Stan Frazier (musician)

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Stan Frazier
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Stan Frazier performing with Sugar Ray 6/17/09 in Fresno, CA.
Background information
Birth name Charles Stanton Frazier
Born (1968-04-23) April 23, 1968 (age 49)
Origin Newport Beach, California
Genres Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
Instruments Drums, guitar
Years active 1986–present
Labels Pulse
Associated acts Sugar Ray

Charles Stanton "Stan" Frazier (born April 23, 1968) is an American drummer, best known for his tenure with rock band Sugar Ray.

Life and career[edit]

Frazier was born and raised in Orange County, California.

He is married to Jennifer Casinelli-Frazier. They have one daughter: Anabelle Frazier.

While attending Corona del Mar High School Stan & friends formed a cover band inspired by the group The Jam. That band, initially called The Tories, went on to become The Shrinky Dinx, and eventually became Sugar Ray.

Aside from drums, Stan also plays acoustic guitar, does background vocals, writes and produces. He has produced albums for several other artists- including Ashlee Simpson and The Dirty Heads.

He was the lead writer of Sugar Ray's "Fly" which includes a lyric about his mother's death. Though "Fly" turned out to be the band's biggest hit, Stan was initially rejected for it since its pop-feel was, at the time, a departure from the band's sound.

He has two dogs: Chloe and Lady. Both of whom can be seen on the inside sleeve of the 2001 Sugar Ray self-titled album.[1]

With the band, Stan has appeared in the films Scooby-Doo and Father's Day, as well as the TV series Las Vegas.[2]

In 2012, it was made official that Stan was no longer a part of Sugar Ray.

Stan won the BBC America reality show, Chef Race, UK vs US (premiered October 2, 2012, finale November 28, 2012). He was one of eight American chefs facing off against eight British chefs in a series of elimination challenges as the teams traveled from San Diego, CA to New York, NY (billed as "the ultimate cross-country culinary challenge"). Throughout the series, Stan used his experience from cooking for the band on the road.

Frazier is the co-owner of the pizzeria Sgt. Pepperoni's Pizza in Newport Beach, California.[3]


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