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Billy Riggs Band

by Billy Riggs Band

Organic pop-rock with strong melodies and thought-provoking lyrics providing a complete listening experience
Genre: Pop: California Pop
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1. Pocketman
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2. Everyday
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3. California Sun
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4. Blue Jean Monday
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5. Seize the Day
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6. Charity
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7. Up in the Clouds
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8. Interlude
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9. Libations
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10. Dreamers Dream
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11. Greener
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12. The Real Me
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The new debut CD by the Billy Riggs Band is a complete listening expereince from beginning to end, the likes of which have been rarely seen in the past decade. Drawing on influences as diverse as the Counting Crows and John Mayer to Radiohead, Billy Riggs has compiled a group of songs as uplifting as they are beautiful. To say that the CD provides a complete listening experience is an understatement. This CD just keeps delivering song after song from the soft intro of Pocketman, through the masterful California Sun and Blue Jean Monday, the motivating Seize the Day, the fun Charity and Libations, the thought provoking Greener and Up in the Clouds, and the song which started it all for the Billy Riggs Band, The Real Me. Once this CD gets into your CD Changer, you'll never take it out. You'll listen to the music when you want a pick-me-up, you'll listen when you want to mellow out. You'll listen to it through all your dinner parties and all your entertainment needs. This music is simply awesome. Get a copy of the Billy Riggs Band CD and you will not be disappointed.

BIO
A native of the Louisville, KY area, Billy Riggs began his musical career playing a myriad of instruments through church and school. During high school, at Graceland Christian High in New Albany Indiana, he formed two bands The Hermits and Next Exit getting local exposure. In 1997, after Next Exit played an opening set for the Seymour, Indiana band "Just Visiting" (Now "The Elms at http://www.theelms.net/) he was picked up as their lead guitarist, for the 1997 National Spotlight Competition for emerging new artists. This culminated in a performance at the Dove Awards and a fourth place finish.

Shortly thereafter Just Visiting signed a multi-year album deal with Sparrow Records, a division of Virgin, and Billy departed to attend college. He attended Ball State University where he ran cross country and track and field. He studied classical acoustic guitar during this time and occupied himself with personal writing and recording. His senior thesis involved comparing, writing and recording classical church hymns in a modern contemporary style. After finishing he briefly attended Oxford University to study politics, before coming back to Louisville to pursue a graduate degree in urban planning and design. During this time he collaborated with his brother, Gabe Riggs on various songs and began developing his Billy Riggs Band sound.

Billy moved to San Francisco, in June of 2003. Inspired by the surrounding environment and people he wrote enough songs for an entire album within the first month. Through work he met manager Nick Fiorentinos, and began working on a regular basis to develop the sound and songs. After completing the current self-titled release in the spring of 2004, both are working to further develop and expand the BRB, pursuing the bright future of a Dreamers Dream and a Blue-Jean Monday every day.

REVIEWS
"Adult Album Alternative, Americana singer-songwriter with a Dylan influence." The music, "reminds me of early Dylan... with nice melody in the chorus." The Billy Riggs Band has an, "...appealing style" that is both "lyrically adventurous and poetic... I really like the line "She's everything in fleece and tweed, instead of an evening gown."

- TAXI, The World's Leading Independent A&R Company

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DR

Great
Great sound from beginning to end. Definitely well received. I enjoyed this album and look forward to hearing more from this new artist.
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GRR

BillyRiggsBand is unbelievable ! What a great mix of country and rock!
This CD is / and will be epic ! A FANTASTIC mix of country and rock with a midwestern twist ! Millions will buy / and enjoy it !
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chester

i think i am in love
billy riggs is so hot- code red, hotty alert! i want more!
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Jocelyn Saccuci

Jocelyn
LOVE IT!!! Wonderful CD from beggining to end! I bought 3 more and sent them to my family! Can't wait for the 2nd album!
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