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,” Gill said. “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.
Taking inspiration from the legendary Steve Earle, Gill spent a week in July 2015 learning from the multiple Grammy award winner, in upstate New York.
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.
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 was a crowd favourite at the recent Tamworth Country Music Festival, and a grand finalist in the Australia’s biggest and longest running talent competition Toyota Star Maker, where he performed to more than 5000 people in Bicentennial Park.
He also attracted the attention of superstar Guy Sebastian, who tweeted: “Forget Duncan, I’d love to have a beer with Angus.”
Now Gill is performing as a support act for country star Sara Storer, as she performs several northern NSW gigs, including one at the Armidale City Bowling Club next week.
After taking home the ARIA for Country Album of the Year in November 2016, Storer won Female Artist of the Year at the Country Music Awards of Australia, held in Tamworth on Saturday, January 28.
Storer also took out the award for Best Bush Ballad for her song, ‘Amazing Night’, which she performed to a capacity audience at the Tamworth Regional Conference and Convention Centre. The two gongs take Storer’s career tally of Golden Guitars to 21. Storer is recognised as one of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters whose crisp observations of the Australian landscape and its people provide the solid foundation stone for her music.
Tickets for the Friday night concert at Armidale City Bowling Club next week are available from the club.