» go to the music page for more
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, I come from a musical family. Both of my parents were trained musicians and all of my brothers and sisters are artists. Being a baby boomer I was completely blown away by The Beatles and Beatlemania. The music really opened doors for me and I followed the British wave through psychedlia to prog rock to punk and well beyond. Currently I play in several bands, one being my own. I would say that regardless of who I am playing with I always try to play deep, to go inside the music and let it play through me. It's such a great experience when it happens. To describe the music or why we play it, well, it's not the blues and it's not music designed for a party. I'd say the music encourages people to just listen and let the music tell a story, paint a picture, create a nice mood and maybe all of these at once. With that said, it's entirely possible to party to my music and you can hear the blues in my playing.
Why this name?
I'd love to find a good name for The Dereck Higgins Band. Other bands I am in are Son Ambulance, Flamethrower, Paddy O'Furniture, Family Radio, RAF and The Pat Higgins Trio.
Do you play live?
Since I started this page I've toured. I mostly enjoy it.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The music industry is not what it used to be.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Doesn't seem to matter that much anymore.
a complete history is available at www.dereckhiggins.com
The Beatles, Donovan, The Moody Blues, Sun Ra, Henry Cow, Can, Faust, The Residents, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Soft Machine, Gong, Neil Young, Donovan, Jimi Hendrix.
actually my home.
A variety. I'm not into it too much.