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Gin Wigmore

How would you describe your music?

A real mix of everything, from blues, pop, soul and a good dose of rock n roll.

What is your role in your band? In the studio? In business or marketing decisions?

I am the lead singer and a solo artist so in terms of decisions for my business I oversee and create pretty much everything to do with it.

Describe your gear.

"Gibson Emmylou Harris Acoustic/Electric Taylor 4 series Acoustic/Electric Gibson Les Paul Junior Special Roland FP4 Orange Amp Kala Ukulele Maton Baby series Acoustic Guitar "

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Do you think being a woman and a musician is different from being a man and a musician? If so, how? Was there a moment that made a difference clear to you?

Yes definitely it's different. I have had to work at being a pretty tough girl to get heard and things actually be done, particularly at gigs when you're starting out in shitty dive bars and everyone treats you like an idiot. Confidence, strength, education in the business and the ability to not get to emotional about things is something I have definitely had to build up as a girl to be able to get anywhere in this industry. I'm not a boy so I don't know what it's like for them, but I think they may have less of a hard time letting things get to them on a personal and emotional level.

Do you see differences between generations of women musicians?

It's way more all about sex and image of a female artist these days. Creating more avenues for a female artist to expand their brand/product outside of music which is great but also sad that it's not just solely about the music anymore. People buying into a female musician now look into the whole package to decide wether or not they like the music. I personally think it should all be down to what your ears hear and then what your soul or hearts feels or takes from that, and who cares if that amazing music is not coming from a supermodel pretty artist wearing guccis!

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Did anyone ever give you any valuable advice about making your way in the music industry? What advice would you give to a woman musician just starting out?

Don't rush. Things take time and you need to make sure you are ready mentally and physically for a job in music. Get great people that you would trust you life with around you and weed out any bad or negative energy people immediately!

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Why did you choose to play the instrument you play?

I can write my songs easily on these instruments and I like to play rythym guitar live to still be in the picture instrumentally as well as singing of course.

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