Briar met Julie Mason, a highly talented and respected pianist
and continued to nudge fear barriers with occasional local gigs,
then decided to make her own CD. Who was going to promote an unknown
like her if she didn’t do it herself? The expert services of Andy
Brown,(base), Frank Gibson Jnr(drums), Murray Tanner (Flugelhorn),
Martin Winch (Guitar) and Phil Broadhurst as Producer were enlisted
and the CD cut.
Without a record company backing, promoting a CD had its own challenges.With
her day job as a Property Investor and Bed and Breakfast operator
taking up most of her time, Briar focused on Restaurants as a target
market. This has proved very successful with many dining patrons
requesting the CD. Its thrilling to hear myself on various radio
stations and also on the Air New Zealand Flight Jazz Channel says
People really like it says Briar including people who would not
consider themselves ‘jazz’ fans, and that’s a real thrill for me.
Slowly its getting out there, but I am hoping a record company will
find it worthwhile to take me on.