Born in London to Scottish parents, raised in Japan and Hong Kong, and writing her own songs since age seven, Bishop Briggs was already immersed in American pop-culture by the time she moved to Los Angeles to attend college.
She persevered in L.A., focused on a clear mission, and was never too proud to play any venue that would have her, often to crowds smaller than would gather in her childhood living room. She honed her artistic vision with the help of producers Mark Jackson and Ian Brendon Scott.
Bishop Briggs’ music now transcends the limitations of singular genres, blending folk, pop and electronic music into a wholly unique sound. Her voice, lived-in and unafraid, has been likened to artists as varied as Janis Joplin, Florence Welch, Aretha Franklin, and Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes), but Bishop foregoes restraint and defies categorization, forging a path that is uniquely hers.
With more new material, recent live performances/opening slots for Coldplay, Passion Pit and Kaleo, and a headlining tour, Bishop Briggs is poised to be one of 2017’s biggest breakout artists.
Whether it is the rapture of “River” or defiance of “Wild Horses,” Bishop Briggs’ songs are all inspired by what she calls “the biggest, most toxic and tragic love affair I’ve ever had”: her lifelong commitment to music.
BISHOP BRIGGS 2017 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Date City Venue
April 15 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
18 Seattle, WA Showbox
20 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
22 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
26 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
28 Minneapolis, MN MN 96.3’s Go Show @ Fine Line Music Café
30 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
May 2 Detroit, MI Majestic Café
3 Toronto, ON The Mod Club
5 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
6 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
7 Pawtucket, RI The Met
9 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
10 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg
12 Nashville, TN Exit In
12-14 Atlanta, Georgia Shaky Knees Festival
16 Orlando, FL The Social
17 St. Petersburg, FL The State Theatre
19-21 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Beach Music & Arts Festival
20 Austin, TX The Mohawk
21 Dallas, TX House of Blues - Cambridge Room
23 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
27 Napa, CA BottleRock Napa Valley
June 15-18 Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival
30 New York, NY Panorama Music & Arts Festival