Briley is a 12 year old singer-songwriter from Downers Grove, Illinois.
She has been singing from the moment she could talk and over the years has grown into her own artist as a singer-songwriter while also adding her unique style to cover songs.
She has already had a vast array of experience ranging from choirs, open mic nights, Garage Band U performances, block parties, private parties, to festivals. Some of her many shining moments include singing with the Glen Ellyn Children's Choir (Anima) performing Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” with the Grant Park Orchestra, singing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and singing in The Nutcracker with the Joffrey Ballet at the Chicago Lyric Opera House.
How did it all start? Her parents, recognizing Briley's gift for music, bought her first guitar at 9 years old. Her Mother then taught herself to play guitar from YouTube just so she could teach her daughter how to play.
Quite often Briley's Mother accompanies her on guitar. However, Briley has proven to play guitar and sing magnificently on her own. Not long after mastering singing and guitar, Briley wrote her first song and entered a PTA Reflections contest where her song made it all of the way to State.
When Covid hit there weren't many venues providing Briley the opportunity to perform, so she spent that time learning new songs with her Mom. They played for over an hour every night until a song was performance ready, after which they'd move on to a new song.
Once things opened back up, 11 year old Briley hit her first open mic night to hone her performance skills. Since then she has taken every opportunity to perform at family events, private parties, block parties, and festivals. Then one summer evening, preparation met opportunity. While in Michigan, she sang at a private party where in attendance was America’s Got Talent 2020 runner up Austin Edwards (from Broken Roots). Upon seeing her perform, Austin Edwards eagerly joined Briley where they performed a duet of "Shallow" by Lady Gaga.
This kicked up her confidence and interest immensely where she began playing to larger and larger crowds. She was then accepted to the prestigious singer-songwriter camp at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan and arrived home just in time to play the Rotary Grove Fest.
Keep an eye out for this up and coming talent and remember, her name is Briley with a "B"!