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Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby

Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby have individually been making distinctive and original music for decades: he a British iconoclast and wild-card survivor of the early Stiff Records, she as a long-standing heroine of the New York pop scene. For the last three years they have been touring in the US, UK and Europe. In 2008 the self-styled `two piece rock ‘n’ roll group’ released their debut album “Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby”.

Wreckless Eric recorded the legendary single “Whole Wide World” back in 1977. Since then he has made countless albums in different guises, moving between bubblegum, pop, grunge, psychedelia and techno, but always remaining true to the DIY spirit of his early Stiff days. His most recent solo album, Bungalow Hi, was described by Andrew Weatherall as sounding “like Bo Diddley trying to outdo Aphex Twin”.

Amy Rigby started a country band in eighties New York City, went on to form girl group The Shams, and began her solo career in 1996 with the US hit album Diary Of A Mod Housewife. Her five solo albums embrace pop, country, folk-rock, psychedelia and the indefinable. The Washington Post calls her “One of rock’s most distinctive and consistently excellent songwriters”.

There are no other musicians involved - Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby sing together in harmony accompanied by electric guitar, bass and organ (Eric) and guitars and piano (Amy), plus the occasional sample and the odd bossanova beatbox.

“...their loopy, layered approach, keenly turning conventional boy/girl pop-group convention on ear, sinks in deep.” UNCUT

“It was warm, it was funny, it was sharp, it was intense...and very possibly one of the best gigs I've been to in recent years.” Word Magazine

“ golden honey poured over a battered old tube amp.” Los Angeles Times

“...charming, funny, harmony-rich rock-and-roll sprinkled with rollicking Tex-Mex keyboards, fuzzy garage-rock, and Mott the Hoople allusions.” Philadelphia Inquirer

“The static-riddled spiritedness highlights their individual quirks as well as the easy chemistry between the pair.” Pitchfork

“…the underground royal couple's self-titled debut CD…is a charming homespun marvel which yield bevies of mood shifts and sonic surprises.” SF Chronicle