Shades Apart

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Shades Apart
Origin Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States
Genres alternative rock
Years active 1988–2003, 2012~present
Labels Revelation Records
Universal Records
Past members Mark V.
Kevin Lynch
Ed Brown

Shades Apart is an American alternative rock musical group from Bridgewater, New Jersey. They are best known for their US radio hit "Valentine" and their cover of the hit song "Tainted Love."


The band formed in 1988, self-releasing an album that year; two EPs followed in 1992 and 1993. 1995's full-length, Save It, produced by Bill Stevenson and Stephen Egerton, resulted in some media exposure due to the success of their cover of Soft Cell's "Tainted Love".[1] After another independent release in 1997, the band signed to Universal, who released Eyewitness in 1999 and Sonic Boom in 2001. In 1999, the single "Valentine" peaked at #31 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.[2] Their song "Stranger By The Day" featured in the film American Pie and is on the soundtrack.[3]

The band has since broken up, though various reunion shows have occurred over the past years with the most recent show being at The Court Tavern in New Brunswick, New Jersey on January 18th, 2014.


  • Mark Vecchiarelli - guitar, vocals
  • Kevin Lynch - bass, background vocals
  • Ed Brown - drums


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  1. ^ Biography,
  2. ^ Billboard,
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