“Genuinely, it’s very surprising to hear that someone wants to listen to my voice whether it be speaking complete s**t or singing,” Gin said. Considering she is already a multi-platinum selling artist to her fellow Kiwis where her sophomore album Gravel & Wine dropped in 2011, Gin’s humble appreciation of her acclaim is hard to believe. Then again, the “Black Sheep” singer said she only really “decided to give the musician thing a go” a short five years ago.
“I wanted to be a teacher, but I was really sucking at University and nothing really jumped out to me,” Gin said. “Everyone else had this big five-year plan, and I had like a one-day plan. I thought, ‘Cool music would be awesome.’”
Well now she’s singing at colleges all over the country on tour with Phillip Phillips, but the Heineken Bond girl didn’t start cold. Back when Gin was still young and virginal Virginia Wigmore she would sing “Castle On A Cloud” from Broadway’s Les Miserable while her mom played piano during Christmas parties. “That was probably when people wanted to listen to me in my family [growing up],” Gin said with a laugh. “It’s gone downhill from there. No more “Castle On A Cloud” moments.”