Last night I had THE pleasure of watching this lovely talented funny and warm young lady perform LIVE via Bigpond Internet. I sat in my bed, put on my headphones, and enjoyed over an hour of wonderful, raw music, of differing genres.
Missy not only composes each song, she also is a wonderful lyricist too. Before some of her songs, Missy would talk of her tour of Australia and some funny happenings. She also spoke of the meanings of her songs, why she wrote them, what makes her tick. She is soooo honest, and I believe her, when she says that "Songs, the words, they just come to you, you can go for months, like a drought, and not think you will never write another song again".
Well, Missy, you show no signs of slowing down, and your audience enjoyed every single song you performed. We could feel your words, empathise with the lyrics too.
Missy is accomplished at playing different kinds of guitar, she swapped guitars quite a few times depending on the song of choice. She is an amazing pianist, it is as if the keys are an extension of her fingers. Then, of course, we all know, when a person sings without instruments backing them up, and can vocalise so well, they certainly are a star performer. Missy IS that!
What made me laugh muchly was when Missy spoke of being part of her brother's jazz band when she was alot younger. She was 14, dressing up to look 18 to perform in clubs. She called these days of wearing high heels and make up her, "Slut bag hore bag days"..she did not even remotely come aross as sassy when she said this, it was all tongue in cheek...this, is what makes her the down to Earth lovely performer she is. See her HERE in an interview a month ago. See for yourself what I am talking about.
Next time she performs in town, I want to be there! Here is one of my favourite songs of Missy's...I could not find my favourite one live called, "Peachy". (Not sure if that link will work, it takes you to Missy's My Space page and you can click on the song titled Peachy and it will play for you)
It is such an upbeat song too. So here's Missy Higgins singing "The Special Two"