Steve Harwell

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Steve Harwell
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Steve Harwell performing in 2009
Background information
Birth name Steven Scott Harwell
Born (1967-01-09) January 9, 1967 (age 49)
Santa Clara, California
Origin San Jose, California, United States
Genres Pop rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, piano, keyboards, ukulele, guitar
Years active 1990–present
Labels Interscope Records
Beautiful Bomb Records
Universal Records
Associated acts Smash Mouth

Steven Scott "Steve" Harwell (born January 9, 1967) is an American musician[1][2][3] who serves 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.

Personal life[edit]

Harwell's six-month-old son, Presley Scott Harwell, died in July 2001 from acute lymphatic leukemia.[6] Subsequently, Harwell created a medical research fund in Presley's name.[6]

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. ^ a b Adele Slaughter (22 July 2002). "Smash Mouth fights childhood leukemia". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 

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