Sugar Ray & Smash Mouth Perform at the Mark G. Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City 07/26/2014
Sugar Ray is best known for their pop-reggae hit Fly and hot lead singer Mark McGrath. Before they changed their name, band mates Mark McGrath, Rodney Sheppard on guitar, Murphy Karges on bass, Stan Frazier on drums and Craig "DJ Homicide" Bullock on turntables, were known as Shrinky Dinx. In 1995 Sugar Ray released their first CD entitled Lemonade and Brownies. Like the combination of lemonade and brownies - the album didn't go over very well. But the good thing was they got to tour with the Sex Pistols, Korn and Cypress Hill. Mark McGrath began listening to Sublime and convinced Atlantic Records to let them work with Sublime's producer and the result was Sugar Ray's 1997 album Floored. Floored became a huge success, selling more than two million copies and pushed the guys of Sugar Ray into the rock star status they'd always dreamed of. A big reason Sugar Ray's album became so popular was because of the reggae-ish tune Fly. Sugar Ray shot to stardom and it's pretty much been smooth sailing ever since.