Episode 026: Gretta Ziller

Gretta Ziller is our guest for this episode of Songversations, one of the most appreciated songwriters by many of her peers in the industry, I loved this real and honest Songversation. Gretta isn’t just a one-trick pony, If you’ve been foolish enough to think you’ve nailed down her sound then prepare to have the rug pulled out from under you. Ziller’s roots span jazz, blues, rock, pop, and classical, and that eclecticism is reflected in her songwriting. Her sound may bear the hallmarks of classic Americana music but its essence is far more diverse.

She started her career as an Opera singer and Bagpipe Teacher, her vocal style has changed somewhat since then, she does on the odd occasion incorporate bagpipes into her set … after all, there aren’t many folks that can sing AND play Long Way to the Top !!

Her 2017 debut album ‘Queen of Boomtown’ received critical acclaim, it was long-listed for the Australian Music Prize in 2018 and received a Golden Guitar and an Age Music Victoria Awards Nomination. In 2020 Gretta received her second Golden Guitar nomination for Vocal Collaboration of the year, she also received an AIR Women In Music mentorship. 2020 also saw Gretta release the first single from her forthcoming album from a new home, signing to ABC Music.

Gretta Ziller is returning in 2021 with a sophomore album scheduled for release in September, her participation in the Global Music Match program through Sounds Australia, and most recently the announcement of her supporting of Ian Moss & Troy Cassar-Daley on their national tour.