Contact him the boy from Ipanema! An openly homosexual artist with Helps looking to contact the lives of a larger viewers in the nature of compassion and tolerance through music and lyrics, Briggs can be a master of the soft, sensual, seductive music. In 1989, he was struck using a paralysis known as Guillain-Barre Symptoms and placed on complete lifestyle support until it handed. He then experienced needing to re-learn to walk, chat, compose, etc. Ever attempting to regain vocal control through aerobics, biofeedback, strength-training and vocal exercises, Briggs attempt to produce his 1st solo recording in 1992.