The alter-ego of Melbourne-based film composer, singer and guitarist Paul Gillett, Floyd Thursby has been recording and releasing his original songs since 2005.
The child of award-winning poet Ross Gillett and successful author Melanie Guile, Thursby’s debut 2005 self-titled EP, recorded with funding from Arts Victoria, received strong support from Melbourne’s RRR. Thursby’s critically-acclaimed debut album ‘A Thief’s Journal’, produced by Marty Brown (Art of Fighting, Clare Bowditch), was released in 2007 on Ang Fang Industries through MGM. Thursby’s second album ‘Sinatra’s Bones’, recorded by Neil Thomason at Head Gap, was released in 2013.
He has performed at festivals and events across Australia, including Port Fairy Folk Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival, Brunswick Music Festival, Palm Creek Folk Festival, Mossvale Music Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Brisbane Festival, National Gallery of Victoria, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and on ABC Radio National’s The Music Show. International touring has taken him to USA, UK, Europe, the Caucusus, China and South-East Asia.
Gillett has worked full time as a musician since 2017. A new Floyd Thursby album ‘To those in flames’ (Ang Fang Industries), produced by Marty Brown, is due for release mid-2019.