Power of Passion

Auckland born singer Gin Wigmore, 23, has been described by PBS Melbourne music manager Peter Merrett as a “waif-sized girl” with “indefinable power and passion combined”. Wigmore says if she were to compare her voice to anything in the world, it would be a gravel road. “It makes me think of the album Car Wheels on a Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams,” Wigmore says. She is already getting a lot of buzz in the States and was listed in the New York Post in January of 2009 under the category of ‘Six Who’ll Sizzle’. In Style magazine had a write up on her in December of 2008, which was followed by several more articles including Vogue in October 2009 where her voice was described as husky and sultry, a mix of Joanna Newsom and Billie Holiday. Many more followed, including Marie Claire, which covered her in their March issue this year and compared her voice to the likes of Duffy and Macy Gray. Her pipes have been described by many, but simple adjectives do her no justice whatsoever.


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Scottish Opera’s Alex Reedijk the Company’s Saviour

Scottish Opera’s Alex Reedijk the Company’s Saviour

In 13 years, New Zealander Alex Reedijk has pulled Scottish Opera back from the brink, turning it into a thriving company that takes risks on stage and serves the community, from…