A Cosmic California Rock Story
Through their constant touring and enthusiastic fan base, The Higgs have become one of the fastest-growing, original jam bands. Named after the elusive Higgs-Boson particle - which provides for "mass" of all things in the Universe and helps to unify all different forces - The Higgs blur musical boundaries and unify the different sounds of jam/jazz, rock, prog, reggae and blues into an new musical fusion. The four members are John Lovero (Guitar/Vocals), Garrett Morris (Drums/Vocals), David Barsky (Bass/Vocals), and Jesse August Jennings (Keys/Organ/Synth/Vocals). With their stage presence showing how much they truly enjoy interacting with their audiences, it shows up in their sound which turns out being tight & infectious. Come see why The Higgs are one of the fastest-growing bands in the scene today!
John Lovero is a singer/songwriter, lead guitarist, who writes the majority of The Higgs music. His influences range from Stephen Stills, Neal Casal, to Jimmy Herring. He has been featured in many bands including Midnight North.
Garrett Morris is versed in a plethora of musical genres and holds a degree in drums and percussion. He launched his career by touring with Igor and Red Elvises. Morris has played on numerous albums. He played kit in a musical production of "School House Rock Live" in Los Angeles selling out three consecutive months. Garrett also performed with Rita Coolidge, members of The Guess Who, and Mike Woods (America).
Bassist David Barsky is from Philadelphia where he played guitar in an original jam band, Blue Light, along with lots of projects all over the Philly area. Drawing inspiration from a myriad of genres; jazz, classical, folk, electronic, reggae, world, Barsky landed in Southern California, after some time traveling, playing in side projects, and open mic nights all over the country.
Jesse August Jennings hails from the East Coast. He has an epic amount of experience with Piano/Rhodes/Clav, various analog synths and Hammond organ. His first touring band, Purple Schoolbus, played close to one thousand live shows over the continental US; they performed in various line ups with artist Keller Williams, Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit, members of SouLive and many other jam outfits. Jennings has done shows with Grammy winner John Starling and has recorded music with players like Jay Starling (Love Canon) and Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers).