New Zealand sensation Gin Wigmore is set to make her Stateside debut in March 16, 2010 with her first album Holy Smoke. The records is set to be released on Universal Motown Records , this legendary label being the perfect home for this soulful lady. Recorded in Los Angeles at the legendary Capitol Studios, Holy Smoke in it’s entirety features Ryan Adams’ former band the Cardinals.
Already an accomplished songwriter, Gin won the U.S.-based International Songwriting Contest at 16 years old, making her the competition’s youngest winner in the history of the competition. Three years later, she released her critically acclaimed debut EP in her native New Zealand and was signed to Universal Motown Records in August 2008. The first single off Holy Smoke, “Too Late For Lovers,” is a gospel-tinged, soul-stirring rocker sure to catch the attention of anyone listening.