Fierce singer-songwriter Gin Wigmore is causing a ruckus in her native New Zealand and overseas with her jazz-infused rock, sassy lyrics, and edgy style. At her electrifying live shows she commands the stage with her unique, raspy vocals and tears through the rebellious track "Black Sheep" and the grungy guitar number "Kill of the Night" with reckless abandon. A fearless performer, Wigmore always delivers one unforgettable set after another for devoted ticket buyers on her high-octane tours.
Gin (short for Virginia) Wigmore began writing songs at the age of 14 when she penned her first piece "Angelfire". She took a hiatus from music for a few years after her father died but returned to writing with her tribute song "Hallelujah", which won the 2004 International Songwriting Competition and beat out thousands of applicants. Her career took off from there, beginning in 2008 with a breakout self-titled EP that was certified platinum in her native New Zealand and landed her on tour with Sheryl Crow and Pete Murray. She continued her success with her debut album Holy Smoke the following year -- a No. 1 smash hit record that spawned several radio-friendly singles and helped her sell out shows across New Zealand. In need of some inspiration for her second release, Wigmore ventured to the United States and immersed herself in the jazz and blues culture of the South. The result was 2011's Gravel & Wine, which topped the charts on the singer's home turf once again and featured the Top 20 hit "Black Sheep". On tour the five-time New Zealand Music Awards winner puts her feisty attitude on display and thrills eager fans with her popular collection of tunes.