ECLECTIC SUGAR RAY TO PERFORM AT THE L.A. COUNTY FAIR
Pop.Punk.Hip-hop.Reggae.New wave.And a little rock ‘n’ roll.These are not the sounds of a line-up at a multi-band concert, but the sounds of Sugar Ray, who will perform at the L.A. County Fair at on Friday, Sept. 27.The Fair will run from Sept 13-29 at Fairplex in Pomona.
Sugar Ray is comprised of five multi-faceted guys who formed a band out of their passion for music and their aspiration for having fun.With their combined talents, each band member puts their own touch into the songs and albums they record.
Murphy Karges, bassist; Rodney Sheppard, guitarist; Stan Frazier, drummer; and lead singer Mark McGrath all grew up in OrangeCounty.DJ Homicide (aka Craig Bullock), turntables, grew up in Pasadena.Idolizing the Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols, Iron Maiden and the Beatles, it is no wonder all five members shared a similar dream of becoming rock stars.
Over the past eight years, Sugar Ray has released four albums, all with the same goal of entertaining fans.Their first album, Lemonade and Brownies, was released in 1995.Since then, Floored in 1997, in 1999, and last year’s self-titled album Sugar Ray have hit radio stations, MTV and music stores around the world.Floored and both received high recognition from their double platinum and triple platinum status, respectively.
Topping the charts on the Billboard “Hot 100 Airplay” chart for six consecutive weeks was the smash hit “Fly” from their second album Floored.This song led to fame that Sugar Ray had not yet experienced, bringing the band to television shows, radio stations and to the pages of magazines across the nation including Rolling Stone, Details, Spin, Cosmopolitan, Request, Alternative Press, TeenPeople and People, who named McGrath one of the sexiest men of 1998.
After receiving rave reviews for its second album, Sugar Ray toured during 1997, thus earning some time off and a little relaxation before recording their next album, .The band has toured with other popular bands including Korn, Cypress Hill, the Deftones and the reunited Sex Pistols.In 1999, Sugar Ray opened three shows for the Rolling Stones and toured alongside The Goo Goo Dolls, where the newly released self-titled album Sugar Ray was initiated.
DJ Homicide brought with him a small recording set-up to use when