The Higgs and Shambala

Friday, May 31, 2024 - 9:30pm
$15 Advace
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The Higgs-

 "The beauty of The Higgs, as with any great band, is the remarkable balance of their sound. It flows freely from each member and swirls into a kinetic convergence. You don’t have to be a keen observer to realize that they are listening to each other intently and playing off of one another in the most supportive way possible. Guitarist and lead vocalist John Lovero is the natural leader as he anchors center stage and comes across as the alpha axe-man. Throw his perpetual cat-ate-the-canary grin into the equation and it tells us all we need to know about how he feels playing this music.

     When other bands boast about “melting faces,” it is often just wishful thinking. If The Higgs make this claim, there is no exaggeration. Lovero’s fiery fretwork is exhibit A at the scene of the crime. He also sings the band’s most epic material; songs like “Space” and “Freddy” which are instantly endearing and relatable. These are among many tour de force compositions which give one the sense they are seeing a band is on a trajectory akin to Umphrey’s McGee or even Phish.  Like these two jam whales, The Higgs’ best songs weave together elements of funk, jazz, rock, blues, prog and even a splash of reggae. They draw from all their influences while making music that is distinctly their own."


Positive messages and inspiring melodies drive the relatable songs coming from the power-couple fronted band, Shambala! Creative love child of Singer-songwriters Dan Stein and Liv Zutphen, based in Los Angeles, CA and produced by Matt Starr!

Venues Performed at:

The Venice West, Knitting Factory, The Mint LA, The Venice Summer Fest, Project Barley, TRiP Santa Monica, Last Exit Live, Rialto, 191 Toole, Saint Rocke, Skyloft, Peppermint Club

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