Digney Fignus is a Boston based singer/songwriter and producer. His latest CD, LAST PLANET ON THE LEFT (April 2011) recieved national and international airplay spending a month in the TOP 40 on the national Americana Chart and reaching #6 on the International Roots/Rock Chart.
"Last Planet on the Left further cements Digney Fignus's standing as one of the most complete and thought-provoking songwriters gracing the roots/Americana landscape. Lyrically positive and musically as brilliant as ever, these 12 songs have more hooks and lures than a fishning tackle box. If Last Planet on the Left doesn't get you moving, check your pulse and see if you're still alive!" - Reb Landers, The Alternate Root
This is Digney's third CD that has recieved national airplay and scored on the charts. Spinning a number of songs off for TV and book trailers, TALK OF THE TOWN, (October 2008), was Digney's second "concept" CD continuing the story of Johnnie Boudreaux, "a man too good lookin' for his own good," first introduced in the critically acclaimed TROUBLE ON THE LEVEE (2006).
"Sounding like Randy Newman in his heyday, Digney wrangles up 12 new songs that bubble with grooves so infectious, you're going to need a good liniment to work them out" - Doug Sloan, Metronome Magazine
KDHX - St. Louis, MO - Letter from the Line (track 8 Talk of the Town) "A stunning song about a soldier writing home. The lines in the middle about killing a man in the line of duty are absolutely chilling."
TALK OF THE TOWN spent three months on the Americana Music Chart reaching #24. It also scored in the Top 20 on the New Music Weekly College Chart and the Far Roots Report .
Live, whether unplugged or with a full rhythm section, the band is a fan favorite at festivals. The shows are high-energy full throttle fun that feature contagious songs that you'll be singing the next day. Bring your dancing shoes...
Digney started out singing in the choir and playing the clarinet. They were soon traded in for a microphone and electric guitar. He arrived on the music scene in the '80s playing guitar and singing in a three-piece Boston punk band called THE SPIKES. Scoring on local radio with songs like "Air Raid" and "Summer Vacation." THE SPIKES performed for underground loft shows that eventually led Digney to run one of the first "Punk" night clubs in Boston, ("Streets" voted Boston's #1 nightclub by the Boston Phoenix). Digney's first big break came when he won the MTV basement tapes with his hit song and video "THE GIRL WITH THE CURIOUS HAND". This led to a follow up release on COLUMBIA RECORDS that Digney co-produced with former CHARTBUSTER and MODERN LOVER, Leroy Radcliffe.
More success came when Digney won the WZLX Boston Anthem contest with his song "BOSTON TOWN". The song is featured on the four-song CD BOSTON TOWN which was nominated for RECORD OF THE YEAR, by the Mass Country Music Awards Association. One of the songs from the CD, "End of the Line," won one of the SONG OF THE YEAR awards.
In 2006, TROUBLE ON THE LEVEE, marked a departure for Digney and the beginning of a refreshingly different chapter to his musical career. The rootsy character based CD enjoyed 22 weeks on the Americana Roots Rock chart. It also included a short story that linked all the songs together. The story became the basis for the next CD and opened up a whole other world of writing opportunities. Articles by Digney are currently appearing regularly in Boston area magazines.