Electric Celtic Rock Featuring Eric Rigler
August 16, 2017
If you’re familiar with the movies Braveheart, Million Dollar Baby, Sex and the City 2, Cinderella Man, Troy, Austin Powers, The Fugitive, or CD’s by Josh Groban, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Faith Hill or Phil Collins, then you’ve heard the music of Eric Rigler…“the world’s most recorded bagpiper”.
BAD HAGGIS fuses cutting-edge Celtic with influences of rock, alternative, jazz, pop, groove, world beat, African and Latin influences. Driven by the dual leads of the “bagtar” (bagpipe & guitar) by Eric and guitarist Mike Hoffmann, to the deeply grooving rhythms laid down by bassist/vocalist Mick Linden, BAD HAGGIS produces a hearing-is-believing sonic experience.
Based in Los Angeles, the band has toured across the USA as well as Europe where their concerts were recorded, filmed, and broadcast by the BBC and Spanish TV. In recent years the band has been featured twice on TV’s Blind Date, which has aired several times to over 77 million viewers in North America. In 2004 BAD HAGGIS released the DVD, SPAN, nominated the same year for the Surround Music Awards in two categories, sharing their “Best Additional Features” category with fellow nominees The Grateful Dead, The Who and The Rolling Stones. For the 2006 JPF Music Awards (an international organization of music peers), the band was nominated in six categories out of 350,000 songs, 25,000+ albums, 1000+ videos from 70 countries around the world, winning “Best World Music CD” for Wine Dark Sea and taking top honors as “Group of the Year”.
Amazing musicians…totally original sound…bagpipes and guitars…Don’t Miss It!