Big Wreck is a rock band formed that Ian Thornley formed in the year 1994. They disbanded in 2002 but in 2010 the band reunited for a cross-Canada tour.
The band came together in Boston, Massachusetts and were brought together by vocalist Ian Thornley, guitarist Brian Doherty, bassist Dave Henning and drummer Forrest Williams. They met as students at the Berklee College of Music. After several years of performing gigs in Boston and Cambridge, the band signed a contract with a major label and released its maiden album “In Loving Memory Of...” in the year 1997. The hit song "The Oaf" was a major Top Ten hit for the band that year.
In October 2001, they performed a special show at the Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall and were accompanied by the Toronto Symphony Orchestr
a too. The Uzume Taiko Ensemble of drummers hosting the Tragically Hip's Paul Langlois and Robby Baker and guitarist. This was done because they shared the same manager, Bernie Breen from Bernie Breen Music Management, as well as Eric Johnson also making appearances.
Thornley then went back to Toronto and then launched the band in his own name “Thornley”. Doherty is now living in the place called Camlachie which is a small community near Sarnia, Ontario. Here he teaches guitar and prepares students for University or Conservatory entrance requirements. Doherty has also gone on to be in the indie band Death of 8, but the other band members have not yet emerged with new projects.
According to a March 26, 2010 article that was published and posted on the website www.Blabbermouth.net, Todd Kerns who stars on the SIN CITY SINNERS, STATIC IN STEREO, AGE OF ELECTRIC has given way forDave Henning from the band called BIG WRECK on bass. He is a former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash's touring band.
Why are the band Big Wreck famous?
They are famous because of Ian Thornley.
Why do we like the band Big Wreck?
We like them for their amazing songs from a genre comprising various types and forms of beautiful Rock music.
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