Biography Mr. Big

Mr. Big is a hard rock group formed in 1988. The band is a quartet composed of Eric Martin (vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass), and Pat Torpey (drums); Mr. Big also includes Richie Kotzen, a reputation-based blues guitarist who replaced Gilbert in 1999. This band is known primarily for their music, and print the number of hits. their songs are often characterized by strong vocals and vocal harmonies. their hits including "To Be With You" number (Billboard Hot 100 single in 15 countries for weeks, in 1991) and "Green-Tinted Sixties Mind".

After the bass player Billy Sheehan left David Lee Roth in 1988, he began piecing together a new band with the help of Mike Varney from shrapnel Records, a label specialized in the shredding genre. He recruited Eric Martin, rock-oriented solo singers and rests on the soul, and soon added guitarist Gilbert and drummer Torpey. Gilbert has become a highly respected guitarist who has released two albums with his Los Angeles-based band Racer X. Torpey came to California from Arizona, and toured with several high-profile artists, especially Robert Plant.

The newly formed band hired Herbie Herbert, former manager of Journey, Europe, and Santana, to become their manager. In 1989, they signed with Atlantic Records and released their self-titled debut the same year. The record does not get a rock band in the United States mainstream audiences, but the success in Japan. In June 1990, the group toured America opening for Rush.

The second album in 1991 Mr Big Lean Into It, is successful in the market, especially the two ballads, "To Be With You" (number one song in fifteen countries) and "Just Take My Heart, and" Green-Tinted Sixties Mind ". They toured the UK in April and May 1991 and again in 1992, released a live album, Mr. Big Live, in 1992. For three nights, they were opening for Aerosmith at London's Wembley Arena.

In 1993, another ballad, a cover of "Cat Stevens Wild World", (from their third album, Bump Ahead) peaked at # 27 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band also contributed the soundtrack for the Sega Mega CD release of The Amazing Spider-Man vs. Kingpin. They released Hey Man in 1995. The song "Take Cover" included on the soundtrack for Mega Man cartoon series. Although the band has previously been successfully replicated in the U.S. market, their popularity has skyrocketed in Japan, they also obtain the following new stabler in the markets of Southeast Asia such as Thailand and South Korea. In Japan and throughout Asia, on the other hand, they continue to sell travel, resulting in a number of live release for the Japanese market.

Live At Budokan is one of the live release is intended for the Japanese market only. At the moment it appears the album the group has been put on ice as individual band members became more engrossed in other projects; band temporarily disbanded in 1997.
Gilbert's departure and the new line-up (1997-2002)

Gilbert left the band in 1997, and eventually reform Racer X. Richie Kotzen, another artist and former guitarist shrapnel Poison, was brought in as a guitar player. Two studio albums were released by this lineup: Get Over It in 2000, and the actual size in 2001. Get More than that released in September 1999, in Japan, and produce "Superfantastic," multi-platinum number one hit in Japan. Mr Big toured the twentieth of Japan followed by New Year's Eve 1999 show with Aerosmith at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. Get Over It 'was released in the United States in March 2000, followed by the work of the task in the brief club "Roxy", California.

In 2001, Mr. Big released in Asia actual size. CD sitting on the charts at number three spot and "Shine", the number one, that. The song was also used as the ending theme for the series Hellsing animasi.Namu n, tension has developed between Billy Sheehan and the other members, and the band broke up in 2002.

On February 1, 2009 radio announcement "Burrn Koh Sakai's Presents: Heavy Metal Syndicate" contains a brief message from Mr. Big in Japan announced a reunion to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of their debut album. A press conference in Japan in February which generated much excitement, and a tour of the country starting in June was announced, with shows in ten locations (including Budokan). They held their first reunion concert outside Japan at the Rock Cafe in Tallinn, Estonia in September 2009 to continue their tour. Warner Music Japan released a remastered copy of the four studio albums and a greatest hits CD and DVD. There are two bonus studio tracks on the album, new song "Next Time Around", and a cover of "Argent's Hold Your Head Up".

now Mr. Big Releasing their new album "What If" the first single "Undertow". Mr. Big remains active and popular for over two decades, despite internal conflicts and changes in music trends. They disbanded in 2002, but after requests from fans reunited in 2009; their first tour in Japan, in June 2009.

Members / Personnel Mr.Big
Eric Martin (vocals)
Pat Torpey (drums)
Billy Sheehan (bass)
Paul Gilbert (guitar from 1988 to 1997)
Richie Kotzen (guitar 1997-2002)

Mr. Big (1989)
Lean Into It (1991)
Bump Ahead (1993)
Hey Man (1996)
Get Over It (2000)
Actual Size (2001)

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