As a world recording artist, Brad is well known for his unique integration of the spiritual and vibrational aspects of music, woven into a beautiful story of rhythmic world, jazz, Latin and classical Indian voicing’s that has wowed growing audiences around the world. Brad has uniquely integrated ballet, crystal bowls and indigenous flutes into his storied and popular world music concert performances.
Brad’s varied musical style and creative journey has included studying Indian classical devotional music in India, to performing his crossover Latin, jazz, world music performances into Vancouver’s 2850-seat Queen Elizabeth Theatre, with stops in Europe and recently Calgary’s National Music Centre, and Ironwood show lounge.
Brad’s concert bands have attracted Canadian A-list musicians, such as Michael Ceber – Keys (KD Lang), Dave Sinclair – Guitar (Sara McLaughlin), Miles Hill – Bass (Super Tramp, Idol Eyes), Gaye Delorme, Jesse Zubot – Violin, Miles Black –Keys / Piano, Bill Sample – Piano (David Foster Band), Bill Rungie – Sax (Powder Blues), Angela Kellman (Farmers Daughter), and many others.
On his musical journey, Brad has sat with and performed with such performers as Matt Malley (Counting Crows), Andy Summers (The Police) and countless others throughout pop and world music.
Brad has produced and/or recorded with Paul Hyde (Payolas), Mike Reno (Lover Boy), Paul Janz and Jeff Mann (Spirit of The West), and Gaye Delorme in the penned classic, I Wish It Was Christmas (All Year). This classic received high rotations on Much Music and many major radio music markets.
JOURNEY TO NIRVANA
Journey to Nirvana is a beautiful arrangement of silky vocals and superb songs of master musicians embodying a magical music journey of a melodic passage through the years –from Latin Jazz to sultry blues – all fused with Sanskrit and world music.
Piano: Miles Black / Michael Creber
Keys: Miles Black / Brad Carrigan / Bill Buckingham
Bass: Miles Hill
Drums: Phil Robertson
Percussion: Rafael Geronimo / Brad Carrigan
Saxophone: Bill Runge
Guitar: Robbie Steininger / Brad Carrigan
Classical Guitar: Brad Carrigan
Slide Guitar: (Girl) Gaye Delorme
Violin: Jesse Zubot
Trumpet: Vince Mai
Vocals: Brad Carrigan
BG Vocals: Angela Kelman / Joni Bye / Linda Kidder / Glenda Rae / Cathy Saint Germain
Indian Scat Vocal: Neetu Matharu
Sitar: James Hamilton
Tabla: Uman Tohan
Chimes: Anand Carrigan