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SATELLITE


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There is a lot of individual talent in SATELLITE. So much, in fact, that one might wonder why it is they would bother to ‘give up’ their day jobs as thriving musicians and songwriters, to navigate the slippery slope of being a new band. It’s pretty clear that to make it in the music business, you not only need great songs and musicianship, but you have to have that something special, that passion, that never-back-down mojo. Collectively, SATELLITE has it all, in spades. Playing together for the past year in Los Angeles, SATELLITE got their start with Mitch inviting his friend Steven to a songwriter showcase he was hosting. Says Steven, “When I was done, you could hear a pin drop. I didn’t know what it meant, but I felt good about it.” Mitch suggested they work together, they pulled in Josh, an in-demand session guitarist once signed to Columbia Records, and then hired Justin Glasco to drum, recruiting him to record the EP shortly thereafter. It’s interesting that with such unique individual success, SATELLITE is where they choose to make their home. Steven and Mitch, who are both with the same publishing company, had known each other socially for years. Each did quite well in their own right; Steven was signed to Epic early in his career, and then found his niche writing songs for such varied artists including Street Drum Corps, Melee, David Archuleta, Crosby Loggins and international superstar Celine Dion. As for Mitch, since he began writing and producing, he has been nominated for a Grammy, won an ASCAP “pop” award for the Bowling For Soup song “1985,” written 4 top five singles, and was also the lead singer of the platinum selling rock band SR-71. And while he has written and produced songs for a who’s who of the music industry including Pink, Faith Hill, The Jonas Brothers, Daughtry, Joe Cocker, Simple Plan and more, he is emphatic: “I have sold over 15 million records, and worked with some of the biggest artists in almost every genre of music, but SATELLITE is what I am the most proud of.” The result is the self-produced EP, RING THE BELLS, with its outstanding single “Say The Words.” The anthemic show-stopper builds to an energetic crescendo that has the crowd on its feet at every show and is the benchmark for the whole of the EP. Instead of relying on volume for emotional release, the band explores texture and complex melodies, putting forth songs that express a wide range of emotions, while retaining their own untarnished clarity. SATELLITE’s distinct sound has been called a mash-up between “Kings of Leon + Snow Patrol” and, “Springsteen meets the UK.” Continuing to gain momentum in Southern California, the band has quickly built a fan base through television and film placements, and media buzz surrounding their live shows. Rare is the artist who sounds as good live as on your iPod, but SATELLITE swings it. The LA Examiner named them one of the 20 Bands to Watch in 2011 and they’ve been championed by Radar Online, Alternative Press, Kings of A&R and several other influential blogs. Touring around the west coast and an appearance at SXSW, have kept the band busy; the second half of 2011 found them finishing up their full-length album, a continuation of sorts to the RING THE BELLS EP, that will complete the album “thematically and sonically” according to Mitch. With music that is both bracing and soaring, matched with lyrics that are vulnerable and raw, sung by Steven with an emotion that gets you right inside every song, SATELLITE is as close to a sure bet as this crazy business has ever seen. “There is no substitute for honesty in music. Every once in a while a song speaks to you; reminds you of how you really feel. We truly hope SATELLITE becomes a voice for the joy, heartache, beauty and truth of life.” -Steven McMorran

Latest Articles


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by Michael Major - November 12, 2021

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by Michael Major - November 04, 2021

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by Michael Major - November 01, 2021

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by Michael Major - September 17, 2021

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by Sarah Jae Leiber - June 18, 2021

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by TV News Desk - June 15, 2021

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by TV News Desk - June 08, 2021

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by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 21, 2021

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by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 14, 2021

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by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 14, 2021

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by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 06, 2021

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by Sarah Jae Leiber - April 28, 2021

The single has a strong connection to Goa, India, where Jah Sun performed in early 2020. It was recorded at AMT Studios and the music video filmed on location in Goa India by Seen Productions....
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by Sarah Jae Leiber - April 09, 2021

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by Sarah Jae Leiber - April 08, 2021

Fans can purchase tickets for each show stream, as well as a pre-event Q&A on April 13th live from their rehearsal space. The Q&A will be moderated by John Rubeli, the Atlantic Records A&R rep who signed the band back in 1998. ...