David Higgins began playing piano by ear at the age of 3 as he taught himself Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” as his first piece. In his hometown, Columbia, SC, David was classically trained for 14 years before transitioning to rock and pop music, which held his attention and intrigue vastly more than classical music.
Studying Biology Premed at Anderson University, he continued to play and sing incessantly and began performing professionally at 18 in bars and pubs across upstate South Carolina. After graduating with honors, David moved to Charleston, SC to attend Medical University of South Carolina College of Dentistry but soon before medical school began, he realized his greatest passion was performing.
Over the past 4 years of full time performance, David has played over 1,000 shows from New Orleans to New York as he currently resides in Charleston. Greatly influenced by classic rock in his early years, David carries a love for the old rock ballads while merging that feeling with the newer pop synth driven dance tunes. His voice is most often compared to Elton John and David Gray.
The David Higgins Band was formed in the spring of 2011 and has earned it’s reputation of one of the lowcountry’s premiere and busiest bands. While still enjoying playing events and clubs, David is transitioning his efforts toward an original music career under Adelie.