Bertie Higgins, country music singer, 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. For several years Higgins and his band have 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.
Bertie Higgins Country Music Singer
Birthname: Elbert Joseph Higgins. Nationality: American. Born: Dec 08 1944. 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.
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. (Wikipedia)
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