Merri-May Gill was born in outback Australia and raised with an Aboriginal community on a 50,000 acre sheep station. Her extremely unorthodox musical history involved a 4-hour round trip over dirt roads to have guitar lessons. Her home was so remote that they could rarely pick up the radio. With one ABBA album and a host of her mother's opera albums as her only musical influences, Merri-May began to write as soon as she could play.
Merri-May has been favourably compared to the late Kirsty McColl and Bette Midler, and possesses elements of Joni Mitchell.
'Merri-May Gill is a consummate performer, captivating, incredibly gifted, possibly insane, a joy to watch. There sure aren't many around like her' – The Scotsman, August 2002.