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..............