“Angus Gill is a brilliant young singer/songwriter and if you want to be thoroughly entertained, you’ll go and see his show” – Ray Hadley OAM.
“A young songsmith already at the peak of his formidable powers.” – Country Update.
“The New Old Me’ rocks and rolls with a steady, intense energy. Great vibe, great playing and a witty lyric that works on a few levels. On high rotation around here!” – Brian Nankervis.
“The New Old Me is a swaggering blast of a bygone whirl of bluesy Country that possesses a road-house rhythm snap. Call it Australiacana, or whatever you may will but Gill aged voice reminds listeners of young oldsters like Colter Wall and Cody Jinks.” – Glide Magazine.
“On 3 Minute Movies, Gill presents a more pop-oriented side of his songwriting. He cares about the idiosyncrasies, the small things in songwriting that make a big difference in what he brings to the world.” – American Songwriter.
“3 Minute Movies is a musical sugar fix.” – Americana Highways.
“Gill’s songcraft betrays a precocity that blooms…Paul Kelly’s band strikes a balance between sympathetic and stepping out” – ★ ★ ★ ★ The Australian.
With three studio albums, a swag of awards, production and songwriting credits to his name, you could say 22 year old singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, comedian, engineer and producer Angus Gill is a ‘baby faced’ veteran of the Australian music industry. The Wauchope-born storyteller is gaining a strong reputation for his rock solid work ethic, distinctive vocals and razor sharp song craft.
Landing his first regular gig at 10 years of age, Gill performed at his local heritage theme park Timbertown, honing his craft entertaining crowds on a weekly basis. After attending the CMAA Academy of Country Music, Gill recorded his first EP Livewire in 2014. He released his debut self produced album Nomad in 2017, featuring the hit singles Roadworks and Hands are Clean, receiving a coveted Australian Independent Country Music Award for ‘Male Rising Star’. His second studio album Welcome To My Heart was released in 2019 and nominated for ‘Traditional Country Album of the Year’ at the 2020 CMAA Golden Guitar Awards. He was also nominated for an ARIA Award for his songwriting and production work with Melbourne comedy legend Bev Killick for ‘Best Comedy Release’ in 2020.
Gill has toured nationally and internationally several times, becoming one of the youngest Australians to perform on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee in 2019, as a guest of Nashville TV star Charles Esten. He has supported US country music superstar Kris Kristofferson, as well as the biggest names in the Australian music industry, including The Black Sorrows, Glenn Shorrock, Rick Price, Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley, Sara Storer, Beccy Cole, James Blundell and others.
He has been a guest performer and panellist on national television and radio programs such as Channel 10’s Studio 10, Channel 7’s The Daily Edition, 2GB’s The Ray Hadley Show and many other high profile stations across the country. Referred by Country Update Magazine as “a young songsmith already at the peak of his formidable powers,” Gill is a prolific and versatile songwriter and producer. He has collaborated with some of Music Row’s biggest hitmakers who have taken Keith Urban, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, George Strait, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw to numerous Billboard number one chart positions.
Gill’s newest project Angus Gill & Seasons of Change, sees the multi-award winning artist team up with the members of Paul Kelly’s band for an edgy-genre busting record 3 Minute Movies, featuring Peter ‘Lucky’ Luscombe on drums, Bill McDonald on bass, Cameron Bruce on piano, Fender Rhodes and Hammond B3 organ, Dan Kelly and Ashley Naylor on electric guitars. Mutual friend, US music legend Steve Earle, introduced Gill to the band back in 2017 and features on the stellar outlaw Country duet The New Old Me. The album debuted at #1 on the AIR Album Charts, #2 on the ARIA Australian Country Albums Chart, #8 on the ARIA Australian Albums Chart and #28 on the ARIA Top 100 Albums Chart.
Gill recalls “I can still remember my Mother’s face/When I took that shaver to my saving grace” in the bildungsroman Coming of Age, written with A-list songwriter Bob DiPiero. The ‘Bonnie & Clyde anomaly’ Daylight Robbery is a collaboration with Australian rock legend Mark Lizotte (Diesel), who provides acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals, mandolin and other stringed flourishes on the track. The bagpipes make a prominent return to rock music in Skin Story and a horn section makes an appearance in the ‘side-street labyrinth’ Acquainted With The Night, which grapples with mortality. The anthemic Hey Underdog, co-written with Hall of Fame Songwriter Jeffrey Steele, Grammy winning Vicky McGehee and Providence David, features the Beatles inspired ‘guitar into a Leslie speaker’ sound.
The 11 track album begins and ends in the Farfisa powered title track 3 Minute Movie, which serves as a skeleton for the record. “I’m a very visual songwriter, I’m always searching for those seemingly small details, which in fact paint a much bigger picture. I realised that a majority of the material we tracked for this album were character and narrative driven songs, with a beginning, middle and an end…essentially 3 Minute Movies,” says Gill.