Angus Gill and Melinda Schneider add some sparkle to Christmas

Updated: Nov 9

✦ Golden Guitar winners Angus Gill and Melinda Schneider have teamed up to bring some sparkle, joy and all round good fun to your Christmas!


“Don’t Get Your Tinsel In A Tangle” is taken from Angus’ brand new Christmas EP “The Gilly Season” and proves yet again that there is nothing this young talent can’t do!


Co-written by Angus and frequent collaborators Bill DiLuigi and Kirsti Manna, “Don’t Get Your Tinsel In A Tangle” is slightly edgy, quirky and off the wall.


“We originally wrote it as a male/female duet and the first person I had in mind to do it with was Melinda. I’ve always been a fan of her work, her songs and incredible voice. I was thrilled when she agreed to sing it with me,” says Angus.

“When Angus reached out to me a couple of months ago and sent me the song, I fell in love with it on first listen! It is the catchiest tune and cutest lyric and makes you feel good,” says Melinda.


It’s no secret the pair had a ball recording the song, that is clearly evident from the opening moments. Angus, who is a past ARIA nominee for his comedy work, showcases his humorous song writing flair on “Don’t Get Your Tinsel in A Tangle”.


The EP, “The Gilly Season”


Perfectly captures the gamut of emotions that can accompany Christmas – the joy, the crazy fun and, of course, heartbreak.



“I decided to write The Gilly Season as I love Christmas music, but I haven’t heard a lot of original Christmas songs lately. It was a great creative challenge to come up with these songs and by tapping into my own Christmas experiences, I think we were able to find fresh ideas,” says Angus.


Once again Gill has assembled an A-team of musicians including Stuie French (Guitars), Jeff Taylor & Russell Dick (Piano), Michel Rose (Pedal Steel), Glenn Wilson (Drums), Jeff McCormack (Bass), TC Cassidy and Templeton Thompson (Backing Vocals) and Pixie Jenkins provided character voices.


“I love the stuff Angus is putting out there, he is a wonderful songwriter and true creative spirit. His voice is pure and his energy is electric,” added Melinda.


“Don’t Get Your Tinsel In A Tangle” is the key single from the EP “The Gilly Season”, both released Thursday 10th November through Rivershack Records / MGM Distribution.


2022 Golden Guitar Winner Angus, has released his fifth album "The Gilly Season" just in time for Christmas. It is an exciting collection of fresh, original Christmas songs, from the wry and witty appeal of Cheapskate Christmas and Mistletoey, to the fun Present Time and Don't Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle (featuring Melinda Schneider), to the heartfelt ballad First Christmas Without You.


Angus perfectly captures the gamut of emotions that accompany The Silly Season. Or rather, The Gilly Season!


TRACK X TRACK from Angus


Cheapskate Christmas (Angus Gill/Bill Whyte)


Mood: fun, witty, wry, upbeat, humorous, festive, light, lively, playful, theatrical.


Every year at Christmas, Nan would always turn up to our house with a big old sack overflowing with presents. She’d dole them out to us like a deranged Mrs. Claus and watch our faces to see how delightfully disappointed we were! Somehow, we thought they’d get better, but we were clearly kidding ourselves! My good friend, Nashville songwriter and comedian, Bill Whyte and I wrote this song about every crappy Christmas present we’ve ever been given.


Don’t Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle [feat.Melinda Schneider] (Angus Gill/Bill DiLuigi/Kirsti Manna)