Michael Oliver Tighe (who sometimes records as Tiggers) is an American singer/songwriter, guitarist and actor. He has worked with Jeff Buckley, Mark Ronson, Adele, The A.M., Niia and others. Michael Tighe's songs are represented by Downtown Music Publishing.
Tighe was born and raised in New York City. As a teenager, he was in many New York City Downtown theater productions in the 1990s, where he met Jeff Buckley. Though having had no experience, he was drafted into Buckley's band, with which he toured until the singer's death in 1997.He co-wrote the song "So Real" with Jeff Buckley, in addition to "Vancouver", "Moodswing Whiskey" "Demon John" and "The Sky Is a Landfill". "So Real" appears on Buckley's critically acclaimed album Grace.
Afterwards, he was a member of Those Bastard Souls and then Black Beetle, which included former Buckley drummer Parker Kindred, in addition to Joan Wasser (Dambuilders) and Oren Bloedow (Elysian Fields); the band split in 2002.
In 2006 he recorded a cover of the Britney Spears song "Toxic" with Mark Ronson under the alias Tiggers.The song features verses from Old Dirty Bastard and was a minor hit in the United Kingdom; it was included on Ronson's 2007 album Version. Tighe toured with Ronson and The Version Players from 2007-2009.
in 2014 he co-wrote "Body" with Niia from her debut EP Generation Blue.
- Michael Tighe (2000-05-05). "Jeff Buckley You and I". Huntingbears. Retrieved 2007-09-28.
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