Harry James Angus

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Harry James Angus at the West Coast Blues & Roots Festival 2001.

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.

Jackson Jackson[edit]

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.

Other projects[edit]

Angus is a member of The Conglomerate, and plays trumpet on four tracks of the debut album Aroona Palace by Tinpan Orange, which also features Ollie McGill.

He has also released two folk/acoustic solo albums, Live at the Famous Spiegeltent in 2008, and Little Stories in 2011.

In 2012 Angus wrote the club song for the newest club in the AFL, the Greater Western Sydney Giants.[1]


The Cat Empire[edit]

Jackson Jackson[edit]

The Conglomerate[edit]

With Tinpan Orange[edit]

  • Aroona Palace (2005)
  • The Bottom Of The Lake (2009) (producer, also plays harmonium, piano, whistles, keyboard, percussion, guitar)

Solo albums[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cordy, Neil. "Giants release 'oompah' song | AFL". Fox Sports. Retrieved 16 February 2012.

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