“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.” – Gareth Hipwell, Country Update.
Award winning singer/songwriter, producer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist and comedian, Angus Gill has never been one to blend in. Just ask his primary school choir teacher! From humble beginnings as a 10 year old entertaining crowds at a popular heritage theme park in his hometown of Wauchope, to opening for the legendary Kris Kristofferson and becoming one of the youngest Australians to perform on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville Tennessee, this small town NSW born ‘old soul’ is quickly gaining a strong reputation for his formidable song craft, distinctive vocals and rock solid work ethic.
The Golden Guitar nominated artist and producer has collaborated with some of Music Row’s biggest hitmakers who have taken Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Dolly Parton and Tim McGraw to numerous Billboard number one positions. This has led to the creation of Gill’s second self produced studio album ‘Welcome To My Heart’, released via ABC/UMA in September 2019, which topped the ARIA Charts and was a finalist for ‘Traditional Country Album of the Year’ at the 2020 CMAA Golden Guitar Awards.
Gill’s newest project Angus Gill & Seasons of Change, sees the Southern Stars award winner 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, alt-country legend Steve Earle, introduced Gill to the band back in 2017 and features on the stellar outlaw Country duet The New Old Me.
Gill laments “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.