Interview: Andrew Higgs

Interview: Andrew Higgs

Andrew Higgs is no stranger to Bendigo music, last year he made his debut at our famed summer ‘Gigfest’ and returned in August to launch his incredible 6-track debut, ‘Stomp.’ Not only are we very lucky to have him heading off the February 5th Golden Vine Blues and Roots Music Festival fundraiser, he is also very keen to be involved in the festival itself.

“I think the festival’s an awesome idea, a blues and roots festival anywhere is pretty cool, but to have down in our neck of the woods is really sweet.”

While he’s a brilliant soloist in his own right (anyone who seen him at Summer In The Parks will agree) Andrew Higgs with the rest of his band becomes a real force to be reckoned with. On bass, Andrew has Ed Reed, one of the fastest-developing musicians around.

Originally a guitarist, he swapped to bass last year only because Higgsy needed a bassist! Since then he has developed sound control over his instrument and puts many bassists who have been playing for years to shame. On drums we have a new addition, and he’s no slouch. When he’s not organising the lovely festival on the cover of this newsletter, he will now be sitting behind the Andrew Higgs Band drum-kit. Bendigo drumming powerhouse Colin Thompson rounds off the trio.

“I’m really happy to be playing with Col, we haven’t had a jam yet, but he’s a madman on drums so I’m pretty sure it will work out well!” said Andrew. Higgsy plans to follow up ‘Stomp’ this year with a brand new release. “That’s one of the big goals for this year” he said. “We’d also love to embark on a national tour, it’s something I’ve always wanted to do.”

Higgsy also has a slot lined up for the famous St Kilda music festival on February 11th. “I’m really looking forward to that one as well” said Andrew. “We haven’t done too much in the last month so it’s nice to get back into the swing of things.”
We are looking very forward to having Andrew Higgs on board for the Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival this November.