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Budapest West performs all original exotic tinged "electro-world-groov e" music.
Hometown Gig Harbor, WA
Genres Instrumental, Guitar Solo
Band Members Rob Rigoni: Gutars, Guitar Synth, Mandolin; Santia: ... » more
Achievements Channel-number_1 Recruiter-1 Top-40 Top-40 Top-40 Top-40 Top-40 » more
Upcoming Shows None
Contact Information:
Artist / Band Member
Rob Rigoni 253-282-8977
# Years Experience Performing Live: 30
# Live Perfomances Past Six-months: 26
Market Draw: Pacific Northwest: 76-100
Venue History: Songbird Center - Lexington, OH
The Roundhouse - Put-in-Bay, OH
Mr. Eds - Put-in-Bay, OH
The Biltmore Four Seasons - Santa Barbara, CA
The Knitting Factory - Hollywood, CA
The Universal Bar & Grill - Universal City, CA
The Catawaba Inn - Port Clinton, OH
The Fireplace - Port Clinton, OH
The Helena Civic Center - Helena , MT
The Glass Door Bar - Yakutat, AK
Eola Hills Wine Cellars - Rickreall, OR
Waldo's - Klamath Falls, OR
Riverfront Park - Spokane, WA
Borders - Rapid City, SD
Prince George Civic Center - Prince George, BC
The Depot - Seaview, WA
The Depot - Fremont , OH
The Distillery - Toledo, OH
The Sorceress - Wooster, OH
The Zodiac - Logan, WV
The Fishbowl - Put-in-Bay, OH
Bootleggers - Port Clinton, OH
Weber's Cafe - Plymouth, OH
Basel Cellars - Walla Walla, WA
River Run Lodge - Sun Valley, ID
Salty's on Alki - Seattle, WA
Pelican Pub and Brewery - Pacific City, OR
Milltown Sailing Association - Everett, WA
Mandolin Cafe - Tacoma, WA
The Tempest - Tacoma, WA
Go Fourth Celebration - Longview, WA
Blackberry Festival - Bremerton, WA
Kalama Heritage Festival - Kalama, WA
Quilcene School - Quilcene, WA
Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival - Coupeville, WA
Seattle Tennis Club - Seattle, WA
Red Lion Inn - Portland, OR
Qwest Field - Seattle, WA
Bell Mells - Port Clinton, OH
The Party House - Mansfield, OH
Red Lion Inn - Pendleton, OR
Columbia Gorge Hotel - Hood River, OR
Youngberg Hill Winery - McMinnville, OR
Arbor Crest Winery - Spokane, WA
Sapolil Cellars - Walla Walla, WA
Husum Highlands Bed and Breakfast - Husum, WA
Nestucca High School - Cloverdale, OR
Oak Harbor High School - Oak Harbor, OH
Port Clinton High School - Port Clinton, OH
The Vancouver Club - Vancouver, BC
High Desert Museum - Bend, OR
Rosario Resort - Eastsound, WA
Bookwalter Winery - Richland, WA
University of Toledo - Toledo, OH
Madison Street Cafe - Port Clinton, OH
Green Villa Barn - Independence, OR
Eddie's Bar and Grill - Cour D'Alene, ID
Lake House - Enitat, WA
Apple Blossom Festival - Wenatchee, WA
Wenatchee Valley College - Wenatchee, WA
NBBJ  - Seattle, WA
St. Andrews Church - Portland, OR
The Victorian Mansion - Portland, OR
Under the Rail - Seattle, WA
The Off Ramp - Seattle, WA
The Detour - Renton, WA
The Northwest Passage - Aberdeen, WA
The Pourhouse - Aberdeen, WA
Stiffies Pub - Hoquiam, WA
Newcastle Golf Club - Newcastle, WA
Ponzi Vinyards - Beaverton, OR
Mount Hood Bed and Breakfast - Parkdale, OR
Bouy 10 Brew Fest - Warrenton, OR
Tracy Castle - Buckley, WA
Uptown Center - Gig Harbor, WA
Museum of Flight - Seattle, WA
Salishan Resort - Lincoln City, OR
Gasworks Park - Seattle, WA
The Ditto - Seattle, WA
The Sit-n-Spin - Seattle, WA
The Royal - Bellingham, WA
Doubletree Hotel - Seattle, WA
W Hotel - Seattle, WA
Hotel El Dorado - Kelowna, BC
Skansonia Ferry - Seattle, WA
The China Pearl - Friday Harbor, WA
Tacoma Sheraton - Tacoma, WA
White Salmon Lodge - Glacier, WA
The Ballard Firehouse - Seattle , WA
The Colourbox - Seattle, WA
Emerald City Star Bar - Seattle, WA
Coupeville Performing Arts Center - Coupeville, WA
The Showbox - Seattle, WA
The Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA
Mr. Eds - Port Clinton, OH
Judy's Roadhouse - Gypsum, OH
Biro Hall - Marblehead, OH
Long Branch - Brooklyn, MI
Monitor Drive-in - Logan, WA
Seattle Center - Seattle, WA
Meydenbauer Center - Bellevue, WA
Sequim Lavendar Festival - Sequim, WA
Taste of Tacoma - Tacoma, WA
McCormick Woods - Port Orchard, WA
Bagley Wright Theatre - Seattle, WA
Skip's Music - Sacramento, CA
Guitar Center - Reno, NV
Guitar Center - Santa Clara, CA
Guitar Center - Concord, CA
Opener Experience: Blue Oyster Cult; Starship; Freddie Salem and the Wildcats; Berlin; April Wine; Molly Hatchet; Nazareth
Similar Artists: David Gilmour; Peter Frampton; Carlos Santana; Andres Segovia; Joe Walsh
Performing Rights Society: BMI
Discography: Best Kept Secret LP—2010; September Sky LP—2007; Other Times Other Places LP—2005; Letters from Afar LP—2002; Mystery Single—2000; A Collection of Bad Flower Arrangements LP—1996


Since the release of their first critically acclaimed album “Letters from Afar”, Budapest West have delighted audiences around the Pacific Northwest and beyond with their unique “electro-world-groove” sound. Budapest West have performed at many of...








All Instrumental Winner, May 2012
Top 40 in Downtempo, March 2014

Budapest West Letters from Afar by
Prologue. "Letters From Afar" is the debut album by Budapest West, which is an American band led by Rob Rigoni. To all appearances (see also track list), this music should feature the tunes of...

Budapest West by
Rob Rigoni rocked for a living in the 1980s and '90s as a lead electric guitar player, working with bands and in studios, rubbing shoulders with some fairly big names in rock. He always swore he...



Technical Requirements

1 Vocal Mic on boom SM58 or similar

1 DI for acoustic guitar (I prefer to use my own LR Baggs acoustic DI, I'll just need a channel)

1 DI for GR 33 guitar synth

1 DI for electric guitar and loop station

The solo show is a very simple set-up.  Everything runs direct except for the vocal mic.  Four channels total, vocal, acoustic, guitar synth, and electric guitar.  Nice even blend in monitors, and not too hot on acoustic guitar.   


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