The rock band Sugar Ray was formed in California, in 1986. The current lineup includes Rodney Sheppard, Mark McGrath, Kristian Attard, and Dean Buttersworth. The band is particularly famous for such hits as “Fly”, “Every Morning”, and “Someday”.
After the formation, the band spent many years trying to get the mainstream popularity the members believed it deserved. They experimented with such music styles as pop rock and alternative rock. For many years, the band worked with Atlantic Records before switching to Pulse Music in 1999.
Initially, the band was called The Shrinky Dinx. But after giving a few concerts the members were sued by the company called Milton Bradley for violating the copyrights. So they had to come up with another name. The musicians decided to call themselves in honor of a famous American boxer Sugar Ray Leonard since they were his big fans.
In 1995, the band released their first studio album Lemonade and Brownies. The LP included such styles as funk metal, pop rock, and alternative rock. The songs sounded harsh and were very loud. The LP managed to make it into the Swedish Albums Chart.