Emerging Artist Profile – Georgia Higgins

Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Georgia Higgins is a fresh new voice in the Alternative music scene. With over a decade of musical training, Higgins has studied in a variety of styles, from country to R&B to jazz, making her an incredibly versatile vocalist and musician. She is currently finishing up her degree at the prestigious Humber College Bachelor of Music program, and is set to release an EP in the spring. Running For The Door, her upcoming debut EP, marks what is sure to be the start of a promising career for the Toronto native. Capturing influences from the Dixie Chicks to Feist, Running For The Door is wonderfully crafted with masterful songwriting and a big, rootsy sound. Backed by some of Toronto’s strongest up and coming musicians, this EP packs a full dynamic range: from soft and tender, to huge, punchy, in-your-face rock. With a major recording project under her belt, years of stage experience, and a powerhouse band behind her, Georgia Higgins is sure to quickly become one of Toronto’s most in-demand acts and a reckoning force across Canada’s music scene.

Emerging Artist Profile Questions:

1) What was the biggest inspiration for you entering music as a career?
The biggest inspiration for me when deciding to enter music as a career was simply just that I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else. As soon as I graduated high school, I moved to Montreal and began a degree in Anthropology and Sociology at Concordia University. It only took about a month or so for me to realize that I had made the wrong choice. I then moved home and auditioned for Humber and I haven’t looked back since.

2) As an emerging artist, what are you hoping to gain from attending the Music Business Seminar?

As an emerging artist, I’m hoping to gain some insight into the professional realm I’m about to dive into. Lately I find myself overwhelmed by the thought of graduating but I’m hoping to gain some tools and tips that might help put my mind at ease.

3) What artist / group / organization do you feel is best taking advantage of the current music industry climate most successfully?
Snarky Puppy’s GroundUP Music Festival. Music festivals are such a great way to bring people together through music and bring attention to talented artists who have clearly been curated carefully. Pretty clever if you ask me.

4) What upcoming projects are you most looking forward to?
I’m releasing an EP in the spring which I am very excited about. It’s been a wonderful experience and I can’t wait to finally share this project with everyone.

5) Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years, I would love to have a couple more albums under my belt along with a few tours. I would also like to be song writing for myself and for/with other artists.

Lightning Round

Favorite new artist: Not exactly new, but new on my radar: Natalia Lafourcade. I’m seeing her at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in May and I can’t wait!
Last live concert / show you attended: The Lifers – a great folk band from Guelph, about a month ago.
Best piece of advice you’ve received: Today doesn’t have to be a representation of the artist you are. It’s just a snapshot of where you’re at on your journey.
Favorite non-musical activity: Reading. Currently enjoying Canadian author Pauline Dakin’s memoir Run,Hide,Repeat.
If you didn’t work in the music field, what would you want to be? An interior designer, although I’m not sure I could keep up with all of that math.