Steve Harwell is an American musician and singer well known for his association with the famous band Smash Band. He is the lead vocalist of the band and is famous for his highly energetic performances. Let us have a quick look at the career, life, and net worth of Steve Harwell in 2018 in this space.
Early Life & Biography
Steve Harwell’s birth name is Steven Scott Harwell. He was born on January 9, 1967, in Santa Clara, California, United States. He completed his high school in Prospect High School in Saratoga, California. Steve had a love for singing from his childhood and eventually took it seriously when he became an adult. Steve says that when he was a kid, he was afraid of nuns especially the old nuns as their appearance drove him paranoid.
Steve is married to Michelle Laroque. The couple had a son named Presley Scott Harwell, who died in 2001 when he was only six months old due to acute lymphatic leukemia. After the tragedy, Harwell started a fundraising organization in the name of Presley to help people who suffer from such diseases.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In 1994, Smash Mouth was formed by Steve Harwell, Kevin Coleman, Greg Camp, and Paul De Lisle. Prior to the formation of Smash Mouth, Steve was working as a rapper in FOS (Freedom of Speech). Harwell was introduced to Greg Camp and Paul De Lisle by his manager Kevin Coleman.
The four began to jam where Harwell was the singer, Greg Camp handling guitar, Paul De Isle with bass, and Kevin Coleman hitting the drums. They went on to form a band and named it Smashmouth and played mostly rock music.
The band released its debut album Fush Yu Mung in the year 1997 partnered with Interscope Records. It was after the success of this album that the band changed its name from Smashmouth to Smash Mouth. In 1999, they released their second album Astro Lounge and went on become one of their most critically acclaimed albums till date. The band and Steve achieved huge fame and became one of the strong names in the American music industry. Some of the other famous albums by the band are Smash Mouth, Get the Picture?, The Gift of Rock, Summer Girl, and Magic.
Apart from his activities associated with the band, Steve has also appeared in the VH1 reality show, The Surreal Life in its sixth season. He also made a cameo role in the film Rat Race starring Rowan Atkinson.
Net Worth & Earnings
Having produced many albums and singles with his famous band, and also performing in live concerts, he has earned a very good amount of fortune in his career that has spanned for over 2 decades and still going strong. His net worth is considered to be $6.5 million. He owns three cars, a Mercedes Benz S550 which he bought in 2012, a 2010 Dodge Ram, and a 1950 model Hudson Hornet.
In 2017, during a rehearsal prior to a live concert, Steve was rushed to hospital as he had problems with breathing. He recovered from his illness after his treatment, but most of his fans were sad to hear the news about his health. Let’s hope that he returns back to his best soon and enthral the crowd once again, which he used to do with ease.