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. He has a tattoo of a sword on his left cheek as well as others in more conventional places. He remained with the band until their break-up in 2002. He was named Best Male Singer two straight years in the Rolling Stone critics' poll. Gilbert left in 1997 and Kotzen joined, giving the band more of a blues sound. In 1994, he and Trisha Yearwood won a Grammy for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for "I Fall to Pieces". Eric Martin (vocals)
Pat Torpey (drums)
Billy Sheehan (bass)
Paul Gilbert (guitar 1987-1997)
Richie Kotzen (guitar 1997-2002)
. He also won a Grammy with the Neville Brothers in 1989 for "Healing Chant" (also from "Yellow Moon") as Best Pop Instrumental (Aaron is a percussionist as well as singer).

The band broke up in 2002 after selling millions of records world-wide. The performance won a Grammy in 1989 for Best Pop Duo. They were founded in late 1987 by Billy Sheehan and are probably best known for their 1991 acoustic hit To Be With You. The same year, Aaron appeared with Linda Ronstadt on her album Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind, from which their duet "Don't Know Much" was a successful single. Big was a US pop/rock band. The Neville Brothers had a hit in 1989 with Aaron singing "Yellow Moon" from the album of the same name. Mr. Neville is noted for his unusual vibrato singing style, which he says was inspired by Gene Autry's yodelling.

Mr Big is also the name of a 70s UK band, see Mr Big (UK Band). He is perhaps most famous for the song "Tell it Like it Is.". Official Richie Kotzen site (http://www.richiekotzen.com/). Of mixed African American and Native American heritage, his music also features Cajun influence. Official Eric Martin site (http://www.ericmartin.com/). Aaron Neville has had a career as a solo artist and also as one of the Neville Brothers. Official Billy Sheehan site (http://www.billysheehan.com/). Aaron Neville (born January 24, 1941) is an American soul and R & B singer.

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).

Big (1989). Mr.

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