Smash Mouth Front Man Steve Harwell Forms New Label

By | August 2, 2001 at 12:00 AM

Smash Mouth’s enterprising front man Steve Harwell has teamed with Sound Management CEO Robert Hayes, Tambourine Music president, Scott Kellner, and veteran rocker Jack Blades to form Spun Out Records.

With a combination of 30 years experience in the entertainment industry, Hayes and Kellner will control business operations, while Harwell and Blades will handle A&R and creative elements. Spun Out has already signed San Francisco’s pop-rock band, Fuse, rap-rock-funk band Triple Seven, hard rock band Soul Circle and twelve-yearold country pop-singer, Brittany Breed, the winner of Ed McMahons’ “The Next Big Thing.”

Blades has twenty successful years in the business, which include fronting two multi-platinum acts-Night Ranger and Damn Yankees. As a songwriter and producer, Blades is exposed to a steady stream of hot new talent through his own production facilities and relationships with various labels.

“We’re a full service label,” says Hayes. “We pride ourselves on being able to hear hit songs in a variety of genres. We’re already developing artists we’ll characterize as pop, rap-rock, country, and hard rock.”

“Anybody who’s been around the music business knows there’s a tremendous amount of talent out there. We’re going to tap into the cream of that crop, package it for success, and get it out there with the kind of efficiency only a boutique label can offer,” adds Kellner.

Harwell has already brought Triple Seven’s demo to KROQ Program Director, Kevin Weatherly. Harwell has also played Fuses’ single “Narcotique” for radio programmers around the country, planting the seed for the release of their first full-length, self-titled recording in August of this year.  

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