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Thread started 03/01/10 12:07am

LadyLuvSexxy

What Ever Happened 2 Remy Shand?

Yeah, um...

Dunno why this cat is on my mind right now. His sound just soothed me I guess. I played his album to death. It's like my "staple album"--can't leave home, can't have a new computer, etc without it. (Ok does that make me seem odd...nutty )
I don't want to say "hey he needs to come back", but he just sorta disappeared. His website changed, most google searches for him are dated, and I don't see any hints of anything new. So I'm playing detective here. Maybe somebody here on the .org has the scoop.

Have you seen this artist?(I miss my li'l blue-eyed Canadian soul man...fit )



I could listen to that smooth voice of his all night long....drool
Reply #1 posted 03/01/10 12:15am

SoulAlive

Not sure where he's at,but I really like his debut album music A classic!
Reply #2 posted 03/01/10 12:18am

Cinnie

Even on the Canadian end here, I cannot answer your question. His videos were all quite heavily played up here too so I can't imagine he "gave up".

Maybe he is just taking 10 years to follow-up like every other soul act of our time. rolleyes lol
Reply #3 posted 03/01/10 12:24am

LadyLuvSexxy

razz Dang. Well, I can respect that. Stepping back to chill, maybe work on the craft a bit. I just hope he comes by for a musical visit. Even if it's like an underground online thing. I just hate that it's so quiet on his end. I spent many a Summer after that album came out just chillin' in my room under a fan with his sound. He's just one of those dudes that made me sit back and say "mmm...don't make 'em like that anymore..."
Reply #4 posted 03/01/10 12:35am

Paris9748430

I thought he was dope, too.

It was a nice little record to chill to.

Just another case of a talented cat disappearing without a trace!
JERKIN' EVERYTHING IN SIGHT!!!!!
Reply #5 posted 03/01/10 5:40am

SoulAlive

found this on wikianswers:

Question: What happened to Remy Shand?

As far as anyone can tell, Remy Shand has completely fallen off the radar. There are various rumors circulating about his absence, and they range from likely to questionable. What does seem apparent is that his record label Motown was not interested in Remy's follow-up album. This could be for any number of reasons; artistic differences, victim of downsizing, arguments over money, rights, and/or royalties. The list could go on and on.

But that was a while ago. As to the question of where Remy is now, there are a few claims, but nothing that can be regarded as 'official'. There have been a few 'sightings' of Remy doing smaller scale shows around Europe. There is another claim that he has relocated to Osaka Japan to make and sell his music to a completely different market. Others say that he has locked himself away to create his next grand masterpiece, a continual work of progress with no actual deadline (sort of pulling an Axel Rose with 'Chinese Democracy').

Remy also got married early in his career; something that could have changed his priorities. He may have made his money, realized he made his dreams come true, and bowed out quietly and gracefully from continuing music in order to start and raise a family. Lastly, there is the rumor that he may have succumbed to the music industry's darker side and fallen in with the wrong crowd dealing the wrong product. He may be hooked on something and keeps himself and his addiction staunchly out of the public eye. It's happened to numerous artists/actors over the years.

The bottom line is that Remy Shand's current whereabouts is all just speculation really. No one official has given any official statements for years now.

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hmmm
Reply #6 posted 03/01/10 5:47am

SoulAlive

2002 R&B flashaback of the day: "The Way I Feel" by Remy Shand
Reply #7 posted 03/01/10 7:44am

ernestsewell

That question about him pops up on here every few months. I guess the only person to answer that question is Remy himself, I suppose. We could use him in music right now though.
Reply #8 posted 03/01/10 9:09am

Cinnie

Reply #9 posted 03/01/10 9:26am

TD3

He quite the music business. shrug
Reply #10 posted 03/01/10 9:33am

Cinnie

His ex-wife released an album last November.

Reply #11 posted 03/01/10 9:34am

Fury

Two words. Robin thicke.
Reply #12 posted 03/01/10 9:37am

Cinnie

Reply #13 posted 03/01/10 10:35am

sosgemini

I know Wendy & Lisa were locked out of releasing an album for seven years because of Trevor Horn and his contract. Maybe there's a similiar situation going on. shrug
Space for sale...
Reply #14 posted 03/01/10 10:47am

TD3

sosgemini said:

I know Wendy & Lisa were locked out of releasing an album for seven years because of Trevor Horn and his contract. Maybe there's a similiar situation going on. shrug



hmmm
Reply #15 posted 03/01/10 11:04am

LadyLuvSexxy

Cinnie said:


Daaaang. I read a few bits and pieces about his divorce. I remember hearing he got married about two or three years later. Last night while I was looking for more info on him, I came across a blog that was hosting a song he did with his ex. It was so...beautiful.

Well, maybe he's sitting and brewing on what to do next.I'd like him to come back, but totally would understand if he chose not to. Push comes to shove, I might just migrate to the international scene to find him.... eek
Reply #16 posted 03/01/10 12:17pm

Bree8016

Every chance I can, I go on and on about Remy. His debut is one of my favorite albums ever, period.

I know about the divorce and everything, but hopefuuly that difficult experience can inspire some great music. pray
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Reply #17 posted 03/01/10 1:23pm

SPYZFAN1

Yup Remy was cool. Hopefully he'll put something out down the road. I found his debut a few years ago in the 99 cent bin at F.Y.E.
Reply #18 posted 03/01/10 1:40pm

Mong

Let's hope he's spent the time away from the scene fruitfully and finally learnt to sing.
Reply #19 posted 03/01/10 1:49pm

Cinnie

Mong said:

Let's hope he's spent the time away from the scene fruitfully and finally learnt to sing.


Oh Mong comfort you don't like nobody
Reply #20 posted 03/01/10 2:44pm

Countthedays

Hey this dude was pretty cool to me, great mellow music.
I guess Jon B won over him? A bit of a white Maxwell rip off. lol
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Reply #21 posted 03/01/10 3:20pm

Cinnie

Countthedays said:

Hey this dude was pretty cool to me, great mellow music.
I guess Jon B won over him? A bit of a white Maxwell rip off. lol


Why it gotta be about colour??? wink razz
Reply #22 posted 03/01/10 4:25pm

diamondpearl1

Countthedays said:

Hey this dude was pretty cool to me, great mellow music.
I guess Jon B won over him? A bit of a white Maxwell rip off. lol


idk,Maxwell's sound has always been closer 2 early Sade whereas Remy was in the mode of Curtis Mayfield/Stevie Wonder.....
Reply #23 posted 03/01/10 8:35pm

banks

I met him during the promotion of his cd.. seemed like a really nice guy.. I worked at HMV and my manager gave me tickets for his show at SOB's
Reply #24 posted 03/01/10 9:47pm

woogiebear

Countthedays said:

Hey this dude was pretty cool to me, great mellow music.
I guess Jon B won over him? A bit of a white Maxwell rip off. lol

ACTUALLY.....Maxwell ain't got nothin' 2 do w/it!!!!! The bottom line is this: After Robin Thicke blew up, the industry didn't need Jon B, who paved the way for Thicke or Remy Shand. Robin Thicke will be on top 4 a LOOOOONG time until the industry finds their "flavor of the moment"!!!!!
BTW- I really liked Remy Shand's CD!!!!!
cool cool cool
Reply #25 posted 03/01/10 10:20pm

Paris9748430

woogiebear said:


ACTUALLY.....Maxwell ain't got nothin' 2 do w/it!!!!! The bottom line is this: After Robin Thicke blew up, the industry didn't need Jon B, who paved the way for Thicke or Remy Shand. Robin Thicke will be on top 4 a LOOOOONG time until the industry finds their "flavor of the moment"!!!!!
BTW- I really liked Remy Shand's CD!!!!!
cool cool cool



I remember that Remy and Robin's albums came out around the same time and Remy was getting more shine. He was selling more and had more exposure.
JERKIN' EVERYTHING IN SIGHT!!!!!
Reply #26 posted 03/01/10 10:30pm

sosgemini

Paris9748430 said:

woogiebear said:


ACTUALLY.....Maxwell ain't got nothin' 2 do w/it!!!!! The bottom line is this: After Robin Thicke blew up, the industry didn't need Jon B, who paved the way for Thicke or Remy Shand. Robin Thicke will be on top 4 a LOOOOONG time until the industry finds their "flavor of the moment"!!!!!
BTW- I really liked Remy Shand's CD!!!!!
cool cool cool



I remember that Remy and Robin's albums came out around the same time and Remy was getting more shine. He was selling more and had more exposure.


That's because Thicke's debut was more complex and artistically daring. Then, he got the "mainstream"itch and sold out with each worst and worst album. That, coupled with the fact that he can't appears to craft a song with a strong melody, hook, and chorus (nor comprehending the artistry of songwriting) has allowed Robin to shoot for mainstream success versus true artsy. Such a shame cause he showed such potential.
Space for sale...
Reply #27 posted 03/01/10 10:32pm

Cinnie

Paris9748430 said:

woogiebear said:


ACTUALLY.....Maxwell ain't got nothin' 2 do w/it!!!!! The bottom line is this: After Robin Thicke blew up, the industry didn't need Jon B, who paved the way for Thicke or Remy Shand. Robin Thicke will be on top 4 a LOOOOONG time until the industry finds their "flavor of the moment"!!!!!
BTW- I really liked Remy Shand's CD!!!!!
cool cool cool



I remember that Remy and Robin's albums came out around the same time and Remy was getting more shine. He was selling more and had more exposure.


Was that when Robin had long hair? I do not remember his debut at all.
Reply #28 posted 03/01/10 10:37pm

Paris9748430

Cinnie said:

Paris9748430 said:




I remember that Remy and Robin's albums came out around the same time and Remy was getting more shine. He was selling more and had more exposure.


Was that when Robin had long hair? I do not remember his debut at all.



Yeah, that was back then. Around '02.

The only thing I remember from Robin Thicke at that time was this...


JERKIN' EVERYTHING IN SIGHT!!!!!
Reply #29 posted 03/02/10 6:10am

SoulAlive

Considering how long D'Angelo,Sade,Lauryn Hill and others take to release new albums,perhaps it's not so unusual for Remy to take this long with his album,lol.Still,it would be nice to get some kind of update on how things are going....to let us know that a new album is coming someday.
Reply #30 posted 03/02/10 9:29am

JamFanHot

I seem to recall hearing (around the time of his first one)...that he'd spent 10 years getting THAT one together.
Funk Is It's Own Reward
Reply #31 posted 03/02/10 4:50pm

diamondpearl1

sosgemini said:

Paris9748430 said:




I remember that Remy and Robin's albums came out around the same time and Remy was getting more shine. He was selling more and had more exposure.


That's because Thicke's debut was more complex and artistically daring. Then, he got the "mainstream"itch and sold out with each worst and worst album. That, coupled with the fact that he can't appears to craft a song with a strong melody, hook, and chorus (nor comprehending the artistry of songwriting) has allowed Robin to shoot for mainstream success versus true artsy. Such a shame cause he showed such potential.


Man talk about "rebellious/objective minds think alike" 'cause I feel the same way. lol When Thicke came back with "Lost Without U", I thought Awww shit, I just know that either he or the label said/thought "Well, Robin we love your improvistation, spontenaity, and creativity, but unfortunatley for you it's not gonna make us ooops we mean you as much money like Justin Timberlake's music does. So if you could do us a small favor and 1.cut your hair like Justin, 2. Badly impersonate Michael Jackson like Justin, and oh yes make every other song about fuckin and start putting no rapping rappers on your tracks lol
Feels like the pitch meeting Damon Wayans and Michael Rappaport had in Spike Lee's "Bamboozled".
[Edited 3/2/10 16:56pm]
Reply #32 posted 03/02/10 5:00pm

silverchild

sosgemini said:

Paris9748430 said:




I remember that Remy and Robin's albums came out around the same time and Remy was getting more shine. He was selling more and had more exposure.


That's because Thicke's debut was more complex and artistically daring. Then, he got the "mainstream"itch and sold out with each worst and worst album. That, coupled with the fact that he can't appears to craft a song with a strong melody, hook, and chorus (nor comprehending the artistry of songwriting) has allowed Robin to shoot for mainstream success versus true artsy. Such a shame cause he showed such potential.


Hey, I liked the Evolution and Something Else discs after his debut. His new one is complete garbage. Something Else was his best one to me, next to his debut.
[Edited 3/2/10 17:01pm]
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Reply #33 posted 03/02/10 5:26pm

sosgemini

silverchild said:

sosgemini said:



That's because Thicke's debut was more complex and artistically daring. Then, he got the "mainstream"itch and sold out with each worst and worst album. That, coupled with the fact that he can't appears to craft a song with a strong melody, hook, and chorus (nor comprehending the artistry of songwriting) has allowed Robin to shoot for mainstream success versus true artsy. Such a shame cause he showed such potential.


Hey, I liked the Evolution and Something Else discs after his debut. His new one is complete garbage. Something Else was his best one to me, next to his debut.



See, for me, I've enjoyed each album less and less. Sure, there are two or three gems but when the ballards started to overtake the quirkyness, I lost interest. I didn't even by his last outing.
Space for sale...
Reply #34 posted 03/02/10 5:29pm

KatSkrizzle

He may be writing. He was behind the scenes for quite a while
Reply #35 posted 03/02/10 5:32pm

SoulAlive

silverchild said:

sosgemini said:



That's because Thicke's debut was more complex and artistically daring. Then, he got the "mainstream"itch and sold out with each worst and worst album. That, coupled with the fact that he can't appears to craft a song with a strong melody, hook, and chorus (nor comprehending the artistry of songwriting) has allowed Robin to shoot for mainstream success versus true artsy. Such a shame cause he showed such potential.


Hey, I liked the Evolution and Something Else discs after his debut. His new one is complete garbage. Something Else was his best one to me, next to his debut.



'Something Else' is my favorite Robin Thicke aalbum.Everybody raves about 'Evolution' but I think 'Something Else' is much more consistent and has better uptempo tunes.Plus,it only features one guest artist who appears on only one song.

I agree with you,his latest CD 'Sex Therapy' isn't very good.I can never seem to listen to it all the way through shrug
Reply #36 posted 03/02/10 6:32pm

bellanoche

This thread is crazy! Not because of the responses but because I was unpacking CDs Saturday and came across a compilation I made years ago with several Remy Shand songs on it. I had totally forgotten about him, so I downloaded the mp3s and added him to my iTunes. After a few listens, I was intrigued about what happened to him, so I googled him and this thread came up on the second page of results. Is that crazy or what?

Anyway, I agree with you guys that dude was talented, and it would be nice to seem him make a return.
perfection is a fallacy of the imagination...
Reply #37 posted 03/02/10 7:42pm

LadyLuvSexxy

bellanoche said:

This thread is crazy! Not because of the responses but because I was unpacking CDs Saturday and came across a compilation I made years ago with several Remy Shand songs on it. I had totally forgotten about him, so I downloaded the mp3s and added him to my iTunes. After a few listens, I was intrigued about what happened to him, so I googled him and this thread came up on the second page of results. Is that crazy or what?

Anyway, I agree with you guys that dude was talented, and it would be nice to seem him make a return.

eek My li'l ol thread done made the second page of a search?!

WOOOP!!! excited

*ahem* yeah, uh...lol.

Well, if it took ten for the first, it might take ten for the second. It's well worth the wait. He is something very special to me. Unlike so so much of the music I've listened to over the years, he does not get old. It's like....I dunno....he'll always be fresh to me.
Reply #38 posted 03/02/10 8:01pm

woogiebear

Paris9748430 said:

Cinnie said:



Was that when Robin had long hair? I do not remember his debut at all.



Yeah, that was back then. Around '02.

The only thing I remember from Robin Thicke at that time was this...





After this BULLSHIT, Jimmy Iovine probably sat him down like he did the Black Eyed Peas (who were ACTUALLY DOPE b4 Carrot Top- oops I mean Fergie) and gave him "The Talk"!!!!! The rest is history.....
eek eek eek
Reply #39 posted 03/03/10 5:18am

SoulAlive

http://twitter.com/Wheresremyshand


lol there's a Twitter page that focuses on this mystery! lol
Reply #40 posted 03/03/10 5:22am

SoulAlive

http://prince.org/msg/8/220095

http://wheresremyshand.blogspot.com/

http://prince.org/msg/8/229961


lol
Reply #41 posted 03/03/10 5:29am

SoulAlive

http://prince.org/msg/8/184842

lol
Reply #42 posted 03/03/10 5:32am

SoulAlive

http://www.thecouchsessions.com/2006/02/whatever-happend-toremy-shand
Reply #43 posted 03/03/10 5:36am

SoulAlive

http://www.jayratkowski.com/2006/11/17/whatever-happened-to/
Reply #44 posted 03/03/10 8:43am

TD3

SoulAlive said:

http://www.jayratkowski.com/2006/11/17/whatever-happened-to/




wink


biggrin
Reply #45 posted 03/03/10 1:20pm

SoulAlive

If Remy ever surfs the web,he would see that many people are awaiting his next album lol
Reply #46 posted 03/03/10 2:24pm

Cinnie

SoulAlive said:

If Remy ever surfs the web,he would see that many people are awaiting his next album lol


Forreal, he could go gold just off of the Facebook group alone.
Reply #47 posted 03/05/10 1:58am

SoulAlive

Cinnie said:

SoulAlive said:

If Remy ever surfs the web,he would see that many people are awaiting his next album lol


Forreal, he could go gold just off of the Facebook group alone.


indeed lol

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