A blast from the past, to remind you some of the old memories as well as experience some new unforgettable moments, Dispatch comes together yet again in your city!
American jam band Dispatch was formed in Middlebury, Vermont at Middlebury College in 1996, and specialized in indie/roots folk music. The band remained active since 2002 before breaking up, but reunited three times ever since, i.e. in 2004, 2007 and 2009. Now they have announced to sing again in June 2011.
Their music cannot be categorized right away into any one genre, as their performances have included so many types together. Prominent genres that they have done include ska, reggae, funk, folk, flamenco, hip hop and rock music. Dispatch consists of three members, including Pete Francis Heimbold, who takes care of vocals as well as plays guitar and bass, Chad Urmston on percussion, guitar, bass and vocals, and Brad Corrigan on harmonica, percussion, drums, guitar and vocals.
The band was formed in early 90s when three bands named Woodriver Bandits, Hermit Thrush and The Sholley Shananigans collaborated to form an all acoustic band. It was initially named as One Fell Swoop, but had to change it to Dispatch later as there was another band with the same name. The members have been the same ever since inception of the band. This newly formed band gained some recognition in its early days soon after some concerts at and around Middlebury College.
As the three members graduated from Middlebury College, the band relocated to Boston, Massachusetts and continued growing up as a more mature sound. The music continued to earn some more popularity as its spread was supported by music sharing applications like Napster and Limewire, as the band did not have a label as yet. It is said that most of the songs by Dispatch were spread as a freeware over the internet, shared by fans with each other, rather than being commercially launched as an album. The band’s stage performances were renowned for diversity of music being presented, as well as expertise of different band members in all the instruments. The members typically kept on switching their instruments during their performance, thus exhibiting their skills as seasoned musicians.
Despite their good performance and nationwide fame, the band members were finding it hard to pull along together, and finally in 2004 they decided to break up. A farewell concert was arranged, they all performed together with the name The Last Dispatch, which is still considered as one of the biggest concerts in the history of music. The attendance was over 110,000, although it was not expected to exceed above 30,000. The band also released a documentary about that concert with the name The Last Dispatch.
Even after breakup, the band members continued working independently in music industry. Corrigan and Heimbold are currently performing solo, while Urmston is pursuing a career in State Radio. Apart from their individual careers, the band has reunited a couple of times to perform in a concert or two for different reasons, like in 2007 they performed with the name Dispatch: Zimbabwe at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York where the main reason was to collect charity to fight diseases as well as social injustice, and a major portion of charity was donated to Zimbabwe besides local charities. Later that year, the band once again performed together at New York City nightclub Webster Hall and collected charity.
Dispatch also performed together in 2009 at Kennedy Center, Washington after a special request was made by the Prime minister of Zimbabwe Morgan Tsvangirai for the purpose of fundraising to fight poverty in Zimbabwe. It is said that all the tickets were sold out within 10 minutes.
Once again in 2011 the band is coming together for a performance that is sure to remain in the memories of music lovers for a very long time. Like the previous performances of the band, Dispatch Tickets are likely to set new records for their sale.
Jam band, Indie folk, Roots rock, Reggae fusion, Rap rock, Ska
Chadwick Stokes, Brad Corrigan, Pete Francis Heimbold
Middlebury, Vermont, United States (1996)
- Ain't No Trip to Cleveland Vol. 1
- Who Are We Living For
- Circles Around the Sun
- Silent Steeples
- Bang Bang
Dispatch Record labels
Universal Music Group, Universal Records
- The General
- Flying Horses
- Two Coins
- Bang Bang
- Bound by Love
- Carry You
- Out Loud
- Prince of Spades
- Get Ready Boy
- Never or Now
- Bats in the Belfry
- Melon Bend
- Questioned Apocalypse
- Open Up
- Past the Falls
- Not Messin'
- Broken American
- Time Served
- What Do You Wanna Be
- Circles Around the Sun
- Hey Hey
- Water Stop
- Just Like Larry
- Born Normal
- Cut It Ya Match It
- Walk With You
- We Hold a Gun
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