My brilliant friend Maya has written and narrated this beautiful little piece about the power of nature to restore our eco-systems... that the forgotten solution is right there in front of us, nature can repair itself if we only let it...! 🌲 🌞 🧡 https://www.facebook.com/WeCanSolveThis/videos/433214687517718/
A huge Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing mums out there. It can be such an isolating and challenging time, and these days more than ever it’s hard to feel truly connected to each other. So I want to tell you that you’re not alone, I see you out there and you’re doing a bloody incredible job at keeping those little human’s alive. I also want to send love to everyone doing it tough today, who perhaps has lost their mum, or lost a child. You need all the love and hugs in the world today, so as much as I can through the silly internet, I am sending that to you right now. Here’s a video of my boy Sammy showing his appreciation for the song I released on Friday that I wrote for him (it’s called ’Song For Sammy’). Have a listen at missyhiggins.lnk.to/SongForSammy :) Missy x
New single 'Song For Sammy' 💗 missyhiggins.lnk.to/SongForSammy Hey everyone! Today I’m doing a special little thing. I’m releasing a song for Mother’s Day. It’s a ukulele song I wrote for my boy Sammy a little while ago when he was a wee baby. I came up with the melody one night when i was doing laps of the room, rocking him back and forth trying to get him to sleep. I just kept singing this melody over and over and over, so much so that a song started to form in my head. When he finally went to sleep I put him down, went out of the room and quietly sung this song into my phone. The next day I put the lyrics to it. It’s a song about the crazy extreme emotions that come with being a parent for the first time. The feeling that you would do ANYTHING for this kid, which is at once exhilarating and terrifying. Suddenly your heart is ripped open and exposed to all the elements. Vulnerable but so, so alive. Exhausted but drunk on love. Acutely aware of all the children in the world and how that is, actually, every single goddamn person. How every man is somebody’s son, every woman is somebody’s daughter. And how realising that, changes everything. Anyone that’s been coming to my shows knows that I’ve been playing this song live for quite a while now, and I’ve wanted to release it but it’s never quite been the right time. And I realise too now, that having a song for Sammy I’ll have to write one for Luna or there’ll be some serious sibling rivalry going on one day and I ain’t paying for those therapy fees! So perhaps that’ll be next, watch this space :) I really hope you enjoy it. Thanks everyone, thanks heaps for all your support. I’ll keep keeping you updated on my goings-on, on the big family/life/music juggle… until then! Love ya, Missy x
My main man Dan and his mate Derek have started a Podcast about Fatherhood called ‘Hang On To Your Hat!’ It’s not about teaching guys to be better fathers or interviewing experts on parenting, it is simply a funny and sometimes touchingly earnest chat between friends about the struggles and challenges of being a modern Dad. It’s really great for father’s who don’t feel like they have a support network and sometimes feel a bit alone in their journey. I also like tuning is as I find my husband really damn funny. Ben (Tuffy) Lee, Dan’s brother, is the latest to be interviewed and it is such a great listen. They’ve also chatted with my dad, my good friend Brett Cousins and the hilarious Scott Edger from Tripod which I highly recommend checking out. Enjoy and tell your new Dad friends! X https://hangontoyourhat.simplecast.fm/
Well the tour is finished. Wow. Great show to finish on at the Gold Coast Convention Centre on Saturday night. We were lucky enough to have Dan Sultan open up who blew the whole audience away. I need a little while to recuperate now and concentrate on health and sleep and family as it’s all a bit haywire from the last couple of months and I’m a bit frazzled. Touring with baby is no fricken joke. But I do want to say thank you so much to the band and crew who are like family and especially you guys, the fans, who came to see us live. Im so so so so grateful you keep coming out and being so generous with your time and energy and allowing me to do what I do, I love it so bloody much and will never take it for granted. Speak soon, Missy 😘😘😘😘😘 📸 by Rob Rizza LIVE
Hi friends, sending you a message from WA where we kicked off the Coming Home Tour with John Butler Trio+ last weekend! Such gorgeous crowds, and so many cute kiddies dancing front of stage! It’s been a truly magical week in Margaret River, especially spending some time with John and Danielle and their beautiful family and community. Yesterday we swam in water holes, sun-baked on rocks, dodged bull ant nests and Christmas spiders, ate homemade spaghetti with salad from the garden and laughed around an un-made fire. This has been good for the soul and so inspiring in so many ways, looking forward. Sammy has been in nudie heaven, running through the bush like a wild man. Then this arvo to top it off John Butler tattooed a beautiful little moon onto my wrist, to represent my daughter, my Luna. My squeezable little love. Now I have an arrow on my foot for my boy Sammy Arrow, and a moon on my wrist for Luna. What’s next I wonder… For now, we’re in Perth from tomorrow for two nights at Kings Park - the first night is sold out but there’s a few tickets left to the Saturday night show! Then we’re off to the east coast, doing a whole bunch of shows at iconic venues including Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne and the Sydney Opera House forecourt in Sydney. Only a few tickets left to these shows so get in quick… head to www.missyhiggins.com/shows ! Also so happy to hear that ‘The Sound of White’ and ‘On A Clear Night’ debuted at #1 and #2 on the vinyl charts after their release last week! ‘The Sound of White’ even made it to the full ARIA Albums Chart top 20 for the first time since 2007 (!!!). There are only a few copies left of each album, head to www.missyhiggins.com/vinyl to grab them while you can! Love Missy x @ Margaret River, Western Australia
Hey friends, over the years people have always asked me why my first two albums have never been on vinyl… so we finally got our act together and ’The Sound of White’ and ‘On A Clear Night’ will be out on limited edition vinyl this Friday! 🎵🎶 ‘The Sound of White’ is on white vinyl while ‘On A Clear Night’ is on - yep, you guessed it - clear vinyl (which I didn’t even know was a thing!). Available from JB HIFI and Sanity - links will be on my website and socials come Friday. Only 1000 available of each. Missy x
Roady4Roadies is on in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth on Sun 10th March and Adelaide on Sun 24th March, and 100% of ALL profits go to the Support Act 'Roadies' fund for road crew who may have fallen on hard times such as illness and financial hardship. The day starts with a walk, followed by a family fun day that includes a BBQ, games, prizes, competitions, live music and heaps more. This is a cause that is so close to my heart, so please head along - tickets are on sale now via bit.ly/Roady4Roadies, $30 for walk participants gets you admission, a free t-shirt, lanyard and wristband.
It’s happening! My live show ‘Missy & Friends’ at the Melba Spiegeltent is airing tonight!!! I was joined by some SERIOUSLY stellar artists on stage (Peter Garrett, Kasey Chambers, Gretta Ray, Dan Sultan, Ben Abraham and Ladychoir) and we had a frickin ball. It was an honour to be asked to do this. Hope you enjoy! X FB event: Missy & Friends Live Sun 25 Nov 8:40pm ABC TV viewing party! Watch/listen to it on: 📻Double J 📺 ABC TV + iView 📱The ABC Listen app 🔵📹 Stream live on Facebook + triple j YouTube Outfit by Gorman and earrings by Studio Elke
It’s happening! My live show ‘Missy & Friends’ at the Melba Spiegeltent is airing tonight!!! I was joined by some SERIOUSLY stellar artists on stage (Peter Garrett, Kasey Chambers, Gretta Ray, Dan Sultan, Ben Abraham, Ladychoir) and we had a frickin ball. The show is also interspersed with an in-depth interview with the glorious Zan Rowe as well as a Q&A with the audience. It was an honour to be asked to do this. Hope you enjoy! X Watch/listen to it on: 📻Double J 📺 ABC TV + iView 📱The ABC Listen app 🔵📹 Stream live on Facebook + triple j YouTube Outfit by Gorman and earrings by Studio Elke
Words can’t describe how proud I am of this man ♥️ https://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/theatre/a-bold-exploration-of-the-pursuit-of-sobriety-20181116-h17z3l.html
Hey gals and guys! Today is a special one (see what I did there?) because I’m releasing into the world my Best Of, ‘The Special Ones’! Listen to it via www.missyhiggins.lnk.to/thespecialones. It really has been quite a crazy ride back through memory lane putting this together, going over old recordings and footage. I’m finding myself feeling even more grateful for everything and everyone out there who has got me to this point. And don’t worry I’m not about to stop, I’m hoping in another 20 years there’ll be a Best Of #2! I still have a whole lot more to say, whether people wanna hear it or not, ha! Also, this Sunday at 8:40pm my show at the Melba Spiegeltent for Ausmusic Month airs on the ABC! I was joined by a superstar lineup of friends: Dan Sultan, Kasey Chambers, Ladychoir, Peter Garrett, Gretta Ray and Ben Abraham and it really was sooooo incredibly special. My mum and husband were in the audience and even got a bit of airtime, much to their surprise! I hope you love watching it, it really was an honour to be a part of. Next up for me is the Coming Home tour with John Butler Trio+ in Jan/Feb next year which is gonna be awesome!!! Tickets selling fast but some are still available at www.missyhiggins.com/shows so get in quick! Really looking forward to these shows with John, we go way back and there’s a lot of mutual respect there. I hope to see your lovely faces in the crowd somewhere soon. Thanks as always! Love Missy x
Sound checking with Peter Garrett for my show at the Melba Spiegeltent on ABC TV this Sunday night... me and the band were pinching ourselves, such an incredible honour to sing with you Pete!!! Tune in this Sunday eve on ABC at 8:40pm to see the whole set and me sing with so many other incredible artists! Kasey Chambers Dan Sultan Gretta Ray Ben Abraham and Lady Choir!
✨ 'Steer' (Live Earth 2007) ✨ Here's a clip of baby-me playing 'Steer' at Live Earth back in 2007! My gosh I can remember being SOOO nervous before this show. In fact, I'm pretty sure I never got over my nerves the whole gig because there was just a sea of people, and it was being broadcast all over the world! That was too much for my little brain to handle. It felt really good to play a show for such a great cause (climate change) though, and it was a real rush that so many people came out to support. Woah, these trips down memory lane are spinning me out. X p.s. some tickets are still available for my tour in Jan/Feb next year, with a new Gold Coast show just added - head to www.missyhiggins.com/shows for more info
Super honoured to be featured on The J Files yesterday with Gemma Pike! Have a listen if you want to experience a couple of hours of Missy Higgins nostalgia, including lots of me rambling on about my career to date, the ups and downs and what I don’t take for granted… Also I’m not sure who drew the illustration they’ve used but I’m very impressed with the bum-chin detail… x