Lisa Brigantino to perform at Cool Little Music Shop Thursday
Award-winning singer-songwriter/composer/multi-instrumentalist and SUNY Fredonia alum Lisa Brigantino will give an in-store performance at Rik Napoli’s Cool Little Music Shop on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Joining her on guitar for a few songs will be her husband, Thomas Millioto, also a Fredonia alum.
Brigantino is an engaging performer whose original music spanning groove, genre and topic earned her seventh place on Indie-Music’s Top 25 list of 2012. Most recently, she won a coveted Singer/Songwriter Showcase spot at the New Jersey Folk Festival.
Brigantino will also be in town to attend the Fredonia State Chamber Singers reunion and participate in an alumni concert in Rosch Recital Hall at The School of Music on Nov. 6 at 1 p.m.
Her latest CD “Wonder Wheel” is an eclectic collection of 13 songs ranging from folk and blues to rock, old-time, Americana, pop and more and was recorded and produced by Brigantino and Millioto in their Brooklyn studio. All of the tracks were written and performed by Brigantino with guest performances by Millioto, Lori Brigantino, Susan Haefner and Jerry Snee (all Fredonia alums). With most of the instruments played by Brigantino, the arrangements show off her versatility as an artist ranging from mellow vocals and finger picked acoustic guitar to full blown rocking band arrangements with Brigantino deftly handling electric guitars, bass, keyboards and more.
“Wonder Wheel” has received international airplay and terrific reviews including a “Five Star Review” and “Pick Of The Week” from Indie Music Critic and MuzikReviews.
Blog Critics says, “Lisa Brigantino is what you’d call a complete musician – a superb multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. Brigantino brings to her songwriting that real sense of melody that so many putative writers lack.” KRUU-FM says “Lisa’s voice moves fluidly from style to style, earthy on the blues and rocker songs, liquid sweet on the acoustic and pop tunes.”
A number of the songs from “Wonder Wheel” have had placements in film, TV and web series. Brigantino released two singles in 2014 and is currently recording her next full-length album with an anticipated release in early 2017.
Brigantino was an original member of Lez Zeppelin, the world’s first all-girl, Led Zeppelin tribute band and played bass, bass pedals, keys and mandolin as well as sang backing vocals. She toured internationally with the band for a number of years performing at A list venues and festivals around the world, including headlining Bonnaroo. The band’s debut CD was released in 2007 produced and recorded by the legendary Eddie Kramer. Brigantino left Lez Zeppelin in 2009 to focus on writing and performing her original music.
In addition to being a performing songwriter, she also performs with her sister Lori in “The Vickie & Nickie Show” a wacky musical-comedy act created and written by the sisters.
She received a bachelor of arts degree in music theory and master of music degree in music theory and composition from SUNY Fredonia. She composes music for film, television, advertising and more via her company Hidden Pond Productions Inc. The company also supplies music supervision, music licensing and related clearance and consulting services to filmmakers, ad agencies, broadcasters and producers of all kinds.
Admission is free at 65 W. Main St., Fredonia. For more information about Lisa Brigantino, visit www.lisabrigantino.com.