San Diego, CA, US Rock, Alternative
The Big Toe Buzz Is Growing louder everyday, thanks to an international following. When an unlikely Youtube Video went "Viral," Television networks in the U.S.A. and abroad began literally lining up to feature Big Toe. At one point, two rival Korean networks, (SBS and MBC) arrived simultaneously to film a Big Toe show, resulting in a near conflict. "that was fun!"
Formed by frontman Mark Goffeney, and Guitarist St. James,
The band.s name is derived from a favorite line in a movie, apart from the fact that the Bass/guitar player front man was indeed Born Without Arms and plays with his Feet! Although a band featuring an "armless guitar player who can "shred" with his feet has surely brought much publicity, Big Toe is committed to the idea that good song writing and exciting live shows are most important. "We are not just a novelty"
One night, while preparing to open side stage for Tom Petty and Beck, Petty.s Manager approached Mark Goffeney and informed him that a youtube video of Mark performing "Mary Janes' Last dance" had more views than Tom Petty's. Worried, Goffeney asked if he was in trouble. "We think its great" was the reply.This video was at one time the most watched video on the internet in a day PERIOD!
This exposure has landed appearances On National T.V shows in Holland, Germany, Turkey and Korea.
At home in the U.S. Big Toe was given two thumbs up by producer David Foster, (winner of sixteen Grammy Awards) and Travis Barker (of Blink 182) on NBC Star Tomorrow in 2006. In Oct. of 2007, Big Toe performed on the Fox network Show “The next Great American Band”. Created by Simon Cowell of “American Idol”. After the performance, Johnny Resnik, lead singer of the Goo Goo Dolls and judge, said ‘you kick ass on the bass guitar!”
More recently, in Dec. 2009, Mark Goffeney of Big Toe was featured in a 1 hr. special on T.L.C /Discovery channel titled “Born without Arms". The show chronicled the adventures of Big Toe on a European tour. Now airing world wide, Big Toe is gathering new fans every day!