“Lisa Brigantino is what you’d call a complete musician-a superb multi-instumentalist, singer/songwriter, and not least, rocker. Brigantino brings to her songwriting that real sense of melody that so many putative writers lack…”
– Jon Sobel, Blog Critics
Award-winning singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Lisa Brigantino is an engaging performer whose eclectic approach to songwriting spans groove, genre and topic. A trained composer with a Master of Music in music composition and music theory from SUNY Fredonia, Lisa also composes music for TV, film, theatre, dance and more.
Lisa’s latest solo CD “Wonder Wheel”, containing a mix of Folk, Rock, Blues, Americana, Old-Time and more, continues to receive international airplay and fantastic reviews, including a 5 star rating and “Pick Of The Week” from Indie Music Critic and Muzikreviews.com as well as numerous other publications, blogs and ezines. Muzikreviews.com says “Brigantino has been put on all kinds of “artist to watch” lists. You should do more than watch. You should listen and then re-listen and re-listen again. “Wonder Wheel” will touch you, entertain you, and refresh you.“ Women of Substance Radio says “Lisa is one of the most versatile songwriters we’ve heard. She is a true artist who has mastered countless styles of writing, singing and performing. This New Yorker moves effortlessly from a sensitive acoustic ballad to an in-your-face bluesy romp without skipping a beat.” Among other accolades, Lisa appeared on Indie-Music.com’s Top 25 and she was a finalist in the Best Female Artist Category of The 6th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards and for the 1st Annual Songs For Social Change Contest for her song “Used To Be A House” from Wonder Wheel. Lisa released two singles in 2014 and is currently recording her next full-length album with an anticipated release in late 2017.
Lisa performs regularly at venues ranging from intimate house concerts and coffeehouses to clubs, large theaters and more. She has been selected to appear at a number of music festivals including The New Jersey Folk Festival (Singer/Songwriter Showcase Winner), The Florida Music Festival, Maplewoodstock, The Rockland-Bergen Music Festival, The Pleasantville Music Festival, The Black Potatoe Festival among others. In addition to her own performances, Lisa can often be found sitting in and performing with other musical artists on a variety of instruments including electric bass, fiddle, mandolin and more.
Lisa often performs her original songs with her sister Lori Brigantino, who sings and plays a number of instruments and whose vocals can be heard on “Wonder Wheel” as well as Lisa’s first album, “A Brooklyn Night.” Lisa also performs with Lori in “The Vickie & Nickie Show” a wacky, self-contained theatrical musical/comedy act where the real life sisters portray Vickie & Nickie – the multi-instrumental, singing housewife sister duo straight from the hills of Northern Minnesota.
Lisa was an original member of Lez Zeppelin, the all girl, all Led Zeppelin tribute band and toured internationally with the band playing bass, bass pedals, keys, mandolin and doing backup vocals. During Lisa’s years with the band, they received rave reviews in many publications and news sources including Rolling Stone (US, Germany and Japan ), Time Out New York & Chicago, Entertainment Weekly, The London Times, The Boston Globe, The New Yorker, VH1, MTV News, CNN News, CBS Sunday Morning and many more. Performance highlights include appearances at The Bonnaroo Music Festival and Voodoo Fest (USA), Download Festival (UK) Rock am Ring/Rock am Park (Germany). The band’s self-titled debut CD was released in 2007, recorded and produced by the legendary Eddie Kramer. Lisa co-wrote two of the original songs on the album. Lisa left the band in 2009 to focus on her own original music.
Lisa Brigantino is proud to be a Kurzweil Endorsed Artist. She is a member of SESAC, The Songwriters Guild of America, New York Women in Film and Television, a voting member of NARAS (Grammys) and serves on the Advisory Board of Women In Music, Inc.