BISHOP BRIGGS LIVE AT EL REY THEATRE
Electric. That’s Bishop Briggs in a word. The 24-year-old phenomenon sold out the El Rey in Los Angeles on April 13th, 2017, filling the petite venue to the brim with admirers. This El Rey show kicked off her first headlining tour with supporting acts Shaed and Manatee Commune.
Bishop Briggs is the stage name of Sarah McLaughlin, a reference to the town of Bishopbriggs, Scotland. Briggs was born in London, but grew up in Tokyo and Hong Kong. She discovered her talents whilst doing karaoke as a child and moved to Los Angeles to study at Musician’s Institute. After playing local shows for quite some time, Bishop Briggs is making the breakthrough we all saw coming. It’s a good time to get to know her as she is blowing up on the festival circuit. Briggs left her mark on the Gobi Tent during her Coachella debut this past weekend, creating many new fans and thoroughly impressing those who knew her previously.
Billboard’s recently named “New Voice of Alternative” jumped onstage full of energy—sporting her signature Stan Smiths and spiked choker. With the anticipation of her self-titled EP release at midnight, the crowd was nothing but excited. These fans were dedicated. The moment Briggs set foot on stage, her name echoed from the walls, shouted by adoring fans. Not a lyric was missed—even ones from her unreleased tracks.