Gus McKay is a successful songwriter and musician after almost 20 years as a seasoned recording artist and performer. He sings and writes all his own material, plays guitar, blues harmonica and more recently tenor saxophone, while also performing in a number of bands and as a solo artist in his home town of Fremantle, WA.
His earthy style of music is sage like, but still in step, and finding it’s own niche around the world , within the modern blues idiom. Inspiration flows constantly ,as he bases himself in the country, finding solace on the road and peace in the bush. Weekends are spent away, playing music in the city.
“Talisman” is his latest release and possibly his best work to date. It has 10 new songs at 39 minutes length and is available on CD and vinyl, featuring strings, horns and an eclectic list of instrumentation.
After almost 20 years, Gus McKay can now to be regarded as a seasoned recording artist, performer and producer with his output released on his own RPM label.
He sings and writes all his own material, plays guitar, blues harmonica and more recently tenor saxophone ,while also performing in a number of bands and touring as solo artist in eastern Australia and performing in his home town of Fremantle, WA.
His earthy style of music has a sage like bonhomie. With his undeniable roots to the land and nature. A farmer and stock man most of his life, but now a fulltime musician, he’s devoting his time to carving out his own niche on the world stage.
Already having 454,000 plays on one streaming site alone, this free promotion , has attracted many fans and influencers willing to share his music with others on social media.
“Talisman” is his 5th album, and possibly his best work to date. The album consists of 10 new songs, a shout out in the modern blues idiom.
His musical influences are many and varied. Artists he cites as inspiration are the likes of Chris Whitley , David Crosby, Donald Fagen, Little Walter, Freddie King, Howling Wolf, just to name a few.