Aged just 19, Angus Gill is somewhat of a veteran in the performance and songwriting stakes. His live show is a dynamic collection of catchy, humorous and poignant songs to make you laugh, cry and think.
“I like to be a showman,” says Gill.
“One of the primary reasons that audiences come along to the shows is to be entertained and it is my job to make sure they are having a great time.”
Whether he’s delivering a heart wrenching ballad from a stool, dashing through the audience while soloing over a Robert Johnson song or rapidly reciting ‘The Auctioneer’ at 250 beats per minute – there’s something for everyone at an Angus Gill show.
Gill was a crowd favourite at the recent Tamworth Country Music Festival, and a grand finalist in Australia’s biggest and longest running talent competition Toyota Star Maker, where he performed to over approx. 5,000 people in Bicentennial Park. He attracted the attention of pop superstar Guy Sebastian, who tweeted,
“Forget Duncan, I wanna have a beer with Angus.”
He also co-hosted the prestigious TSA Awards Concert for the second year and walked the red carpet at the Golden Guitar Awards.
Taking inspiration from the legendary Steve Earle, Gill spent a week in July 2015 learning from the multi-Grammy award winner in upstate New York. He is a three-time graduate of the CMAA Academy of Country Music, the only intensive country music business and musicianship course of its kind in the world. Gill has toured and/or co-written with some of Australia’s finest musicians and singer-songwriters, such as Mental as Anything, The Black Sorrows, Glenn Shorrock (Little River Band), Sara Storer, Troy Cassar-Daley, Rick Price, Karise Eden, Adam Harvey, Felicity Urquhart and Gina Jeffreys. He has also co-written a music education anthem with Harry Angus (The Cat Empire) and John Foreman, which was sung by over half a million primary and secondary school students nationwide.
“In an industry that is often filled with many ‘cookie cutter’ artists that tend to imitate other artists styles, Angus is truly a breath of fresh air… unique, determined and devoted to his music career.” – David Woodward (Reputation Marketing)
Nomad: Album Biography
The debut album from singer-songwriter Angus Gill, Nomad, will cement him in the hearts and minds of Australian country music fans.
Although he hasn’t even reached the age of 20, Gill’s songwriting themes and vocals are mature beyond his years. This is an album that is deeply rooted in pure country with an overarching theme of journeys, making it the perfect roadtrip companion.
Nomad is an album for those who love the road and a good story song, but there is a track for everyone, with younger listeners catered to with songs including Young Wheels Down An Old Road and P Plater.
The 19-year-old has not only co-written all the songs with the cream of the crop of the Australian country music scene, including Adam Harvey, Gina Jeffreys, Luke O’Shea and Kevin Bennett, he has also produced all 13 tracks on this debut album.
The album features Angus teaming up with Kevin Bennett and Amos Morris on Staring Out The Back of a Car dealing with the tragedy of the Stolen Generation and he duets with Adam Harvey on P Plater, a track dealing with the realities of young drivers combining Angus and Adam’s senses of humour.
Angus was a grand finalist in the prestigious 2017 Toyota Star Maker competition and is a three-time CMAA Academy of Country Music graduate.