Former lead singer and leader for the American rock band Smash Mouth, Steven Scott Harwell (born January 9, 1967) is now retired. The only other permanent member of the band prior to Harwell’s retirement was bassist Paul De Lisle.
Steve Harwell Net Worth
The wealth of Steve Harwell, an American musician, is estimated at $2.5 million. The band Smash Mouth, of which Harwell is a co-founder and lead singer, has brought him widespread fame.
He and Paul De Lisle, the band’s bassist, have been there since the beginning. They are the lone surviving members of the original lineup. Harwell said he was done with performing in public in October of 2021.
Steve Harwell Early Years
Harwell was born in Santa Clara, California on January 9th, 1967. In Saratoga, California, he went to Prospect High School.
Steve Harwell Smash Mouth
In 1994, Harwell brought together Kevin Coleman (drums), Greg Camp (guitar), and Paul De Lisle (bass) to form Smash Mouth. They found success with songs like “Walkin’ on the Sun” (1997) and “All Star” (1999), both examples of third-wave ska.
As of 2012, they have seven studio albums out, the most recent being “Magic.” Double-platinum “Fush Yo Mang” from 1997 and triple-platinum “Astro Lounge” from 1999 are their best-selling albums to date. Their third studio album, simply named, went gold.
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The band has evolved throughout time, adopting nostalgic sounds spanning multiple decades of popular music. In addition to their original material, they are celebrated for their many renditions of well-known songs, such as “I’m a Believer” (originally by The Monkees), “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” (War), “Don’t You Forget About Me” (Simple Minds), “Can’t Get Enough of You Baby” (Question Mark and the Mysterians), “Getting Better” (The Beatles), and “I Wan’na Be Like You” (Disney).
Steve Harwell Other Work
Harwell became well-known outside of his work with the band after being cast in the sixth season of the VH1 reality show The Surreal Life. The show, which featured celebrities rumored to be past their prime, locked the contestants in a Hollywood Hills mansion for two weeks and filmed their every action.
Steve Harwell Personal Life and Real Estate
Steve bought a house in Henderson, Nevada, for $600,000 in 1999. In 2009, he made $800,000 on the sale of this house. After selling this house, he uprooted to Music City in search of country music stardom.
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