Bermuda Triangle Service
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Bermuda Triangle Service

San Jose, California, United States

San Jose, California, United States
Band Alternative Singer/Songwriter


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"Hot Pick"

"Formed as a vehicle for the music of Cynthia Wigginton, a former touring violinist for Alejandro Escovedo and the Mekons, Bermuda Triangle Service is an underappreciated San Francisco trio whose debut album, High Swan Dive, should be hopping off the shelves of indie record stores. The opening song, 'Kukui Lei', is a strange but beautiful cross between Hawaiian music and the dreamy pop of Mazzy Star. The rest of the CD features eclectic instrumentation--musical saw, melodica and violin--combined with Wigginton's languid vocals and wavery guitar sound that seems to melt in your mind. If the CD is any indication, Bermuda Triangle Service is definitely worth a drive down the coast."
(Stuart Thornton) - Monterey County Weekly

"Pop Beat"

"You have two choices tonight: Watch the new street-tough Ricky Martin work his so-last-year faux hawk and shake his clearly straight bon-bon over at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, or drown your sorrows in a set of Bermuda Triangle Service's moonshine-poached torch songs down at the Hemlock Tavern." (Bill Picture) - San Francisco Chronicle

"Pick of the Week, 1/29/06"

"Led by the smoky vocal style of Cynthia 'Wig' Wigginton, Bermuda Triangle Service channels Mazzy Star on one of their sunnier days. As a violinist, Wigginton toured with Alejandro Escovedo and the Mekons for several years and also worked with Richard Buckner. Robert Malta, on bass, and Adam McCauley, on drums, have helped Wigginton create dreamy, country-bluesy tunes on their two self-released records to date, High Swan Dive and Turtle Xing. Musical saw, melodica, violin, and wavery guitar tones accompany."
(Eliana Fiore) - San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Aquarius Records"

"At times Bermuda Triangle Service's vocalist Cynthia Wigginton sounds a lot like Carolyn Mark, Kelly Hogan, Virginia Dare and Paula Frazer. Fans of those lovely ladies just might take a shine to this new combo. They make slow candlelit country with lots of graceful fiddle playin'. Very pretty. For their debut, they've enlisted the kind assistance of Joshua Housh (Catalpa Boys and Our Lady Of The Highway). An engaging debut!" - Aquarius Records Newsletter

"Big Takeover"

"The first notes hit straight out of the Parker & Lily songbook, but then flourish from a more exotic location, and the melodica and saw bring middle eastern movements into the mix. Cynthia Wigginton's vocals are seductive and smooth against the steady sparseness of the drums, as the roll of the bass makes you sway along. Then it picks up into a strange, almost Velvet Underground guitar riff; the whole band chants the chorus behind the still-sexy lead vocals. It's a little bluesy, a little loungey, and a little tropical at times, too. If this is what the house band in the Bermuda Triangle sounds like-- it's probably not such a bad place to lose yourself!
(Marcel Feldmar) - Big Takeover #56

"sf_indie Party Live Show Review"

"Bermuda Triangle Service kicked off the show with a nice, pleasant set of countrified tunes. This three-piece is led by Cynthia Wigginton, who not only possesses a great voice but an awesome last name. I couldn't say what they sound like exactly, but fans of Neko Case, Carolyn Mark, The Court & Spark and that ilk would probably really dig their recordings, at least when they get released. An EP is to be issued pretty soon if I'm not mistaken, and I won't be in the least bit surprised if folks start paying a lot more attention to this band. For lack of song titles, let me just say that the next-to-last-song was great, with this drawn out reggae-dub influence that was just what I wanted to hear (I've often thought that the twangy-ness of country would mesh well with reggae if done correctly, and this just furthered my point). When I mentioned to Cynthia after the show how much I liked that song, and especially the ending, she concurred-- the lack of guitar on the dub-ish ending gives her time to drink beer. You've just gotta love an answer like that."
(Jake Thomas) -


High Swan Dive (self-released LP Oct. 2004)
Connections 2 (Jackalope Records compilation Nov. 2004)



Known as a founding member of both Richard Buckner's The Doubters and the Bedlam Rovers, and as a touring violinist for Alejandro Escovedo and the Mekons, Cynthia Wigginton makes a debut fronting her own songwriting project, Bermuda Triangle Service. Combining country, rock and pop in unexpected ways, the release of 'High Swan Dive' marks the emergence of a unique voice in the music scene.

While sequestered on a tropical island in an octagonal house made of exotic woods, Cynthia (aka Wig) set about honing her songwriting craft. Using a variety of instruments ranging from violin to slide guitar to musical saw, her 4-track recordings became an intimate mix of sounds influenced by the pink sunglasses of an island sunset.

Once Wig and her partner, Adam McCauley (Little My / Warm Wires), returned to hometown San Francisco, they got together with longtime friend, Robert Malta (Paw Paw Blowtorch / HugeLarge), and a trio was formed. With the addition of Adam and Robert, Bermuda Triangle Service's live and recorded performances now include a touch of melodica and harmonica as well as the mysterious "screwdriver". The songs continue to take a traditional and narrative direction that is tempered by a contemporary indie and island sensibility.

With the assistance of Karl Derfler as producer and Joshua Housh as studio engineer, Bermuda Triangle Service has released their debut studio album, 'High Swan Dive' (October 2004). Karl is well-known for his work with such diverse artists as Roky Erickson, Jerry Harrison, Ric Ocasek, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Angry Samoans, and No Doubt.

'High Swan Dive' is available in stores and online through From the opening strains of "Kukui Lei", followed by the band's version of Billy Childish's "Pokerhuntus Was Her Name", and ending with the surreal atmosphere of "Last Dada Dance", Bermuda Triangle Service lets you know that they've made it through treacherous waters and plan on landing.

A follow-up to their debut release is planned for 2007 with Karl Derfler back on the board. The new release is tentatively titled, 'Out of the Dogwoods'.

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