…brigs is andrea burgoyne. ‘infectious and catchy’ (whitehorse star) with ‘arrangements that sparkle’ (dawson city music festival), her wordy sound has been likened to the weakerthans’ john k. samson by cbc radio’s grant lawrence, one of canada’s most prominent tastemakers. on her own for the first time, solo ep 'one step, two steps' was released last may in whitehorse, yukon, where this singer-songwriter now calls home. produced by jordy walker (christine fellows, kim barlow), the ep marked brigs' official foray into the canadian independent music scene
in 2007, brigs came north to the yukon and began writing melodic, lyric-based songs describing life in beautiful detail. by day she produces shows – first at the yukon arts centre, now the famous frostbite music festival – but by nightfall, her hankering for centre stage is too much to resist. with several local shows under her belt, brigs braved the big stage as the opening act for yukon artist diyet’s cd release, a sold out show in haines junction last year. she spent june traveling in a blue van named newman as the support act for up-and-coming yukon band speed control’s bc/alberta tour and has since played regularly to appreciative yukon audiences.
with growing media attention outside the territory, ‘one step, two steps’ has garnered 4000 last.fm plays, attracted more than 8000 visits to her myspace page (and she can brag CBC radio3 host grant lawrence as one of her fans!)
wowing audiences at whitehorse’s moonstroke festival in january, brigs went on to reach her largest audience to date on February 10, 2011 with a performance for the cbc true north concert series.
brigs continues to play her heart out, earns deserved praise in the process and would love nothing more than to bring her musical charms to a living room, pub or festival near you.
i love it.
review written by: usthiax