Fuel will be performing at Brewster’ Pit in Jacksonville Beach on January 22nd.
The hard rock band was formed in 1989 first as Small Joy then had its name changed its name to Fuel in 1994. It consists of members Brett Scallions, Andy Andersson, Brad Stewart and Ken Schalk. Founding members Carl Bell and Jeff Abercrombie are no longer a part of the band’s line-up. They would sign with Sony’s Imprint label shortly after releasing their first EP.
The band’s first hit was a song called “Shimmer” from that first EP, which was titled, Porcelain. Shortly after signing with the Sony label they would release another EP called Hazleton. In 1998 they would sign with Epic and record their first full length album called Sunburn. The song Shimmer was also placed on the album and became the band’s first top 40 hit.
The next album was released in the year 2000. It was called Something Like Human and included the song Haemorrhage, which was a very widely played hit, possibly one of the more well-known songs of the era even though it only got to #30 on the Billboard Top 100. The album peaked at #17 on the Top 200 and got certified Double Platinum. It was this album that would ensure that the band would be remembered by fans of popular rock music from the early 2000 years.
The album that followed Something like Human was called Natural Selection and featured the the minor hit song Falls on Me.
After Natural Selection the band would go through major changes in its lineup, reforming under the name Re-fueled before eventually going back to the name Fuel in 2010.