Rockin’ the Blues with SEBA

By Tina LoBosco

SEBA Oct 2022

I recently sat down with one of JSJBF’s newest member bands, SEBA. Sebastian Nigro talks about his project and how it came together.  

How did SEBA come together?

SEBA is a personal project that started as a way to tell the stories of my life, share experiences that can inspire others and to help them feel their own identity and be heard. Just the guitar wasn’t enough to reach other people and to express my emotion and feeling about what happened and what keeps happening in my life, so in 2021 I decided to sit down and write everything, recorded it, and started this journey. 

Who are your biggest influences?

Jimi Hendrix, Robben Ford, BB King, Joe Bonamassa, Albert King, Matt Schofield, to name a few. 

What’s the craziest thing that has happened while performing?

Once, my drummer on a gig “Vinnie” was smoking a cigar during the show but when he put it down to throw the ashes, he placed it on top of the set list and lit it on fire, just for a second but that was the craziest and funniest thing that happened to me. 

What is your creative process like?

When it comes to me, I’ll sit down and write. I don’t have a technique that I’ll use, it is about the moment. 

If you could open a show from any artist, who would it be? 

Joe Bonamassa, Robben Ford, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tedeschi Trucks. 

How have you enjoyed being part of the JSJBF? 

Just want to say thanks to all the JSJBF members for all the support and love that they show me constantly in every event I had a chance to perform or assist.