"Tonic" is an American post-grunge rock band formed in 1993 by Emerson Hart, Jeff Russo, Dan Rothchild, and Kevin Shepard. They were signed to Atlas Records and Polydor in 1995.
They released the debut album ''Lemon Parade'' in 1996. Singles for the songs ''Open Up Your Eyes'', and ''If You Could Only See'', were released in 1996 and 1997 respectively. ''If You Could Only See'' received the honor of being Rock Radio's most played song of 1997. In that same year, the band recorded a song for the ''Scream 2'' soundtrack.
Dan Lavery replaced Rothchild on bass in 1998. With Lavery in tow, the band released the now out-of-print EP, ''Live and Enhanced''. Also in 1998, they recorded songs for the soundtracks to ''The X-Files'' and ''Clay Pigeons''.
The band returned to the studio to finish and release the second album ''Sugar'' in 1999. ''Knock Down Walls'', along with ''You Wanted More'' were charting singles released off that record, with the latter having first appeared on the soundtrack to the movie ''American Pie''.
''Sugar'' showed the band as a three piece, as Shepard was no longer a part of the band. The drummer for the album was Peter Maloney although ...
|current members|| Emerson Hart|
|past members|| Dan Rothchild|