Tom Brigham is a San Francisco-based singer/songwriter who plays banjo, rhythm guitar and contributes lead vocals to the Brigham Brothers sound. Growing up in Northern California, Tom was strongly affected by his father’s love of bluegrass and old time country music and he started playing ukulele at age eight. An early fascination with Earl Scruggs led him to the five string banjo and he began playing rhythm guitar shortly thereafter.
He has been a fixture on the Bay Area Americana music scene for over fifteen years and his solo album of original songs, Amadora County, was voted one of the best independent albums of 2007 by indiemusic.com. Having also spent a lot of time in Mexico and South America growing up, he also has a strong affection for Mexican folk and Latin music, and brings a number of songs from these sources into the 'Brothers' eclectic reportoire.
Steve Lanza is an accomplished fiddler, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. Steve has spent over 30 years performing in various San Francisco Bay Area musical organizations. From classical to middle eastern, rock n’ roll to country & western, he has explored many of the creative currents that comprise the California music scene.
One of the highlights of his journey was a stint with “Peter Rowan and the Free Mexican Air Force” in the 80's. More recently, he served two years with the alternative country band – “Buckeye,” adding his fiddle chops on two highly regarded albums with them. Steve is one of the early members of Three Mile Grade, the precursor of the Brigham Brothers.
Tom Drohan is an extremely seasoned veteran of the San Francisco bluegrass and twang band scene and his innovative and energetic bass playing is a major part of the Brigham Brothers' experience.
Over the past twenty years he's played upright bass in bands from a wide variety of genres including bluegrass with Belle Monroe and her Brewglass Boys, the Toodala Ramblers, the Atlas House Band, and Jeanie & Chuck's Country Round Up; country/honkytonk with Gayle Lynn and the Hired Hands, the Shut-Ins, Jimbo Trout and the Fall City Five; swing music with the Chazz Cats; and acoustic folk with innumerable others. He once snuck on stage during a performance by the San Francisco Bass Orchestra.
Steve Bissinger is a guitarist, songwriter, producer, and film composer who has played and recorded with many of the Bay Area's top musicians in settings ranging from jazz and blues to soul, pop rock and bluegrass. He’s also worked extensively as a sound designer and has been nominated for three Emmys and eight Golden Reel Awards, including an award for his work on “Northern Exposure”. Recent credits include “House of Cards”, “Despicable Me”, “3:10 To Yuma”, and “Transformers”
Rob Bayne is an accomplished drummer/percussionist and vocalist, who over the years has worked and performed with many local Bay Area bands, musicians and songwriters including Sonya Hunter, Ira Marlowe, Chris Von Sneidern, Jesse DeNatale, Ralph Carney, Misner and Smith and many others.
What is much less known is that Rob also happens to be an excellent song-writer (and multi-instrumentalist) in his own right, and is currently working on his second solo album, under the production and engineering guidance of Chris Von Sneidern. As an early member of Three Mile Grade. Rob has played with different iterations of the Brigham Brothers for many years. His innovative style of percussion and superb vocals are a major part of the BBB sound.