Brian Michel Bacchus
Producer / Consultant in New York
Grammy winning producer and ex-label head / A&R man that has spent time at most of the major labels and some Indies. He has a unique expertise in the music business including live presentation in a digital world.
Over 30 years in the music and recording business. Started as a buyer in the #1 national retail chain and was then cherry picked for first major record label appointment to do national radio and retail promotion. Based on knowledge and long personal relationships with major artists, was quickly promoted and then became an A&R executive and staff producer at 4 different major labels over the years. Ran an indie label for Chris Blackwell of Island Records and then went independent as a freelance music producer. Added live production and stage management skills for the largest summer music & arts festival in the country over the last decade.
Signed and A&R'd Norah Jones' Come Away With Me, one of the most successful recordings and recording artists of the past 30 years which went on to receive 8 Grammy Awards and sell over 30 million units worldwide. Has a well rounded experience in the total music business experience (past and present) from recording & remixing to marketing & promotion to live production & stage management.
"Producing recordings with great artists is my main focus but I'm still consulting for emerging and established artists, entertainment/marketing entities and artist management."
Past productions include Gregory Porter's Be Good and Liquid Spirit (Grammy winner), Patricia Barber's A Distorion of Love, Randy Weston's Volcano Blues & Spirits of Our Ancestors, Terry Callier's TimePeace, Lizz Wright's Fellowship and Sullivan Fortner's Aria.
"Bacchus was an A&R man for Verve, Antilles, RCA and Blue Note before moving into production and doing stellar work with Randy Weston, Patricia Barber and Gregory Porter.. His A&R work with Norah Jones contributed mightily to her debut, one of the biggest selling albums in history." - Michael Jarrett from PRESSED FOR ALL TIME: Producing The Great Jazz Albums University of North Carolina Press
For a partial list of Soulfeast remixes and productions with Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell go HERE>