The Front / Bio

The Front are an American rock band that formed in San Diego CA in 1982. The group was formed by Mark Baez (vocals, guitar and harmonica), Morgan Smith (guitar and vocals), Kevin Chanel (bass guitar and vocals) and Dan Mehlos (drums, percussion and vocals), They have had US top-ten college radio singles and EP's and performed with groups such as Jane's Addiction, Johnny Thunders, Social Distortion, The Minutemen,The Cramps, Black Flag, GBH, TSOL and many indie/alternative/post punk rock groups.

Its members established the independent record label Scheming Intelligentsia Records and released their debut EP Gangland in 1982 followed by Man, You Gotta Move in 1984 and La Bete Humaine in 1987.

General Info

Band Members
Mark Baez-Vocals/Guitar, Morgan Smith-Guitar/Vocals, Kevin Chanel-Bass Guitar/Vocals, Dan Mehlos-Drums/Vocals
Artist Name
The Front
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Post Punk / Indie Rock

Contact Info

Santa Monica, CA