Exigent [ek-si-jent], which means “demanding”, “urgent”, or “extreme”. Each member of this 4-piece high-energy pop/rock band is creatively distinct, fusing various musical genres, influences and backgrounds ranging from classic rock to Top-40 and musical theatre. Along with their original music, Exigent covers songs from Heart and Foo-Fighters to Bruno Mars and Ariana Grande putting their unique spin on it. This unique fusion creates a distinct, solid sound that defines this powerful unit known as Exigent. Exigent is endorsed by Ernie Ball Music and Soultone Cymbals.
Lead Singer, Cassie Ortiz, has won several major vocal competitions, and has graced the stage at Carnegie Hall. Jessica Elalouf, Bassist, believes the bass chose her, something that seemed to “fall into her lap.” While attending college, she landed the prestigious role as the bass player and musical director for the university's band music program. Jacob Elalouf, Lead Guitarist, has graced many musical stages across the country including Rockfest Music Festival and Whisky-A Go-Go. Steven Salguero, Drummer, found his love for music by listening to rock & roll as a child. By age 14, he was already playing in his first band.
Fresh off their award-winning performance at the JMA’s in Nashville for “Best Contemporary Rock/Pop Song”, Exigent is actively writing original music and recently scored a chart-topping hit with their single "Low". Together, their demanding style, creates an aggressive yet hook-heavy sound. We are extremely grateful for all of the opportunities that have come our way and are excited about what the future has in store for us!