David Briggs

David Briggs is an Australian musician and record producer, and former guitarist in the Little River Band between 1976 and 1981.

In 1976 he joined Little River Band. He wrote their hit single "Lonesome Loser", as well as "Happy Anniversary". From 1978 until 1981, Little River Band achieved six consecutive U.S. Top 10 singles with "Reminiscing", "Lady", "Lonesome Loser", "Cool Change", "The Night Owls" and "Take It Easy On Me".

Briggs also produced the rock band, Australian Crawl, and co-wrote their single "Hoochie Gucci Fiorucci Mama" with vocalist James Reyne. He produced Russell Morris' "Almost Frantic" album and started Rough Diamond Records with Melbourne based music writer Ross Gardiner, which was distributed through Astor Records and then PolyGram. He signed the band No Fixed Address which is the first Aboriginal band and released the single "We Have Survived" which was launched by Bob Hawke, who was the Prime Minister of Australia at the time. Briggs has also produced songs with The Orphans, Hop Skip Jump, Big Ronnie, The Stockings and The Young Home Buyers, which were released on Rough Diamond.

Briggs now works as a recording engineer and producer in Melbourne, and has worked on thousands of records since starting the Production Workshop Recording Studio in 1979. Since 2002 he has been a lecturer at Victoria University, Melbourne, teaching Applied Acoustic Design and Advanced Digital Audio.

  • 30+ years as a musician including lead guitar for the Little River Band 1975 - 1981
  • The first Australian guitar player to be recognised by US magazine Guitar Player (1976)
  • Writer of several LRB hits including the Grammy nominated song The Lonesome Loser (1979)
  • Producer of many Australian artists including the multiplatinum Album The Boys Light Up by Australian Crawl
  • Started the Production Workshop recording Studio in 1979
  • Graduated Surrey University in the UK (Music Engineering) in 1985
  • Lectured at Victoria University 2002 - 2010: Applied Acoustic Design and Advanced Digital Audio
  • Advance Australia Award for Outstanding Contribution in Music (1979)
  • Australian Performing Rights Association Aria Hall of Fame Award for contribution to Australian music with The Little River Band (2004)
  • Numerous Gold and Platinum International Record sales - LRB

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