Higher Ground Band crosses the lines of music genres and has found a genuine nitch in the Christian music scene. Our original music, inspired of God, appeals to a wide range of ages.
Cathie Silano lead vocals
Frank Silano guitar, vocals, drums
Victor Martin keyboards, guitar, vocals, drums
Blake Travis bass
The members of HGB come from a variety of Tampa Bay, Florida area churches. We are not allied with any particular denomination.
Our musical experience comes from the Christian music industry, the Secular music industry, as well as contemporary Christian praise and worship. We have professional experience in performance and recording.
We are family oriented and all engagements are considered family events.
We have been performing as Higher Ground Band since 1995 and have played at many church sponsored area events, some of which include:
Daytona Bike Week 2003 & 2004 - at Main St. & S. Peninsula, Daytona Beach, FL. Sponsored by Christian Riders Ministry
Biketoberfest 2003 - at Main St. & S. Peninsula, Daytona Beach, FL. Sponsored by Christian Riders Ministry
Clearwater Fun N'Sun Jamboree, Coachman Park, FL. Sponsored by the City of Clearwater, FL.
Peanut Butter Jam, sponsored by Willow Bend Community Church for Christian Social Services of Pasco County.
Christian Motorcyclists Revival 2000, Bradenton, FL. Sponsored by The Christian Motorcyclists Association.
Spring Breakout 2000, Clearwater Beach, FL. Sponsored by Flowing River Church.
Christian Rock On Ice, Tampa Bay Skating Authority, Oldsmar, FL. Sponsored by Somebody Cares Tampa Bay, Joy 91.5 FM.
SonFest '96 and '97 - Coachman Park, Clearwater FL. Sponsored by Faith Christian Church and Flowing River Church.
Members of HGB have worked on or appear on releases by Elias Antonas (River of Anointing, Deep Water Revival) and Meltia Hamilton (Caribbean Reality).
Our first CD, "Higher Ground Band, Vol. One" is available by secure ordering. Just click on the "Store" ;link on the right side of this page. Also, check out the "Links" page and go visit the Higher Ground Band store at CafePress. We have all kinds of merchandise for you there.
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Keep those emails coming and keep on Rockin' for Jesus!!!
We play live any chance we get.
Higher Ground Band is a rockin' mix of Classic, Southern and Blues rock styles and is reminiscent of everything from Bad Company to Led Zeppelin and Stevie Ray Vaughan to Pink Floyd.
ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD FOR THOSE THAT LOVE THE LORD AND ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE! (Rom. 8:28)