New Zealandâ€™s Gin Wigmore ended her US tour on a triumphant note with a sold out show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California.
Singer-songwriter Gin Wigmore is a multi-platinum artist in Australia and New Zealand, and it’s hard to watch her perform small clubs in the US and wonder why she isn’t a huge artist here as well. Â Her song, “Man Like That” was brilliantly used in a Heineken commercial featuring Daniel Craig a few years back, and it should have propelled her into the kind of success currently enjoyed byÂ Elle King, who has a similar sound. Â Gin’s strengths are her dark and sassy, attitude-filled songs, and her instantly recognizable gravelly vocals.
The Troubadour in West Hollywood, was the last stop on her US tour, promoting her newest album, Blood to Bone. Gin opened the show with “New Rush,” the first single off of her new album. Â She then proceeded to delight to crowd with a set that deftly mixed new material with that from her previous albums, 2011’s Butch Walker produced Gravel and Wine, and her 2009 debut, Holy Smoke.
Her backing band is top notch and together they put on quite a show to an audience of passionate fans, whoÂ went wild during songs like “Dirty Love,” and “Black Sheep.” When she ended the set with “Written in the Water,” the crowd clamored for more, and she obliged with “Man Like That,” and “Sweet Hell,” ending the show, and the tour, dedicating the moving “I Will Love You” to the Troubadour crowd.