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Angus Gill  Welder of words & music. Comedian. Producer. New album Nomad out now! Aussie en route to Nashville TN!

USA Bound 🇺🇸 Can’t wait to spend 6 weeks in Music City and San José writing for my next album.

Last media day before I head over to the States! Just had a chat with John O’Callaghan on @fm93.5radio531am and @jessnagel1029 for NBN News. Thanks guys! Tune in to NBN News tonight at 6pm to catch the story 😊👍

It was about 10 years ago that I got my first gig at Wauchope’s local heritage theme park, @timbertown_heritage_park. I’m very grateful to the folks at Timbertown for giving me that opportunity, it was where I first learnt the ropes and how to read an audience. I used to love playing the old folk and Australiana songs like Click Goes the Shears (I’m afraid that’s what has happened since!), Lime Juice Tub and of course our unofficial Australian anthem Waltzing Matilda. I’m really looking forward to heading back to Timbertown to play the Steam Festival tomorrow and Monday with my good mate Rustling Russell Dick on piano. Love to see you there!

#throwbacktuesday I met @amberlawrencemusic about 8 years ago when she came to my primary school in Wauchope and I jumped up onstage for a Creedence song! It was great catching up with Amber today and having a chat for her Amber Nights program on iHeart Country Australia! Too much fun, thank you Amber! @iheartradioau

Thank you to the super lovely @anuchristine for having me on her National Evenings program tonight, talking about my new single Starin’ Out the Back of a Car. It was awesome to even do a little impromptu duet with Christine on Hands are Clean!

Just had a chat with @samcrowey for Prime 7 News about Starin’ Out the Back of a Car. Tune in to Channel 7 tonight to catch the story from 6pm

Thanks heaps to @andrewtmcmillen for doing a column on Starin’ Out the Back of a Car for today’s issue of @the.australian.

Today I am releasing one of my most poignant songs to date. I do enjoy being a bit of a comedian and exposing my humourous side in song and on stage, but there is another side to me that I also like to share. I've always considered myself as a storyteller, first and foremost. I'm very passionate about using my voice as a songwriter to tell, not only my own stories, but also the important stories of other people.

My mates Kevin Bennett, Amos Morris and I have another story to tell, Starin' Out the Back of a Car and we invite you to listen and check out the music video. Link in bio. It was a real pleasure to once again work with @thefilmery, who directed and produced the video.

I wrote Starin' Out the Back of a Car a few years ago with KB, a well respected indigenous singer/songwriter that I had looked up to for quite some time. The idea had came to me whilst I was completing my final years of schooling, being educated about what was often referred to as the Stolen Generation. A lyric for the song came to me after watching a very emotional and confronting scene in the Phillip Noyce movie The Rabbit Proof Fence and I brought the idea to KB in a writing session.
KB said, "When Angus came to me with the idea for ‘Starin’ Out The Back of a Car’ and we sat down to start writing, I thought it would be a monumental task to tell such a harrowing personal story. We found however, that just by imagining yourself in that situation, we could begin to feel that there could be nothing more heartbreakingly devastating to your life than having someone take your children, your flesh and blood from you. It brought to the surface many emotions for me as a parent and now grandparent, so I could empathise with what must have been the most traumatic feelings of helplessness and profound loss…it still haunts and affects so many Aboriginal people to this day."

My new single Starin’ Out the Back of a Car (feat. Kevin Bennett and Amos Morris) will be released this Friday 25th May, with the music video, produced by @thefilmery. Check out my Facebook page to see the full video, which will be live from 6am on Friday.

This Friday 25th May, I’ll be releasing the 3rd single from my debut album Nomad, Starin Out the Back of a Car, featuring Kevin Bennett and Amos Morris. KB and I wrote this song a few years ago, after I had seen the poignant Australian film, the Rabbit Proof Fence. The song is a compassionate reflection of the loss and trauma experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of the Stolen Generation. The release will coincide with National Reconciliation Week 2018, which takes place from 27th May to 3rd June, with the theme for this year, Don’t Keep History a Mystery. The music video, produced by @thefilmery will also be released this Friday, live on my Facebook page from 6am. Be sure to check it out. @reconciliationaus @nswrc #nationalreconciliationweek #dontkeephistoryamystery #starinoutthebackofacar

I’ve got something I’ve been meaning to share for a while now...This July and August I’m very excited to be heading back to the States for a month and a half on a writing trip from California to Nashville! Can’t wait to write a swag of songs for my next album and be immersed in the culture of Music City again. A throwback to my maiden trip in 2015, when I first met Steve Earle in New York and also had no idea how to take selfies 😂

Thank you Tasmania!! @emmajenemusic and I had a ball! Sold out show, marriage proposal, dinner on a grass table were just a few of the highlights! Big thanks to Nigel Jones & Tyga FM! We also got to do quite a bit of sightseeing round this beautiful state. To top things off, it was very exciting to receive a #1 today on the Tas Charts for Hands are Clean! 📸 by @terencejohnston and @emmajenemusic

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