Rick Neigher

Real Name:
Richard A Neigher
Profile:
Record producer and songwriter who began his career after years of formal musical training and working in bands. Since his first producing project (Tonio K.'s "Romeo Unchained" LP (A&M), co-produced with T-Bone Burnett (Wallflowers)) Neigher has worked with the likes of Prince and John Mellencamp, as well as artists like Wave (WEA), Leah Andreone (RCA), Columbia Records' Melanie Doane, Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel (550/Epic) and country artist Shedaisy (Lyric St./Hollywood). Besides his work as a producer he has been writing professionally since he moved to Los Angeles from Massachusetts. At that time, Neigher, who says performing was never his main passion, made a conscious decision to pursue this specific aspect of the music business-being in the studio. Soon after he began to dedicate himself to songwriting, Neigher's songs came to be covered by a diverse collection of artists, such as Tuck & Patti, Joe Cocker, Wilson Pickett and Sass Jordan. He also wrote "Taste My Spirit" with a then yet unknown Alanis Morissette. In 2002 and 2003, songs written by Neigher were released by Shedaisy (Hollywood/Lyric St.), The Beu Sisters (S-Curve/Virgin), Closure (TVT), The Troys (Elektra) and others. Having been a staff writer at Almo-Irving, Warner/Chappell, Universal Music, and BMG Music, the releases of Neigher's songs have been on a broad demographic. In 2000, Rick recorded with Michelle Branch the CD called "Broken Bracelet." Michelle got signed to Maverick Records after that project. In 2001, Rick worked on various recordings of Niagra Falls group Wave (WEA), such as their songs "California" in Canada, "Think It Over" and "Sleepless". Neigher produced all three with co-writer Ben Dunk. In September 2002 Wave released their follow up cd "State Of Mind" with their 1st single "That's How It Feels," written and produced by Neigher. The Go-Go's reunion album, "God Bless The Go-Go's," included the track "Here You Are" which he also produced. Working with young unsigned bands is an important part of Neigher's career strategy as well, such as Orange County California's Sonichrome who signed a major record deal with Capitol Records. With a background as a musician and a songwriter, Neigher's work strategy as a producer is to develop and focus on a musical identity of an artist. That was the case with San Diego native Leah Andreone, with whom he co-wrote the entire album. Singer/Songwriter Kirsten Proffit's new CD on Broken Arrow records contains 3 new songs co-written with Rick Neigher as well and a 2006 release was scheduled next. Neigher worked also on John Mellencamp's single version of "Wild Night," a duet with Me'shell N'degeocello, and originally by Van Morrison.
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Remix

Rick Neigher - Dance Naked album art John Mellencamp* Dance Naked (Remix) John Mellencamp* - Dance Naked (Maxi, Single) Mercury US 1994 Sell This Version

Vocals

SRM-1-3794 Rick Neigher - Van Nuys Blvd. (Original Soundtrack Recording) album art Ron Wright (3), Ken Mansfield Ron Wright (3), Ken Mansfield - Van Nuys Blvd. (Original Soundtrack Recording)(LP, Album) Mercury SRM-1-3794 US 1979 Sell This Version
Rick Neigher - Everyman A King album art Avalon (17) Avalon (17) - Everyman A King (MiniAlbum, Album) Capitol Records US 1982 Sell This Version
Rick Neigher - View From The Ground album art America (2) America (2) - View From The Ground (Album) Capitol Records US 1982 Sell This Version
ST-12209 Rick Neigher - View From The Ground album art America (2) America (2) - View From The Ground(LP, Album, Los) Capitol Records ST-12209 US 1982 Sell This Version
Rick Neigher - Romeo Unchained album art Tonio K. Tonio K. - Romeo Unchained (Album) What? Records, A&M Records US 1986 Sell This Version
CDP 7 73544 2, 7 73554-2 Rick Neigher - David Cassidy album art David Cassidy Livin' Without You David Cassidy - David Cassidy(CD, Album) Enigma Records (3), Enigma Records (3) CDP 7 73544 2, 7 73554-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
Rick Neigher - Racine album art Sass Jordan Sass Jordan - Racine (Album) Aquarius Records (3) Canada 1992 Sell This Version
none, 314 511 063-2 Rick Neigher - The Regulators album art The Regulators (2) The Regulators (2) - The Regulators(CD, Album) Left Bank (2), Polydor none, 314 511 063-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
Rick Neigher - Adam's Rib album art Melanie Doane Adam's Rib and 3 more… Melanie Doane - Adam's Rib (Album) Columbia Canada 1998 Sell This Version
CSK 41880 Rick Neigher - Happy Homemaker album art Melanie Doane Melanie Doane - Happy Homemaker(CD, Single, Promo) Columbia CSK 41880 US 1998 Sell This Version
EK 80393 Rick Neigher - Time To Fly album art Dunk (11) Dunk (11) - Time To Fly(CD, Album) Epic EK 80393 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
2 60305 Rick Neigher - You Are What You Love album art Melanie Doane Melanie Doane - You Are What You Love(CD, Album) Actorboy Records, WEA 2 60305 Canada 2003 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Rick Neigher - Everyman A King album art Avalon (17) Avalon (17) - Everyman A King (MiniAlbum, Album) Capitol Records US 1982 Sell This Version
Rick Neigher - View From The Ground album art America (2) America (2) - View From The Ground (Album) Capitol Records US 1982 Sell This Version
1A 264-400111 Rick Neigher - View From The Ground album art America (2) America (2) - View From The Ground(Cass, Album) Capitol Records, EMI 1A 264-400111 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
ST-12209 Rick Neigher - View From The Ground album art America (2) America (2) - View From The Ground(LP, Album, Los) Capitol Records ST-12209 US 1982 Sell This Version
Rick Neigher - Romeo Unchained album art Tonio K. Tonio K. - Romeo Unchained (Album) What? Records, A&M Records US 1986 Sell This Version
Rick Neigher - Good Question album art Good Question Good Question - Good Question (Album) Paisley Park US 1988 Sell This Version
Rick Neigher - Notes From The Lost Civilization album art Tonio K. Tonio K. - Notes From The Lost Civilization (Album) What? Records US 1988 Sell This Version
Rick Neigher - Racine album art Sass Jordan Sass Jordan - Racine (Album) Aquarius Records (3) Canada 1992 Sell This Version
none, 314 511 063-2 Rick Neigher - The Regulators album art The Regulators (2) The Regulators (2) - The Regulators(CD, Album) Left Bank (2), Polydor none, 314 511 063-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
74321 28279 2 Rick Neigher - Time Was album art Curtis Stigers Every Time You Cry Curtis Stigers - Time Was(CD, Album) Arista, BMG 74321 28279 2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
Rick Neigher - I Am [...] album art - I Am [...] (Album) RCA, BMG, Ventrue Entertainment Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Rick Neigher - Veiled album art Leah Andreone Leah Andreone - Veiled (Album) RCA Canada 1996 Sell This Version