brettraymond

From west coast music to the commercials…

Born in Dayton, Ohio USA in 1958. He recieved a composition music grant from the Brigam Young University and after that started his music career. In 1982 he was member of the band Souvenir that released two singles on the label Curb Records.

In 1986 Brett Raymond moved to Tokyo, Japan to work as composer, producer and arrranger for pop artists, and also doing radio and TV commercials spots etc. The same year he moved to live in Tokyo city Brett Raymond signed to Sixty Records to release his debut album. In the studio he gathered the L.A. Studio Cats to contribute to the recordings. The album titled “Only Love” is today among west coast music collectors a “masterpiece” and the list of musicians on the album is: Jay Gruska, Randy Waldman, Steve Lukather, Michael Landau, Michael Porcaro, John Keane, Michael Fisher, Steve Tavaglione, James House & Joseph Williams. You can call that a great line-up 🙂

The Tokyo trip on last a year and Brett Raymond moved back to US, to settled down north of Salt Lake City, Utah. He continued to work as musicians, producer etc. and has a huge client list of TV-Channels doing commercials etc. including the theme for the “Today Show” on NBC, and the title theme for “ABC’s Wide World of Sports.

Beside doing TV commercials and writing he has continued his solo career and released several album since the debut “Only Love” in 86. The album “First Light” was honored with the Album of the Year from the Faith-Centered Music

Discography

City Music Album 1

Manhattan West Music 2017

Tracks: Just Another Fool, How Can You Dance, All-American Girls, Rebecca´s Eyes, I Keep Knocking, It´s Not Good, Simple Solution, The Joke´s On Me, Love Is Neon & Could It Be.

Musicians on the City Music Album 1 album: Brett Raymond, Eric Wallengren, Marcus Finnie & Tanya Barkdull.

Only Love

Riverman Music 2012

Tracks: Walk Into Love, What About Me (And You), Only Love, It’s Not Like The Movies, Send It To Me, When You Say You Love Me, Please Don’t Look At Me That Way, We Just Can’t & Some Chances Around Here.

Musicians on the Only Love album: Brett Raymond, Jay Gruska, Randy Waldman, Steve Lukather, Michael Landau, Michael Porcaro, John Keane, Michael Fisher, Steve Tavaglione, James House & Joseph Williams.

Mini Christmas Album

BR Music 2004

Tracks: Feel Like Christmas Time, Christmas In L.A., Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Up On The Housetop & We Wish You A Merry Christmas.

Musicians on the Mini Christmas Album album: Brett Raymond, Todd Sorensen, Eric Wallengren & Tany Barkdull.

Feel Like Rio

Aosis Records 2002

Tracks: Waters Of March, Agua De Beber (Water To Drink), Comfortable, Vince Goes To Rio, Dindi, Feel Like Rio & Favela.

Musicians on the Feel Like Rion album: Brett Raymond, Vinnie Colaiuta, Pat Smith, Eric Wallengren, Rob Honey, Michael Dowdle, Tom Hopkins, Grant Geissman, Katherine Nelson Thompson, Angela Winston, Brandon Fields, Brian Booth, Ray Smith, Andy Suzuki, Tony DeLorenzo, Todd Sorensen, Tanya Barkdull, Jenny Frogley, Dandy Porter, Meredith Campbell, Natalie Reed, Tammie Gallup & Bryan Hernandez-Luch.

Primarily For Grown-Ups Again!

Desert Book Records 2001

Tracks: Prologue (The Child I Am), Lift Up Your Voice And Sing, I Think When I Read, Army Of Helaman, Truth From Elijah, I’ll Walk With You, The Wise Man And The Foolish Man, Popcorn Popping, I Have A Graden, Christmas in Zarahemla (Samuel Tells Of The Baby Jesus), How Will They Know? & The Child I Am.

Musicians on the Primarily For Grown-Ups Again! album: Brett Raymond, Todd Sorensen, Vinnie Colaiuta, Pat Smith, Jim Stout, Eric Wahlengren, Tom Hopkins, Michael Dowdle, Tom Scott, Ray Smith, Daron Bradford, Dave Halliday, Bryan Hofheins, Lou Campbell, Charlie Davis, Tony DiLorenzo, Maxine Waters, Julia Waters, Oren Waters, Jenny Jordan Frogley, Ramona Lambert, Kenneth Cope, Lenny Braus, Tom Baron, Meredith Cambell, Jackie Coleman, Kathryn Collier, Amy Jackson, Judy Rich, Judd Sheranian, Lois Swint, Gwen Thornton, Ellen Bridger, Jim Hardy, Ron Beitel, Steve Kostyniak, Kevin J. Abbott, Juan F. Badal, Devin Brown, Seth N. Child, Stephen Jackson, Brian V. Jensen, Michael Jensen, Brian T. Lee, Masa, Ben Nielsen, John W. Parker, Jeffrey Richardson, Randy Lawrence Seely & Salt Lake Children’s Choir.

A Case Of Pop

Shadow Mountain Records 1998

Tracks: Angel’s Gonna Find You, Early Day’s A Summer Day, Through Your Eyes, Changing Trains, Hury Up Heaven, Jasmine Afternoon, Summertime, She Loves Me, Everything’s Now, (Headed For) Higher Ground, When You Look In My Eyes, The Ride & Right Here Is Fine.

Musicians on the A Case Of Pop album: Brett Raymond, Tom Hopkins, Sean Halley, Michael Dowdle, Pat Smith, Craig Poole, Jim Staut, Dick Vincent, Todd Sorensen, Ron Brough, Marc Russo, Kurt Bestor, Nolanda Smauldon,Holli Ammon, Tanya Terry, Jenny Frogley, Cody Hole, Judd Mahr, Randy Porter, Felicia Sorensen, Randy Thornton, Joseph Williams & The “BR Soda” Strings.

First Light – Scenes From The Restoration

Dreams Book Records 1997

Tracks: Main Theme / Prologue, How Is A Boy To Know?, Serious Reflection (Instrumental), A New Day, Who Is This Joseph?, Main Theme / “Insults” Reprise, Insults, I Can’t Deny It, Emma’s Theme (Instrumental), Get The Gold / Chase, Home At Last Safe At Last, The Work Continues (Instrumental), Lost, Main Theme / “Still” Reprise, Still My Servant Still My Friend, Days Never To Be Forgotten, Sing With Joy, Listen Listen (Filling The Hunger), All That Was Giv’n & Main Theme / Epilogue.

Musicians on the First Light – Scenes From The Restoration album: Brett Raymond, Felicia Sorensen, Marvin Payne, Peter Breinholt, Judd Maher, Roger Hoffman, David Brus, Kenneth Cope, Meredith Campbell, Tom Baron, Bonnir Bennett, Jackie Coleman, Kathryn Collier, Emily Day, John England, Beverly Hansen, Theresa Hicks, Karen Hughs, Kathryn Kunz, Mellisa Lewis, Lara Messerly, Jennie Outram, Natlie Reed, Judy Rich, Cynthia Richards, Richard Stout, Lois Swint, Gwen Thornton, Janice Vincent,, Teresa Welch, Ruth Whetstone, Barbara Williams, Leslie Harlow Chris McKellar, Mario Ortiz, Lynn Rilling, Joel Rosenberg,, Jeff Wagner, Carolee Baron, Mark Bell, Ellen Bridger,, Bonnie Felger, Nicloe Jackson, James McWhorter, Warren Mueler, Kevin Shumway, Audret Terry, Ben Henderson, Lola Lowry, Claudia Norton, Kristen Gygi, Sally Humphreys, Jane Lyman, Holly Gornik, Brad Smith, Daron Bradford, Ed Cabarga, Russell Harlow, Mitch Morrison, LuAnn Phyle, Steve Kastyniak Larry Lowe, Steve Proser, Jane Wooley, Ryan Anthony, Bob Brown, Anthony diLoenzo, Bryan Hofheins, Russell McKinney, Bryce Meeham, Ron Brough, Kenny Hodges, Todd Sorensen, Lysa Rytting, Michael Dowdle & Nicole Jackson.

Primarily For Christmas

Shadow Mountain Records 1996

Tracks: Prologue / Remember The Child, Here We Come A Carolin’, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Stars Were Gleaming, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Silver And Gold, Toyland, Reprise / Remember The Child, Up On The Housetop, Christmas Time Is Here, A La Nanita Nana, Somewhere In My Memory, Away In A Manger & Remember The Child.

Musicians on the Primarily For Christmas album: Brett Raymond, Tom Hopkins, Michael Dawdle, Pat Smith, Jim Stout, Todd Sorensen, Dave Weckl, Tom Scott, Jenny Frogley, Tanya Terry, Joseph Williams, Tom Baron, Lenny Braus, LoiAnne Eyring, Therena Hicks, Karen Hughes, Katharine Kunz, Natalie Reed, Judy Rich, Richard Stout, Lois Swint, Janice Vincent, Barbara Williams, Leslie Harlow, Marlo Ortiz, Gwen Thornton, Jeff Wagner, Ellen Bridgerm & Ryan Selberg.

Primarily For Grown-Ups

Desert Book Records 1994

Tracks: Prologue (Through A Child’s Eyes), “Give” Said The Little Man, Keep The Commandments, Book Of Mormon Stories, The Handcart Song, Father Do You Love Me?, Oh What Do You Do In The Summertime?, Stairway To Lasting Joy, In The Leafly Treetops, When Joseph Went To Bethlehem, My Heavenly Father Loves Me & Epilogue (Through A Child’s Eyes).

Musicians on the Primarily For Grown-Ups album: Brett Raymond, Tom Hopkins, Dave Blasucci, Michael Dawdle, Arien Card, Holly Gornik, Jim Hollister, Joseph Williams, Brittany Raymond, Aymee Raymond,Carlee Raymond, Kelsey Raymond, Paul Abegg, Meredith Campbell, Leslie Harlow, Cathryn Manning, Natalie Reed, Cynthia Richards, Richard Stout, Lois Swint, Gwen Thornton & Lynnette Thredgold.

Only Love

Sixty Records 1986

Tracks: Walk Into Love, What About Me (And You), Only Love, It’s Not Like The Movies, Send It To Me, When You Say You Love Me, Please Don’t Look At Me That Way, We Just Can’t & Some Chances Around Here.

Musicians on the Only Love album: Brett Raymond, Jay Gruska, Randy Waldman, Steve Lukather, Michael Landau, Michael Porcaro, John Keane, Michael Fisher, Steve Tavaglione, James House & Joseph Williams.

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