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Missy Higgins AWITG on Sunday 19 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Missy Higgins AWITG on Sunday 19 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Missy Higgins Proves True Australian Talent Still Exists At A Weekend In The Gardens

by Paul Cashmere on November 22, 2017

in News

Missy Higgins is the real deal. There is no “pop star” here. Missy is a genuine singer, songwriter and musician. When she is on stage, what you see is what you get and what you get is raw talent.

From the moment Missy Higgins walks on stage and plays her first notes she captures the audience. This is a mesmerising show.

Her A Weekend In The Gardens was technically her first show of 2017 although she made an appearance at the Australian Open in January and then performed her Screen Music Awards nominated song at the Screen Music Awards earlier in the week (and she won, by the way).

It has been three years since her last album ‘Oz’ and five since her last album of original material. Missy used the stage to debut two new songs ‘Song For Sammy’ and ‘Cemetery’ from what I assume will be on a 2018 album. The Screen Music Award winning song ‘Torchlight’ was played live for the second time at this show.

With a music industry caught up on conveyor belt written songs and factory assembled pop stars, Missy is one of the few hopes that Australian music has a future beyond the current crop of Mattel-driven artists. She is world-class. If Paul Kelly is Australia’s Bob Dylan, then Missy Higgins is Australia’s Joni Mitchell.

Missy Higgins AWITG on Sunday 19 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman Missy Higgins 19 November 2017. Photo by Ros O’Gorman

Missy Higgins A Weekend In The Gardens setlist 19 November 2017

Don’t Ever (from The Sound of White, 2004)
All in My Head (from The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle, 2012)
The River (from The Sound of White, 2004)
Ten Days (from The Sound of White, 2004)
Peachy (from On A Clear Night, 2007)
Torchlight (from the movie Don’t Tell, 2017)
Oh Canada (unreleased)
Song for Sammy (New Song)
Nightminds (from The Sound of White, 2004)
Everyone’s Waiting (from The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle, 2012)
This Is How It Goes (from The Sound of White, 2004)
Cemetery (New Song)
The Special Two (from The Sound of White, 2004)
NYE (Perry Keyes cover) (from Oz, 2014)
Warm Whispers (from On A Clear Night, 2007)

Encore 1
Scar (from The Sound of White, 2004)
Steer (from On A Clear Night, 2007)

Encore 2
The Sound of White (from The Sound of White, 2004)

Upcoming A Day On The Green shows include Bryan Adams, James Blunt, Robbie Williams and KC & The Sunshine Band with Sister Sledge, Village People and Marcia Hines.

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