Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby are a two-piece rock and roll group who have individually been making distinctive and original music for decades: he a British iconoclast and wild-card survivor of the early Stiff Records, she as a long-standing heroine of the New York pop scene. Their 2008 debut album Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby and their live show have enjoyed rapturous critical acclaim in the US, UK & Europe. In 2010 the pair released Two-Way Family Favourites, a shimmering collection of songs written by other artists, on their own Southern Domestic Recordings label. Uncut magazine called them pop archeologists supreme.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 the US hit album Diary Of A Mod Housewife. Her five solo albums embrace pop, country, folk-rock, psychedelia and the indefinable.
In 2012, having relocated to the US, Eric & Amy are finishing up a new album of all-original songs to be released later this year.“…their loopy, layered approach, keenly turning conventional boy/girl pop-group convention on ear, sinks in deep.” UNCUT
“The static-riddled spiritedness highlights their individual quirks as well as the easy chemistry between the pair.” Pitchfork
“…an avant-garde Johnny and June.” Houston Press