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BRIZ / Press

"Neil Young and Springsteen influenced songwriter sings sweet, plays hard and delivers a knockout song" Briz is a versatile Philadelphia area singer-songwriter who is an excellent live performer with an awesome vocal range. He sings blues, country and Americana and can sound like Neil Young in his vocal delivery when he sings high. When he is growling, he can also sound a bit like Springsteen. His writing can sound like both artists as well. However, he also knows how to write a good country tune, and in the case of this self produced release he has written an extraordinary country tune. This one song,(Cowboy Serenade) is worth the cost of the CD alone.

"The stories and ideas are so well thought out that it needs to be called a concept album, and it’s as if they aren’t really songs but a series of really catchy vignettes. As I said before, yes, parts of it are heavily somber in tone, but Briz does throw in a ray of light now and again in the form of “I Don’t Care” and “Heart Be Still,” showing that life ain’t all that bad, or in my case bad grammar. But since I have first heard these songs, I have stood by my word when I said “I Don’t Care” will be a hit; it is so perfect and touching of a song it’s impossible for it not to be."

"Now Briz’s CD of all original songs is called HARD TIMES, and just by the cover artwork you can tell this ain’t no Carpenter’s walk through the sunny side of life. The front cover sleeve displays a rainy day, steering-wheel view out a wiperless window staring down an endless tree-lined country road, while the back sleeve shows a hardened figure (Briz?) standing amongst giant truck tires discarded in the woods. No, it may not be a pretty ride, but any reflection of the economically destroyed, hard-time world we live in today is by its very nature going to be a bit uneasy. Yet Briz can take all that pain and still turn it into a heartfelt song of beauty and recognition."