The Rembrandts

The Rembrandts

Infobox musical artist
Name = The Rembrandts


Img_capt =
Background = group_or_band
Origin = Los Angeles, California
Genre = Pop-rock Adult alternative Rock Powerpop Jangle Pop
Years_active = 1990–1996 2000–present
Label = Warner/Atco/EastWest
Associated_acts =
URL = [http://www.therembrandts.net TheRembrandts.net]
Current_members = Danny Wilde
Phil Solem

The Rembrandts are an American pop-rock band formed by Phil Solem and Danny Wilde in 1989. They had previously worked together as members of Great Buildings in 1981.

History

Before the foundation of The Rembrandts, Solem and especially Wilde were well-regarded music industry veterans. Wilde was a member of 1970s cult recording act The Quick, and had released several mildly successful solo albums in the 1980s. As well, Wilde and Solem had together been in the well-reviewed (but commercially unsuccessful) power-pop quartet Great Buildings, a band which released one album for CBS in 1981 before dissolving.

After establishing themselves as The Rembrandts in 1989, Solem and Wilde recorded a self-titled album largely in Wilde's home studio. From this album, the group had their first hit in 1990 with "Just the Way It Is, Baby", which peaked at number 14 on the Billboard singles chart. The self-titled album reached number 88 on the album charts.

The 1992 follow up album "Untitled" featured the minor hit "Johnny Have You Seen Her". Another track from the album, "Rollin' Down The Hill", was used in the movie Dumb & Dumber.

However, The Rembrandts are most famous for the song "I'll Be There for You," the theme for the popular sitcom "Friends". It topped the Hot 100 Airplay chart for several weeks before being relased as a single and peaking at reached #17 U.S. Billboard charts. The single has been released in other countries, including the UK, where it went to number 3 in 1995 and number 5 in 1997. The success of "Friends" has led to a greater awareness of the band, and to greater sales of their recorded albums. The song was also featured on the "Friends Soundtrack" album.

In 1997, the duo split, with Solem returning to Minneapolis to concentrate on his band Thrush. In 1998, Wilde released the album "Spin This", credited to "Danny Wilde + The Rembrandts". But by 2000 Solem and Wilde reunited, and in 2001 released the album "Lost Together" as The Rembrandts.

In 2005 the band released an album of re-recorded favorites called Choice Picks. There are two versions of Choice Picks, one released through Awarestore which features the new track "Chasin' Down A Rainbow". The other version was released on the Fuel 2000 label, with the new track "Don't Give Me Up".

In 2006, Rhino released a collection called "The Rembrandts' Greatest Hits", a 20 song career-spanning retrospective that included material from the lone Great Buildings album, "Apart From The Crowd".

The duo continues to write new songs and tour, while also working on material and producing for other artists, including Plain White T's, Katie & Katie, Gin Blossoms, Evan & Jaron, and Glen Phillips (Wilde) and Catchpenny, Christo Savalas, and The Melismatics (Solem.)

In the early 90's the song "Someone" from their self titled album was hit and had wide radio airplay in the Philippines.

Members

*Phil Solem (born 1 July 1956, Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.)
*Danny Wilde (born 3 June 1956, Maine, U.S.)

Discography

* "The Rembrandts" (1990)
* "Untitled" (1992)
* "LP" (1995)
* "Spin This" ("Danny Wilde + The Rembrandts") (1998)
* "Lost Together " (2001)
* "Choice Picks" (2005)
* "Greatest Hits" (2006)

References/External Links

* [http://www.therembrandts.net The Rembrandts] official fan site.
* [http://www.myspace.com/therembrandts The Rembrandts] MySpace Page.
* [http://www.mtv.com/bands/az/rembrandts/bio.jhtml The Rembrandts: Bio.] MTV.com. Accessed November 20, 2004.
*Andrew Ellis. [http://www.ink19.com/issues/january2004/interviews/dannyWilde.html Danny Wilde.] Ink 19. Accessed May 11, 2005.
* [http://www.therembrandts.com The Rembrandts] official site.
* [http://yes.com/artist/The%20Rembrandts Listing of stations that have played The Rembrandts in the last 7 days]

Related Artists

*Pete McRae

*Pat Mastelotto


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