Smoother (band)

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Smoother
Also known as Sponge
Origin Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Genres Rock
Labels Sonic Unyon, EMI Music Canada
Past members
  • Andrew Franey
  • Todd Knight
  • James Flemings
  • Beau Cook
  • Adam Benning

Smoother was a Canadian rock band from Hamilton, Ontario, headed by lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Andrew Franey. Their original name was Sponge, which they changed after the American band with the same name began to achieve success in North America.

Smoother had several releases on independent labels before their first major label release with 2001's Chasing the Dragon (EMI Canada). The album was well received critically but failed to meet the sales expectations of EMI. The single "East Side" received extensive radio play in Canada, and was featured in the motion picture Men With Brooms. The band was nominated for Best New Group at the 2002 Juno Awards.

Line up[edit]

  • Andrew Franey - vocals, guitar
  • Todd Knight - guitar
  • James Flemings - keyboards
  • Beau Cook - bass
  • Adam Benning - drums

Discography[edit]

  • Trendbender (as Sponge) (1993, Sonic Unyon)
  • Copycat (1994, Sonic Unyon)
  • What a Life (1999, Sonic Unyon)
  • Chasing the Dragon (2001, EMI Music Canada)