H I S T O R Y
In 2005, Danny was in a grunge-punk band with some of his friends. A couple of years later, Petey began singing and learning the guitar, so he brought him in. Playing in their parents basement, there was a revolving door of band members. It wasn't until they met Bradley in 2010 that Higher Education was born. The trio practiced in that basement for over a year, focusing on creating and refining their own sound, their own voice. During that time, the music from their first album, Chasing Highs, was created. They moved in together in the fall of 2012, and, while putting the finishing touches on their album, found time to build a live rehearsal studio in the basement. They practiced for months before playing any live shows. "We wanted to be tight, well rehearsed, with an original sound that isn't afraid to show our vast array of influences."
O U R S O U N D
“We didn't want our introduction into the music world to be some polished turd. We worked very hard to find our sound. We put in so many hours in that leaky, shitty, unfinished basement, but were happy just to have a place to practice and create music. That's all that mattered to us. We want our sound to be ever-evolving, and at the same time keeping in touch with our roots.” It's music for the mind, body and soul. So many songs - so much material, they never stop riffing or writing, and are constantly and consistently inspired.
L I V E
"We want our recorded music to capture not only our creativity but our high energy personality that we bring to our live shows.” They thrive on the live performance; an area where they truly shine. It's as if the three of them were born to be on stage together. The chemistry that they have live is something special, and they are capable of playing for hours on end. You can tell they are having a great time up there on stage, and it's contagious. "Our goal is for everyone to enjoy themselves, to have fun, to be able to escape for awhile with our music.” You can see, feel, and hear the energy while they play, and when they "switch", Bradley doesn't miss a beat. They regularly play around the DC Metro area, at notable venues The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Rams Head Live in Baltimore, and U Street Music Hall in Washington, DC. They have shared these stages with local and national acts such as The Flobots, Mike Pinto, Three Legged Fox, Bumpin Uglies, Shrub and many more.
A U D I E N C E
Higher Education's music is for the people. It's real; not superficial or materialistic. Having more than one person write the music brings in various life experiences, making songs easily relatable. Whatever the topic, from partying to politics, from love to the endless grind of life, they remain real. "We want to educate our listeners, we can be a great equalizer with music as our tool".
M O R E T O C O M E
The band has started recording their second full length album, "Would You Like Fries With That," at Wright Way Studios in Baltimore, Md. They look forward to touring and will build off of their first year of playing live together.