Throughout the years, Riggs was the vocalist or guitarist for
several bands, most notably, the nationally touring metal band he co-founded called Arcanium. Releasing two albums and touringwith bands such as Megadeth, Machine Head, Bullet for MyValentine, Otep, Ill Niño, and One-Eyed Doll, Arcanium started togather national attention. One of Riggs’ closest friends turned out to be his tour-mate Kimberly Freeman of One-Eyed Doll. Sean Tibbetts, of Kamelot fame, was also a mutual friend of Kimberly Freeman and confided in her that he was putting together his own band and was seeking a lead vocalist. Kimberly immediately thought of her friend Riggs and introduced the two. Riggs, combined with bassistSean Tibbetts, guitarist Curtis Jay, and Drummer Casey Grillo,formed Sault and began writing and recording what is to become
their first full length album debut.
Originally from Palmyra Pennsylvania, Curtis has spent the last few decades travelling, learning, and working in many sectors of the music industry. Playing guitar, recording, and writing music through much of t
he 90s, he then attended the Conservatory of Recording Arts. After his education in audio sciences he worked in the engineering field in Arizona and then mixing live sound. At the same time he was performing in bands in the Philadelphia area and teaching guitar. Curtis relocated to the Gulf Coast of Florida in 2012 and has spent most of the last three years working on his solo project Inside the Machine (available for listening on ReverbNation). While in Florida, he crossed paths with Sean Tibbetts in a tattoo shop in Port Charlotte where they discussed the possibility of a joint musical venture focusing on a new sound for hard rock/metal. Soon after, Curtis began writing with Sault to complete their current project.
The bassist and founding member of the hard rock band Sault is also an original and current member of the legendary symphonic metal Kamelot, whose most recent accomplishments include reaching Number One on the Billboard heavy metal chart and multiple world wide tours. He is a studio musician and touring artist best known for his insane stage performances. Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and a transplant to St. Petersburg, Florida, he now resides in Kentucky with his family. Sean was also an extreme metal bassist for Royal Anguish (Fear Dark Records, Netherlands) and Wykked Wytch (Demolition Records). Endorsements include: ESP Basses, Alien Ears in-ear monitors, Nady, Sansamp and Wornstar clothing.