Gretta 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 !!
But 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.
Ziller’s 2017 debut album ‘Queen of Boomtown’ received critical acclaim, it was long-listed for the Australian Music Prize in 2018 and receiving a nomination in The Age Music Victoria Awards. Gretta was also an APRA PD finalist and performed at Australian Music Week, November 2019 she has also received 2 Golden Guitar nominations for her releases.
Gretta Ziller returns in 2020 with new music, in the form of single ‘Unlikely Believer’ and a new home, signing to ABC Music.