5 things you didn't know about Bishop Briggs

Singer-songwriter Bishop Briggs got her start in Los Angeles while attending the Musicians Institute. Briggs cut her teeth in the clubs of L.A., performing at any venue that would book her. It was in a local bar where A&R representative George Robertson discovered her. Shortly after Briggs made her breakthrough with the single “Wild Horses.” As a relative newcomer, we thought it would be helpful to impart a little information on the rising star. Here are five things you didn’t know about Bishop Briggs.

1. Her stage name is the name of her hometown

Briggs was born Sarah Grace McLaughlin. Her stage name comes from the town in Scotland where her parents are from, Bishopbriggs. Briggs, however, was born in London but wouldn’t stay there long.

2. Briggs grew up in Japan and Hong Kong

Briggs moved to Tokyo with her parents when she was four. It was in Tokyo where she began writing songs at age seven. When she was 10 Briggs moved again, this time to Hong Kong. After graduating from Hong Kong International School, Briggs hopped across the Pacific, landing in Los Angeles where she attended the Musicians Institute.

3. She first sang in public when she was just four

Shortly after moving to Tokyo, Briggs made her singing debut at a karaoke bar. It was this experience that made her realize that she wanted to be a performer.

4. Many fans discovered her through an Acura commercial

After releasing her first single, “Wild Horses,” the song was picked up by Acura to use in a commercial. Liking what they heard, many of her future fans discovered the up and coming artist by using Shazam to find out who performed the song.

5. Her stage name was formerly just Bishop

Originally, Briggs’ stage name was just Bishop. She added the Briggs, completing the name of her family’s hometown, to avoid confusion with a heavy metal band that shared the name.