Shades Apart were an alternative rock musical group from Bridgewater, New Jersey. They are best known for their US radio hit "Valentine".
The band formed in 1988, self-releasing an album that year; two EPs followed in 1992 and 1993. 1995's full-length, Save It, produced by Bill Stevenson and Stephen Egerton, resulted in some media exposure due to the success of their cover of Soft Cell's "Tainted Love". After another independent release in 1997, the band signed to Universal, who released Eyewitness in 1999 and Sonic Boom in 2001. In 1999, the single "Valentine" peaked at #31 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Their song "Stranger By The Day" featured in the film American Pie and is on the soundtrack The band has since broken up, though a reunion show was given in 2006 in Bound Brook, New Jersey.
Mark V. - guitar, vocals
Kevin Lynch - bass, background vocals
Ed Brown - drums