“Angus, I’m really impressed by your vocals and song craft. Our music genre needs more original artists like you telling that great Australian story through song.” – Lee Kernaghan, country music icon and 2008 Australian of the Year.
“Angus Gill is a young and enthusiastic artist…he engages with his audience and loves performing…a bright future” – Roxanne Brown, Troy-Cassar Daley management.
“Angus, I loved your performance! I can see a resemblance to myself when I first started off on my solo career more than 50 years ago because as you are now…so once was I. I think you have a potential star quality to succeed in so many different aspects of show business.” – Carter Edwards, veteran entertainer and radio personality on the Super Radio Network.
With authenticity in his voice, a Gibson over his back, a bonfire in his belly, and a songwriting knack, 17 year old rising star Angus Gill is propelling through his apprenticeship in the Australian Music Industry. The TSA award winner and 2x graduate of CMAA Academy of Country Music has supported TROY CASSAR-DALEY on his My Life in Song tour and co-written the music education anthem for Music Count Us In, with JOHN FOREMAN and HARRY ANGUS (CAT EMPIRE). It was a thrill for Gill to find out that half a million school children sung a song that he collaborated on, at the same time, on the same day, in October 2014.
Notorious for note-taking during casual conversation, Angus has also co-written with Golden Guitar winners: ADAM HARVEY, DREW MCALISTER, ALLAN CASWELL, BILL CHAMBERS, KEVIN BENNETT, TAMARA STEWART & LUKE O’SHEA.
Freshly back from the USA, Gill widened his bag of songs in Nashville, writing with the likes of: MATT SCULLION and BILL DI LUIGI. He also spent a week in upstate NY with 3x Grammy award winner and Americana legend STEVE EARLE, gathering postcards of inspiration and meeting with likeminded songwriters.
Angus’ new radio single Mouth of a Dragon (CRS 185), co-written with 5x Golden Guitar winner FELICITY URQUHART, tells the story of a couple who lost it all in an unexpected house fire which blackened sixty years of memories in a bare six minutes. The track came from an honest place, as the house of Gill’s grandparents’ Vera and Barry burnt down, back in 2011, after a gas bottle exploded in his Grandfather’s shed. “It just goes to show that you never quite know what fireballs the gas bottle of life may throw at you, but you have to be prepared to pick yourself up and build your house from scratch again, if and when it does. Writing Mouth of a Dragon with Felicity was so much fun. She is such a down to earth and inspirational soul. Fliss kindly sung harmonies on the recording as well, which for me, was another layer of specialness to the already poignant story.”
Mouth of a Dragon was produced by ARIA winning producer Simon Johnson at the Hillbilly Hut, and is Angus’ first single from his forthcoming album Nomad, due for release in early 2017.