Mr. Big

Mr. Big Band Members

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Mr. Big was formed after bass player Billy Sheehan left David Lee Roth’s backing band in 1988,[4] 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, of the rock-oriented Eric Martin Band and also soul-leaning solo artist, and soon thereafter added guitarist Gilbert and drummer Torpey. Gilbert was already a well-respected guitarist who had released two albums with his Los Angeles-based band Racer X. Torpey came to California from Arizona, and had previously recorded and toured with a number of high-profile artists, including Impellitteri, Stan Bush, Marilyn Martin, Belinda Carlisle, Ted Nugent, The Knack, and Jeff Paris (who would later collaborate with Mr. Big in a songwriting capacity).

The newly formed band hired Herbie Herbert, the former manager of Journey, Europe, and Santana, to be their manager. By 1989, they signed with Atlantic Records and released their self-titled debut the same year. The record did not gain the band a mainstream rock audience stateside, but was a success in Japan… (from Wikipedia)
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hair band members

Eric Martin, lead vocals
Paul Gilbert, guitar
Billy Sheehan, bass
Pat Torpey, drums

hair albums

Mr. Big (1989)
Raw Like Sushi (1990)
Lean Into It (1991) – To Be with You #1, Just Take My Heart #16
Mr. Big Live (1992)
Raw Like Sushi II (1992)
Bump Ahead (1993) – Wild World #27
Japandemonium: Raw Like Sushi 3 (1993)

post-hair albums

Hey Man (1996)
Big Bigger Biggest: Greatest Hits (1996)
Live at Budokan (1997)
Get Over It (1999)
Deep Cuts: The Best of the Ballads (2000)
Actual Size (2001)
In Japan (2002)
Back to Budokan (2009)
What If… (2011)
…The Stories We Could Tell (2014)
Defying Gravity (2017)

live shows

Live in Japan 1991