ANGUS Gill is no stranger to Tamworth, so it is little wonder he filmed the music video for his latest single in the country music capital.
The Mid North Coast local will release the single Roadworks, on Friday, and fans will only have to wait until September 15, for the release of the young star’s album Nomad.
Roadworks is what Gill has described as an “uplifting and humorous song.”
“I think everyone can connect to it,” he said. “When you’re driving somewhere and there is always roadworks that slow down your journey.
“It’s also a metaphor for life, you’re cruising along and everything is going good and then you have to slow back down because you hit some more roadworks and you keep on going on.”
He performed the track during the Toyota Star Maker competition at the 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival. The film clip was shot in Loomberah by 2Luke Films.
“It was fantastic, we had all these extras playing roadworkers, it was quite a high-tech music video,” he said.
With a new release, comes a new tour with Gill excited to be heading out to promote his new music.
He’s also credited his “hardworking publicist” Rebecca Belt with helping to spread the word.
“It’s been a really fun project and such a great experience to be working with so many fantastic musicians,” he said.
“I’ve co-written about ten of the songs with some of the big country music performers including Adam Harvey, Gina Jeffreys and Luke O’Shea.
“I’m thrilled that they are so supportive of up and coming talent and I am so appreciative of it.”
Gill said he’s looking forward to his album launch shows and he hopes one of those would be in Tamworth.
“We definitely have the venue, we are just securing the date, so fingers crossed we can do a launch date in Tamworth,” he said.
“Towards the end of the year I’ll be heading out on a caravans tour. “I’ll be taking the music to the people who will connect to it the most.
“The end of the year is coming up very quickly and it’s looking pretty full – it’s good to be out there playing the songs.”
Roadworks features Stuie French on electric guitar, Camille Te Nahu and Matt Scullion on backing vocals Clayton Doley on Hammond B3 organ, Bill Risby on piano, Pete Denahy on fiddle, Ian Lees on bass and Brad Bergen on drums.