Meet the band...
Brett is joined by a very talented group of men.
Lead Guitar - Denny Mishler, John Wedemeyer
Bass Guitar - Bill Pearce, Darrell Craig Harris
Drums - Mike Zerbe, Mike Tucker
Steel Guitar/Banjo/Harmonica - Tommy Wayne
Keyboards - James Presley, Joe Spraker
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Brett Arthur Rigby
Brett was raised on a horse farm, born to an auctioneer & an equine veterinarian. He first began performing at the age of 10 at a community theater production company. His childhood was spent starring in plays, musicals, productions of all kinds, on a yearly basis. Occasionally his dad would get him behind the microphone at some of his auctions. Brett fell in love with the attention a microphone commanded. Late in his senior year of high school, Brett took a wild shot auditioning at a prestigious New York City performing arts school, "Circle In The Square". 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. So he moved from one of the smallest towns in the midwest to the largest city in the country. Brett worked off-Broadway and studied music, voice, and acting with some of the best instructors from NYU & The Juilliard School.
Brett moved to Los Angeles a couple years later to pursue his music dreams. He landed in music 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 working with some of the finest Nashville musicians at, "The Tracking Room" studios. During the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas of December 2017, Brett took the advice of many to create his own band and joined forces with some incredible talents, to form the “The B.A.R. Band”.
Denny Mishler - Lead 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, 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.
Mike Zerbe - Drums
Mike was born in Texas, but spent most of his formative years in Glendale, Arizona. He began drumming at the age of 12 and as a young man performed in various nightclubs in the Phoenix area. After 5 years away from music, while in the US Navy, Mike moved to Las Vegas where he became a favorite drummer for many showroom and lounge acts. Some notable events in Mike's career are:
• Touring and recording with Air Supply - 2003 to 2009. Currently subbing on a regular basis.
• Currently musical director and drummer for Exposé.
• Currently drumming for Frankie Moreno and Brett Rigby.
Mike can be heard on recordings by Air Supply, Frankie Moreno, Graham Russell, Jonni Lightfoot and The Celtic Tenors.