The story of the Higgins Brothers

Sunny days over crashing waves, cheeky seagulls floating on the breeze and an island lost in time. This is the world of The Higgins Brothers and the inspiration behind their music.

Hailing from the Isle of Man and now based in Bristol, their sound and the new album are influenced by the rhythm of life by the sea, of days on the beach and nights round the campfire, creating fun, folky, sing-a-long pop.

Brotherly inspiration

But it’s not just the sea n’ surf that drive the distinctive personality and tone of the music, this primarily acoustic duo are brothers. Both Robin and Toby write music and lyrics for the band, either one might catch an idea from a cloud and throw it in The Higgins Brother’s musical mixing pot. The songs are a combination of life experiences and journeys to the sky and beyond.

The brothers play guitar and cajon and both sing vocals, giving their harmonies a richly-blended quality. For the album, they invited Ruari Floyd to join on bass. They also include an array of different percussion instruments including a Cuban tres as well as some organ.

Transatlantic influences

The variety of instruments reflect the travels and musical backgrounds of each of the brothers - from Dartington College of Arts in Devon to the Instituto Superior del Arte in Havana where they got to grips with Cuban-style guitars, the cajon and the tres.

Currently gigging at live venues across Bristol, the duo are preparing to spread the sunshine, sea and sound of their new album at next year’s summer festival circuit. They’ve put together a mix of songs that’ll take you on a mini adventure. They advise: ‘Get on the sky wine, hold on tight and let The Higgins Brothers lead you on the vibe to another place.’

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