Mr. Big (band)

Mr Big is also the name of a 70s UK band, see Mr Big (UK Band)

Mr. Big was a US pop/rock band. They were founded in late 1987 by Billy Sheehan and are probably best known for their 1991 acoustic hit To Be With You. The band broke up in 2002 after selling millions of records world-wide.

Members

Eric Martin (vocals)
Pat Torpey (drums)
Billy Sheehan (bass)
Paul Gilbert (guitar 1987-1997)
Richie Kotzen (guitar 1997-2002)

Gilbert left in 1997 and Kotzen joined, giving the band more of a blues sound. He remained with the band until their break-up in 2002. All of the former members with the exception of Pat are still active in the music industry.

Discography

  • Mr. Big (1989)
  • Raw Like Sushi (1990)
  • Lean Into It (1991)
  • Raw Like Sushi II (1992)
  • Bump Ahead (1993)
  • Japandemonium: Raw Like Sushi 3 (1994)
  • Channel V At The Hard Rock Live (1996)
  • Hey Man (1996)
  • Big Bigger Biggest: Greatest Hits (1996)
  • Take Cover (1996)
  • Not One Night (1997)
  • Live At Budokan (1997)
  • Get Over It (2000)
  • Superfantastic (2000)
  • Static (2000)
  • Deep Cuts (2000)
  • Actual Size (2001)
  • In Japan (2002)

Related links

  • Official Mr. Big site (http://www.mrbigsite.com/)
  • Official Paul Gilbert site (http://www.paulgilbert.com/)
  • Official Billy Sheehan site (http://www.billysheehan.com/)
  • Official Eric Martin site (http://www.ericmartin.com/)
  • Official Richie Kotzen site (http://www.richiekotzen.com/)
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All of the former members with the exception of Pat are still active in the music industry. They released two albums:. He remained with the band until their break-up in 2002. Byrne ended up doing session work (he is heard on Stevie Wonder's "Part-Time Lover") while Fisher joined the group Climie Fisher. Gilbert left in 1997 and Kotzen joined, giving the band more of a blues sound. Their second single, Promises, Promises, was also a hit, however, their second album, Fuel For The Fire, was not as well-received as the first, and the group broke up soon after its release. Eric Martin (vocals)
Pat Torpey (drums)
Billy Sheehan (bass)
Paul Gilbert (guitar 1987-1997)
Richie Kotzen (guitar 1997-2002)
. The two had formerly played in a band called Neon and stayed together as a duo after the group broke up.

The band broke up in 2002 after selling millions of records world-wide. The group consisted of Pete Byrne on vocals and Rob Fisher on keyboards. They were founded in late 1987 by Billy Sheehan and are probably best known for their 1991 acoustic hit To Be With You. (Bacharach himself has cited the cover as a personal favorite (http://www.bacharachonline.com/bacharach_articles/select_q&a.html).) The song reached number one in the UK. Big was a US pop/rock band. Naked Eyes was an Eighties synthpop duo, best known for their first single, a cover of the Burt Bacharach / Hal David standard (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me. Mr. Fuel For The Fire (1984).

Mr Big is also the name of a 70s UK band, see Mr Big (UK Band). Burning Bridges (1983) (UK title). Official Richie Kotzen site (http://www.richiekotzen.com/). Naked Eyes (1983) (US title). Official Eric Martin site (http://www.ericmartin.com/). Official Billy Sheehan site (http://www.billysheehan.com/).

Official Paul Gilbert site (http://www.paulgilbert.com/). Big site (http://www.mrbigsite.com/). Official Mr. In Japan (2002).

Actual Size (2001). Deep Cuts (2000). Static (2000). Superfantastic (2000).

Get Over It (2000). Live At Budokan (1997). Not One Night (1997). Take Cover (1996).

Big Bigger Biggest: Greatest Hits (1996). Hey Man (1996). Channel V At The Hard Rock Live (1996). Japandemonium: Raw Like Sushi 3 (1994).

Bump Ahead (1993). Raw Like Sushi II (1992). Lean Into It (1991). Raw Like Sushi (1990).

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