Satellite (US band)

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Satellite playing at the WBJB Summer Concert Series on the beach in Belmar, NJ, August 15, 2013.
Background information
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Alternative rock, power pop
Years active 2010–present
Labels Sony Music Entertainment, Descendant Records
Website Official website
Members Steven McMorran
Vincent DiCarlo
Darren Rayl
Past members Erik Kertes
Mitch Allan
Justin Glasco
Josh Dunahoo

Satellite is an American alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California, and Nashville, Tennessee, formed by Steven McMorran, Josh Dunahoo, and Mitch Allan in June 2010.[1]


Satellite was formed around songs written by lead singer, Steven McMorran and produced by Mitch Allan with Josh Dunahoo.

Starting in early 2009, they were eager to invest themselves into music that felt permanent and worked diligently to make a records that would be a worthy reminder of the passion they required.[2]

The collaboration project was official announced in June 2010, under the name of Satellite, with band members including McMorran, Allan, Dunahoo and drummer Justin Glasco, who later left the band as a sought after producer.[1] In 2011, Erik Kertes joined the band as the new bassist to allow McMorran to switch to guitar.

The band released its first EP Ring the Bells on July 24, 2010. The EP being a mix of mellow alternative rock and power pop, with influences such as Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Radiohead, and Snow Patrol.[3] The EP has been critically acclaimed by Radar Online, Alternative Press, Kings of A&R, and The LA Examiner.[4] The band supported the release of the EP with a music video for the first single "Say the Words"[5] and some dates performing live around the Los Angeles area, with their first date as a full band being on August 14, 2010, at the Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach. Satellite recently completed its forthcoming debut album, Calling-Birds, set to be released February 2013 on Descendant Records/Sony Music Entertainment.[4]

Frontman Steven McMorran has a creative history of collaborating with everyone from Weezer's Rivers Cuomo to Joe Cocker and Every Avenue.[6] McMorran recently collaborated with Cuomo on his English-Japanese self-titled LP called, Scott & Rivers. McMorran co-wrote the first track, "Break Free", stating, "The best part about that experience was seeing how he built this story that we sort of outlined together... and I got to hear the word 'perambulations' fit perfectly into a verse."

Band members[edit]

Steven McMorran of Satellite playing at WBJB Summer Concert Series on the Beach at Belmar, NJ on August 15, 2013.
Satellite playing at WBJB Summer Concert Series on the Beach at Belmar, NJ on August 15, 2013.
Satellite playing at WBJB Summer Concert Series on the Beach at Belmar, NJ on August 15, 2013.


Press Quotes:

  • "Lead singer and chief songwriter Steven McMorran is a modern-day pop music philosopher.- CBS/
  • "Calling Birds,an album that can best be described as an indie-inspired slice of Americana" -Huffington Post, A-Side Series
  • "Satellite's Steven McMorran eases between cowboy craggy and a keening falsetto, sounding like Bon Iver after a strenuous season of rustling cattle or maybe just wearing a lot of denim." - MTV Buzzworthy
  • "Americana, indie rock and singer-songwriter styles all come to mind. Poetic and dramatic, "Brooklyn" bridges the gap between all of those genres. The seductive melody reminds me of Chris Isaak while the pulsating energy wouldn't feel out of place in the alternative world. Rather than grumbling and yelling, though, frontman Steven McMorran possesses a dynamic voice that conveys a sense of urgency."- CMT Edge
  • "With a sound like One Republic on steroids, these guys are poised to capture the pop charts this year." - Examiner LA



  1. ^ a b "Melodic Net — Satellite, Feat. Mitch Allan, Release Debut Ep; Free Song". 2010-07-28. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived July 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Satellite | Listen and Stream Free Music, Albums, New Releases, Photos, Videos". Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  4. ^ a b SatelliteInfoTijdlijnInfo (2010-07-14). "Satellite — Info". Facebook. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  5. ^ "Satellite". YouTube. 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  6. ^ "Satellite | The Bing Lounge performance for The Kink 101.9 + New Tour dates with Lenka! - Vents MagazineVents Magazine — Music and Entertainment Magazine". 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 

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