Excited to share Francis a VR (virtual realty) film that I mixed, will be showing at the Sundance Film Festival, January 26th 2017!  For those of you that will be in Park City, the film makers are participating in VR next steps AMD panel discussion from 3:00 – 4:30 PM as well as a showing of the film at the VR Bar. from 8:30 – 10:30. Check it out!Fancis


LA CineFest Semi-Finalists

Sunshine Collective has amazing news! Up To Something Good was just accepted to Los Angeles CineFest!



Road Trip Jams Review by Little Lake County

Thank you Little Lake County for mentioning Up To Something Good on your blog!

“You and your family will definitely have a good vacation with the wind in your hair and this CD blasting through the speakers! It is upbeat and fun and full of sunshine!”, as per Little Lake County blog.



The Open – New Video Release by Sunshine Collective

Finally, we are done with the finishing touches and am happy to announce that our new music video release of The Open by Sunshine Collective is out now!

We would also like to thank: @Marck Chalecki Eric Corne, Eric Coyne, Larry DeMark Photography,Rebecca Harris, Dan Lutz, Brian McRae, Brian McTear, Erica Miller, Matt Schimelfenig, Joshua Stamper & Renee Warnick


Album Review on School Library Journal blog

School Library Journal has recently published an article that includes our new Album: Up To Something Good review.
“The duo known as Sunshine Collective (Stephanie Richards and Brian Arbuckle) turn up the dials on love, happiness, and enjoyment of life. The 11 original offerings composed by lead singer Richards and composer/songwriter/producer Arbuckle are mostly feel-good pop tunes, with a few ballads to mix up the tempo. Most tunes are bouncy and uplifting; all are singable. Lyrics are clean, their meanings left open to interpretation.”

Read more on their blog – Music Reviews.
Thank you SLJ!




John Lennon Songwriting Contest – Finalists

Stephanie and I are so honored to be selected as Finalists in the John Lennon songwriting contest for our song, Up To Something Good!!!  Thank you to everyone at The John Lennon Songwriting Contest!  This is Sunshine Collective’s second contest that we have participated in, and the second that we have placed in!

For those who have not seen the video yet, it is here:


International Songwriting Competition semi-finalists

Waiting To Say Hello Again, a song that I co-wrote with Stephanie Richards my wife and partner in Sunshine Collective, is a semi-finalists in the 2015 International Songwriting Competition!! We have never submitted to this kind of thing before, so we are thrilled with our first attempt!

Sunshine Collective ISC 2015


Busking in NYC – Happy Valentine’s Day

Watch our new video of I Love You when Busking in NYC!

We wanted to share a new “love” themed video for the occasion, so hope you like it.

It features our pal Danny Flam. This song is written by Sunshine Collective and  Susan Sandberg.

 Enjoy listening and share!



Sunshine Collective – “Love Is the Way” on Heart Beats album


We have a very good news! Our song Love Is the Way is included in the album – Heart Beats by Various Artists and it is now available on iTunes!

On Heart Beats, you can hear us – Sunshine CollectiveAndrew & Polly, The Verve Pipe, Rissi Palmer, Ratboy Jr, and more great artists, so feel free to check it out.

Released by Mighty Mo Productions. REAL PEOPLE. REAL MUSIC.



Live Show for Heart Beats CD release @ McCabe’s Guitars


Sunshine Collective is playing a live show for Heart Beats CD release this Sunday, 11 am at the legendary McCabe’s Guitars in Santa Monica.

Come down and enjoy some great live music!

LOVE IS THE WAY on this project > Heart Beats is available here on iTunes