About Big Wow

Clint Budge

A real tenor and a soulful voice that can cover an extensive range of the best hit songs. A true showman that never hesitates to jump in with the crowd and serenade the fans from all ages.

Raised in the small community of Malad Idaho, Clint received his gift of singing from sitting next to his mother at the piano while learning the best of the classics. His passion for singing can be seen on the faces of those he will sidle up to. Its is his enjoyment that shines through at each event. Take a listen...

Equipment

  • Martin 412e
  • Sennheiser 813 Wireless
  • Suits from any occaision
  • 5 pairs of Chucks

Influences

  • Motown & Old Soul
  • Pop Music of any Era
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Mark Hume

Growing up in the mid-west with a guitar playing father, Mark has been exposed to great music from the beginning.  After nearly 3 years of college the music bug took hold and Mark transfered to a Minneapolis music school and received a performance degree. With years for touring and playing knowledge Mark delivers tone and song honesty that will bring the songs to life. He loves Fender gear, cool clothing, and hanging out and laughing with all the BigWow bandmates.

Equipment

  • Fender Guitars
  • Fender Amp
  • Shure Beta SM58 Mic
  • Suits from any occaision
  • Wingtips for stage performances

Influences

  • Tower of Power
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Sal Cirrito

The one person in Big Wow that has a degree in herding cats. Absolutely mediocre with everything he touches, including the faders on the mixer. His first instrument was the accordion, where he studied for 3 years at the age of 12 under Benito LaPasta at the Musical Center for Less Desirable Instruments. An his teens years, he studied many genres of music, and became an expert at altered chords and primarily the B7(-5)  with its proper use in pop music.

If you have any questions regarding the Big Wow and having them for your event, talk with Sal. or click here

Equipment

  • Martin 412e
  • Sennheiser 813 Wireless
  • Suits from any occaision
  • 5 pairs of Chucks

Influences

  • Donald Fagen
  • Steely Dan
  • Billy Joel
  • Elton John
  • and any Hit from Hitsville U.S.A.

Chris Christofi

Chris grew up in Cyprus where the knowledge of rhythm was mandatory, especially if you were hire for an 8 hour gig!  Making them dance was priority.

Equipment

  • Alesis Strike Drum Kit
  • Soultone Cymbals
  • Shure sm57 Hat Mic
  • Behringer B215A 600w Cabinet
  • 1 pair of Chucks

Influences

  • Traditional Greek Music
  • Ask Him!
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Todd Bilbo

Todd started his music education with piano lessons from his friend’s grandma, which lead to playing keys in an 80’s techno band and wearing guy-liner (yeah, check his Facebook page...) thus opening for a few major artists (without grandma)! A music major in college,  Todd plays multiple instruments, all of them with a solid level of mediocrity...according to him. Snicker!  A SoCal transfer, now with Idaho street cred, he is the second 1/2 of the backbone for Big Wow's groove!

Equipment

  • Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 string
  • Mark Bass Amps and Cabinets
  • Sennheiser EW D1-CI1 Instrument System
  • Shure / Alien In-ear wireless monitor
  • Sadly, only one pair of Chucks...

Influences

  • John Taylor
  • Flea
  • Geddy Lee
  • John Deacon
  • Robert “Kool” Bell
  • Sal Cirrito
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Jody Baranco

This lady can sing! A powerful yet subtle tone allows Jody to cover many genres. She grew up sitting at the piano taking lessons that would lead to a music career that many small town gals rarely experience.

A Boise native and mother 2 grade-schoolers, she balances all fo this will working as licensed Realtor.

Equipment

  • Sennheiser EW 135 G3 Wireless
  • Extensive wardrobe
  • 4 pairs of chucks

Influences

  • Aretha Franklin
  • Motown & Soul
  • Oldies that groove
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Blair Rosenthal

Blair Rosenthal is a native of Boise, Idaho and graduated with a bachelors from Boise State University. She has been in sales for 11 years and currently works for a regional company covering Idaho and Utah. Blair grew up singing, whether it be competitive choir, the national anthem for sporting events, private weddings or even the occasional 44 Club.

If you look closely, you may be able to find old school pictures floating about with a signature on the back reading, Mariah Carey. It was an unhealthy obsession and Blair is working on it to this day. She loves spending time with her son, family and friends. You can often find her hiking Table Rock, enjoying local restaurants and wine or simply enjoying the peace Boise brings.

 

Equipment

  • Sennheiser EW 135 G3 Wireless
  • Tons of Gig Outfits
  • No, None, (0) Zero Chucks...sheesh!

Influences

  • Carrie Underwood
  • Gloria Estefan
  • 80s & 90s Pop Dance
  • Bay City Rollers
  • Tiny Tim
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Darian Reneé

Coming Soon

Equipment

  • Sennheiser EW 135 G3 Wireless
  • Tons of Gig Outfits!
  • Chucks...YES!

Influences

  • Coming Soon
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Layne Watkins (L-Boogie)

Layne lives to entertain! She is a Boise native and began performing at a young age (Grandparent’s Day, 1993 to be specific). She honed her talents, like most gangster rap loving people do, in church. When she’s not gigging with the Big Wow, she’s teaching her two toddlers all of her killer dance moves.

Equipment

  • Sennheiser EW 135 G3 Wireless
  • Taylor 513 CE Acoustic
  • Mom moves
  • One pair of dirty old Chucks

Influences

  • Stevie Wonder
  • Sara Bareilles Lauryn Hill
  • Shania Twain

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