Echuca singer-songwriter Gareth Leach released his debut EP in 2016 and is set to release his first album, Death & Taxes, in September. From the album comes the single ‘Turn Back Jimmy Creek’, which was written after Leach’s journey to the 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival – and anyone who has driven the New England Highway to that festival will relate to Leach’s lyrics about long drives.
Prior to embarking on a solo career, Leach was already an an established songwriter and musician, as well as being a producer and sound engineer for his bands Strathmore and Bateman. He has also written music for film and has collaborated with musicians from the country, folk, punk and pop industries.
‘Turn Back Jimmy Creek’ has a rollicking country-rock sound to accompany Leach’s gutsy, intriguing vocals, and also features Gretta Ziller on vocals.
Watch the video for ‘Turn Back Jimmy Creek’ below: