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Bri Ingram

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Established on Jan, 2015
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"Bri Ingram – Bri I Am (Music Review)"

Chicago songstress, Bri Ingram is an amazing talent whose new studio album, Bri I Am, will speak to your heart, especially if you have an affinity for candidly honest songwriting set to alternative country-rock music. Upon first glance, one might assume that she’s just another pop singer, but if that’s your early assessment you’d be way wrong. Bri Ingram is the quintessential Windy City tough girl who has just as much moxie as Donald Trump has ego.



Of the six songs available on Bri I Am, my favorite has to be “Belly of the Beast,” because the song actually shifted the mood I was in. I went from being completely burnt out after listening to tons of bad music, to a rejuvenated state where I wanted to hear more of what Bri Ingram has to offer. When a tune can move you to an altered state of emotion, it is a great song! Everything is perfectly placed, from the music to the vocal arrangements, and the song lyrics are so vivid that I could see Bri in a 1920’s black and white movie where she’s at a Las Vegas casino placing bets at the roulette table with Chicago mobsters surrounding her. What an awesome song!



In addition to “Belly of the Beast”, Bri I Am offers a number of other great songs, like: “Bad Bad Boy” and “Can’t Even Cry”. Both of these tracks continue to showcase that Chicago tough girl moxie that Bri Ingram seems to be teeming with. I believe this EP deserves all the support and fanfare it can get because Bri has earned it with Bri I Am - The Miews.com - Shaine Freeman


"Bri Ingram – I Am EP"

Bri Ingram’s “I Am” EP is masterful pop confection weaving together elements of country, rock, and the blues. With such a wide range Bri Ingram is able to convey quite a variety of emotions from the triumphant to the downtrodden. Even in the darkest corners of the EP Bri Ingram’s voice provides the light required. Serving as the heart of the EP Bri Ingram’s voice has a country twang to it, full of fiery passion.

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“Can’t Even Cry” opens the EP up with a gentle, jazz-informed groove. The song’s gentle work shows great depth. Reflections on relationships show some of the relief that happens after a breakup. While they are usually portrayed as tragic events here Bri Ingram sounds positively defiant. A dark sleek atmosphere defines the infectious “Bad Bad Boy”. On “Little Black Dress” Bri Ingram introduces the piece with a sense of anxiety. Vocal delivery is particularly deft on here, starting and stopping on a dime. A languid tempo defines the atmospheric “Save Me”. Bri Ingram’s vocals are particularly adept on this song as they soar above giving the song an airy feel. By far the highlight of the EP is the peppy work of “I Can Make A Little Boy Blue”. Speeding through the song is downright additive, recalling an earlier more innocent time in pop music. Bringing the EP to a close is the playful “Belly Of The Beast”.

Full of hope Bri Ingram’s “I Am EP” is music that soothes the soul.

http://www.briingram.com/ - Skope Magazine - Beach Sloth


"Bri Ingram- I Am"

Driven by a childhood calling to singing and a deeper desire to express herself and tell the stories of her soul, Chicago songstress Bri Ingram is equally passionate about what she puts into her music as she is about what we, the listeners, take from it. Her history to this point includes stints as a sit-in vocalist for local blues outfits, a recorded effort with a folk-rock project and, most recently, the release of her debut EP I Am. The title is in itself an exlamation of her lifelong desires to use her gift of voice and storyteller's soul as a channel to express the high (and low) lights of her life. Collaborating with local songwriters and musicians, Bri Ingram accomplishes this feat with a power and maturity that lies subtle under bright, catchy compositions.


Whether musically, vocally, lyrically or some wonderful combination of the three, all six tracks on I Am stand alone as enjoyable affairs. "Can't Even Cry" is all pent up emotion (as the title might imply), a bulky rocking blues number that speaks of broken love and affairs with a bitter venom that still, somehow, manages to slip a silver lining in with an uplifting chorus and a few lyrical twists. The smart uptempo blues melodies and country twist in the chorus of "Belly Of The Beast" make it a musical treat, while Ingram keeps up with the energy in exciting fashion. Two songs in and it's already clear that she's got variation to match her obvious skill behind a microphone. "I Can Make A Little Boy Blue" shifts gears once again, this time mixing classic pop with alternative country complete with catchy six-string hooks and smooth, soaring vocal melodies. The sheer upbeat essence of this one makes it pop up at the listener, the emotion so easily translated. "Save Me" is without a doubt the most somber part of the set, a slow-brewing and dramatic lounge room blues piece that tells much of Ingram's own story of struggles and situational disappointments, steps along the path to where she currently is. This introspective is done so well that it's easier to relate to the honesty than the average listener (aka me) would expect. The only track here that doesn't grab me is "Bad Bad Boy", which feels a little cliche and flat in comparison to the vibrant atmosphere of personal inflection and clever musical arrangements elsewhere on the EP.


A debut of I Am's caliber is always a rare find, but the most intriguing thing about this musical experience for me was reading how Bri Ingram has viewed this opening salvo as a sort of experiment/retrospective, not wholly representing her musical goals and, most surprisingly, not revealing her full range of abilities as a vocalist. And she is damn good across the board here, shapeshifting into each mood like a practiced professional and creating atmosphere with her melodies and words themselves. The overall effect is one of an intimate look inside an intimate individual, undoubtedly wearing her heart on her sleeve and her soul on full display but not without a short sneer of playful wit or indulging in the more base desires of life. Long story short, I Am is exactly what Bri Ingram wanted by putting those two words on the cover. - Music Emissions- Solitary Man


"ROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH SiNGER-SONGWRiTER BRi iNGRAM AND CUTS FROM HER NEW EP i AM"

With just six songs, BRI INGRAM takes the listener on a whirlwind journey of emotion, heartache, and newfound determination to move on with life and all of it's ups and downs on her EP I AM. Combining a jangly country and western-styled charm with a down and dirty blues and soul delivery, INGRAM has developed a strong musical identity with a little help from her co-songwriting and production team of DAVIDE RASO and OWEN SARTORI. You wouldn't think that a whole life story could be told in the space of six songs but INGRAM has managed to do so here. CAN'T EVEN CRY is a moody exploration into loneliness that rewards the listener with some of the punchiest, observational lyrics that we have heard this side of AIMEE MANN's BACHELOR #2. SAVE ME is an epic plead for a salvation in a world that is all too eager to chew you up and spit you out. INGRAM delivers the soulful ballad with a flawless reading that recalls DUSTY SPRINGFIELD legendary Memphis sessions. BELLY OF THE BEAST is the true knock out moment of the EP with it's frantic bluesy romp detailing INGRAM's winding musical journey. Thankfully that journey is nowhere near over. I AM is a stylish offering form a talent that we'll be hearing more from in the years to come.
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