20 February 2010
Gin Wigmore is getting 2010 off to a smashing start with her first ever headline tour of New Zealand. The past year has seen Gin in some rather amazing situations. She got to record her first album ‘Holy Smoke’ at the legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles with mega producer Mike Elizondo at the helm. She got the legendary Cardinals not just to play on her album but also to play shows with her in NZ and Australia.
She got to support her musical hero David Gray at his Australian shows and is currently on the road in New Zealand as special guest for another of her long-time musical inspirations, Dave Dobbyn.
Her song ‘Under My Skin’ became Air New Zealand’s new theme tune and a massive hit on You Tube (over 4m views!) and her collaboration with Smashproof ‘Brother’ spent a record-breaking 12 weeks at #1 in the NZ singles chart. ‘Holy Smoke’ entered the NZ charts at #1 and was double platinum within two months, spending 9 weeks in the NZ top five by Christmas. . Her singles ‘Oh My’ and ‘I Do’ also both spent the Christmas week in the top 20.
In March Gin will head to the USA for several months to support the release of ‘Holy Smoke’ but before she goes, there’s something she wants to do…
"I’m dying to come home and spend some summer days singing for my fellow Kiwi’s. About bloody time I say! The support over the last year for my music from so many New Zealanders out there has been an absolute mind blow for me. It feels like the family are proud, and that my dears is all I could ever ask for. So get your dancing shoes on and your handclaps ready to sing the night away with me in Feb, for what I promise will be a ridiculously awesome night out!"
Adding a dose of interplanetary entertainment to the tour will be those spaceketeers and special guests KIDZ IN SPACE. Having commenced their conquest of NZ with the hit ‘Downtime’, the cosmonautical crusaders are looking forward to touching down with Gin in the year twenty ten.