Pat Briggs

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Pat Briggs performing with Psychotica in 2009.

Pat Briggs is the lead singer of the glam rock band Psychotica.[1] He also played the role of gay rock musician Luke in All Over Me and was once briefly associated with Bill Hastings. In addition, he appeared in the New York Theatre Workshop version of Rent, in the role of Tom Collins.

Pat Briggs was instrumental in the creation of a theme night at a club in Atlanta called Glitterdome. It was a night of sex, drag, and Rock n Roll. Pat was typically dressed as his alter-ego, Torment, and would sing live with the Glitterdome band. It also featured other local drag queens from Atlanta as well as other nationally known stars.

Pat, also had created the night in Los Angeles at the El Rey theater called Club Makeup, which the E! channel did a special documentary on. He also was the creator of Squeezebox in New York City. Squeezebox! The Movie premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25, 2008.

Pat Briggs also sang and toured with a band called the Impotent Sea Snakes for a brief time.

In late 2001, a close friend of Pat's, Carrie Hamilton, Carol Burnett's daughter was diagnosed with lung cancer. Pat left Atlanta and returned to Los Angeles to be by her side. He spent almost the entire year in Los Angeles with her and her family supporting her through her illness. In January, 2002, upon Miss Hamilton's urging, he returned to do another Glitterdome show in Atlanta. On January 20, 2002, immediately after his performance, he learned that Carrie Hamilton had died. Pat returned to Los Angeles and took part in a six page long interview in the November issue of Popular 1 magazine. The article includes never before seen pictures of Pat Briggs. The interview was done in July 2008, only a few weeks before the news of the reunion of Psychotica, who signed with Toxic Shock Records.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Psychotica". AMG. Retrieved 14 May 2010.