Hearts lit up Friday evening over at the Fonda Theatre for the wickedly talented Bishop Briggs. For those who arrived early, the show kicked off with a bang with musician Matt Maeson.The Virginia Beach native gave us tasty insight into his dark and creative mind. Through loud foot stomps and raw, gritty vocal stylings, it was no question he captivated new listeners. You can listen to his two EP’s, “Who Killed Matt Maeson” and “The Hearse” now. [Check out photos of Matt Maeson at the Fonda in the photo gallery below]
Without further ado, the lady of the hour showed her face. Alongside her talented drummer and guitarist, Bishop Briggs rocked the house. With little to no fatigue shown, Briggs made the Fonda her private hang out with a sold out show that lasted an hour and a half. Fans went crazy as the 25-year-old jumping bean performed. Briggs opened the show with her hit single “White Flag” off her newly released debut record, Church of Scars. WOW! Just wow! When the song was released only a few months ago, fans ate it up. What I believe enamors the listeners most about Briggs is her powerhouse vocals! She really brings you on a journey through her emotions. There’s no doubt about it that Briggs is also one of the coolest artists out there. Her style is casually simple: Adidas track suits and mismatched Vans skate shoes. What is truly the coolest about Bishop Brigss wildly likable personality, is that there is practically little to no difference between Briggs on stage and off stage as far as how she carries herself. She is soft spoken but then BAM! You could tell Briggs is so overwhelmed with the positive response she gets from her fans. Her music has been so well-received all over the world. I witnessed the front row practically shout the lyrics back at her throughout the set.
It’s a phenomenon …
Watching Briggs run in place while the songs fuel her energy even more is so insane. Bishop sped through her set with every single song off Church of Scars, including her candid banter. Attendees left with smiles on their faces and music running through their heads.