Conversations with Missy: Mr. Big's Billy Sheehan

by Missy Wolf / 57 days ago / Comments

With their new album Defying Gravity being released on July 21, 2017, Mr. Big is already on the road entertaining fans at every stop they make. Though they may not have as many US tour dates as they have had in the past, fans are lining up and at sold out shows ready to watch these amazing musicians take the stage.

Billy Sheehan on Bass, Paul Gilbert on guitar, Pat Torpey on drums, and singer Eric Martin, make up the band Mr. Big. Forming in 1988, these guys have traveled overseas and across the country performing hit after hit for fans, unleashing an extreme amount of talent and unique skills for all to enjoy.   

During their recent performance at The Basement East in Nashville, Tennessee, I finally got to witness the most bad-ass bass player known to man. Sheehan not only has the fastest hands I have ever seen on bass, he brought out a drill and proceeded to shred that bass like no one else. Fans were screaming. They were expecting this moment to arrive and they were not disappointed in the least. One fan standing next to me was in complete disbelief at Sheehan's skills as he kept yelling expletives of sheer surprise as if he could not believe he was witnessing such bad-assery.

The energy these guys have and the chemistry between them ignited the entire crowd. Watching Torpey alone, was enough to delight these adoring fans. Knowing that Torpey has not been able to perform as he once did due to having Parkinson's disease, fans were thrilled to see this legendary drummer take the stage at any level. Then came that moment that every artist anticipates, the crowd singing the song for them. This entire audience seemed to melt the hearts of each band member as they sang loud and proud each lyric of "To Be With You". Well done guys. 

For more on this great band, please follow them on social media now. Be sure to check their website for upcoming tour dates and news and do not forget to watch our full conversation with Sheehan now. I have never seen such enthusiasm from an artist on the road. I definitely want to travel more now too. Until next time guys, stay tuned. ~Missy

 

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Mr. Big Tour Dates

08/19/2017 ~ Tom Brasil Sao Paulo, Brazil
08/20/2017 ~ Music Hall Belo Horizonte, Brazil
08/22/2017 ~ Opiniao Porto Alegre, Brazil
08/24/2017 ~ Montevideo Music Box Montevideo, Uruguay
08/26/2017 ~ La Cúpula Santiago, Chile
08/27/2017 ~ El Teatro Buenos Aires, Argentina
08/29/2017 ~ Centro de Convenciones Festiva Lima, Peru
08/31/2017 ~ Escuela de Musica Fernando Bogotá, Colombia
09/02/2017 ~ SALA CORONA Cuauhtémoc, Mexico
09/20/2017 ~ Nitrile Cultural Hall Sapporo, Japan
09/22/2017 ~ Hondanomori Hall Kanazawa, Japan
09/25/2017 ~ Zepp Nagoya Nagoya, Japan
09/26/2017 ~ Nippon Budokan Tokyo, Japan
09/29/2017 ~ Sendai Sun Plaza Hall Miyagino Ward, Japan
10/01/2017 ~ Melparc Hall Osaka, Japan
10/02/2017 ~ Osaka Festival Hall Osaka, Japan
10/03/2017 ~ Shiman Kaikan Fukuoka, Japan
10/05/2017 ~ Blue Live Hiroshima Minami Ward, Japan
10/08/2017 ~ Yes24 Live Hall Seoul, Korea, Republic Of
10/10/2017 ~ ATT SHOW BOX Taipei, Taiwan
10/12/2017 ~ The Kia Theatre Manila, Philippines
10/14/2017 ~ Megastar Theater Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10/15/2017 ~ Kallang Theater Singapore, Singapore
10/26/2017 ~ Markthalle Hamburg (Altstadt), Germany
10/27/2017 ~ De Effenaar Eindhoven, Netherlands
10/29/2017 ~ Live Music Hall Cologne, Germany
10/31/2017 ~ Cirkus Stockholm, Sweden
11/01/2017 ~ Trädgår'n Göteborg, Sweden
11/03/2017 ~ Union Scene Drammen, Norway
11/04/2017 ~ Kulturvaerflet Helsingør, Denmark
11/06/2017 ~ LA MACHINE DU MOULIN ROUGE Paris, France
11/07/2017 ~ Konzerfabrik 27 Pratteln, Switzerland
11/09/2017 ~ Razzmatazz Barcelona, Spain
11/10/2017 ~ LA RIVERA Madrid, Spain
11/12/2017 ~ Live Club, Milan, Italy Milan, Italy
11/14/2017 ~ Backstage Munich, Germany
11/16/2017 ~ ROCK CITY Nottingham, United Kingdom
11/17/2017 ~ Northumbria Institute Newcastle, United Kingdom
11/19/2017 ~ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London, United Kingdom
11/21/2017 ~ Manchester Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
11/22/2017 ~ O2 ABC Glasgow, United Kingdom
11/23/2017 ~ Wolverhampton Civic Hall Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

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From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!