Mr. Big

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Year of birth : 1988

Age : 27 years

Place of birth : Los Angeles, California, USA

Citizenship : United States


American melodic rock band "Mr. Big" got its name from one of the songs "Free".The team was founded in late 1988, is quite well-known on the West Coast singer Eric Martin and bassist Billy Sheehan.

Both already had behind him a solid experience, and so the project was going to be successful. On a tip from producer Ted Templmena musicians got in touch with guitarist "Racer X" Paul Gilbert. However,he was just about to leave his team and happy to join Martin.

The first drummer stayed in the team for long, and then invited Sheehan to the vacancy of his friend Pat Torpey. Pat the time wrote about thirty songs ,and its track list is the studio work with "Impelliterri" and Robert Plant. Upon completion of the staffing problems "Mr. Big" signed a contract with "Atlantic records", and shut themselves up in the studio with producer Kevin Elson.

Mr. BigDebyutny albumreleased in 1989, included ten original tracks and one bonus in the form of a cover of " 30 days in the hole" from "Humble pie". The US number drive took 46 th position, and to consolidate the success of "Mr. Big" went on tour with "Rush". Particularly well received in Japan group ,and so I had to please people in this country live album "Live! Raw like sushi". In 1991, the team released a second LP, and immediately after that went to the British tour. Meanwhile, a single with the ballad "To be with you" was released to promote the album. The composition immediately became a hit ,He is leading the US charts and took fifth place in England. Blagodaryaetomu "Lean into it" was able to move from the original 52 th position on the 28 th.

This release was followed by two live and disappointing commercially studiynik "Bump ahead". However, at the time relevant to the " long-haired " bands from the audience has changed ,in America and Europe dominated by " alternative " music, produced by groups of "Mr. Big" in demand only in the East.

Mr. BigPoetomu "big" guys traveled mainly in this region, producing the corresponding live album. By 1997, when he left "Live at Budokan" musicians interests outgrown the framework of "Mr.Big " and they devote more time side- project. Martin Gilbert was thrown on the market at solo album, Sheehan was seen in the jazz-rock band " Niacin " and participated in the reunion of his previous command " Talas ", and Thorpe, except that helped Gilbert had to knock on the "Stream". It ended the matter ,that before recording "Get over it" Paul Gilbert left the band.

On the vacancy invited Richie Kotze, who played one time in "Poison". With its participation the team lasted until 2001, when he left the last, as it turned out, the album "Actual Size". Soon after the appearance on the shelves of disk differences ,accumulated for a long time, they spilled out, and as a result, Billy Sheehan was retired. The team has played the last Japanese tour, and was then dissolved.

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