Big Dismal is a Florida-based band featuring founders Eric Durrance and Chuck Shea, and new members Zan Frett and Joe Markem.
Rolling Stone named Big Dismal one of "Five Christian Bands on the Rise" and the band had three No. 1 singles off their debut record, Believe, on Christian Rock Radio: "Remember (I.O.U.)", "Reality" and "Just The Same"). The band's first No. 1 single, "Remember (I.O.U.)" was named Song of the Year in Christian Rock Radio by Radio and Records, having remained at No. 1 on the chart for over 6 weeks. Big Dismal was also named Band of the Year in the Christian Rock market by Radio and Records and was nominated for a Dove award in 2004 for Christian Rock Album of the Year.
Front man Eric Durrance eventually announced that the band had split. But in February 2015, the band announced that they had reformed.