Bigwig (band)

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Origin Nutley and New Providence, New Jersey United States
Genres Punk rock
Pop punk
Melodic hardcore
Skate punk
Hardcore punk
Ska punk
Years active 1995-present
Labels Kung Fu Records
Fearless Records
Fueled by Ramen Records
Associated acts

Bigwig is a hardcore punk band from New Jersey, formed in 1995. They were originally composed of Josh Farrell (guitar), John Castaldo (bass), Tom Petta (guitar/vocals), and Dan Rominski (drums).

Since their inception, they have been steadily gaining popularity, having played / toured with such bands as Pennywise, Less Than Jake, Blink-182, The Ataris, The Vandals,[1] New Found Glory, No Use for a Name, NOFX, The Suicide Machines, Agnostic Front, Lagwagon, and Reel Big Fish. Following the release of their 2001 album Invitation To Tragedy, both Josh Farrell and Tom Petta have received producers credits on several well known albums. Tom Petta has most recently produced the new record entitled For Heaven's Sake by Canadian punk rock band Only Way Back.

Their latest album,[2] Reclamation, was released on February 7, 2006 by Fearless Records. It was rated 4 stars by Sputnikmusic.[3]

In June 2014, Bigwig performed at Canada's Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, Quebec[2] and also in September at East Coast Taunami Fest, Reading, PA.


  • Tom Petta (Guitar/vocals)
  • Paul Carney (Guitar)
  • Zach Lorinc (bass)
  • Rob Ferreira (drums)


Incomplete list of compilations


  1. ^ "Bigwig". Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Bigwig Returns Battered". RiffYou. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Pete Mossberg. "Bigwig: Reclamation". SputnikMusic. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 

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