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  • Missy Higgins to Perform at Australia Rocks the Pier Show on July 21st

    Thu, 07 Jul 2011 12:57:13

    Missy Higgins to Perform at Australia Rocks the Pier Show on July 21st - It's a free event at the Santa Monica Pier

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    • Missy Higgins - LORNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 29:  Missy Higgins performs on stage on day one of the Falls Music Festival on December 29, 2011 in Lorne, Australia.

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    Australia Rocks The Pier returns on Thursday, July 21st at 7-10 PM for a night of all-Australian music featuring Missy Higgins, Kim Churchill and Andy Clockwise. The concert, sponsored by the Australian Consulate-General, Cotton On, Tourism New South Wales (NSW) and V Australia is part of the Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Dance Series of free Thursday night concerts throughout the summer.

    Missy Higgins –her last name rules, because my dog's name is Higgins-- has enjoyed phenomenal success with her irresistible melodies and heartfelt lyrics. Missy's highly acclaimed albums The Sound of White, featuring hit singles "Scar" and "Ten Days," and On a Clear Night, featuring hits "Where I Stood" and "Steer," have sold over two million copies, landing Missy on the cover of Australian Rolling Stone magazine twice before she turned 25. Missy is currently recording a new album scheduled for release in early 2012 with Nashville-based producer Brad Jones (Ron Sexsmith, Jill Sobule) and co-producer Australian musician Butterfly Boucher.

    Australia Rocks the Pier is an exciting sampling of Australian contemporary music that will appeal, intrigue and broaden perspectives of Australia's diversity, talent and culture. Last year beloved cult singer-songwriter Ben Lee headlined a memorable night of Australian music along with rising star Ry Cuming and celtic didgeridoo fusion band Brother for a crowd of over 10,000.

    Known for its stunning beauty and an enviable laid-back lifestyle, Australia is a dream destination for those seeking a beautiful escape from the every day. Attendees at Australia Rocks the Pier will have the opportunity to win a fabulous 5-night vacation to Sydney, including a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a tour of the famed Sydney Opera House, courtesy of V Australia and Tourism NSW.

    Chris De Cure, the Australian Consul-General in Los Angeles explains, "The Santa Monica Pier is a wonderful, iconic location and we received such an overwhelmingly positive response from audience and industry alike last year that we were very keen to help celebrate Australian artists again this year. The Twilight Dance Series is a great opportunity to share Australian music talent and cultural diversity with the people of Santa Monica and the wider LA community."

    Are you going to check out Missy Higgins when she plays this free show on July 21st?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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    Tags: Missy Higgins, Kim Churchill, Andy Clockwise, Ron Sexsmith, Jill Sobule, Butterfly Boucher, Ry Cuming, Brother

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