Higgins
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Background Singer, Keyboard, Drums, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - General, Other, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

Im the bass player for Stoke-on-Trent based Hard Rock band Blue Origin, however I'm also looking to play in various other bands & acts, as I just love making music.

Get in touch with me either over Facebook (search Danny Venom-Higgins) or email me at dhiggins666@.co.uk

Currently I'm wanting to start playing in something heavier than my current band (think, Pantera, Black Label Society, Cancer Bats, Everytime I Die).
Or something along a "Sleaze Rock" vein (think Ratt, Skid Row, Motley Crue, Velvet Revolver etc)

Screen name:
Higgins
Member since:
Apr 28 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
5
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I draw alot of influence from pretty much any music that I listen to, for a good few years of my playing, that was mostly metal musicians, however in the past 12-18 months, I've drawn alot from more classic rock, alternative rock & even jazz, blues, & funk player, I think that this large pool of influence has helped me to become a more well rounded player.
However, I would generally sight my main influences as a bass player as the following:
Josh Newton (Every Time I Die & The Damned Things), Troy Sanders (Mastodon), James LoMenzo (White Lion, Ozzy, Pride & Glory, Black Label Society), Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue, Sixx AM), Rex Brown (Pantera, Down), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, Steve Vai, various others), Bryan Beller (Steve Vai, Dethklok, various others), Justin Chancellor (Tool), Blasko (Rob Zombie, Ozzy).

Instrument experience:

Background Singer:
Intermediate
Bass Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Various basses,
Dean Hillsboro Jazz (active jazz style, maple fretboard, 2-band pre-amp)
Dean Demonator (active Thunderbird style bass, 2-band pre-amp)
Dean Spire (active Thunderbird/Mockingbird style, 3-band pre-amp)
Dean Edge Hammer (active Ibanez-y type bass, 2-band pre-amp)

500 watt Hartke, LH500 (valve/solid state hybrid) & Marshall VBC 4x12 cab.

Pedalboard full of stuff for different tones & sounds (from clean & phat funk, to bluesy growl, to that classic SVT snarl, even to fuzzed out awesomeness. 4
Current board: Line 6 Wireless -> Korg Pitchblack Tuner -> Ashdown Sub-Octaver -> Digitech Synth-Wah Envelope Filter -> Ashdown James LoMenxo Hyperdrive -> Electro-Harmonix Bass Big Muff -> BOSS PH-2 Super Phaser)


Currently saving for a valve amp & different sounding basses (fretless, 5 string, hollowbody etc)

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Smashing up The Underground again!! Get down, £4!!

We're playing at Manchester Academy 3, get down, it'll be good!

We're playing at Grand Centeral in Manchester, free entry.

We're playing at the Rigger with our good friends Sworn to Oath, & Molly Leigh, free entry before 10.

"THE 1st BIG PARTY OF THE YEAR!

We're kicking off the year in style, with a headline gig at the one, & only Sugarmill!!

This all came about after our heroes latest sucess with Rocktober at The Underground, we all thought "Hey, lets get something even BIGGER, BETTER, & MORE AWESOME at the 'mill"

Who's up for giving us a hand in blowing Rocktober out the water?
We want to see all of the following:
Human Pyramids
Circle Pits
Sing Alongs
Walls/Crawls of Death
Clap Alongs
Generally Going MENTAL!!

BLUE ORIGIN

With Special Guests; Vinyl Overdrive & (T.B.C)

Tickets are £4 each & available from the bands & management

SEE YOU AT THE FRONT!!
www.myspace.com/blueorigin
www.myspace.com/vinyloverdrive