Ginny Blackmore annouces NZ show
Ginny Blackmore is coming back to shake her Bones for New Zealand audiences.
During her last visit the Los Angeles-based Aucklander performed on television show The X Factor. Her debut single, Bones, shot straight to No 1 and has since gone platinum.
"New Zealand is not the biggest market in the world, but it meant so much to me," the songwriter, who was signed by American record executive L.A. Reid this year, says.
The show at Galatos in Auckland on November 15 is her first headline show in her native country.
"I have never done one because I was always quite shy to play at home," she reveals.
"But now I am so excited to play with musicians I have known a very long time," Blackmore says.
While Bones had unique sound, her second single might have a bit of a familiar ring to it.
SFM (Sing For Me) has been released by Christina Aguilera on her 2012 album, Lotus, but the talent behind the song is Blackmore.
The 27-year-old has spent years writing songs for international stars including Aguilera and Adam Lambert before finally getting her own break.
"I wrote the song for myself, but Christina loved it and she could relate to it," Blackmore says. "But this one is actually the original."
After performing a lot in the United States and working on her debut album with her favourite producers Blackmore can't wait to return to New Zealand.
"I can't wait for my upcoming shows at home. I feel so loved and supported by New Zealand over the success of Bones so it's gonna be a bit of a love fest, and I'll be throwing the roses," she promises.
Tickets to Blackmore's concert go on sale on Wednesday next week.