Singer/songwriter Angus Gill is quickly establishing his place as one of Australia’s top rising country music artists, recently receiving a coveted Australian Independent Country Music Award. At 22 years of age, the authenticity in Gill’s distinctive vocals, warm stage presence and trademark brand of humour is evidence that he may have been on this planet before. From playing in a boxing ring at a Sonny Bill Williams fight, to appearing on Studio 10, The Daily Edition, The Ray Hadley Show and many more, the Wauchope born entertainer is earning his place on both national and international stages. Among his fans is Guy Sebastian, who mentioned, “Forget Duncan, I wanna have a beer with Angus.”
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.