Higher Education is a lively rock-reggae band from College Park, Maryland. Originally a power trio, Higher Education has made their presence known in the DMV with several residencies at popular venues and bars in the area. Brothers Petey and Danny Devaney have integrated both reggae vibes and psychedelic inspirations into the electricity of rock and roll. Influences include Sublime, Nirvana, and Jimi Hendrix.
Both brothers` switch between playing lead guitar, vocals and bass. Inspired by Tim “Herb” Alexander and Vinny Paul, drummer Bradley Wilson keeps the tempo tight in the pocket. New saxophonist, David Klein, brings a Charlie Parker and Hank Mobley like soulfulness to the music.
Higher Education values the power music has in bringing people together, and hopes to create albums and perform live shows in which their fans can simply have a good time.
“Chasing Highs” was released in 2013, and a second album will be released in the summer 2015. While the former is heavily reggae based, the new album, “Would You like Fries with That?” combines all their new flavors for a heady, groovy, rock feel that is dance worthy yet heavily layered. These guys love to challenge themselves and the new album is more vocally and melodically intricate than the previous album.
Weaving in and out of genres, Higher Education reaches fans across the spectrum. This young team of talented artists has been building a repertoire of music that is ready and waiting to be released. The band is dedicated to sharing great, evocative music, and push themselves to look for other people who equally value creating new and original art.