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Exigent [ek-si-jent], which means “demanding”, “urgent”, or “extreme”, is the word that inspired this fresh, new band.
Guitarist Jacob Elalouf was sitting in English class during a class reading of Julius Caesar. He glanced at a page and his gaze fell upon an unfamiliar, yet interesting word. It left such an impact on him, that he thought it would be the perfect name for his band.
Each member is creatively distinct, fusing various musical genres, influences and backgrounds ranging from classic rock to musical theatre. Playing songs from Heart and Halestorm to Foo Fighters. This unique fusion creates a distinct, solid sound that defines this powerful unit known as Exigent. Members of the band are:
Lead Singer, Cassie Ortiz
Lead Guitarist/Harmonies, Jacob Elalouf
Drummer, Steven Salguero
Bassist/Harmonies, Jessica Elalouf
Siblings, Jacob and Jessica are members of Brotherhood of the Guitar, a prestigious organization for young musicians, headed by Robert M. Knight. They are also both endorsed by Ernie Ball.
We have been actively writing original music and perfecting our own sound. Together, our demanding style, creates an aggressive yet hook-heavy sound making us a powerhouse. 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!


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