Bertie Higgins, country music singer USA, is of Portuguese, Irish, German descent. He once supported himself as a sponge diver and began his career in show business aged twelve as a ventriloquist. Winning prizes in local talent contests he soon became a favourite at school assemblies around Tampa Bay.
Birthname: Elbert Joseph Higgins. Nationality: American. Born: Dec 08 1944. For several years Bertie Higgins and his band toured extensively around the globe. Performer, songwriter, vocalist Bertie is also an accomplished screenwriter / novelist / actor who once owned a successful restaurant in Florida Keys.
Higgins’ first band played proms, homecoming dances and sock hops.Bertie graduated from Tarpon Springs High School and enrolled in St. Petersburg Junior College to study journalism and fine art.
Bertie Higgins Variety Show Appearances
Eventually leaving college he became a drummer for Tommy Roe and The Roemans and also played alongside such groups as The Rolling Stones and The Beach Boys. Bertie has also written music for David Letterman, Burt Reynolds, Nancy Wilson and many others.
He has made numerous TV talk show and music variety show appearances around the world. In 2012, following a successful tour of mainland China, he performed alongside Michael Bolton on two television shows from Beijing including the New Year’s gala. Continuing to tour on a regular basis in the Pacific Rim and domestically, Bertie released two number one singles in 2014 in the UK, Europe and Australia.
Also in 2014, Bertie completed his eighteenth CD entitled ‘Cowboys of the Caribbean‘ distributed by Toucan Cove / Universal Music, which contains a new version of his biggest hit.
The Move Into Film Production
Higgins has served on the Board of Governors of the Atlanta Chapter of the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for several years. Besides maintaining a rigorous schedule of one-nighters, he also makes regular appearances on the Las Vegas strip. In recent years, Higgins has moved into film production with his sons Julian and Aaron, producing Beast Beneath (distributed by Entertainment One), 2009’s Poker Run (also distributed by Entertainment One) and 2012’s The Colombian Connection, starring Tom Sizemore and “Christmas in Hollywood”. Wikipedia
Finally a word from Bertie Higgins, who held down the number 3 position on the Hotdisc Charts:
“It is great being back on the Hotdisc charts again. My current single and title cut “The World’s Greatest Lover” is a co-write between myself and one of Nashville’s greatest writer/producers, Doug Johnson.
“I am always so appreciative of all the DJs who constantly play my new music and promote it week after week. I love my fans in Europe and the UK for always buying and playing my music. We are working on lining up a European tour for the coming year so I can come over and entertain the fans. All my very best to each one of you and thank you.”
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