Tom Dillon – Vocals/Guitar
Chris Semonik – Guitar/Vocals
Bill Colflesh – Bass/Vocals
Scott Pegram – Drums/Vocals
Yigga Digga is a straightforward no-gimmick heavy rock four-piece with BIG riffs. Hailing from Western Pennsylvania, the band has made a name for itself with a sound, attitude, and approach that will pull in metal and mainstream rock fans alike.
The band is currently recording their 4th album and releasing singles to be included. The effort will follow their 3rd full length studio album No Limiter (2019) which received domestic & international airplay as well as a Nashville Music Award for Outstanding Rock Video “Bucket Lyst“. Previous releases include their eponymous debut album in 2007 and the 2016 follow-up Faded Glory, which both garnered critical acclaim.
Fueled by the commanding melodies & insightful lyrics of Tom Dillon (vocals/guitar) & Chris Semonik (lead guitar/vocals), and bolstered by the tastefully heavy grooves of rhythm section Bill Colflesh (bass/vocals) & Scott Pegram (drums/vocals/percussion), Yigga Digga is forging a new path in the growing rock world. Easy to relate yet hard to categorize, the band has purveyed its own brand of thrashy hard rock with a backwoods swagger–and coined it Appalachian Dirt Rock.
Yigga Digga – n (yig·ah·dig·ah)– probably Tom or Randy
The sound made from one’s mouth for the purpose of describing a guitar riff.
Note: A wunk chunka is different than a yigga digga
Founded by thrash metal/rock fans & guitarists Tom Dillon and Randy Pringle at the tail end of the 90’s, and joined by Billy Beggs on drums, the band recorded & released the Momentum EP in 2003. Shortly afterward Chris Semonik joined on lead guitar, and Yigga DIgga recorded their self-titled first full-length album in 2007 before bowing out of the scene for several years. The band regrouped in 2012 and began work on a new studio offering. Replacing Pringle with bassist Bill Colflesh during the sessions, they released their second album Faded Glory in 2016 to critical acclaim. Discontent to rest, the band returned to the studio shortly thereafter with new drummer Scott Pegram in tow to begin working on an ambitious third album. Released in 2019, No Limiter marked a renewed focus on songwriting & arrangement, groove & melody, and showcasing the lyrics while still retaining the signature guitar riffs the band is known for. The band has always been known to experiment, incorporating things like samples & guest musicians, and this time was no different as the band incorporated an instrumental track, harmonica, and even violin, mandolin, & classical guitar on a pair of epic numbers that sit nicely amidst the more concise radio cuts.