Wanna Play? the debut release of Sunshine Collective, is the pairing of singer/songwriter Stephanie Richards and composer/songwriter/producer Brian Arbuckle. Unapologetically upbeat, feel-good and fresh, the music skips through a vocabulary from romantic classical arrangements, the charms and craft of American Song, and the pop sounds of the 60's and 70's - all wrapped up into a top down, "head sunward", 12-track road trip.
The 'Collective' part of the Sunshine features a bevy of outstanding musicians including multi-instrumentalist Dan Weinstein, who deftly moves from seductive summertime violin on Love Makes Life So Sweet (track 3) to tipsy trumpets and trombones of Dixieland on Mad About You, (track 10); Gin Blossoms' Jesse Valenzuela co-writes and jams in an acoustic four-on-the-floor This Day (track 8); and "Legs" Larry Smith of the Bonzo Dog Band narrates Love Makes Life So Sweet's reprise (track 12).
Prior to Sunshine Collective, Brian and Stephanie had an R&R CHR Pop Top 40 hit with Stephanie's debut single, Get Used To It, and have had songs placed in independent films, HBO, and most recently CBS Televisions' The Doctors. Brian's orchestral compositions can be heard on trailers and promos for the biggest networks and studios, including trailers for Benchwarmers, Catwoman, and Spider, as well as network promos for shows such as Cold Case, Big Band Theory and 60 Minutes.