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• QUICK BIO: Budapest West blends modern electronic instruments with unique acoustic instruments to create a sound unlike any other. They’ve delighted audiences at concerts, festivals, wineries, and mor
1/18/2018 8:23:27 AM
Budapest West
Gig Harbor WA - United States
•  World [Groove]

• INFLUENCES: Peter Gabriel, Rush, Depeche Mode, Yes, Loreena McKennitt, Trent Reznor

Rob Rigoni-Guitars, Mandolin, Tenortrope, Vocals
Santia-Synth, Hurdy Gurdy, Vocals
John Paul Michaels-Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Glenn Olson-Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Cajon

For booking contact: Rob Rigoni rbrigoni@gmail.com


• BIO:
East meets West with Budapest West. A tantalizing blend of modern electronic and unique traditional instruments (such as the hurdy gurdy) creates a spell-binding sonic adventure that audiences love.
Rob, Santia, John Paul, and Glenn have delighted music-lovers in the Pacific Northwest and beyond with their unique “world groove” sound. Customized programs feature an array of instruments and vocals, and provide a special listening experience for all ages.
Come join our sonic adventure of imagination! Whether a music festival, special event, concert, club, winery, or pub, Budapest West brings the right brew for you.

Cool Facts
• Budapest West instrumentation includes 12-string guitar, acoustic bass, acoustic guitar(s), Dobro banjo, drums, electric bass, electric guitars, electronic drums, flute, hand drums, hurdy gurdy, keyboards, mandolin, percussion, sequencers, and Tenor trope
• Budapest West music has been heard on National Public Radio
• “Tranquility in E Minor” hit #1 on Ourstage.com “all instrumental” station
• Santia penned the trance-rock anthem “Moon Goddess” especially for Tacoma’s 2012 Winter Solstice Event. The recorded version debuted as the clock struck midnight, much to the delight of the Solstice revelers.
• Rob graduated from the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Institute, and studied music at Bowling Green State University
• Santia has degrees in Education, Human Resources, and Psychology
• John Paul is an expert sound engineer, and has recorded the Tibetan Nuns
• Glenn studied music at Crane School of Music, State Univ. of New York

Budapest West announces release of “Journey of Imagination”
Budapest West, the Tacoma area’s #1 ranked “electro-world-groove” act, is pleased to announce the release of “Journey of Imagination”. The brand new recording carries on the group’s tradition of East meets West music interwoven into a sonic landscape full of exotic electro, synth, groove and layered guitars. “Journey of Imagination” is available digitally (both single songs and the entire album) world-wide at most major outlets like iTunes or Rhapsody, etc. You can also click on www.cdbaby.com, cd, budapestwest3 to purchase digitally or to order a physical CD. We’d love to have you visit us online at www.budapestwest.com where you can click on our “store” and order from there. Of course, we love seeing you all in person, so you can also pick them up in person at our shows.
Speaking of shows, we’ll be at Lele in Gig Harbor on Feb 14th from 6:30 to 9:00pm and at Bainbridge Island Brewing on Bainbridge Island Feb 15th from 6:30 to 9:00pm.