Award-winning Wauchope singer-songwriter Angus Gill is delighted to be back home to release his brand new album and single.
'Welcome To My Heart' and second single, 'Origins', will be showcased at a concert at Port Macquarie's Glasshouse on Friday September 20.
The intimate show will feature the stories from the road, delivered with Gill's signature wit and a collection of songs from the album and audience favourites, accompanied by Russell Dick on piano.
"The show is going to be a lot of fun. I like to make audiences laugh, cry and think" said Angus.
"There has been many hours of blood, sweat and tears that have gone into this album, but it's best described as the simple honest truth.
"I've been digging deep, looking at where I've come from and how it has influenced my journey till now. Home and family are a very important part of my life. I don't get to see them so often, because I'm on the road a lot. It makes me wistful about them.
"Sonically I've expanded my musical palette by incorporating world music and folk music influences into my traditional country sound. It's added a level of uniqueness and freshness to the record, I've always tried to make music that shows my distinctive and authentic self," he said.
The 14 songs on 'Welcome To My Heart' include a duet with country music legend James Blundell called 'Doesn't Mean I Don't Believe', as well as a co-write with industry icon Graeme Connors on the song 'Don't Care How Long It Takes'. The CD version of the album also includes two bonus tracks.
James Blundell is impressed by Angus's talent.
"When I first heard the song (Doesn't Mean I Don't Believe), I thought there you go, at 21 years of age this guy is actually asking questions that matter. I thought it was a brilliant song, which is why it was a pleasure to sing it with Angus. I think very highly of what he's doing," he said.
Gaining a reputation for his perceptive songwriting, Angus's new single 'Origins' ties the album's theme of family and home together.
"I was thinking back to my childhood memories and the house that I grew up in," said Angus.
"There is an abundance of photo albums showing me learning to play guitar, the mini concerts I held in the backyard, tearing up Dad's lawn on the PW50, getting my hands dirty building our herb garden and repairing the chicken pen when the foxes got too close.
"That's the genesis, the foundation, the fabric of my existence, it's where I come from, it's my Origins."
'Welcome To My Heart' was produced by Angus with multi-instrumentalist Matt Fell working with him to co-produce a couple of songs.
Angus has recently released a podcast also titled 'Origins' which features a special guest each episode and explores the album's theme of family and home. 'Origins' takes Angus back behind the microphone as an interviewer, a skill learnt as a presenter on 2WAY FM 103.9 in Wauchope.
In September 30, Angus will be opening for US country superstar Kris Kristofferson on the Saddles, Mt White gig of his Australian tour, and is thrilled to be supporting one of his musical heroes.
"He's an iconic songwriter, with so much empathy and compassion to write wonderful, sentimental and sometimes melancholy songs," said the Wauchope singer.
Angus will also be playing his own shows on the following dates:
- Friday September 20 Glasshouse, Port Macquarie, NSW - ALBUM LAUNCH
- Saturday September 21 Citysider, Tamworth, NSW - ALBUM LAUNCH
- Tues Oct 1-Sun Oct 5 Mildura Country Music Festival, Mildura, VIC
- Sunday October 13 Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville, NSW - ALBUM LAUNCH
- Friday Oct 18-Sun Oct 20 Wingham Akoostik Festival, Wingham, NSW
- Sunday December 15 Christmas Under the Stars (w/ Tania Kernaghan), Port Macquarie, NSW
'Welcome To My Heart' will be released on September 20. For more, go to
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