‘The Independents’ overview: Veteran musicians chase a dream

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Within the tuneful dramedy “The Independents,” three aspiring musicians with dead-end showbiz careers meet serendipitously, and uncover that their respective mild folk-rock sounds mix superbly. Now they’ve a tough option to make. Having deserted their desires as soon as, can they muster the need to push themselves again by the business grinder?

“The Independents” was written and directed by Greg Naughton, who additionally stars alongside Wealthy Worth and Brian Chartrand — his cohorts within the real-life band the Candy Stays. The film features as a sort of origin story for the trio, albeit a closely fictionalized one. These guys may not have actually related in the best way this movie describes however there’s a religious reality to the best way their big-screen adventures play out.

The band, dubbed “RGB” (for Wealthy, Greg and Brian), struggles in methods widespread to any group making an attempt to get heard exterior their follow house. They’ve van bother on their strategy to a gig. Greg has an estranged spouse (performed by his precise spouse, Broadway star Kelli O’Hara) whom he could lose if he hits the street. The boys meet a fast-talking promoter named Granny (Richard Type) whose promise of a plum showcase in Los Angeles could also be bogus.

The majority of “The Independents” is about that cross-country L.A. street journey, which all the time appears getting ready to catastrophe. At any time when the scenario is at its most dire, RGB return to their devices, sing a couple of of their Crosby Stills & Nash-like songs and bear in mind why they’re doing this.

These musical numbers — frequent and fabulous — are additionally an excellent reminder for the viewers. “The Independents” is a wisp of a film, usually likable however largely insubstantial. However when Worth, Naughton and Chartrand begin to play? The movie turns into a heat and welcoming celebration of music for music’s sake.

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