MP3 Big Dixon - ROCK: Classic Rock
Southern rock with unprecedented vocals and a blues influence.
13 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Classic Rock, BLUES: Rockin'' Blues
Southern rock band Big Dixon was formed in August, 1995 in Spartanburg, SC. A camaraderie formed amongst the members due to the symmetry in their musical goals. It was a symbiotic relationship that formed even though all Big Dixon members were working with other bands at the time. Their common thread was they just wanted to do what comes naturally and that is play music in a ritualistic sense while concentrating on writing their own original material. Thus the four founding members - David McBee on lead vocals; John Fusco on lead guitar and lead/ backup vocals; Mike Watson on bass guitar and backup vocals; and Chris Smith on percussion and backup vocals - joined together to form one kick-ass, southern rockin'' band named Big Dixon.
With a flare for heartfelt interpretations, Big Dixon lead vocalist David McBee has proven his vocals are unprecedented in the music community. His musical influences include Robert Plant, David Bowie and Zak Wilde. Before Big Dixon, David was lead vocalist for Solomon''s Rooster on Black Moon Records, Catch 22 and Shock Opera.
Lead guitarist/vocalist/songwriter John Fusco is a stalwart in the music business. He has performed with Mercury recording artist William Bell, along with Exhuma (Buddha Records) and Truth (Rhullett Records). John compliments David''s vocal stylings and can be found trading lead vocal melody lines with David on many Big Dixon tunes. His guitar influences include B.B. King and Frank Zappa.
Bass guitarist Mike Watson lends his artistic punch to the rhythm section. Formerly with Grayshock, Flash and Hearts-A-Fire, Mike is also a studio session musician and a valuable part of the Big Dixon vocals section.
Chris Smith offers his drumming and percussion expertise to round out the Big Dixon rhythm section. A former bandmate of Mike''s in Grayshock, he also performed with the band Terrifyre. His musical influences include fellow drummers Neal Peart and Rod Morgenstein.
In 2000, the quartet was offered a record deal by indie label Lost Gold Records, but the band has since moved on and is preparing for their second CD release on their own. Big Dixon continues on the Southern Rock Express to gain the music industry recognition they so rightfully deserve.