Stamford's Alive @ Five concert series continued Thursday evening with a show featuring three big name artists: Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, and Smashmouth.
Blues Traveler's lead singer and harmonica virtuoso John Popper spent part of his childhood in Stamford, attending Davenport Ridge School and Trinity Catholic, when it was called Stamford Catholic. Before graduating high school his family moved on to Princeton NJ which is where Blues Traveler was formed. The band has released a total of nine studio albums, four of which have gone gold, three platinum and one six-times platinum. Over the course of their career, Blues Traveler has sold more than 10 million combined units worldwide, played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people, and, in “Run-Around,” had the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, which earned them a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
Smash Mouth, known as the ultimate summertime party band, has released a long list of memorable songs since forming in 1994 including “All-Star,” “Can’t Get Enough of You Baby,” “Pacific Coast Party” and the smash hit “I’m a Believer.” The multi-platinum band is back for more season-of-the-sun fun with their vibrant new album MAGIC, a no-holds-barred party from start to finish making it the perfect soundtrack for year round fun in the sun.
Mark McGrath, best known as lead singer/songwriter for Sugar Ray, can lay claim to a stunning string of top 10 hits, including “Someday,” “When It’s Over,” and the twin #1 classics, “Fly” and “Every Morning.” McGrath and Sugar Ray proved worldwide fan favorites, with multiple multi-platinum albums, countless sold out tours and innumerable TV appearances, More than two decades since first stepping into the spotlight, Sugar Ray remains devoted to the cause that united them, the pursuit of good times, sunshine, and great rock ‘n’ roll.