Satchel (band)

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Satchel in 1994
Background information
Origin Seattle, Washington
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 1991 - Present
Labels Epic Records
Associated acts Brad, Pigeonhed, Malfunkshun, Head Hunters
Members Regan Hagar
John Hoag
Past members Shawn Smith (deceased)
Cory Kane
Jefferson Bennett
Mike Berg

Satchel was an alternative rock band from Seattle. Their final lineup featured Shawn Smith (vocals, piano, guitar, bass), Regan Hagar (drums, bass), and John Hoag (guitar, bass).

Alternative rock is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music. The term's original meaning was broader, referring to a generation of musicians unified by their collective debt to either the musical style or simply the independent, DIY ethos of punk rock, which in the late 1970s laid the groundwork for alternative music. At times, "alternative" has been used as a catch-all description for music from underground rock artists that receives mainstream recognition, or for any music, whether rock or not, that is seen to be descended from punk rock.

Seattle City in Washington, United States

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Shawn Smith American musician and singer

Shawn Smith was an American singer, songwriter and musician who was a member of several Seattle alternative and indie rock bands, such as Brad, Satchel, Pigeonhed and The Twilight Singers, as well as a solo artist.



Satchel was originally formed under the name Bliss by vocalist Shawn Smith and drummer Regan Hagar, after their previous band Brad (which also featured guitarist Stone Gossard) went on hiatus. They recruited guitarist John Hoag, bassist Cory Kane and Jefferson Bennett on saxophone. However they were met with a copyright name challenge. As a result, they settled on the name Satchel, and Bennett left the band.

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Satchel released their first album EDC in 1994. Some of EDC's song titles were taken from the character's names in the film Reservoir Dogs , one of the band's favorite movies. Satchel went on tour to support the album.

1994 in music Overview of the events of 1994 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1994.

<i>Reservoir Dogs</i> 1992 film by Quentin Tarantino

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In early 1995, the bassist Cory Kane was replaced by Mike Berg because of personality conflicts. They released their second album, The Family, in 1996, which was co-produced by Stone Gossard. Again, the band embarked on a long tour. At the end of the tour, Smith and Hagar were invited by Gossard to reform Brad, an invitation they accepted. As a result, Hoag quit the band and Satchel went on hiatus. In 2005, Brad released Brad vs. Satchel, an album of previously unreleased tracks from both Satchel and Brad.

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Satchel returned in 2010 with Smith (vocals/piano/bass), Hagar (drums/bass), and Hoag (guitar/bass). Touring bassists include former member Mike Berg, Jeff Fielder, and Lonnie Marshall.

The new line-up recorded an album, Heartache and Honey, which was released in early 2010. A new song, "The Return of...", is available (streaming) on their official website. Shawn Smith's record label Sound vs Silence will release a compilation CD which includes an exclusive non-album track, "Shoulder to Shoulder".

On April 5, 2019, vocalist Shawn Smith died from complications from diabetes. He was 53.

<i>Beautiful Girls</i> (film) 1996 film by Ted Demme

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EDC or EdC may refer to:

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