PHOTOS FROM BRAND NUE DAE

New photos have been added to this site showing Missy on the PR trail for BRAN NUE DAE with co-stars Ernie Dingo, Dan Sultan and Rocky McKenzie. Check them out in the PHOTOGRAPHY section.

BRAN NUE DAE – PREMIERES IN BROOME

The premiere of the new Australian film Bran Nue Dae starring Missy Higgins premiered in Broome overnight complete with red dirt replacing the standard red carpet.The musical written by Broome local Jimmy Chi has been turned into a film featuring Missy alongside Ernie Dingo, Geoffrey Rush, Rocky McKenzie, Jessica Mauboy, Dan Sultan and many more great Australian actors and performers.

Missy was in Broome for the premiere check out all the action here:

smh.com.au

abc.net.au

theage.com.au

Watch the film’s trailer HERE.

BRAN NUE DAE IN CINEMAS JANUARY 14TH

BRAN NUE DAE the film that features Missy alongside Geoffrey Rush & Ernie Dingo will be screening in Australian cinemas from January 14.

The film which has received rave reviews and an award at the Melbourne Film Festival is based on writer Jimmy Chi’s life in Broome and features lots of musical elements from the original stage show.

Enjoy a sneak peek in the trailer HERE!

MISSY TO PRESENT AT THE 2009 ARIA AWARDS

The ARIA Awards will be taking place once again this Thursday 26th November at Sydney’s Acer Arena. Missy will be taking part in the evening’s ceremony as a guest presenter while award nominees including Sarah Blasko, Kate Miller-Heidke, Lisa Mitchell, Ladyhawke and Jessica Mauboy will perform live. The event will be telecast on the Nine Network from 8.30 on the evening of Thursday, 26 November, followed by an encore screening on MTV on Friday, 27 November at 5.30pm.

PHOTOS FROM THE PAUL KELLY TRIBUTE SHOW

On Nov 13 and 14 Missy performed as part of a special Paul Kelly tribute show to mark his 30th year as a solo performing artist. You can check out the photos from the event on the Triple J Website.

Listen to triple j’s tribute to Paul Kelly
Part 1
Monday November 30, 8pm
encore Sunday December 6, 5pm

Part 2
Monday December 7, 8pm
encore Sunday December 13, 5pm

Watch the tribute concert on ABC2
Tuesday January 27, 8:30pm. Check out the one hour special – Before Too Long: triple j’s tribute to Paul Kelly – on ABC2.

MUSIC FOR CAUSE

Artists and Music For Cause get together to support Australian Red Cross Indonesian Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Appeals. Available online now is a music pack made of many great Australian artists.

Missy Higgins has donated her music for this cause. Other artists Josh Pyke, Little Birdy, Kisschasy, Ash Grunwald and many more. The pack is available exclusively through www.musicforcause.com.

100% download revenue (ex GST & transaction fee) being donated to Australian Red Cross’ Indonesian Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami (Samoa & Tonga) Appeals.

BEFORE TOO LONG: TRIPLE J’s TRIBUTE TO PAUL KELLY

Triple J are presenting a very special tribute to the legendary Paul Kelly. This year marks Paul Kelly’s 30th anniversary as a solo recording artist. This is the perfect moment for triple j to acknowledge and highlight his enormous contribution to Australian music. Many of his songs have captured the essence of what it is to be Australian. His strength as a songwriter and storyteller has inspired a whole raft of musicians working today.

Over two nights at The Forum Theatre in Melbourne some of today’s best artists have been invited to interpret the songs of Paul Kelly. Missy Higgins is part of that lineup which also includes John Butler, Paul Dempsey, Katy Steele, Bob Evans, Ozi Batla, Dan Kelly, Clare Bowditch, Jae Laffer, Adalita, Dan Sultan, Megan Washington plus members of Augie March as the backing band and Ashley Naylor from Even as Musical Director.

Missy said “I love ‘They Thought I Was Asleep’. All Paul’s stories take you on a ride somewhere that feels, somehow, like one of your own memories.”

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday October 14th.

Tickets available from:
Ticketek ph: 132849
www.ticketek.com.au
$55.70 + BF

CY COLEMAN TRIBUTE SHOW IN NEW YORK CANCELLED

Due to circumstances beyond our control we have just been informed by promoters that the planned show for October 28 at Town Hall, New York has been cancelled.

Please watch this space for details on refunds as they come to hand.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Missy in Keith Urban’s Top 10!

The American iTunes site is featuring fellow Aussie Keith Urban’s ‘celebrity playlist podcast’. Keith has named Missy’s ‘WHERE I STOOD’ as one of his top 10 songs.

This inclusion sees Missy sharing the list with music royalty to say the least! Others on the list include Dolly Parton, U2, Prince, Beach Boys, Bruce Springsteen & more.

MISSY TO PERFORM AT CY COLEMAN TRIBUTE SHOW IN N.Y.

Missy Higgins will take part in an upcoming concert to promote the release of ‘The Best Is Yet To Come: The Songs Of Cy Coleman’.

In New York City on October 28th Missy will join an all-star lineup of female singers including Madeleine Peyroux, Patty Griffin, Julianna Raye, Perla Batalla, Ambrosia Parsley and others to perform songs from the Cy Coleman- the influential Grammy, Emmy & Tony award winning songwriter and musician.

Missy’s version of “(I’m) In Love Again” can be found on this special tribute album.

Coleman was the last major contributor to the Great American Songbook. He’s responsible for timeless songs such as “Witchcraft,” “The Best Is Yet To Come,” “Big Spender” and “The Rules Of The Road” made timeless by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Barbara Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee.

Tickets for the show go on sale from 25th September. Visit The Town Hall Website for more info.

If you are interested in purchasing the album you can do so here.
Australia: Online Fulfillment
USA: New West Records

BRAN NUE DAE WINS AWARD FOR BEST FILM

Bran Nue Dae, the film starring Geoffrey Rush and featuring Missy Higgins won the Melbourne International Film Festival’s “Audience Award” for Best Film!

And it was just announced that the film will now be shown at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival!

Check out the trailer HERE.

THE SONGS OF CY COLEMAN

A new tribute album “The Best Is Yet To Come: The Songs of Cy Coleman” will be released on September 18. The album features Missy’s version of the classic song “(I’m) In Love Again”.

Other artists on the album include Fiona Apple, Patty Griffin, Nikka Costa, Sara Watkins and more.

You can order a copy online HERE.

*please note orders wont be shipped until release date.

ARIA HALL OF FAME 2009

Missy Higgins was on hand at the beautiful Forum Theatre in Melbourne last night to induct Kev Carmody into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

In her speech Missy described Kev as “an inspiration, a true pioneer and a wonderful man”.

Missy also performed as part of a supergroup that featured John Butler, Dan Kelly, Kutcha & Natalie Pa’apa’a in tribute to Kev Carmody.

The ARIA hall of fame ceremony will be broadcast on VH1 on Friday, August 28 at 8.30pm and repeated on the Nine Network nationally on Saturday, August 29 at 2pm.

SAVE THE KIMBERLY

Hey there, here’s an interview my friend Wil from Broome, Western Australia just did with the radio program ‘A Question Of Balance’ on the proposed industrialization of the Kimberly Region- the issue that I’ve been harping on about for a while now! This issue is still very much alive and urgent so this interview may be of interest to any of you who would like to get/stay in the loop.
Cheers, Missy

Click here
click on the ‘websitewilthomastwo.mp3’ link for the audio (next to the headphones icon)

BRAN NUE DAE

Bran Nue Dae was screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival over the weekend to rave reviews.

Click here to read more:

The Australian

The Age

BRAN NUE DAE – THE FEATURE FILM

Missy was recently cast alongside Geoffrey Rush & Ernie Dingo in the film BRAN NEW 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.

Check out a sneak peak of the film here

We will update you with more news as it comes to hand, in the meantime
enjoy the trailer!

6O MINUTES EPISODE ON THE KIMBERLEY

This Sunday the 21st June 2009, 60 Minutes will feature a story on the threats to the Kimberley from heavy industry. This show will be yet another step in bringing awareness to the general public of the problem facing one of the world’s last great wilderness areas. Be sure to be watching and to tell your friends.

MISSY TO PERFORM AT ‘CANNOT BUY MY SOUL’

Missy Higgins will be joining a stellar line-up of musicians who will be paying tribute to Queensland troubadour, Kev Carmody for the Queensland Music Festival event ‘Cannot Buy My Soul’.

The event, held on Saturday 1st August at Brisbane’s Riverstage will see Missy along with many others including Paul Kelly, Bernard Fanning, John Butler and Glenn Richards perform live the songs from the Kev Carmody tribute album ‘Cannot Buy My Soul’.

Tickets for the event are available now from Ticketmaster and more info at qmf.org.au

NEWS FROM MISSY

Hey there,
Just wanted to share with you all two films that I’ve seen lately that have blown me away, both that touch on Indigenous Australian issues in a REALLY different way. The first is a documentary called Bastardy that I saw at the Melbourne Film Fest which follows an beautifully charismatic man called Jack Charles (those of you also from Melbourne will probably recognise him from the streets of Fitzroy) into the mansions he cat-burgles (so nonchalantly!), in and out of jail on a regular basis, through to the other side of a heroin addiction and so much more- it’s filmed over 7 years. Oh and he’s also an ex-theatre and television star which makes for really interesting archival footage that’s woven throughout the film. Check out more about it here and I really recommend going to see it if you can. It’s showing for a short while at the Palace Cinemas around Australia from June 25th… And the other is a doco called Old Country New Country which aired on SBS earlier this month… it is about the industrialisation of Traditional Aboriginal land, shown from the perspective of a Aboriginal Elder and his nephew, Albert Wiggan (who for those of you that came to my concert at the Byron Blues Fest, spoke and read a poem on stage during my show). A lot of you have probably read or heard about the proposed gas hub for the west coast of Australia up in the Kimberley region. And you may have seen that I’ve been fighting hard along-side my friends from up there (many of which are Aboriginal men and women that grew up on that land and are heart-broken to see it in danger) against this proposal. Just briefly, what we are asking the WA government for is for them to pipe the gas down the coast where there are mining towns already set up (and culturally destroyed as a result) instead of ruining the pristine Kimberley coast by bringing it on-shore there. Keep the gas, just leave the Kimberleys alone. So this doco was relevant and interesting because it comes at this issue from a different angle, through the eyes of an Elder who is seeing an industrial site for the first time. His wisdom and insight is beautiful and rare. If you missed it on tv and you wanna see it you can order the DVDs here and try to find out more about the issue of this proposed gas hub, it is a complicated issue but one we should all know about I think, as it represents something so much bigger. Both films are something different, something to get you thinking, and inspired, which is always a good thing! Enjoy. I’m off to try and finish a song that needs a bridge!
Thanks for listening…… Lots of love to you all
missy X