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Missy Higgins - appearing at the Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Roots and Blues, 2018 - in Katoomba!

Missy Higgins

Australian singer/songwriter Missy Higgins has enjoyed phenomenal success with her irresistible melodies and ‘arrow through the heart’ lyrics, delivered by a striking voice that clearly means it.

After touring the globe with her undeniable songs and unforgettable live performances, Missy’s highly acclaimed albums The Sound Of White (Album Of The Year featuring the hit singles “Scar” and “Ten Days”), On A Clear Night (featuring North American top 20 airplay hit “Where I Stood” and “Steer”) and The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle (#1 album featuring “Everyone’s Waiting” and “Hello Hello”) have sold over two millions albums and singles globally.

Missy has appeared on the cover of Australia’s Rolling Stone magazine twice and is a three time chart topper and multiple ARIA Award winner (Australia’s Grammys).

After seven years of touring and recording, Missy quietly took a break from music in 2009 to pursue other interests including a course in indigenous studies. She also made her acting debut in Australian film, Bran Nue Dae.

In 2011, Missy’s love of music lead her back to the studio when she set up in Nashville to record her first new songs in five years with local producer Brad Jones and co-producer Butterfly Boucher. Those recordings became The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle, Missy’s third #1 studio album in her homeland which despite the five year wait, became the most acclaimed work of Missy’s extraordinary career.

The breakup album with a difference, chronicling the much loved singer’s estrangement – and eventual rapprochement – with music making, spent over three months in the Australian top 10 after its mid 2012 release and became Missy’s first release to make the Billboard top 100 in America.

In September 2014, Missy released her fourth studio album OZ, an eclectic mix of Aussie cover versions also accompanied by a quirky book of related essays. The album received rave reviews on release and in the accompanying OZ book, Missy uses each of the recordings as the starting point for a sprawling series of essays; reflecting on life, love, music and much more.

Missy released the standalone single ‘Oh Canada’ in 2016 with 100% of net profits going to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. The song was inspired by the tragic images of an infant Syrian refugee named Alan Kurdi being carried from the water by a soldier. A powerful animated video for ‘Oh Canada’, created in partnership with Caritas and World Vision, accumulated over 1 million views within a week of it’s release.

Mid-2016, Missy performed a series of sold out shows in her first North American tour in four years and she then closed the year with a handful of special concerts in Australia. Playing to over 25,000 fans, Missy’s Orchestral Concert Series saw her live band fused with some of Australia’s leading symphony orchestras.

Most recently, Missy released ‘Torchlight’ – a powerful, emotive piano ballad written for Australian film ‘Don’t Tell’ starring Rachel Griffiths and Jack Thompson.