SINGLE RELEASE AND DOWNLOAD
ANGUS GILL – TODAY I COULD BE DEAD
For Immediate Release
Angus is a brilliant young star of country music who works and writes with many of the industries greats overseas and in Australia is delighted to release this song co-written by well-known songwriters Lola Brinton and Sven Tydeman.
Angus has co-written the 2014 song for Music Australia’s ‘Count Us In’ program, with the Cat Empire’s Harry Angus and musical director John Foreman. This song was sung by over half a million primary and secondary school children across Australia. He has supported Troy Cassar-Daley, Glenn Shorrock, Rick Price, Karise Eden, co-written with Adam Harvey, Gina Jeffreys, Felicity Urquhart, Allan Caswell, Drew McAlister and more. He has learnt from Americana legend Steve Earle and is a graduate of the Academy of Country Music. He has been presenting his own country music radio show since he was 13 years of age and is often asked to perform and emcee festival shows, including the recent TSA Awards Concert in January 2016. He is currently working towards his sophomore album, which will be released mid 2017.
This song tells the story of a boy soldier, there were hundreds of boy soldiers possibly thousands, no one really knows in The Great War. We are releasing the song at this time to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the first Australian soldiers being sent to the Western Front on the 19th July 1916 at Fromelles. Recorded as the worst day in Australian Military History and considered by many to be the most tragic day in Australian History with 5533 casualties in 24 hours. From then on Australians (including squadrons of the Light Horse) fought in many areas along this f ront. At Pozieres we lost 23 thousand in six weeks and so many suffered terrible mental and physical Injuries. The Great War ended on 11th November 1918 (WW1)
Lola had two Great Uncles who fought in the Boer War in the NSW Mounted and then enlisted in the Great War in the Light Horse. Another two Great Uncles and a number of cousins also enlisted in the AIF and the Light Horse. Two of the Light Horseman rode in the Last Great Cavalry Charge on Beersheba. In WW11 three Uncles enlisted and fought in Europe and the Pacific.
All these amazing men went off to figh t for Australia, The Motherland, some I suspect went looking for a grand adventure and one of them was a boy soldier.
So there is a little bit of truth, a little bit of hearsay, a lot of research and some personal thoughts of being in such a horrific situation. All done with the utmost love and respect. Lest We Forget.