Eric Martin started his career singing at the end of the 70’s for San Francisco band 415, opening for acts like Billy Squire, Hall & Oats, Journey, ZZ Top and Foreigner.
In 1988, Eric teamed up with Billy Sheehan, Pat Torpey and Paul Gilbert to form Mr. Big, enjoying enormous success with the release of 6 studio albums, numerous hit singles and 6 top-selling live CDs. All combined, worldwide sales top the 7 million mark.
In between promoting and preparing for Mr. Big’s 2002 “Farewell Tour”, Eric continued to record songs for his fourth solo CD. He promised a return to his “rawk roots” and he definitely did so with the album, “I’m Goin’ Sane” which gathered excellent critics.
Eric Martin is still touring regularly as a solo artist with his new celebrity rock group, Scrap Metal. In 2008, Eric signed a deal with Sony Japan. Sony brainstormed a concept to allowing the rock singers alter ego to come forth and sing the ballads that his fans have always loved. The first album, Mr. Vocalist #1 debuted in the top of the charts and reached platinum status.
2009 marked the 20th anniversary of Mr. Big in which the original line up decided to get back together. They released a greatest hits album that went to #1, embarked on a sold out tour and recorded a live DVD. The band had so much fun together that they decided to continue making music. They recorded and released “What If” in 2011. The band followed the album with a world tour for over 7 months.
After wrapping the tour, Eric went back into the studio to work on more Mr. Vocalist music. He also set out on a type of tour he’s always wanted to do, a solo acoustic run. Eric did a month of shows in Europe playing his solo material as well as the Mr. Big material he wrote. He wanted to play the songs as they were written, before Mr. Big polished them up. The tour was so successful that Eric opted to do it again. In March of 2012, he did another month of shows across Europe by himself. In April, Eric joins forces with Avantasia for a stadium tour of their rock opera that Eric was apart of recording. This show is known for having 20+ people on stage at one time and is a show you don’t want to miss.