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David Higgins, with Matt MacKelcan at Cafe Wha? (Site)

Thursday October 20, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

$28.01 – $38.79

DAY OF SHOW – $30 GA, $40 VIP (plus applicable fees)

Music can open our hearts and help us feel more connected to others, to ourselves, and to the world around us. South Carolina’s David Higgins knew he wanted to help and connect with other people in his life, an urge that drove him to enroll in medical school. While studying biology, Higgins cut his teeth playing well-loved covers in bars in SC, pulling his musical inspiration from some of his personal favorites such as The Killers, David Gray, and Muse. After graduating, Charleston, SC became his new home where he planned to attend medical school but a life in music became impossible to abandon. Captivating an audience always came easy, and as his touring base grew, so did Higgins’ desire to connect with his listeners through his own original music.

David Higgins writes about intimately relatable coupling themes of life, love and loss. His debut single “Say It Out Loud” is a piano-driven, finger-snapping, upbeat tune about finding one’s own voice in a relationship. “‘Say It Out Loud’ is about wanting to be honest in a relationship but still wanting to play your cards right, and not be too forthright”, says Higgins. Next up is the pulsing anthem entitled “Kings & Queens”, another relationship song with a decidedly optimistic bent. With more music planned for release in 2020 and 2021, Higgins’ musical career began as a love for performance art but has morphed into a love for connecting to friends and fans through music, and creating special moments for his audience and himself.

Higgins’ songs were written slowly, deliberately, purposefully and he says “for the first time I’m truly proud of everything I’m releasing”. As for his future, Higgins looks forward to reconnecting with his audience, playing more live shows and to, hopefully, touring internationally. Determined to continue his creative process through the 2020 COVID-19 epidemic, Higgins is using his creative platform and the internet to raise funds for healthcare professionals via live social media performances.


IG: @davidhigginsband

Singer songwriter Matt MacKelcan has emerged from the southeast with a genuine combination of American soul and an upbeat pop-rock style. Matt’s trademarks are a big voice, authentic songwriting, personable nature and an extra dose of funny. He has toured all over America and performed at major festivals/events throughout the country.

Matt’s recently released LP From Where I Stand produced by Aaron Tap (Matt Nathanson) has garnered critical acclaim and is currently getting radio adds (AAA and College) with singles “Drive “ “Plans” and “Here’s to the Night”. It debuted in the top 40 Singer/Songwriter iTunes Charts. Audiences are growing in all markets and the word of mouth on the album and the entertaining live show have Matt poised for a breakout year. He will be recording new material in August in Nashville and single/EP release date in October.



There is a 2 item minimum/person for all shows at Cafe Wha? | All Sales Final

For guests under 21, a $25/person pre-fixe menu purchase is required. This includes unlimited soft drinks and one entree item from the menu.


Thursday October 20, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
$28.01 – $38.79
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Cafe Wha?
115 Macdougal St
New York, NY 10012 United States