Bret Higgins' Atlas Revolt
In addition to leading his own band, Bassist Bret Higgins performs regularly with Canadian folk-rock group ‘Great Lake Swimmers’, Canada’s leading klezmer-balkan group ‘Beyond The Pale’, East-meets-West instrumental project ‘Zebrina’, and the folk based ensemble ‘Ozere’. Additionally, he has performed and / or recorded with many luminaries of the folk, jazz, and world music communities, including Sarah Slean, Rose Cousins, Basia Bulat, David Myles, Serena Ryder, Justin Rutledge, Bob Egan (Blue Rodeo), DJ SoCalled, The Wailin’ Jennys, Ben Caplan, Lara St. John, Lily Frost, Ben Goldberg (Tin Hat, New Klezmer Trio), Frank London (Klezmatics), David Buchbinder (Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, Odessa-Havana), Hugh Marsh, David Amram, Ben Grossman, and Brenna MacCrimmon.
The recipient of numerous Canadian scholarships, awards and arts grants, Bret performs extensively in Toronto, and has toured throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Special highlights of his career include; a performance at the 2010 JUNO Awards, two feature concerts in Whistler and Vancouver at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, showcasing at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 2009 with Beyond The Pale as special guests at the 85th birthday of legendary actor, folk singer, and theatre icon Theodore Bikel, and a 2005 performance at the Canadian Governor General’s Awards at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
Bret is also very prolific as a composer, songwriter, and producer, and his music has been heard in clubs, theatres, and concert halls throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Brazil.