Missy Higgins checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@missyhiggins) on Thursday (January 14), advising them how to help with victims of Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti. The Australian singer songwriter tells readers:
Hey everyone, you’ve probably heard that devastation has hit the poor country of Haiti. A massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake has completely annihilated the city and killed thousands of people. If you would like to help, Oxfam is on the ground now providing clean water, shelter, sanitation and helping people recover. They would be so grateful for your donation, please go to oxfam.org.au
Missy Higgins was recently cast alongside Geoffrey Rush & Ernie Dingo in the film ‘Bran Nue Dae’, which has been adapted for screen by director Rachel Perkins. The film is based on writer Jimmy Chi’s life in Broome and features lots of musical elements from the original stage show. Watch the official teaser for the film below.
Australian singer/songwriter Missy Higgins visited ‘The Early Show’ on Saturday (June 6) to performs a pair of songs on the CBS morning program’s Second Cup Cafe. Watch Higgins perform ‘Where I Stood’ and ‘Steer’ below the cut. (more…)
Missy Higgins did an interview with NewNowNext Music on Logo, where she opened up about her decision to reveal she’s bisexual, and her surprise at the reaction back home.
“I haven’t received any negativity as far as me talking about my sexuality or anything,” the Australian singer songwriter said. “If anything, I’ve found the exact opposite. Being open is the better option. It’s just a relief to not have to try to remember who knows and who doesn’t, and who I’ve told and who I haven’t told. I kind of dug myself in a bit of a hole and eventually I was just like, ‘Why haven’t I just been talking about this from the beginning?’ It’s not something I’m ashamed of. When I came out in Australia, it was like front page newspaper. Which I thought was just absolutely crazy. It surprised me so much it was right next to some other worldly devastating headline. Missy comes out as a lesbian. I was like ‘That’s not what I did!’ I didn’t come out as a lesbian, I came out as bisexual.”
Watch the clip below and check out the other videos at logoonline.com.
Missy Higgins will return from America for a special concert under the stars with Jason Mraz on Friday, April 17th, in Adelaide’s Bonython Park.
“I did some touring with Jason in the States a few years back and I was blown away by his voice and his confidence on stage,” the Australian singer songwriter said in a press release. “That, along with the fact that I hear he’s got a hit single at the moment means I reckon he’s going to be eaten alive by the Adelaidians. In a good way, of course!”
The San Diego singer songwriter added, “Missy is such a pure and authentic artist, I always love the chance to experience her singing. I haven’t seen her in a few months since we crossed paths at a little sushi bar in Salt Lake City, Utah while both on tour in the US. I would feel so lucky to get the chance to collaborate on stage in Adelaide–it would be the highlight of our Australian tour!”
Australian singer songwriter Missy Higgins wants to give fans a free download of an unreleased version of her ‘On A Clear Night’ single ‘Where I Stood’. To get the song, you need to join the Sierra Club’s 2% Solution Campaign and pledge to reduce your carbon emissions by 2% in 2009.
Scientists say we can prevent some of global warming’s worst effects if we cut carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. Sign up at missypledge.warnerbrosrecords.com.
Missy Higgins is returning home to Australia to begin filming a feature film adaptation of cult musical ‘Brand New Dae’. The singer songwriter will play the character of Annie alongside Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush as Father Benedictus, Ernie Dingo as Tadpole & Dan Sultan as Lester in the movie, set in the summer of 1967.
“Broome holds a special place in my heart so this opportunity felt like something I just couldn’t pass up on,” Higgins said. “I fell in love with all the characters when I read the script, ecspecially my character (Annie) who is a hilarious hippie. Being my first go at acting I’m a bit terrified but I feel very honored to be working alongside such an incredible cast and crew and I know it’s gonna be a lot of fun.”
Missy Higgins has just landed a key role in an independent Australian film which is filming mid-November, prompting the singer songwriter to make some changes to the very last part of her current tour. The Solana Beach and Anaheim shows originally planned for November 12th and 9th are now set for December 15th and 16th respectively. Missy’s shows on November 7th in Chico, CA and November 8th in Reno, NV have been cancelled.
Missy Higgins spoke with Fox News Channel about her second album ‘On A Clear Night’.
“I think the success of my first album in Australia definitely gave me a lot of confidence in my songwriting ability for the second album,” the 25-year-old said, referring to her 2004 debut ‘The Sound of White’. “It was really nice to have that really good feedback, because it gave me that freedom to I guess let loose and know that whatever I was doing people were responding to.”
The segment at FoxNews.com has since been removed.
Missy Higgins is out with the music video to her new single ‘Where I Stood’, directed by Steven Murashige, the second release from Australian singer songwriter’s sophomore album ‘On A Clear Night’, out now on Warner Bros. Records. Watch it below.