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. The following groups have played on the bill of One Minute Silence' headlining tours:. He remained with the band until their break-up in 2002. The band have played in support of:. Gilbert left in 1997 and Kotzen joined, giving the band more of a blues sound. However, in a statement released in October 2003, the band announced their split:. Eric Martin (vocals)
Pat Torpey (drums)
Billy Sheehan (bass)
Paul Gilbert (guitar 1987-1997)
Richie Kotzen (guitar 1997-2002)
. More recently Yap has been following his spoken word career, succeeding on breaking onto Radio 4's "Spoken Word".

The band broke up in 2002 after selling millions of records world-wide. The group's following comes largely from their energetic live shows -- they have been voted Best British Live Act in Kerrang!. They were founded in late 1987 by Billy Sheehan and are probably best known for their 1991 acoustic hit To Be With You. Between these releases, One Minute Silence had toured extensively, though the latest tour had to be cancelled. Big was a US pop/rock band. There are still the thunderous live songs like "We Bounce" and "I Wear My Skin". Mr. Yap's rapping gave way to much more singing on tracks like "Price Of The King's Ticket".

Mr Big is also the name of a 70s UK band, see Mr Big (UK Band). One Lie Fits All showed a new direction for band. Official Richie Kotzen site (http://www.richiekotzen.com/). According to oneminutesilence.com (http://www.oneminutesilence.com), "[t]his name continues the pattern of manipulating well known marketing slogans in order to present a political statement."[2] (http://www.oneminutesilence.com/newalbum.html). Official Eric Martin site (http://www.ericmartin.com/). A single, "We Bounce", was released on March 31st 2003, with a third album, titled One Lie Fits All, following on July 7 2003. Official Billy Sheehan site (http://www.billysheehan.com/). From live performances and both live and studio recordings, the new material was obviously a further progression; the group was experimenting with various time signatures, such as 7/4, and was using more melody and a greater variation in song structure.

Official Paul Gilbert site (http://www.paulgilbert.com/). After circulating a three track demo and signing a deal with Taste Media, the band started recording sessions for their third album in the autumn of 2002. Big site (http://www.mrbigsite.com/). Buy Now... sounded more like a metal album. Official Mr. This, their second album, represented a noticeable step in the band's musical progression: the record's production quality and style differed from their debut, for which they had used a hip-hop producer. In Japan (2002). Saved Later followed in 2000 after an amicable split with Ignatiou, who was replaced by Massimo, known as Massy.

Actual Size (2001). Buy Now.. Deep Cuts (2000). The band signed a record deal with Big Cat Records in 1997, and released Available In All Colours the following year. Static (2000). The band felt that that respect was often "misplaced".[1] (http://www.oneminutesilence.com/omsfaq.html#1). Superfantastic (2000). That name, originally intended to be that of a song, was chosen to parody the practice of having a one minute silence as a mark of respect when someone considered "important or well respected" dies.

Get Over It (2000). The band was forced to change its name because of an American group who shared it, and so they became One Minute Silence. Live At Budokan (1997). After working with various rhythm sections, they settled with Glen Diani on bass and Eddie Stratton on drums. Not One Night (1997). The band came together in the early 1990s as Irish vocalist Brian Barry got together with guitarist Chris Ignatiou under the name "Near Death Experience". Take Cover (1996). Although they claimed not to be a "political band" -- they are simply "political people" who are also musicians, they say -- the group's lyrics have a political message which can be interpreted as generally anti-capitalist and anarchist.

Big Bigger Biggest: Greatest Hits (1996). The band announced its split after eight years in a press release dated October 21, 2003. Hey Man (1996). The band consisted of vocalist Brian 'Yap' Barry, guitarist Massimo Fiocco, drummer Eddie Stratton and bassist Glen Diani. Channel V At The Hard Rock Live (1996). One Minute Silence were a four-piece band that combined influences from metal, hardcore punk and rap. Japandemonium: Raw Like Sushi 3 (1994). One Lie Fits All, 2003 album, Taste Media.

Bump Ahead (1993). "We Bounce", 2003 single, Taste Media. Raw Like Sushi II (1992). Revolution EP, 2003, Taste Media. Lean Into It (1991). "Fish Out Of Water", 2001 single, V2 Records. Raw Like Sushi (1990). Saved Later, 2000 album, V2 Records

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    Big (1989). Buy Now.. Mr. "Stuck Between A Rock And A White Face", single, Big Cat Records. Available in All Colours, 1998 album, Big Cat Records

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