SHREWSBURY, NJ - Award-winning singer-songwriter/composer/multi-instrumentalist Lisa Brigantino will perform at D’jeet in Shrewsbury, NJ on Saturday, February 20, 2016 with special guest, her sister Lori Brigantino. Owned by Chef Casey Pesce, D’jeet specializes in local and seasonal cuisine. The Brigantinos will perform during dinner from 6pm ’til 8:30pm and there’s no cover charge.
Lisa Brigantino's latest CD “Wonder Wheel" is an eclectic collection of thirteen songs ranging from Folk and Blues to Rock, Old-Time, Americana, Pop and more and was recorded and produced by Brigantino and husband Tomi Millioto in their Brooklyn studio. The album contains 13 tracks all written and performed by Brigantino with guest performances by Tomi Millioto, Lori Brigantino, Susan Haefner and Jerry Snee. 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. 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." 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 has made appearances at a number of music festivals including The Florida Music Festival, Folk Alliance International, The Black Potatoe Festival, The Pleasantville Music Festival, Maplewoodstock and The Rockland-Bergen Music Festival. Lisa Brigantino released two singles in 2014 and is currently recording her next full length album with an anticipated release in 2016.
Lisa frequently performs with her sister Lori Brigantino, who sings and plays a number of different instruments and whose vocals can be heard on "Wonder Wheel" and Lisa's first solo album, "A Brooklyn Night." Lori is also a trained actor with Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, TV & film credits in NYC. In addition, Lisa and Lori have a wacky musical-comedy act called “The Vickie & Nickie Show.” where they play a singing housewife sister duo from Minnesota who entertain their audiences with family stories and fun original tunes, hilarious pop song interpretations, improv and audience participation all while accompanying themselves on many different instruments.
A trained composer with a Master of Music in music composition and music theory from SUNY Fredonia, Lisa Brigantino also writes for film, TV, advertising and more. Brigantino was an original member of Lez Zeppelin, the world's first all girl, Led Zeppelin tribute band and played bass, bass pedals, keyboard 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 material.
D'jeet presents Lisa Brigantino with special guest Lori Brigantino on Saturday, February 20th, 2016 from 6pm ’til 8:30pm. D’jeet is located at 637 Broad Street, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702. Visit www.djeetcatering.com. For more information about Lisa Brigantino, visit www.lisabrigantino.com.