Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby are a two-piece rock and roll group who have individually been making distinctive and original music for decades.
Wreckless Eric recorded the legendary single “Whole Wide World” back in 1977. Since then he has made countless albums in different guises, moving between bubblegum, pop, grunge, psychedelia and techno, but always remaining true to the DIY spirit of his early days on Stiff.
Amy Rigby started a country band in eighties New York City, went on to form girl group The Shams, and began her solo career in 1996 with “Diary Of A Mod Housewife”. Her five solo albums embrace pop, country, folk-rock, psychedelia and the indefinable.
Sporadically prolific songwriters both, for their first album “Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby”, released in 2008, Eric and Amy wrote all but one of the songs – some separately, a few jointly, though never in the same room at the same time. For “Two-Way Family Favourites” (2010) they’ve recorded a collection of songs written by other artists.
“When we started playing together, we hoped to get work as a covers band playing in bars in France – but when people heard our version of playing covers they were confused. So we knew we were on to something.”