Harry James Angus
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Harry James Angus (born 11 June 1982 Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian singer-songwriter, trumpet player and guitarist. He is one of the lead vocalists in the Melbourne band The Cat Empire along with Felix Riebl. He joined the group in early 2000. He is the nephew of comedian, actress and writer, Mary-Anne Fahey (famous for playing Kylie Mole on The Comedy Company).
Angus has been playing trumpet since the age of twelve and learnt to scat from listening to the Jazz greats. He went to primary school at Malvern Primary School, where he would often perform as a vocalist at school assemblies. He then went to high school at McKinnon Secondary College and was taught by Ian Orr in Melbourne before studying at the Victorian College of the Arts. In 2006, he appeared twice as a panelist on the ABC Australian Music Quiz show Spicks and Specks. Angus is also part of The Conglomerate, a four-piece Melbourne jazz band. He also played basketball for the Malvern Tigers Basketball Club, and used to wear the club's black and yellow singlet while performing at gigs. He is married to Emily Lubitz, the lead singer of Tinpan Orange.
His current side project, Jackson Jackson, is a partnership with producer and film composer Jan Skubiszewski (Two Hands, The Rage in Placid Lake, Last Man Standing). "Jackson Jackson and the New Apocalypso Beat" features Melbourne trio "The Genie" (composed of Ollie McGill on keyboards and keytar, Ryan Monro on bass and Will Hull-Brown on drums). His backing singers are known as "The Jackson Jackson 5" (comprising Elana Stone, Karishma Sadhai, Bec Ari, Chantal Mitvalsky and Rory Osman). Jackson Jackson are signed to EMI and their debut album The Fire Is On The Bird was released in March 2007.
Jackson Jackson played shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in mid-March 2007 as part of their "Sneak Preview" tour.
In 2008 they released their second album Tools for Survival.
The Cat Empire
- "The Cat Empire" (2003)
- "Two Shoes" (2005)
- "Cities: The Cat Empire Project" (2006)
- "So Many Nights" (2007)
- "Live on Earth" (2009)
- "Cinema" (2010)
- "Steal the Light" (2013)
- "Rising With the Sun" (2016)
- "Stolen Diamonds" (2019)
- Go To The Beach
- Hold Your Breath
With Tinpan Orange
- Aroona Palace (2005)
- The Bottom Of The Lake (2009) (producer, also plays harmonium, piano, whistles, keyboard, percussion, guitar)
- Cordy, Neil. "Giants release 'oompah' song | AFL". Fox Sports. Retrieved 16 February 2012.