Chad & Jeremy Quotes
After being in L.A. for far too long, a freaking lifetime, I was invited up to Sun Valley by David Hemmings, who God rest his soul, was a very famous actor who became a very successful TV director in L.A. I was doing the music for a series he was directing. He just sold his house in Malibu and came up to Sun Valley. He called me up and said "Hey, why don't you come up for the summer? We'll write a musical." So I came up, brought my family with me and basically the rest is history. I fell in love with the place and stayed. I'd had it with the biz. I really had. I wasn't like setting the world on fire. It's a very tough thing to do. If you interview success stories, then that's fine. They're the lucky ones. You know what I mean? We can't all be movie stars or famous movie composers or whatever. And so, in the end I said the heck with this, I'm staying up here. I started to teach music, write musicals. I played Faegan in a production of Oliver up here, which was really a lot of fun. I just got on with life. I thought it was great, little thinking that Jeremy and I would try again.
I don't know where we fit in the scheme of things anymore. When people say what do you do? I say we're kind of like Simon and Garfunkel meet Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. We've got this documentary on our lives that's being shot right now actually. It's kind of amazing. One of the things Jeremy said is, "We play together and spend time together because we make each other laugh." I thought that was a rather telling comment. It really is. This is not a boring job for us. We did about 12 gigs last year. We've done 6 so far this year (2007). We won't do a lot because Jeremy is an actor in London. He's tied to that to some extent. The Performing Arts Centers that we like to play have a Spring Season and a Fall Season and that's basically when we work. We don't work the Summer and we don't work the Winter. And that's the end of that really. It's sort of a hobby. As we get better known again, we're getting better reviews. Once the word gets out that we're a good value, then I think we are going to be working more. We want to keep going until we drop. This is the best fun either one of us has had in decades.
Category: Music Quotes