The B.A.R. Band
The B.A.R. Band performs weekly in Las Vegas. Brett Arthur Rigby is joined by a very talented group of men.
Keys - James Presley
Guitar - Denny Mishler, John Wedemeyer
Bass - Bill Pearce
Drums -Mike Zerbe, Mike Tucker, Anthony Raya
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Brett Arthur Rigby
Born in Columbia, Missouri, Brett began singing at the age of 10 at a local community theater company called, Columbia Entertainment Company. His mom pushed him up on the stage at an open audition to sing Amazing Grace. He immediately fell in love with the attention and proceeded to attend numerous performing arts workshops across the country. Brett continued to star in productions on a yearly basis throughout junior high and high school and was awarded top honors at several state-level vocal competitions.
Late in his senior year of high school, Brett took a shot auditioning at a prestigious New York City performing arts school, ‘Circle In The Square’. He desperately wanted to attend the school where some of his favorite actors studied; such as, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Benicio Del Toro & Kevin Bacon. Brett was accepted along with only a handful of other boys and immediately decided to pursue his passion and put the local university option to rest. And so he moved from one of the smallest towns in Missouri to the largest city in the country. Brett worked off-Broadway and studied music, voice, and acting with some of the best in the business.
Brett moved to Los Angeles in January 2009 to pursue his music dreams. He landed in singing venues on the Sunset Strip at places like, “The Key Club” and “House of Blues”. After two years performing in LA, he moved to Las Vegas where he currently resides.
Brett can be seen performing at various casinos on the Las Vegas Strip every week. He released his first solo independent country album in December 2018 working with some of the finest Nashville musicians. Brett was adamant about only recording with the producers from the world famous, "Tracking Room Studio" where two of his idols, George Strait & Willie Nelson were known to record. During the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas of December 2017, Brett took the advice of many to create his own band and join forces with some incredible talents to form the “The B.A.R. Band”. In less than a year's time, this extraordinary group of men have already landed multiple Las Vegas Casino residencies and are already booked through 2020.
Denny Mishler - Guitar
Denny Mishler is a Country/Rock guitarist and songwriter based in Las Vegas, NV. Mishler grew up in the small town of McGill, NV. After more than 3 years of performing the local bar scene in Ely, NV (beginning at age 15), he recorded his first solo album, 2000’s Last Rain, while barely out of high school. His music subsequently received worldwide airplay, and the title track climbed to #3 on the Instrumental Rock charts. Mishler continued to perform live with various bands all over Northern Nevada, winning awards and accolades for his guitar playing.
In late 2001, Mishler’s album caught the ear of the New York based band, Badwater. After accepting the offer to become their full-time guitarist, he relocated to the East coast. They recorded a full length LP (Rage & Ruin, 2002) and performed throughout New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mishler decided to leave the project and head to Las Vegas to pursue other opportunities in music.
In Las Vegas, Mishler found work as a session guitarist and sideman performing with various bands including Nashville Star finalists, Third Town, Fairchild (featuring American Idol Finalist Haley Scarnato), Denny Laine (The Moody Blues, Wings), the Garth Guy, Dean Simmons, “the top Garth Brooks impersonator-tribute artist in the country... if not the world.” - Blue Moon Entertainment, and the Midnight Idol himself, "Mr. Las Vegas," Wayne Newton.
Mishler has been featured in several publications including Guitar Player Magazine. The guitar work of and songwriting talents of Mishler have been heard world wide on radio. His original songs and music have been featured on Television channels such as ABC Family, the CW, and on movies such as “The Circuit (2008).” In February of 2014, Mishler performed with The Garth Guy on National TV on the AXStv show “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands.”
Mishler currently has a full schedule of session work and live performances, both in Las Vegas and touring the world with; The Brett Arthur Rigby Band, Wayne Newton, Tyler James and the Memphis Experience's Tribute to Elvis Presley, The Garth Guy, Route 66, Fairchild, Adam D. Tucker's Tribute to Tim McGraw, Fairchild Blues Brothers Tribute, the Queens of Classic Country tribute show, and a host of other local and touring shows.