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Growing up in Karratha, a small mining town in the Pilbara on Western Australia’s northwest coast, Angell’s first steps into music began when a kindy school teacher lent him an old guitar which had blown out the back of a ‘Mini Moke’ and a sheet of paper with a few chords written on it.

He managed to get the odd lesson here and there when he could, but mainly taught himself to play from books and old records. The rugged landscape and isolation of the Pilbara gradually infused itself into his songwriting and music. Inspired by great artists like Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and Neil Young, he took these influences to form his own unique and distinguishable sound.

Being somewhat of a nomad, Angell has spent much of his adult life coming and going here and there, mostly scratching out a living playing music or doing the odd real job when times get a little tough. As such he has performed in all far-flung corners of Australia, from mining towns on the west coast, Darwin and the surrounds of the Northern Territory, 5-star hotels in Capital Cities, Cooktown and far North Queensland to the tropical Islands of The Whitsundays.

Over the years Angell has honed his craft as a live performer and is able to read the crowd at hand whilst adhering to a venues specific requirements. His huge repertoire and professional attitude means he can cover a wide range of styles from background restaurant gigs to up-tempo party atmospheres. He can play a mix of old classics to contemporary hits, but at the same time tries to move away from the most obvious standards when the clientele and situation allow.

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Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett

Crazy – Knarles Barkley

Wish You Well – Bernard Fanning

Songbird – Bernard Fanning

7 Nation Army – White Stripes

Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash

Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash

Walk The Line – Johnny Cash

Rusty Cage – Johnny Cash

Heart Of Gold – Neil Young

Old Man – Neil Young

Dakota – Stereophonics

If You Could only See – Tonic

Layla – Eric Clapton

Before You Accuse Me – Eric Clapton

Bubble Toes – Jack Johnson

Flake – Jack Johnson

Sitting Waiting Wishing – Jack Johnson

Steel My Kisses – Ben Harper

Diamonds On The Inside – Ben Harper

Other Side – Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Shimmer – Fuel

The Drugs Don’t Work – The Verve

Daughter – Pearl Jam

Betterman – Pearl Jam

Revelry- Kings of Leon

Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon

Drive – Incubus

Little Lion Man – Mumford & Son

I Will Wait – Mumford & Son

Drops Of Jupiter – Train

Mad World – Tears For Fears

I’m On Fire – Bruce Springsteen

Easy – The Commodores

Mrs Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel

Suspicious Minds – Elvis

Sugar Man – Rodriguez

Lonely Boy – The Black Keys

Stuck In The Middle – Stealers Wheel

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Wonderwall – Oasis

Heard It Thru The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye/CCR

Proud Mary – CCR

Bad Moon Rising – CCR

Have You Ever Seen The Rain – CCR

Time OF Your Life – Green Day

Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers

The Old Man Down The Road – John Fogerty

Save Tonight – Eagle Eyed Cherry

Hide Your Love Away – The Beatles

Skinny Love – Bon Iver

Blowin’ In The Wind – Bob Dylan

Jumpin’ Jack Flash – Rolling Stones

Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones

Satisfaction – Rolling Stones

Sail Away – David Gray

Babylon – David Gray

What’s Goin On – 4 Non Blondes

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Stand By Me – Ben E. King

Father & Son – Cat Stevens

Wild World – Cat Stevens

The Only Exception – Paramore

The Wait – The Band

No Woman, No Cry – Bob Marley

Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

Redemption Song – Bob Marley

Dock Of The Bay – Ottis Redding

Riders On The Storm – The Doors

Big Jet Plane – Angus & Julia Stone

Riptide – Vance Joy

So Beautiful – Pete Murray

Small Things – Blink 182

Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2

With Or Without You – U2

The Joker – Steve Miller Band

Take A Walk On The Wild Side – Velvet Underground

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Wake Me Up – Avincii

Lightning Crashes – Live

Stolen Dance – Milky Chance

Last Kiss – Pearl Jam

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Strong – London Grammar

Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker

Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band

Sam Smith – I’m Not The Only One

Hozier – Someone New

Toploader – Dancing In The Moonlight

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