Meet the ‘killer bass player’ of the UP community
Audio Visual Specialist Larry Wiggins doubles as reggae musician
Larry Wiggins preforming live. Wiggins is described as introverted off-stage, but when preforming becomes a new person.
Photo courtesy Sean Sweeney.
Recognized by its pounding bass and drum foundation, reggae music offers a depth of emotion to listeners that draws them in with its warm and upbeat sound.
Larry Wiggins, an audio visual specialist on campus, is devoted to sharing his passion for reggae music in any way that he can.
“I would like it if my music could help people realize that their feelings have more depth than they thought,” Wiggins said. “And I don't want anybody to feel like they're not invited to the party.”
Raised on the East Coast in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Wiggins isn’t a typical Portland musician.
Developing his skills within reggae music, he’s made an impact on the lively and welcoming reggae culture in Portland. Wiggins is a performer and songwriter, using his experience in audio-visual work to produce music for his two bands, The Cascadians and L and T.
When he’s not onstage, he uses his technical skills to help out the UP community as an audio visual specialist. This includes managing any audiovisual equipment used on campus and troubleshooting technology issues that affect students and faculty.