"The PC2R is the perfect piece of portable rackmount gear with the amazing Kurzweil sounds we all love. When I was with Lez Zeppelin, I was able to create and program a variety of “Zeppelin” sounds with the unit (everything from the keys sounds for “No Quarter” to the string sounds for “Kashmir”)...The PC2R allowed me to always have my sounds with me wherever in the world we toured. I could always hook it up to whatever backline keyboard we were provided if I didn’t have my controller with me. Now, it will be an integral part of my studio as I write and record for film, TV and advertising."
-Lisa Brigantino, singer/songwriter/composer/multi-instrumentalist
Lisa Brigantino is an award-winning singer-songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist. She is an engaging performer whose original songs span a variety of styles including Rock, Folk, Blues, Americana, Old-Time and more.
Lisa's latest CD "Wonder Wheel" has received international airplay and outstanding reviews including a five star review and "Pick Of The Week" from Indie Music Critic and MuzikReviews. 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." Jon Sobel of 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 trained composer with a Master of Music degree in music composition and music theory from SUNY Fredonia, Lisa also writes for film, TV and more. Coming from an eclectic base has helped Lisa compose music for a variety of projects including "Reflections", an experimental theatre production, "Scenes and Revelations", a play produced at The Chautauqua Institute, "Seeing Red", a short film which Lisa also appeared in, various choral and instrumental works, a cabaret show entitled "The Edge of Guilt, A Quantum Trek" and numerous arrangements and transcriptions. Lisa has sound designed and composed music for Twinfish Productions, Inc., The New Edge Theatre Company and The Central Stage Players. In addition, Lisa has written music for TV producer Stephen Kaufman of Snappercreek Productions as well as production music for Technical Directions, LLC. Her song "Wallflower" was used in the short film "The Journal". Most recently, Lisa and husband Tom Millioto wrote and recorded the music for a national TV and radio commercial for Plato's Closet, an apparel store chain. Lisa also scored music for the short films "Taken" and "Game Night" both written and directed by Jennifer Williams. Lisa's company, Hidden Pond Productions, Inc., supplies music/talent supervision, intellectual property licensing and original custom music production, scoring and sound design services for a variety of clients. Visit www.hiddenpondproductions.com.
Lisa received a Citation of Merit Award from past Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden for her work on her debut CD "A Brooklyn Night". She was a finalist in the 6th annual International Acoustic Music Awards for her song "Used To Be A House" from Wonder Wheel, and is the recipient of numerous honorable mentions in the past eight consecutive Annual Billboard World Song Contests.
In addition to her own singer/songwriter performances, Lisa performs with her sister Lori Brigantino in "The Vickie & Nickie Show!" a wacky musical-comedy act. Jenna Esposito of Broadway World says "The talented Brigantino sisters put on a show unlike any other - their characters are complete, well-rounded, and immensely entertaining, and their musical talent is undeniable." For more information, visit www.vickieandnickie.com.
Lisa was an original member of Lez Zeppelin, the world's first all girl, all Led Zeppelin tribute band, playing bass, keyboards, mandolin and doing backup vocals. She left the band in 2009 to get back to working on her own original material. While Lisa was with Lez Zeppelin, they toured internationally playing A list venues and festivals including Bonnaroo (US), Voodoo Fest (US), Download (UK), Rock Am Ring/Rock Am Park (Germany) and garnered rave reviews in Rolling Stone ( US, Germany and Japan ), Time Out New York & Chicago, Entertainment Weekly, The London Times, BBC.UK, CNN.com, The Sydney Morning Herald, AOL.com, Relix Magazine, The Boston Globe, Seven News Australia, The New Yorke, Vh1, MTV News, CNN News. They also made television appearances on CBS Sunday Morning, Plum TV and Music Fair TV in Japan. Lez Zeppelin's debut album released in 2007 was recorded and produced by the legendary producer and engineer, Eddie Kramer.
Lisa is a member of SESAC, The Songwriters Guild of America, a voting member of NARAS and serves on the Advisory Board of Women In Music, Inc., She is also a past co-editor and contributing writer for Women In Music, Inc.'s quarterly magazine, WIM. For more information, please visit www.lisabrig.com.