Steve Harwell

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Steve Harwell
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Steve Harwell performing with Smash Mouth in 2013
Background information
Birth name Steven Scott Harwell
Born (1967-01-09) January 9, 1967 (age 50)
Santa Clara, California, U.S.
Origin San Jose, California, U.S.
Occupation(s) Musician
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • keyboards
  • ukulele
  • guitar
Years active 1990–present
Labels Interscope, Beautiful Bomb, Universal
Associated acts Smash Mouth

Steven Scott "Steve" Harwell (born January 9, 1967) is an American musician[1][2][3] who is best known as the lead vocalist for the band Smash Mouth.[4]


Greg Camp formed Smash Mouth with Harwell, Kevin Coleman, and Paul De Lisle. Harwell was previously a rapper in F.O.S.

Harwell was a featured cast member in the sixth season of the VH1 reality show, The Surreal Life, in 2006.[5] He has appeared on other television and radio shows, as well as making a cameo in the 2001 film Rat Race. On August 27, 2016, during a performance with Smash Mouth in Urbana, Illinois, Harwell collapsed on stage due to excessive drinking and was taken by ambulance to a hospital. The band completed the concert without him.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Harwell's six-month-old son, Presley Scott Harwell, died in July 2001 from acute lymphatic leukemia.[7] Subsequently, Harwell created a medical research fund in Presley's name.[7]

In 2010, he appeared on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives at the Meal Ticket restaurant.


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  4. ^ "Interview with Steve Harwell". November 1997. 
  5. ^ Wilkes, Neil (2005-09-21). "New 'Surreal Life' cast named". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  6. ^ "Smash Mouth Singer Leaves Stage In An Ambulance, Band Plays "All Star" Without Him". 28 August 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Adele Slaughter (22 July 2002). "Smash Mouth fights childhood leukemia". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 

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