Gill was one of the two drummers in The Glitter Band, then formed part of the original line up of Saxon in 1978. He stayed with them until 1981, recording their four first albums, leaving the band after he injured his hand. Gill later spent three years with Motörhead, 1984 to 1987, recording four new tracks for the compilation No Remorse and one full album, Orgasmatron. The band also toured extensively in the time Gill was a member..After years of absence Gill reunite with his former Saxon colleagues in a new band, named Son of a Bitch with bassist Steve Dawson and guitarist Graham Oliver. Gill stayed briefly in the band, recording only one album called Victim You. in 1996. During the Wacken gig 2014, the current drummer of Saxon Nigel Glockler wore a t-shirt where was written "Gill this one is for you".