Adelaide based indie artist Annie Higgins is a new Australian songwriter who sold her first album to catholic schools in over 500 communities around Australia and New Zealand. After motherhood and a career change she chose to break into the mainstream music world while still working as a vocal coach, musician, defence wife and mother.
Now signed with label Underfoot Records her new album, Wise Woman is a fresh take on womanhood, spirituality, family and empowerment. Her music supports women making brave choices, juggling work, kids, lives and identities and still rising to new heights each day.
The Musicians - Live Recordings ...
Annie Higgins and Luke Gerber (from band Mel Blue) met up to write and produce an honest acoustic groove vibe that is essentially Australian with funk, soul and jazz influences. They brought together talented musicians on the album that included Jeff De Araujo (Sarah Blasko's band) on drums and percussion, Sean Venezuala (Little Archer Beats) on keys, Nathan and Jacob Parks (Hot Potato Band) on Trombone, Saxophone and flute, Jesse Tachibana (Thunderfox) on Trumpet. Produced and engineered by Mic. Hardwick at Underfoot Studios, together they have woven together with the unique sonic signature for Annie.
It's been a creative and fun process, making the sort of music we can put on with family around. Friends are commenting that it's really chill and easy listening over a beer or wine.
Influences: Duffy, Linda Rhonstadt, Eva Cassidy, Uncle Jed, Sheryl Crowe, Norah Jones, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Jamiroquai, Brand New Heavies, Alicia Keys, Lake Street Dive, Stevie Wonder, Donovon Frankenreiter, Jack Johnson, U2 and The Corrs.