Marc Higgins Band
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Marc Higgins Band


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The best kept secret in music


"Marc at the Handlebar"

Marc Higgins is one of the area's most prolific songwriters, and his steady-rolling band envelops his stirring baritone voice as they perform new cuts from the band's recently-released second album, "Slow Moving Train," a compelling and engaging follow-up to their critically-acclaimed 2006 release "Change is Good." - Tad Taylor/ Spartanburg Herald Journal

"Spartanburg Band Featured on WNCW-FM Podcast"

Beginning this month, public radio 88.7 WNCW-FM in Spindale, NC (97.3 in Greenville) is making available on its website podcasts of select performance/interview sessions by regional musicians recorded in the station's renowned Studio B. The first band to be featured is Spartanburg's Marc Higgins Band.

Public radio station 88.7 WNCW-FM, 97.3 in Greenville, has a reputation for playing a healthy amount of music from regional artists as part of its acclaimed eclectic mix. In addition to over the airwaves, that music mix has been available as a live stream at the station's website,, for many years. Now, the best in regional music is taking its place as part of the station's select offering of podcasts as well. On Monday, July 10th, WNCW made available its first-ever "Local Color Spotlight" podcast, and the spotlight will be shining brightly all month on Spartanburg's Marc Higgins Band.

The online feature takes its name from "Local Color", WNCW's weekly regional showcase that airs Friday nights at 9 and Sunday evenings at 7. The Marc Higgins Band performed live on the show and was interviewed by host Kim Clark several months ago just as they were releasing the cd "Change Is Good." Clark, who is also producing the podcast, explained why she chose the band for the inaugural edition of "Local Color Spotlight": "Since a podcast is something that listeners download and can keep with them, I want to make sure that "Local Color Spotlight" features the absolute cream of regional talent, and that goes double for the first installment. Marc Higgins' music first caught my ear back in the late 1990s when he headed the group The Edmonds. When the cd "Change Is Good" by the Marc Higgins Band came into the station, I loved it immediately because of the tight musicianship and memorable tunes. I invited Marc and the group in for a live set, and they were terrific. I want to give more people a chance to hear that session."

"Local Color Spotlight" featuring The Marc Higgins Band will be available as a podcast on WNCW's website until August 8th, when it will be replaced by a live session from another artist or band from WNCW's listening area, which is comprised of Upstate South Carolina, Western North Carolina, and East Tennessee.

- Kim Clark /Host of WNCW88.7

"Spartanburg's musicians set new standards for variety"

Marc Higgins Band, "Change Is Good"

An original Spartanburg act with musical momentum, Marc Higgins Band released its debut during the summer, striking powerfully with songs such as "Subway Song" and "I Know What You Know." But perhaps even more impressive is the group's rapid progression in performance and prolific production.

With vocalist and guitarist Marc Higgins at the helm, the group has practically completed its follow-up, "Slow Moving Train," due out as early as January, and sessions for that album reveal songs that not only assert the band's solidifying sonic identity, but also continue to unfold as-yet-unseen areas of lyrical and melodic explorations.

Visit www.marchiggins for more information.

- Tad Taylor/ Spartanburg Herald Journal


2006 cd debut "Change is Good". Songs from this cd heard on radio are Cat chase the dog, I know what you Know and Change is Good.
2007 cd release "Slow Moving Train". Songs heard from this cd are Sweet Carolina, She Never Pretends and Slow Moviong Train.


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Marc Higgins Band Biography Formed in the early spring of 2005 in Spartanburg, South Carolina Marc Higgins Band is already becoming an upstate "must hear and see" with other regions soon to follow. Having Toured in support of their 2006 debut CD "Change is Good"; Marc Higgins Band has already made fans out of first time listeners. Their no gimmick attitude and entrancing live performances draw audiences closer with each song.
Following “Change is Good” comes Marc Higgins Band 2007 cd release “Slow Moving Train”. As a seasoned songwriter, Marc Higgins shows depth and much diversity using tasteful guitar licks, raw harmonica melody and alluring lyrics .”Slow Moving Train” is a well documented record of marc Higgins ever evolving and well crafted song writing. Relating personal experiences into his songs and sticking to the idea of "only write what you know", "Slow Moving Train" is a testament to the wide spectrum of Marc’s regional influence only found in the upstate of South Carolina’s Bourgeoning music scene. With songs like Sweet Carolina, Waiting for you There, Dream and She never Pretends, Marc Higgins engineers “Slow Moving Train” down the urban Americana tracks.
Followed by Marc Higgins is drummer Michelle Lee. Michelle has played with Marc Higgins for over ten years in such bands as The Turnaround and the Edmonds. Michelle is a faithfully tight and steady drummer always playing to a mass appeal; this girl likes to be heard!
Next up In the Marc Higgins Band is Bass player Keith Wilkins. No rookie himself, Keith has been playing bass in Upstate area bands for over twelve years. Playing with almost as many musicians as there are styles, Keith brings a sound to the MHB that is uniquely his own. With time well spent in bands like indie rock favorite The Giants and local roots and blues legend Dejablu, Keith's tasteful yet sometimes edgy style falls nowhere short of a perfect fit for this ensemble of four.
This puzzle can only be completed with the haunting harmonies of Courtney Johnson. Courtney's sultry backing vocals compliment and complete MHB's southeast sound thus bringing depth and unison to this Spartanburg based band.
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