"Dispatch" was an American indie rock jam band rooted in Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. They were active from 1996 to 2004.
The band originated in the early 1990s as "One Fell Swoop", but soon changed their name to Dispatch, after a dispute with another band of the same name. Chad Urmston, Brad Corrigan, and Pete Heimbold, who were all attending Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont comprised the band's lineup throughout their entire career. Their music drew upon several influences, such as acoustic folk-rock, reggae, and funk.
Dispatch gained much recognition outside of New England, without any help from a label, thanks to Napster. Dispatch stuck together long enough to release seven albums, three of which were live performances. During concerts, the band had been known to improvise upon their album releases, often resulting in a song ending in twice the length of the original. The group was also fond of switching instruments and lead/harmonized vocal duties when playing live.
Upon the announcement of its break-up in late 2003, the band scheduled one final concert. The free show was performed at the Hatch Shell in Boston on July 3...
|origin||Middlebury, Vermont, USA|
|music genre||Rock music|
|current members|| Chad Urmston |