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THE ANGELS Part Ways With DAVE GLEESON, Announce New Frontman

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As the book The 100 Best Australian Albums highlighted, The Angels can lay claim to being Australia’s longest-lasting band. And with the band closing in on their 50th anniversary in 2024, they are embarking on an exciting new era, with the announcement of a brand-new lead singer.

The band’s new frontman is a name very familiar to Angels fans. Stepping out from behind the drum kit to take centre stage is Nick Norton, who has been a member of the band since 2011.

Nick is an incredible musician and a great singer and songwriter,” says Angels founding member John Brewster.He obviously knows the songs like the back of his hand and the fans already know and love him, so he’s the perfect fit. We can’t wait to hit the road.”

Anyone at the recent Brewster Brothers Electric shows, where the band performed Angels rarities with Nick out front, will attest that he’s ready to assume one of the greatest gigs in Australian rock – fronting The Angels, the band responsible for some of the most unforgettable songs in Australian music.

Nick replaces Dave Gleeson, who is stepping down from the role to focus on his Triple M commitments as well as The Screaming Jets, the band he formed in 1989.

“We remain the very best of friends, and Dave will always be a much-loved part of The Angels family,” John says.

Dave’s final show as frontman of The Angels will be at the Gympie Music Muster at the end of August, with his final two Symphony of Angels shows taking place in Melbourne on June 23 at Palais Theatre and Adelaide on June 30 at Her Majesty’s Theatre.

We are so grateful to Dave for everything he’s done for the band,” adds Rick Brewster. “He’s been our frontman for 12 years, sharing hundreds of great gigs and good times. And now, with his increased commitments, we totally understand his need to move on.”

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