Briley is a 12 year old singer-songwriter that lives in Downers Grove  (born and raised). 

She has been singing from the time she started to talk and sang in multiple choirs including the well know Glen Ellyn Children's Choir (Amima) where she sang Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” with the Grant Park Orchestra and another performance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  Her parents bought her first guitar when she was 9 years old and her mom had to learn how to play by watching YouTube so she could teach her daughter.  Her mother would then learn how to play a new song and then teach it to Briley.  Around that time, Briley also wrote her first song and entered a PTA Reflections contest where her song made it all the way to State.  When Covid hit there were not many outlets for Briley's musical talent but there was always time to learn a new song with her Mom.  So that is what they did.  They played for over an hour a night, every night until a song was performance ready and then they would move on to a new song.  Once things opened back up 11 year old Briley hit her first open mic night and has been playing at every family event, block party, gathering that she has come across until preparation met opportunity.  When she was up in Michigan she got to sing for and with America’s Got Talent 2020 runner up Austin Edwards (Broken Roots).   Kicked her interest up a notch to start playing bigger and bigger crowds.  She was also lucky enough to get accepted to a 3 week singer-songwriter at Interlochen Center for the Art in Michigan just in time to get home to play at Rotary Grove Fest.   Keep and eye out for this girl in the future and remember her name it's Briley with a "B"!

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Article about Briley

Downers Grove Magazine

Check out the article on Briley in the November 2021 issue of Downers Grove Magazine.  See page 39