Gus was a concept dreamed up by Guy and Richard from Chapter Music/Salty & Delicious fanzine in Perth, after a name they used to describe endearingly funny looking people (ie "that guy is so Gus!").

As a band, Gus existed for a few days in Brisbane in December 1994,  in the form of Guy & Richard along with Bek Moore from Clag and Nicole Thibault, Julian Patterson and Ian Wadley from Minimum Chips.

The played one live show and recorded a five song cassette in Brisbane, recorded to four track by Greg Wadley, one song of which also appeared on the Spill 3 Compilation in 1995. A duo of Richard and Bek released one other song under the name Gus on Chapter's Asparagus Milkshake compilation tape in late 1994.