Giant (band)

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Giant
Guitarist John Roth
Guitarist John Roth
Background information
OriginNashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres
Years active1987–1992
2000–present
LabelsA&M, Epic, Frontiers
MembersJohn Roth
David Huff
Mike Brignardello
Kent Hilli
Past membersDann Huff
Alan Pasqua
Jeff Peterson
Mark Oakley
Larry Hall
Terry Brock

Giant is an American melodic rock band that was formed in 1987. The band originally consisted of founding members Dann Huff (lead vocals and guitar) and Alan Pasqua (keyboard), and had Dann's brother David Huff on drums and Mike Brignardello on bass. The Huff brothers were part of the founding members of the Christian rock band White Heart.[6][7][8]

The band scored one hit, the 1990 power ballad "I'll See You in My Dreams",[9] written by Alan Pasqua and Mark Spiro.[10]

Giant disbanded in the early 1990s after recording two albums, but resurfaced in 2000 minus Alan Pasqua and released the album III in late 2001.

In December 2009, Frontiers Records announced that they would release Giant's fourth studio album Promise Land in 2010. The band included Terry Brock (Strangeways, Seventh Key) on lead vocals and John Roth (Winger) on guitars. Dann Huff was not a part of the band due to his busy schedule, but he co-wrote seven songs and guested on guitar on two. The album was released on February 26, 2010 for Europe and March 9, 2010 for the US.[11]

Giant released their first studio album in 12 years, entitled Shifting Time, on January 21, 2022.[12]

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Kent Hilli – lead vocals (2021–present)
  • John Roth – guitars, backing vocals (2009–present)
  • David Huff – drums, backing vocals (1987–1992, 2000–present)
  • Mike Brignardello – bass, backing vocals (1987–1992, 2000–present)

Past[edit]

  • Dann Huff – lead vocals, guitars, keyboards (1987–1992, 2000–2002, 2017)
  • Alan Pasqua – keyboards, backing vocals (1987–1992)
  • Jeff Peterson – guitars, backing vocals (touring) (1987–1990)
  • Mark Oakley – guitars, backing vocals (touring) (1990–1992, 2017)
  • Larry Hall – keyboards, backing vocals (touring) (1992)
  • Terry Brock - lead vocals (2009-2021)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

  • Live and Acoustic – Official Bootleg (2003)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • It Takes Two + Giant Live (1990)

Extended plays[edit]

  • Don't Leave Me In Love (2001)

Singles[edit]

Title Release Peak chart positions Album
US US
Main
"I'm a Believer" 1989 56[13] 13 Last of the Runaways
"Innocent Days" 1990 11
"I'll See You In My Dreams" 20[14] 7
"Chained" 1992 16 Time to Burn
"Stay"
"Time to Burn"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2009). Joel Whitburn's Music Stars. Hal Leonard. p. 102. ISBN 9780898201765.
  2. ^ Powell, Mark Allan (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music. Vol. 1. Hendrickson. p. 236. ISBN 9781565636798.
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (2014). The big book of hair metal : the illustrated oral history of heavy metal's debauched decade. Minneapolis, MN. p. 175. ISBN 978-1-62788-375-7. OCLC 891379313.
  4. ^ Prato, Greg. "Giant – Live and Acoustic". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  5. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.). Muze. p. 403. ISBN 9780195313734. ...joining his brother David in the hard rock band Giant.
  6. ^ "White Heart". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
  7. ^ "Giant Biography". MusicMight.com. Archived from the original on 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2009-09-03.
  8. ^ "Giant | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  9. ^ Smith 10/26/2014, Benjamin. "Power Ballads, Cult Bands And The Greatest One-Hit Wonders In Heavy Metal And Hard Rock". VH1 News. Retrieved 2021-04-05.
  10. ^ "Song credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
  11. ^ "News Detail". March 28, 2010. Archived from the original on March 28, 2010. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  12. ^ "GIANT To Release Shifting Time Album In January; "Let Our Love Win" Music Video Posted". Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. Retrieved November 17, 2021.
  13. ^ "The Hot 100 Chart - November 18, 1989". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  14. ^ "The Hot 100 Chart - June 9, 1990". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-04-06.