, Kevin Thomson, Rick Thomson and others.

Cutting Edge

Light Records 1982

Tracks: Runni´To Win, What Have You Got?, Falling In Love With You, Haven´t Seen You, Breakdown Love, Valerie, Changed Hearts, Live It, What Did I Mean? & Armed And Ready.

Musicians on the Cutting Edge album: Bryan Duncan, Randy Thomas, Kevin Thomson, Rick Thomson and others.

Hearts On Fire

Light Records 1981

Tracks: Isabel, You Can Make It, They Just Go On, The Road, Feel Like Singin’, Now Or Never, Can You Help Me, Contender, Just Like Me & You Need A Reason.

Musicians on the Hearts On Fire album: Bryan Duncan, Randy Thomas, Kevin Thomson, Rick Thomson, David Diggs, Louis Johnson, Paul Jackson Jr., Bob Bennett, Larry Hall, Ollie Mitchell, Jim Coile, Dave Boruff, Alan Kaplan & Doug Cameron.

Hold On Tight

Light Records 1980

Tracks: Hold On Tight!, Take It – Save It, Falling Star, You’re The One, Angel, Undecided, Don’t Tell Me, Chasin’ The Wind, Carry Me, More Than You Need & Find Your Way.

Musicians on the Hold On Tight album: Bryan Duncan, Randy Thomas, Kevin Thomson, Rick Thomson, Jerry Hey, Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams, Bill Reichenbach, David Hlebo, Richie Furay, Alex MacDougall, Tom Stipe, Jack Joseph Puig, Linda Hill, Sid Sharp & L.A. Super Strings.

Breakin´The Ice

Light Records 1979

Tracks: Got To Believe, Breakin´The Ice, Young Girl, Melody Harmony, I Need Your Love Again, Good Feelin´, Searchin´For Love, The Lord Is Calling & I Love You With My Life.

Musicians on the Breakin´The Ice album: Bryan Duncan, Randy Thomas, Kevin Thomson, Rick Thomson, Jerry Hey, Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams, Bill Reichenbach & Steve Forman.

Sweet Comfort Band

Light Records 1977

Tracks: It´s So Fine, Ryan´s Song, Childish Things, Let It Go, Your Life, Somebody Loves You, His Name Is Whispered, God´s Got A Plan, Get Ready & When I Was Alone.

Musicians on the Sweet Comfort Band album: Bryan Duncan, Randy Thomas, Kevin Thomson, Rick Thomson and others.

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