Mike Brignardello

Mike Brignardello is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1980 David Meece Are You Ready? Bass
1981 Farrell & Farrell Make Me Ready Bass
1981 Amy Grant In Concert Bass
1981 Amy Grant In Concert, Volume Two Bass
1982 Mickey & Becki Brand New Bass
1982 Kenny Marks Follow Him Bass
1982 Amy Grant Age to Age Bass
1982 Glenn Garrett Nothing Without You Bass
1982 Kathy Troccoli Stubborn Love Bass
1982 Steve Archer Solo Bass
1983 Lenny LeBlanc Say a Prayer Bass
1983 David Meece Count the Cost Bass
1983 Petra Not of This World Bass
1983 Imperials Side by Side Bass
1983 Michael W. Smith Project Bass
1983 Amy Grant A Christmas Album Bass
1984 Gordon Jensen Fighting the Fight Bass
1984 Billy Sprague What A Way To Go Bass
1984 Billy Crockett Carrier Bass, Mini-Moog
1984 Pam Mark Hall Supply and Demand Moog Bass, Bass
1984 Sandi Patty Songs from the Heart Bass
1984 Amy Grant Straight Ahead Bass
1984 Michael W. Smith 2 Bass, Mini Moog
1984 Kathy Troccoli Heart and Soul Bass
1984 Brent Lamb Tug of War Bass
1984 Pete Carlson Child of the Heavenly Bass, Mini Moog Bass
1985 Angie Lewis Heart Dance Bass
1985 Gabriel Out of the East Bass
1985 Marloe Scott Wilson The Pink Lady Bass
1985 David Meece 7 Bass
1985 Amy Grant Unguarded Bass
1985 Tim Daniels A Vision Beyond Bass
1985 Carman The Champion Bass
1985 Scott Wesley Brown Somebody's Brother Bass
1985 Steve Archer Action Bass
1986 Silverwind Set Apart Bass
1986 Sandi Patty Morning Like This Bass
1986 Kathy Troccoli Images Fretless Bass, Bass
1986 Brent Lamb One Man Bass
1986 Billy Crockett Surprises in Disguises Bass
1986 Amy Grant Collection Bass
1986 Tony Elenburg First Things First Bass
1987 Tami Gunden Written On My Heart Bass
1987 Steve and Annie Chapman Guest of Honor Bass
1987 Scott Wesley Brown The Language of Jesus Is Love Bass
1987 Kenny Marks Make It Right Bass
1987 Geoff Moore The Distance Bass
1987 Twila Paris Same Girl Bass
1987 Steven Curtis Chapman First Hand Bass
1987 Margaret Becker Never For Nothing Bass
1987 First Call Undivided Bass
1987 First Call Somethin' Takes Over Bass
1988 Billy Sprague La Vie Bass
1988 Sherman Andrus Caution to the Wind Bass
1988 Kim Hill Kim Hill Bass
1988 Steven Curtis Chapman Real Life Conversations Bass, Choir Vocals
1988 Amy Grant Lead Me On Songwriter, Bass
1990 David Meece Learning to Trust Bass
1992 Kim Boyce Facts of Love Bass
1993 Michael English Hope Bass
1993 Bruce Carroll Walk On Bass
1995 Geoff Moore Familiar Stranger: The Early Works of Geoff Moore Bass
1995 Scott Wesley Brown Misson of Praise Bass
1995 Russ Taff Winds of Change Bass

Mike Brignardello

Mike Bignardello has spent most of his adult life in the studios of Nashville playing bass for artists as diverse as Faith Hill, Trace Adkins, Emerson Hart, Amy Grant, Tim McGraw, Peter Cetera, Toby Keith, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn, Lynyrd Skynyrd and hundreds of others. Raised in Memphis and stepped in the rich musical tradition of the city he migrated to Nashville in 1983 and began a busy studio career in the Christian market, recording ground breaking records with Amy Grant, Michael W Smith, Stephen Curtis Chapman and others.

In 1988 he moved to Los Angeles and began a five-year stint with the rock band Giant, featuring Dann Huff. Giant released Last of the Runaways in 1989 on A&M records, and Time to Burn on Epic Records in 1992. They toured extensively in Europe and the US and had a top twenty hit with “I’ll See You In My Dreams” in 1990.

When Giant disbanded in 1993 Brignardello moved back to Nashville just in time for the explosion in country music. He played bass on dozens of multi-platinum records throughout the ‘90s, including “Breathe” Faith Hill, “Country Club” Travis Tritt, “Not A Moment Too Soon” Tim McGraw, “I Need You” LeAnn Rimes, “Amazed” Lonestar, and dozens of others. Mike has been able to maintain a varied musical diet by working with Emerson Hart, former front man of Tonic, on “Cigarettes and Gasoline”, and Universal Records artist, Safety Suit, one of Nashville’s best rock bands.

He manages to stay in touch with his Memphis roots by gigging with his eight-piece soul band, Grooveyard, fronted by John Cowan. In 2008 he reunited with Amy Grant for the ‘Lead Me On 2008’ tour, which led to the opportunity to co-produce and play bass on several songs on Grant’s latest record, Somewhere Down the Road, released in 2010 on EMI. In 2010 Mike and founding Giant member drummer David Huff re-formed the band Giant and released “Promise Land” on Italy’s Frontiers Records. The 13 song CD included two videos, one for the single “Promise Land”, and a making-of video diary. The new line up features Terry Brock (Strangeways) on vocals and John Roth (Winger) on guitars and vocals.

“Making this record was exhilarating” he said from his home studio where much of the record was made. “I love that style of melodic hard rock; I like the swagger.”

The CD received excellent response so the possibility remains for another. Brignardello remains in the thick of the Nashville studio scene, playing bass on records by Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Ronnie Dunn, Luke Bryan and many others. In between sessions Brignardello spent much of 2014 touring with Amy Grant, Vince Gill and Trace Adkins.

Mike Brignardello. (n.d.). Retrieved July 9, 2016, from D'Addario website: http://www.daddario.com/DaddarioArtistDetails.Page?ActiveID=3777&ArtistId=42756

Created by siremidor - 26-July-2010
Last Edited by siremidor - 09-July-2016
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