5/3 UPDATE: Congratulations to our winners Michael Goldsmith & Aaron Hasson, and a big THANK YOU to everyone who entered!

With a sound almost paradoxically coarse yet smooth (not unlike the libation linked to her moniker), Gin Wigmore’s voice is not one you’re likely to forget. The Kiwi songstress, now a local Angeleno, has been blending pop, soul, blues, and down-and-dirty rock & roll into a musical smoothie all her own since beating 11,000 other songwriters in the US-based International Songwriting Contest at the ripe age of sixteen! The first-place tune, an aching acoustic ballad titled “Hallelujah,” was one of the first songs Wigmore had ever written, alluding to a promising future for the young musician.

After signing with local Australian label Island Records in 2007 and releasing her debut EP, Extended Play, in 2008, Gin began her own headlining tour throughout Australia and New Zealand while also providing support for arena acts like John Mellencamp and Sheryl Crow. Come 2008, Gin found herself recording her first full-length album, Holy Smoke, at Capitol Records with The Cardinals (of Ryan Adams & The Cardinals) and producer Mike Elizondo (Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, Eminem, Nelly Furtado, Maroon 5). Her soulfully intelligent tracks caught the ears of the film industry, landing placements in TV series such as Grey’s Anatomy, Revenge, Weeds, Teen Wolf, and Pretty Little Liars.

Whether you’re just getting familiar with Gin Wigmore’s most recent album or have been following her musical path for years, we’re certain you’re in for a treat when she stops by El Rey Theatre next month. Even tastier, we’re giving a couple lucky LAmb readers each a pair of tickets to the May 5th show with support from Matthew Santos!

We have up to SIX ways for you to enter to see the show at El Rey for free, so what are you waiting for? Do one (or all six!) of the below with just a few clicks of a mouse:

1) Leave a comment below this post. Boom.

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4) FOLLOW LA Music Blog on Twitter, then send us a tweet using the hashtag #LAmbGinWigmore.

Or, if you’d rather lock in tickets without the guesswork, you can purchase them directly. Good luck, LAmb readers!

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