Since 2015, this Hoboken, NJ based rock & blues band has played historic venues like The Stone Pony and The Stanhope House, and supported artists such as Black Oak Arkansas, Tommy Castro, Vinnie Lopez, and Shemekia Copeland. They are currently touring to promote their 2016 album, I Won't Change (available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and Spotify).
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 the ongoing I Won't Change Tour.
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.
Ryder Stuart - Bass / Guitar / Vocals
Ryder is a multi-instrumentalist and studio musician based out of Westchester, NY. He has recently performed with Sari Schorr and Walter Trout at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Greg SCHettino - Bass /
Greg is the newest addition to BRB. 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.
Believe it or not, he also performed at Carnegie
Hall in New York City!