Growing up on the picturesque northern tablelands of NSW on a family farm at Nowendoc, set the scene for Dan Higgins' passion for music, adventure and a desire to shape a better world by encouraging people to live happier, more fulfilled lives. Playing with his multi-talented brothers, music has always been a Higgins family tradition, spurring Dan to embark on his current songwriting and artistic journey.
Inspired and encouraged by being acknowledged with song of the week at the Pickin’ Pen song writer’s night in Tamworth, he teamed up with Lawrie Minson and Steve Newton to record his first studio release 'Home For Me' in 2014. Dan went on to study at the JMC music academy in Melbourne and then in 2018 he returned to the studio to record his successful radio single 'The Hand'. Staying in the Australian Country Tracks Top 40 charts for 10 weeks, the song gained him airplay across Australia and overseas in the UK, New Zealand, USA and other countries. Releasing an accompanying music video produced by David Carter at Crestway Productions, also gained him CMC and CMR Nashville airplay, sparking enthusiastic interest in Dan Higgins the artist.
In late 2019 Dan approached award winning producer Matt Fell, and together they are recording Dan’s debut album, bringing together Dan’s influences in both country and folk music and showcasing his song writing passion.
Dan’s music is positive and uplifting and showing similarities in style to the likes of Paul Kelly and Steve Earle.
When not playing music, Dan’s outdoor spirit sees him pursuing adventures on water, land and snow, before returning to a simple life on the farm where his passion for restoring old machinery shines through. Growing up he was the youngest member of the Harry Ferguson Tractor Club giving him a taste of fame on the front page of their national newsletter. Dan is an inventor at heart, always exploring challenging new skills.
He also works as a trained surveyor and will happily sit down with you and elaborate on some of the cool projects he has worked on.
Following the incredible success of Dan Higgins’ song ‘Isn’t It A Shame’ reaching #6 on the National Country Songs Top 40 airplay chart, Dan has released the next single ‘Ain’t Gonna Bottle It Up’ off his upcoming album recorded and produced by multi Golden Guitar winning producer. 'Ain’t Gonna Bottle It Up' will encourage listeners to keep moving forward despite the setbacks – something we can all relate to in 2020.
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