Col Gentles is a prolific Singer /Songwriter from the Blue Mountains NSW with recent writes & co-writes with some of the best in the industry. Col has had his songs recorded by Drew McAlister, Kayla Mahon, Tall Timbre, The Smokin Willies & The Bushwackers to name a few. He has enjoyed charting success this year as a solo artist, with his debut single ‘I Said Nothin’ rising to a respectful #19 on the Australian Top 40 Country Tracks Airplay Chart in September, whilst his 2nd release ‘I’ve Been There with Slim’ claimed #10.
Col Gentles’ latest single ‘The Last of the Knucklemen’ tells the story of the last days of Jimmy Sharman’s boxing tent and it’s fighters. The song was written by Col after listening to a story on late night AM radio on his way home from a gig.
Col reminisces... “It brought back memories of going to Sharman’s tents with my Dad and brother and watching the spruiker out the front banging the drum and yelling out "a round or two for a pound or two".”
‘The Last of the Knucklemen’ has been recorded by The Bushwackers, The Willies and Tall Timbre and is a favourite request at live gigs.