Big Wreck Biography
The Alternative-Rock band Big Wreck was formed in approximately 1994, in Boston, Massachusetts USA, by Toronto-native vocalist + guitarist & chief songwriter Ian Thornley who met guitarist Brian Doherty, bassist Dave Henning and drummer Forrest Williams at Berklee College of Music.
The made-in-Canada, based-in-Boston quartet signed to Atlantic Records to release their full-length debut "In Loving Memory Of..." in October 1997, although the album barely got a toehold on the Billboard's Heatseekers top 40 chart, the first single, "The Oaf", became a big smash on The Mainstream Rock Tracks hitting #9; the song also reached #24 on The Modern Rock chart and the top 3 in Canada. The second single, "That Song", crawled up to #32 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart and was another Canadian Rock radio top 10 hit for the band.
Big Wreck released a follow-up in June 2001 called "The Pleasure And The Greed", but went on to break up in 2002.
Two years later Thornley released "Come Again", the first album with his own new group.
In 2011 Ian Thornley and Brian Doherty decided to resurrect Big Wreck band name and began recording their come-back album at Vespa studios in Toronto with Paulo Neta on guitar, Dave McMillan on bass and Brad Park on drums. "Albatross" was finally released in Canada in March 2012 where the fist single and disc's title-track topped the Active Rock airplay chart.
Big Wreck have released the first single and title-track from the band's forthcoming new album, "Ghosts". The disc, which marked the recording debut of new drummer Chuck Keeping, will be released on June 10, 2014.