Since the age of 16, Brian Rigby has been shaking up the modern music industry with his performance and attitude. Inspired by the working class writing styles of Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen, along with the blazing blues-infused rock and roll guitar style of Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Brian's music sets itself apart from most singer/songwriter catalogues. He is backed on stage and in the studio by The Brian Rigby Band, some of the best musicians in New Jersey and New York. Friends and de facto family, no anonymous sidemen. A Brian Rigby Band show is a communal gathering celebrating hard work, friendship, love, sadness, despair, and the life we live together as neighbors through relatable, emotionally heavy, and fun Rock and Soul. Brian and the Band would love to have you join the family. We'll see you at the next show.
Brian Rigby - Guitar / Vocals
After years of playing classical trumpet, Brian started playing guitar at the age of 13 and quickly rose to prominence as a young, professional musician and band leader in his hometown of Madison, NJ. Initially performing with various local cover bands, he formed his own group at the age of 16 and recruited long time friend and sax player, Simon Pajaro, and former Berklee student Kevin Myers. The band took off and starting making a name for itself in the Hoboken, NJ music scene. Brian studied classical trumpet and music industry at James Madison University while writing, recording, and co-producing I Won't Change, and booking and promoting ongoing tours.
Simon "Machete" Pajaro - Saxophone / Vocals
While at Berklee College of Music, Simon Pajaro studied with an array of teachers including Dino Gavoni, Dennis Montgomery, Walter Beasley, and Kenwood Dennard. His aggressive, funky style is a perfect complement to the heavy blues attitude of the band. In addition to his time with the Brian Rigby Band, Simon has backed artists such as Amy Black and Sarah Borges on their Muscle Shoals Revue tour, and also works with other groups including SoulPax, and Jon O’Neal and the Bayou Boys. He is also a founding member of the Railyard Horns, a freelance group of multi-instrumentalist horn players who perform and write horn parts for other artists.
Kevin Myers - Drums / Vocals
Kevin has been playing drums since the age of seven. Since then, he has done consistent touring and session work and played in a variety of bands of varying styles. In addition to drumming, Kevin has experience in other musical positions having experimented with singing and leading bands. He has recently performed with Sari Schorr and Walter Trout at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
SAm passe- Guitar / Vocals
Sam picked up an electric guitar at the age of 13 and has yet to put it down for more than a few minutes since then. Born and raised in Vienna, VA, Sam got his start playing in rock, jazz, and acoustic groups in the area. Sam met Brian while playing in the James Madison University Pep Band where he is currently finishing a bachelors degree in Technical Writing.
Greg SCHettino - Bass /
Greg and Brian originally partnered up for the production of I Won't Change in the winter of 2015. Greg then joined the band on bass the following year. He co-owns AFA Recording Studio in Cortland Manor, NY and has performed nationally with a handful of acts, including Sari Schorr and the Brighton Beat. He also performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City with Sari Schorr and Walter Trout.