|Origin||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Years active||1997–2001, 2018–|
Doug (Slug) Mitchell
Marvelous 3 is an American rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. They are best known for their 1998 song "Freak of the Week."
Marvelous 3 was formed by lead singer/guitarist Butch Walker, bass guitarist Jayce Fincher, and drummer Doug Mitchell (a.k.a. Mitch "Slug" McLee.) All three band members had played together previously in glam outfit SouthGang, Floyds Funk Revival and The Floyds, before reemerging as Marvelous 3 in 1997 when they released their first album, Math and Other Problems.
The band's most successful album – Hey! Album – was released in fall 1998 with the lead single "Freak of the Week" reaching No. 5 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and No. 23 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The band toured with bands such as Collective Soul, SR-71, Dynamite Hack and Train and appeared on the WB television show Charmed.
The band acrimoniously separated from label Elektra Records in spring 2001, as Walker documented on the band's official website in April 2001:
There has been an incredible amount of "lack of interest" for the band over at Elektra ('cough, ahem, Neglectra, cough, cough') Records lately, and that comes as no surprise, seeing that every record they put out most recently, sinks like a dead, anchored body in the Hudson River...Well, the time has come. We are free from Elektra. I asked them to let us go, and they did. WE DID NOT GET DROPPED.. I ASKED TO LEAVE.
Following a final tour, in which the band headlined the Atlanta Music Midtown festival in May 2001, they ended with a final farewell show at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park in August 2001.
Butch Walker went on to become a successful solo artist, songwriter and record producer, creating hit records for Avril Lavigne, Bowling for Soup, Pink, Fall out Boy, Lit and SR-71.
Marvelous 3 reunited with an advertised appearance at The Autumn Leaves benefit show on November 4, 2018 and performed a 6-song set at the end of Butch Walker's solo headlining set, after having only played together at a handful of Butch's Atlanta solo shows since 2001.
Marvelous 3 have had multiple single-night reunions in Atlanta since the band's 2001 split. Most often, Fincher and McLee have joined Butch Walker during encores of his solo shows, resurrecting material from the band's three releases and prior tours.
Walker and Fincher lent background vocals to "Over Tokyo", a track from Collective Soul's 2000 album Blender.