Justin Mark Briggs
Justin Mark Briggs is working with Big Bang Theory (Australia) as 'BBT' in 2017. He is performing the original songs he wrote and recorded with the band in the 1990s and his current solo work including recordings from 2014 - 2016 with classic covers in pubs in NSW. In 2014 and 2015 he wrote and recorded songs and instrumentals engineered by Peter Holz (EMI house engineer). These tracks were self - nominated for the Blues and Roots APRA awards 2015 and 2016. Starting in January 2014 at SAE (Spanish Dream), Rig Pig Studios Redfern in January 2015 (Murringo and Binalong) and at 301 Castlereagh Sydney on 9 and 10 July 2015 where tracks. Sydney Harbour Blues is from that session.
Justin Mark Briggs performed with Boston Blue who were finalists in the Sydney Blues Awards 2015.
Gigged with Boston Blue from January 2013 - October 2016 featuring Australia’s best Blues Rock Rhythm Section with Garry Norris (bass and vocals) and Pete Sevil (drums and management). Wrote and recorded demo at A# Studios June 2015 with Jeff Cripps engineering three of my original blues based songs.
From 1992 – 2001 performed as Big Bang Theory. Gigged, wrote and recorded three demo albums. Supported Guns’n’Roses, Choirboys, The Whitlams and played at the International Motor Cycle Grand Prix at Eastern Creek, Sydney.
1985 – 1990 gigged and recorded with Kizum. Recorded demo albums, one with producer Kevin Shirley (Jimmy Page, Joe Bonamassa, Aerosmith) in 1987/1988 at Honey Farm Studios as guitarist, backing vocalist and co-writer. Supported artists including Jon English, Doug Parkinson, Goanna, Kevin Borich Express, Party Boys (vocalists Eric Burdon, Angry Anderson, Graham Bonnet, Swanee) and Mal Eastic Band.
1982 – 1985 various guitar recording sessions including corporate and album work and album credits for Joey Perrone, live TV (Ch 9 and 10 Mid-day shows) as guitarist for singer Lukas Oliver, back-up vocals and album credit with Gulliver Smith (writer of ‘Touch of Paradise’) session guitar for producer and keyboardist Wayne Miller and various gigs in bands.
Big Bang Theory played its first gig as a minor support band to Guns'n'Roses at Eastern Creek Racetrack Sydney in 1993. With Garry Norris on bass and Mark Lambert on drums we recorded an album in 1995 produced by Ian Chambers that was independently released. We played many gigs doing mainly originals and a few Hendrix, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin covers! We supported the Choirboys and the Whitlams and played again at Eastern Creek in 1997 at the International Motor Bike Grand Prix. We recorded an album of demos in 1998. We then self produced a second album in 1999 which became our swan song splitting in 2000. We did some great gigs (some still on youtube - thegibsongrabber) received some minor press and radio coverage and had a great time while it lasted. Garry and I did a reunion gig in August 2011 (youtube - Big Bang Theory Mistreated) and rehearsed with Mark in November 2012, January 2015 and ongoing rehearsals from January 2017.
My guitar favourites are Gary Moore, Ritchie Blackmore, Allan Holdsworth, Joe Bonamassa, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Satriani, Eddie Van Halen, Robin Trower, Steve Howe, Paul Kossoff, Tommy Bolin, and Andy Summers.
My vocal favourites are Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes, David Coverdale, Robert Plant, Paul Rodgers, Jon Anderson, Ian Anderson, Bon Scott, Jimmy Barnes, Sting, Jack Bruce - mainly British blues belters! Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and the above guitar based bands are my song writing heroes.
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Great stuff - and you play piano! Great musicianship.
Fantastic work here Jay. Very well done. Really enjoyed this.
@thomas-br-then: Thank you!
@leandro-garcias-421193701: Thanks very much Leandro! All the best Justin Mark Briggs
Good stuff Lachy!
@keiton-music: Thank you so much!
@willy-brister: Thank you Billy!
@nonskidblondes: Thank you!!!
@dyed-purple: Thank you so much! Especially from a Ritchie fanatic. He's a big inspiration to many players.
@grimtim91: Thank you so very very much!