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.
Eric Martin (vocals)
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.
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All of the former members with the exception of Pat are still active in the music industry.
The band broke up in 2002 after selling millions of records world-wide. Though considered by some to be technically lacking, the emotion of both band and fan was palpable, and it was an experience many will never forget. They were founded in late 1987 by Billy Sheehan and are probably best known for their 1991 acoustic hit To Be With You. Also, it should be noted that anyone who was unable or unwilling to take the hike was invited to present their un-checked ticket in return for a book of band photos taken by Danny Clinch and autographed by the band (which have since become quite valuable) as well as a free download of the entire event from the Live Phish website. Big was a US pop/rock band. The majority of the fans who participated in the hike felt like they part of something incredibly special. Mr. Because of this, many, MANY people turned around and left the show, leaving an upsetting taste in many of the fans mouths. On the positive side, even more people pulled their cars to the shoulder of the interstate, parked, and began the day long hike. Vermont state police were overwhelmed with the amount of cars on the side of the road, so the fans were confident that towing would not occur.
Mr Big is also the name of a 70s UK band, see Mr Big (UK Band). Early Saturday morning, Mike Gordon painfully announced via their radio station, The Bunny, that no further cars would be let into the venue. Official Richie Kotzen site (http://www.richiekotzen.com/). Many of those in attendance hiked upwards of 20 miles to the show after weather conditions made further onsite parking impossible. Official Eric Martin site (http://www.ericmartin.com/). The festival was an emotional event for the band and fans alike, attended by well over 70,000 fans and was also broadcast locally on FM radio, on XM satellite radio, and simulcast in high-definition video to hundreds of movie theaters nationwide. Official Billy Sheehan site (http://www.billysheehan.com/). Coventry was held in the band's "home state" of Vermont on August 14 and 15, 2004.
Official Paul Gilbert site (http://www.paulgilbert.com/). Then Phish headed home, to the Northeast, for two shows at Great Woods in Mansfield, Mass., a show in Camden, NJ, and the final show, Coventry. Big site (http://www.mrbigsite.com/). To augment this anticipation, Phish added another show at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA, just two weeks before the run started. Official Mr. The tour then took a break of several weeks, building the fans anticipation of the final run. In Japan (2002). Both midwest venues had long been fan favorites.
Actual Size (2001). Two shows at the beautiful Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY, followed, before the band headed to the midwest to hit the classic Deer Creek Ampitheater and Alpine Valley Ampitheater for two nights each. Deep Cuts (2000). It started with two shows at Keyspan Park on Coney Island in Brooklyn, a venue radically different from the arenas and ampitheaters that had been Phish's domain (with a few exceptions) since around 1994. Static (2000). The tour was quite a send-off, however. Superfantastic (2000). We don't want to become caricatures of ourselves, or worse yet, a nostalgia act." So ended Phish's twenty-one year run, with a two-leg tour of 14 shows.
Get Over It (2000). Trey stated ". Live At Budokan (1997). On May 25, 2004 Phish frontman Trey Anastasio announced via the Official Phish website (http://www.phish.com) that the Summer 2004 Tour would be their final tour, and that the 2004 album Undermind would also be their final album. Not One Night (1997). A partial list can be found on the Phish Net Guest FAQ page (http://www.phish.net/faq/guests.html). Take Cover (1996). King, George Clinton of Parliament Funkadelic, Jay-Z, and bluegrass legends Del McCoury and Bela Fleck.
Big Bigger Biggest: Greatest Hits (1996). Phish truly transcend genres, as evidenced by the sheer number of guests who have taken the stage with them over the years. Notables include Phil Lesh and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead (who showed up at their final pre-hiatus show, 7 October 2000), blues legend B.B. Hey Man (1996). All net profits from the sale of soundboard recordings from their website are donated directly to the Mockingbird Foundation, a non-profit organization of Phish fans supporting music education for children. Channel V At The Hard Rock Live (1996). They may freely give or trade them with other fans, however, and many do. Japandemonium: Raw Like Sushi 3 (1994). Though soundboard copies of Phish's shows are now pressed and sold on the band's website, fans are also permitted to tape any performance they so desire, with the understanding that no profits from the recording are to be made.
Bump Ahead (1993). Like the Grateful Dead before them, Phish (along with an increasing number of bands these days) have always allowed people to record and distribute audio of their live performances. Raw Like Sushi II (1992). While the band knew and emulated the group they are quick to point out they are technically very different from them. Lean Into It (1991). The free and artistic community which often accompanies them has as its roots the followers of the Grateful Dead. Raw Like Sushi (1990). Phish fans are often associated in the public eye with a revival of some elements of hippie culture, especially marijuana use.
Big (1989). Other music groups have had flavors named after them as well, with the Grateful Dead being the first ("Cherry Garcia (http://www.benandjerrys.com/our_products/flavor_details.cfm?product_id=5)") and Dave Matthews Band being among the more recent ("One Sweet Whirled") and ("Dave Matthews Band Magic Brownies (http://www.benandjerrys.com/our_products/flavor_details.cfm?product_id=151)"). Mr. The band's share of the profits go towards the cleaning of Lake Champlain. It is Ben and Jerry's third highest selling flavor as of 2000. Ben and Jerry named a flavour of ice cream after them, "Phish Food." It has chocolate ice cream with gooey marshmallows and fudge fish.
The band in fact only had one non-album b-side on all of their officially-released singles, an outtake from Billy Breathes entitled "Strange Design" from overseas copies of their song "Free". In fact, the culture surrounding the Phish was discussed much more frequently by the media than the actual music. In fact, the group only had one foray into music video, that for their song Down With Disease, cobbled in part from their legendary live performances, and directed by Mike Gordon. Despite the great successes by the band, the group seldom found themselves regularly on the radio or MTV.
Coventry is further discussed below. This 2 segment tour ended with the Coventry festival on August 14th and 15th, 2004, which was a very emotional, though not well played, farewell. 2nd, a stellar four night New Year's run in Miami, a three night April 2004 Las Vegas run, and the final summer tour of 2004. 28th - Dec.
After the IT festival, a few days after the Starlake show, Phish played a 4 night anniversary run from Nov. On this night, Trey declared that the ficticious character "Jimmy" mentioned in songs like "Squirming Coil" and during nearly every "Harpua" story was really drummer Jon Fishman, cluing the fans in to one of Phish's inside jokes (similar to Paul McCartney of the Beatles being the "Walrus"). "Harpua" is one of the most rarely played Phish originals, and is known for the stories Trey tells during the middle section. During the second set the song "Harpua" was played for the last time.
During the first set, the first 9 songs played made their first appearance that tour, with many being the first versions since Hiatus ended, delighting those fortunate enough to be in attendence. Notable during this summer tour was the July 29th show at the Star Lake Ampitheater in Burgettstown, Pennsylvaina. They completed a Winter and Summer Tour for 2003. Phish ended the self-imposed hiatus with a sold-out New Year's Eve (12/31/02) show at Madison Square Garden in New York City followed by a 3 show run in Hampton, VA.
Bruce Hampron and making films such as Outside Out and The Deep End, along with touring with The Benevento Russo Duo. The band members then began embarking on side projects: Trey fronting his own 10-piece band featuring Cyro Baptista and Jennifer Hartswick and working with Stewart Copeland of The Police and Les Claypool of Primus in the super group Oysterhead, Page forming the trio Vida Blue with Russell Batiste (The Meters) and Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers), Fish performing with Pork Tornado and Jazz Mandolin Project, and Mike working on his own solo album with help from artists such as Bela Fleck and Col. Phish toured throughout the summer and fall of 2000, and began a hiatus at the end of the tour (The first break longer than a few months for 17 years). It is, in this sense, not altogether surprising that the band's hiatus came but 10 months after Big Cypress.
The band later commented that this performance was a true highlight for them, so much so that it was the apex of their time as a band. The "Midnight to Sunrise" set included a performance of "Heavy Things" that was broadcast on ABC at around 2:30 am EST as part of the millennium celebrations. The final day of this festival was capped by a now legendary eight hour set that ran from shortly before midnight on December 31, 1999 until roughly 8 am the next morning. The concert at Big Cypress was particularly notable, for the band and the fans alike.
Their fame grew with each successive release and, instead of succumbing to the pressures of huge stadium concerts, the band began organizing massive festivals such as the Clifford Ball (1996 in music), Great Went (1997 in music), Lemonwheel (1998 in music), Oswego (1999 in music), a 3 day millennium concert at the Big Cypress Seminole reservation at the end of 1999 (1999 in music), and the IT festival at Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine held in August, 2003. Phish fans are extremely giving, and with a little cajoling, you'll be on your way. To really hear Phish, you must get live recordings, which can be bought through the Live Phish (http://www.livephish.com) website, or traded on any number of music messageboards. Phish is a live band, and studio albums often don't give an accurate picture of what the band is really capable of.
They have also released three DVDs of live performances, one from a Las Vegas performance on September 30, 2000, a documentary about life on the road entitled Bittersweet Motel and a documentary about their 2003 festival in Limestone, ME called, simply, "IT" (http://www.phish.com/drygoods/home/product.html?pid=100DV&cid=19&pg=). The Live Phish Series began in late 2001. Phish is also releasing a steady stream of recorded live concerts from their archives, which contain thousands of concerts. Six albums are released twice each year. Note: All album information is taken from The Pharmer's Almanac book released in 2000..
They were signed to Elektra Records and released:. They recorded their debut album, "Junta" in 1988 (1988 in music), and began touring nationally soon after, playing 150 concerts in 1990 (1990 in music) alone. Their more epic compositions (such as "The Divided Sky" and "You Enjoy Myself") are often said to resemble classical music in a rock setting. Phish began playing at local clubs in Burlington, and their live shows gained a reputation for extended improvisational jams. Their musical ethos is a playful mix of skilled improvisation, psychedelic rock, folk, bluegrass, funk, a capella/barbershop quartet, and intricate compositions. Some of their original compositions (such as "Theme from the Bottom" and "Farmhouse") tend towards a psychedelic-rock and bluegrass fusion, with more rock and funk elements than the Grateful Dead and other earlier so-called jam bands.
After 21 years together, the band parted ways in 2004. In early 1986, Holdsworth left the group, thus solidifying the band's classic lineup. In 1985, Page McConnell joined on keyboards. Phish, a US band, was formed in 1983 (1983 in music) at the University of Vermont by guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio, rhythm guitarist Jeff Holdsworth, bassist Mike Gordon, and drummer Jonathan Fishman.
Download sample of "Farmhouse" from Farmhouse. Undermind (2004 in music). Round Room (2002 in music). Farmhouse (2000 in music).
Hampton Comes Alive (1999 in music). The Siket Disc (1999 in music) - "All music on this disc was recorded live (no overdubs) during two multi-day jam sessions at Bearsville Studios in 1997." (1997 in music). The Story of the Ghost (1998 in music). Slip Stitch and Pass (1997 in music) - Recorded live at Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany, March 1, 1997.
Billy Breathes (1996 in music). A Live One (1995 in music) - Recorded live during the fall of 1994. Hoist (1994 in music). Rift (1993 in music).
Picture of Nectar (1992 in music). Lawn Boy (1990 in music). Junta (1988 in music). The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday (1987 in music).
Phish (1986 in music).