Hootie & The Blowfish

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Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

This hugely successful US quartet was formed at the University of South Carolina in 1989. They are led by Darius Rucker (13 May 1966, Charleston, South Carolina, USA), whose soulful vocals add sparkle to an otherwise fairly formulaic rock sound. The quartet is completed by Mark Bryan (b. 6 May 1967, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA; guitar, ex-Missing In Action), Dean Felber (b. 9 June 1967, Bethesda, Maryland, USA; bass), and Jim ‘Soni’ Sonefield (b. 20 October 1964, Lansing, Michigan, USA; drums). Bryan and Rucker played together in a soft rock duo as the Wolf Brothers before Hootie And The Blowfish was formed. Sonefield stated in Rolling Stone magazine, ‘Everyone says we’re one black guy in an all-white band, but that’s not true - we’re actually three white guys in an all-black band’.

Following an aborted contract with J.R.S. Records, the band put out a self-financed EP which contained ‘Hold My...

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