TAVISH (formerly known as Briagha McTavish) is an award winning artist from Los Angeles, CA. Her lower range is killer; her upper range is soft and melodic, and her ability to write and perform music is magical.
TAVISH's songs run the gamut of human emotions and issues ranging from the joys of young love, to grief, regret, abuse, and addiction. She has won many awards for her songwriting, the latest being the winner of the Pop category of the 2015 West Coast Songwriters International Songwriting Competition.
TAVISH has over two hundred and fifty performances under her belt. Her shows are diverse, interesting, full of passion, and that draw her audience into the magic of her music. Her good humored, quirky banter between songs keeps things entertaining and light.
- TEDx, Lafayette, Indiana
- "Chick Singer Night" at the Bluebird Cafe, Nashville
- Featured interview on Taxi TV with Michael Laskow, President of Taxi A&R, Los Angeles
Featured performer, Canadian Music Week, Toronto, Ontario
Singer/Songwriter of the Year - ThinkLafayette Magazine
Featured independent artist for national trade magazine "I Am Entertainment".
"Simple Things" wins as one of the Top Five Songs of the Month by Songwriter Universe magazine, Los Angeles
Winner ("Always On My Mind") and Runner-up ("Simple Things") of the national radio series In Search of a Song's Searchlight Song Competition. As winner Briagha was the subject of a one hour show and broadcast nationally on select NPR and Public radio stations. Listen here: https://www.prx.org/pieces/100607-in-search-of-a-song-briagha-mctavish
A Winner for "Always On My Mind" and an honorable mention for "Sick" in the Blooming-Tunes Songwriting Competition
Winner, SAMI Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters for song "Sick"
Music and Pictures
Live Performance Video
"... Michael Jackson, was an Indiana native. Not to mention Janet Jackson, John Mellencamp, Kenneth ‘Baby- face’ Edmonds, David Lee Roth, and Axl Rose...all Indiana-born. And now, it looks like Briagha McTavish is prepping herself to join this elite group of musical geniuses. Get to know her before she becomes a household name."
Tim Brouk, arts and entertainment contributor - Think Lafayette
"Her arsenal of songs for piano and acoustic guitar — she often switches between the two during a gig — are sweet, beautiful and full of substance. An expert voice and classically trained piano chops are wonderful conduits for Miss McTavish’s tunes."
"The Next Taylor Swift?" – Purdue Exponent
"...She mirrors Taylor Swift with her tall, lean body topped by blonde hair. Likewise, her whimsical but versatile voice is complimented by the guitar and piano she plays, along with many other instruments. Briagha McTavish, ...may be the next big star. With only 18-years under her belt, her sensible character is revealed through her animated and bubbly personality, a perfect combination for the spotlight."
Joe Peters, host - "Acoustic Blend", WBAA AM920 - Public Radio from Purdue University
"...Briagha McTavish has it all: songs with engaging lyrics, a compelling voice and a contemporary folk-pop presentation over an underlying current of classical music training. Whether on piano or guitar, original songs or covers, from LA to Indiana, this winner of the 2012 Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters is going places fast!”