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Vertical Horizon
Origin Washington, D.C., USA
Genre(s) Alternative rock
Post-grunge
Pop rock
Years active 1992–present
Label(s) Hybrid
Website www.verticalhorizon.com
Members
Matt Scannell
Keith Kane
Sean Hurley
Former members
Ed Toth
Ryan Fisher
Seth Horan
Craig McIntyre
Blair Sinta

Vertical Horizon is an American alternative rock band from Washington, D.C., United States, famous for the late 90's/early 00's popular hits "You're A God" and "Everything You Want". Their most current release is Go, which was released in 2003 and re-released in 2005. A new album is expected in 2008. For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Post-grunge is a very diverse subgenre of alternative rock music that emerged in the mid-1990s immediately following the downfall of grunge music as an offshoot. ... For other uses, see Pop rock (disambiguation). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Hybrid Recordings LLC is a record label that is a division of Metropolitan Talent, Inc. ... Ed Toth is currently a drummer for The Doobie Brothers. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Everything You Want was the fourth album by Vertical Horizon, and the first to be released under their new contract with RCA Records. ...

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History

Vertical Horizon was formed in 1990 by Georgetown University undergrads Matthew Scannell and Keith Kane; after graduation in 1992 the duo relocated to Boston and, in 1992, self-released their debut album There and Back Again. There and Back Again was recorded in Matt's old high school over a period of a few days, and Matt and Keith together played all the instruments appearing on the album, though they both mostly played acoustic guitar. Both also contributed to writing all the songs, and both sang. See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ... Georgetown University is a Jesuit private university located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Father John Carroll founded the school in 1789, though its roots extend back to 1634. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... There and Back Again There and Back Again was the first album by Vertical Horizon, released independently in 1992, and later re-released by RCA Records. ... A steel string acoustic guitar is a modern form of guitar descended from the classical guitar, but strung with steel strings for a brighter, louder sound. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ...


Matt and Keith toured for several years after this, mostly appearing with similar bands such as Jackopierce. By 1995, they were ready to record again. The resulting album, Running on Ice, again featured Matt and Keith playing acoustic guitar and singing, but with the addition of other musicians to play other instruments. Guests included Doug Derryberry, Jackopierce, and Carter Beauford (of the Dave Matthews Band) on drums. Two songs ("Wash Away" and "The Man who would be Santa") were featured on the 2nd Aware Records Compilation. The acoustic rock band Jackopierce was formed by Jack ONeill and Cary Pierce in their hometown of Dallas, Texas in 1988. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 January 1 - Debut album Sixteen Stone by Bush hits #4 on the Billboard 200 a post grunge success January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... Running on Ice was the second album by Vertical Horizon, released independently in 1995, and later re-released by RCA Records. ... A musical instrument is a device that has been constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Carter Beauford (born November 2, 1957 in Charlottesville, Virginia) is a drummer and founding member of the Dave Matthews Band (DMB). ... Dave Matthews Band (also known by the acronym DMB) is a United States-based rock band, originally formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1991 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... // Aware Records is a record label primarily existent to scout unsigned acts and to promote their initial album releases and increase general overall exposure. ...


More touring followed in 1996 with Matt and Keith joined by Ed Toth on drums and Ryan Fisher on bass. A live album, Live Stages, was released at the end of the year, featuring more of an emphasis on electric guitar. Also, by this time, the band was explicit in their intent to find a major record label; band members have said that it was no accident that the first track of Live Stages opens with the sounds of a large cheering audience. Their wishes came true, and the band was signed to Sony BMG Music Entertainment/RCA Records. Ed Toth is currently a drummer for The Doobie Brothers. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Live Stages was the third album by Vertical Horizon, released by Rhythmic Records in 1997, and later re-released by RCA Records. ... Two different electric guitars. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... The Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo. ... This article is about the former RCA Corporation. ...


Fisher had never intended to join the band permanently and left in mid-1997. Seth Horan took up bass duties for the rest of that year, and in 1998 Matt, Keith and Ed held auditions for their next bassist. Their first audition was Sean Hurley, and everyone liked him immediately. There were many more auditions, but they eventually came back to Sean, and he officially joined Vertical Horizon.


The band's first effort with RCA was 1999's Everything You Want (with producers Ben Grosse, Mark Endert, and David Bendeth) (RCA re-released the three older albums as well, with new packaging). The first single, "We Are", made little impact. The second single, "Everything You Want", skyrocketed to the top of the charts, and became one of the most played songs on the radio in 2000.[citation needed] A third single, "You're a God", also did very well and was released as a live performance on the charity album Live in the X Lounge III. It also features in the movie Bruce Almighty. The fourth single, "Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)", received moderate airplay. In 2005, a remake of the song would become a top 10 country hit for Gary Allan. The band, which had been touring constantly since the album was released, continued touring until well into 2001. They then took a break, then came back to the studio to record their follow-up, which they hoped would be released soon enough to take advantage of the huge popularity of Everything You Want. See also: 1999 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1999 Record labels established in 1999 // January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... Everything You Want was the fourth album by Vertical Horizon, and the first to be released under their new contract with RCA Records. ... Everything You Want is a song by Vertical Horizon from the 1999 album Everything You Want. ... See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 // John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... Live in the X Lounge is a series of albums released by Birmingham, Alabamas alternative rock radio station, WRAX. Though the station is now found on the dial as , this series of live performances was produced while the station was known as , a change prompted by the its acquisition... Bruce Almighty is a 2003 comedy movie directed by Tom Shadyac and written by Steve Koren, Mark OKeefe, and Steve Oedekerk. ... Gary Allan (born Gary Allan Herzberg on December 5, 1967[1]) is an American country music singer. ... See also: 2001 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2001 Record labels established in 2001 // January 1 Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues Hum disbands. ...


However, some management changes at RCA prevented this. It was announced that the new album, Go, would be released in September of 2002, but as the date drew closer, it appeared that this would not happen. It seemed everyone at RCA who had worked with the band on Everything You Want was no longer there, and the new employees weren't quite sure what to do with a band that did not quite fit the emerging trends of popular music. Go Go was the fifth album by Vertical Horizon, released in 2003 by RCA Records. ... See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ...


Eventually the band went on a short tour in early 2003, and it was announced that Go (produced by John Shanks) would finally be released a year late, in September 2003. A larger tour started in August, leading up to the release of the album. A first single, "I'm Still Here", did moderately well, but faded relatively quickly and with little fanfare. See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It...


In the middle of 2004, the band ended their relationship with RCA. A new deal with Hybrid Recordings was inked in early 2005, with plans to re-release Go in the summer, including an additional track, "Better When You're Not There", which was not present on the original RCA release. The album track "Forever" was sent to radio ahead of the release, re-igniting interest for the album and indeed the band at numerous radio stations, and amongst fans old and new alike. Go Go was the fifth album by Vertical Horizon, released in 2003 by RCA Records. ...


In July of 2005, it was announced that drummer Ed Toth had left the band. He now plays with the Doobie Brothers. Temporary stand-in drummers since then have been Craig McIntyre, a close personal friend of the band, and Blair Sinta. The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band, best known for hit singles like Black Water. They were popular throughout the 1970s. ...


In June of 2006 Matt Scannell announced that the band is working on a new album. The official website also announced that Neil Peart, from Rush, will play drums on three tracks on the new album. It was also noted at least one of the songs is a collaboration between Neil and Matt Scannell. On a video blog posted to Matt's MySpace page on February 20th, 2008, the new untitled album is undergoing final mixing and a release date is expected to be announced shortly. According to WMUC FM. 88.1 the new album is likely to be self-titled. Neil Ellwood Peart (pronounced ) OC, (born September 12, 1952 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian musician and author. ... Rush is a Canadian rock band originally formed in August 1968, in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario; presently comprised of bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. ...


Current Members

For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... keith kane was gay and tried to have sex with his band,mostly with the singer, matthew scinner. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ...

Former Members

For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... A backup vocalist is a vocalist that sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, with other backup vocalists, or alone but in the background of a song. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ...

Discography

There and Back Again There and Back Again was the first album by Vertical Horizon, released independently in 1992, and later re-released by RCA Records. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... Running on Ice was the second album by Vertical Horizon, released independently in 1995, and later re-released by RCA Records. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 January 1 - Debut album Sixteen Stone by Bush hits #4 on the Billboard 200 a post grunge success January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... Live Stages was the third album by Vertical Horizon, released by Rhythmic Records in 1997, and later re-released by RCA Records. ... See also: 1997 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1997 Record labels established in 1997 // January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure, Lou... Everything You Want was the fourth album by Vertical Horizon, and the first to be released under their new contract with RCA Records. ... See also: 1999 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1999 Record labels established in 1999 // January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... Go Go was the fifth album by Vertical Horizon, released in 2003 by RCA Records. ... See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It... Go Go was the fifth album by Vertical Horizon, released in 2003 by RCA Records. ... Go Go was the fifth album by Vertical Horizon, released in 2003 by RCA Records. ... See also: 2005 in heavy metal music 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 Albums released in 2005 January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock-and-roll songs recorded in 1954 and earlier, including...

Charting singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
US Hot 100 US Modern Rock US Adult Contemporary US Adult Top 40
1999 "We Are" - 21 - - Everything You Want
1999 "Everything You Want" 1 5 - 1 Everything You Want
2000 "You're a God" 23 15 - 4 Everything You Want
2001 "Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)" 58 - - 7 Everything You Want
2003 "I'm Still Here" - - - 17 Go
2005 "Forever" - - 17 18 Go
2006 "When You Cry" - - - 35 Go

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Modern Rock Tracks chart is a music chart that has appeared in Billboard magazine since the early 1980s. ... The Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles and only Adult Contemporary) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ... Adult Top 40 is a another variation on the Top 40 format, in which this genre is more geared towards an adult audience who are not into Rock music teen Pop, Dance music, Hip-Hop, Modern Rock or slower Adult Contemporary fare. ... Everything You Want was the fourth album by Vertical Horizon, and the first to be released under their new contract with RCA Records. ... Everything You Want is a song by Vertical Horizon from the 1999 album Everything You Want. ... Go Go was the fifth album by Vertical Horizon, released in 2003 by RCA Records. ...

Prominent song appearances

Several Vertical Horizon songs have been featured on the soundtracks of popular television shows. The song "Everything You Want" was played on the WB drama Roswell, "Finding Me" appeared on Buffy the Vampire Slayer's fifth season premiere, and "Echo" was played on The WB's One Tree Hill. "Goodbye Again" was played on The WB drama Smallville while "You're a God" and "Give You Back" were both played in the pilot episode of Alias. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Everything You Want is a song by Vertical Horizon from the 1999 album Everything You Want. ... Roswell is an American science fiction television series created by Jason Katims. ... For other uses, see Buffy the Vampire Slayer (disambiguation). ... The Warner Bros. ... One Tree Hill is a teen television drama created by Mark Schwahn that premiered on September 23, 2003 on The WB Television Network. ... The Warner Bros. ... Smallville is an American television series created by writer/producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, and was initially broadcast by The WB. After its fifth season, the WB and UPN merged to form The CW, which is the current broadcaster for the show in the United States. ... Alias was an American Spy-fi television series created by J. J. Abrams which was broadcast on ABC from September 30, 2001 to May 22, 2006, spanning five seasons. ...


"You're a God" also appeared in Bruce Almighty. "Give You Back" was played in the 2001 Sylvester Stallone auto racing movie, Driven. An instrumental version of "Everything You Want" was featured in the intro of the women's suffrage movie Iron Jawed Angels. The song "Heart In Hand" was used in the soundtrack to the movie The New Guy. Bruce Almighty is a 2003 comedy movie directed by Tom Shadyac and written by Steve Koren, Mark OKeefe, and Steve Oedekerk. ... Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone[1] (born July 6, 1946) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ... Look up Driven in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Everything You Want is a song by Vertical Horizon from the 1999 album Everything You Want. ... Movie poster for Iron Jawed Angels Iron Jawed Angels is a highly acclaimed film about the American womens rights movement during the early 1900s produced by HBO Films. ... The New Guy is a 2002 American teen comedy film directed by Ed Decter. ...


Several Vertical Horizon songs (including "Send it Up") were used by the radio comedy duo Scharpling and Wurster in a live 2002 comedy sketch on WFMU, as examples of songs written by "Cory Harris", the leader of a fictional, archetypically dull, generic, major-label alt-rock band called "Mother 13"[1]. The Vertical Horizon songs were later replaced for the commercial release of the sketch on New Hope for the Ape Eared on Stereolaffs records. Scharpling and Wurster is a long-form radio comedy duo comprised of Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster. ... WFMU is a listener supported, noncommercial radio station in Jersey City, New Jersey, broadcasting at 91. ... Stereolaffs is the comedy record label run by Jon Wurster and Tom Scharpling of the longform radio comedy duo Scharpling and Wurster. ...


References

  1. ^ Interview with Jon Wurster in The Onion A.V. Club, The Onion A.V. Club, May 5, 2004

External links

  • Official site
  • Official message board
  • Official Myspace page
  • Liberty, a fan message board

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Vertical Horizon FAQs (2645 words)
A: Vertical Horizon is a self-contained band, meaning they write the lyrics and music for their songs.
As a collective, Vertical Horizon is not a Christian band, but there has been some speculation to the personal beliefs of the members.
Vertical Horizon allows audio and video taping at most live performances and will use its best efforts to provide notification whenever a more restrictive policy is in effect for a particular event.
Vertical Horizon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (849 words)
The acoustic rock band Vertical Horizon was formed in 1990 by Georgetown University undergrads Matthew Scannell and Keith Kane; after graduation in 1992 the duo relocated to Boston and, in 1992, self-released their debut album There and Back Again.
The official website also announced that Neil Peart (Rush) drums on three tracks on the new Vertical Horizon album, which will be done after the summer 2006.
One of the songs is a collaboration between Neil and Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon.
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