Best wishes to singer-songwriter Ollie Higgins, who was involved in a pretty serious accident earlier this week. Many of you will of course remember Ollie’s old band the Kill City Snowmen, who were big favourites at the Sound Cellar and Baggot Inn back in the day.
Legends of Irish rock, the Snowmen were tipped in Smiley Bolger’s annual ‘ones to to watch’ list a record-breaking five times (1987, ‘88, ‘90, ‘91 and ‘93!) One of the industry’s true gentlemen, Ollie fell fifty feet onto concrete while attempting to rescue a kitten from a tree. In 2004, I was lucky enough to be granted an interview with Ollie, which you can read here.
P.S. Ollie will be donating the proceeds from his forthcoming album Songs from the Great Wide Open to the kitten rescue charity Miaow. What a gent!