Brussels, Luxembourg, Holland, Scotland, Switzerland, Australia, Germany...
Paul is back in the studio writing and recording more songs over Oct-Nov-Dec 2015 and playing a handfull more concerts in Switzerland and Germany.
"2015 has been a watershed year of traveling, loads of duo and trio concerts, and film and tv song placement," says Paul. "For next year there are already many projects underway with possible trips to North America, the UK and more varied projects, and further film and tv placements."
Paul is thrilled to have gotten his guitar all the way to Scotland, through Edinburgh customs and all the way to Ullapool without having to entrust it to baggage handlers. Hence his guitar is in exactly the same condition after the trip as it was before the trip.
Debut Belgium Concert set for October 11
Paul's debut concert in Belgium will take place at the prestigious Brussels Folk Club - The Black Door -
on Sunday, October 11, 2015.
"Schuld" TV Crime Series song scores
300,000hits... and counting... pant pant...
Paul's song co-write with Marco and Robert Meister for the German TV Crime Series "SCHULD" -
'You Are My Everything' - is notching up 15,000 YouTube hits a week through June, July and August - more
than 200,000 views in five months.
Aussie Tour a "Smash"
Paul is over the moon about his eight-date concert tour in South East Queensland during May and June 2015.
"The audiences were awesome, the venues were great," says Paul. "I'm keen to go back and do Sydney and Melbourne
"SCHULD" on ZDF
"You Are My Everything" and "We Got To Rise"
were written by Marco-Meister and Paul Fogarty
and appear on groundbreaking new TV Crime
Series "SCHULD" on ZDF March 20 (episdoe DNA)
and March 27 (episode Volksfest).
Here follows a glimpse of "We Got To Rise"
Paul Fogarty Konzert:
Atrium in Friedrichshafen
by Harald Ruppert, "SUEDKURIER"
Paul Fogarty wird als „Singer/Songwriter in der Tradition von Bob Dylan,
Leonard Cohen und Townes van Zandt“ angekündigt. Wie sein Konzert
am Samstag im Atrium in Friedrichshafen zeigt, trifft davon der Begriff
Singer/Songwriter zu, die Namen aber sind andere: Paul Fogartys Gesang
liegt nahe bei der halb rauen, halb schneidenden Stimme von David Gray,
die Atmosphäre seiner Songs bei Richard Shindell und Peter Mulvey –
absolute Größen, die leider kaum jemand kennt. Auch dieses Schicksal
teilt Fogarty mit ihnen. Und ebenfalls wie sie schreibt er oft düstere
Songs, die gekonnt zwischen dem Abgrund und einem Witz balancieren.
Die Stücke quellen aus ihm heraus, wie er im Atrium erzählt: Kürzlich,
bei einem kurzen Nickerchen, sei er vier Mal aufgewacht, jedes Mal mit
der Idee zu einem anderen neuen Song. Da träumt er also, und kann nicht
anders. Genauso sitzt er auch auf der Bühne, umgeben von ein paar
Gitarren, und haut seine Songs raus - mit der Autorität eines Menschen,
der in dem was er tut, seine Mitte hat...
...Ähnlich wie ein Hammer den Nagel auf den Kopf treffen Fogartys
Metaphern als Faust in die Magengrube: „When the day is done in an
iron lung you still can get no sleep.“ Ein Schriftsteller würde sich das als
Aphorismus rahmen lassen; Fogarty schüttelt's aus dem Ärmel. Er artikuliert
in seinen intensivsten Songs ein Bauchgefühl, das nichts mit schlichter
Trübsal zu tun hat, sondern damit, dass die Welt ein unheimlicher Ort ist,
und jeder Mensch der einzige auf Erden. Seine Stücke werden dann zu
wahren Heimsuchungen – aber kaum lichten sich die Schatten, macht er
sich über sich selbst lustig: „I found myself in a sad song, so sad, nobody
could sing along.“ ....
Concert Review: Akustik Cafe, Tuettlingen
Paul Fogarty 07.03.2015
"Australien ist anders-das war sogar mal ein Werbeslogan
der australischen Tourismus lobby-und: es soll wohl stimmen...
Was wir mit Sicherheit sagen können: Paul Fogarty ist
anders, was wohl mit der Tatsache zusammenhängen könnte,
dass er Australier ist.
Paul sitzt auf einem niedrigen Hocker wenn er spielt und
wirkt als Person erst mal bescheiden auf der Bühne.
Und dennoch erscheint er dabei allein schon durch seine
Körpergrösse sehr präsent. Nicht minder auffällig ist sein
Gitarrenspiel. Fogarty strummt mit dem Blättchen, zupft
mit Fingerpicks und bearbeitet eine seiner Gitarren mit
dem Slidebar. Dabei benutzt er viele alternative Stimmungen.
So wirkt sein Gitarrenspiel enorm abwechslungsreich und vielschichtig,
klanglich extrem facettenreich und stilistisch von balladesk, über funky
bis hin zum Delta-Blues...ein echtes Erlebnis, das für Erstaunen beim
Publikum sorgte. Ebenso abwechslungsreich sind seine Lieder, die ständig
ähnliche Extreme und Kontraste aufzeigen und so Brücken zwischen
Balladen, Folk, Blues, Funk und "Moritats-Gesang" schlagen.
Dabei führte Paul mit teils lockerem, teils beissendem Humor durchs
Programm und sang mit einer manchmal an den frühen Bob Dylan
erinnernden Stimme. Die Grippe hatte ihm etwas übel mitgespielt,
aber das kompensierte er locker und nahm die Zuschauer mit auf
Paul is proud to announce the early dates for his "COMBAT" tour
(also known as the "IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF VIC MORROW" Tour
to mark the 33rd anniversary of the passing of Sergeant Saunders
his good self ) of Germany and other smaller countries that are
sort of like Germany and vice versa but not exactly.
5 April 14:00Uhr, Kulturgewachshause Birkenried
10 April 20:00Uhr, Kulturverein Guntersblum, Museum Guntersblum, 67583 Guntersblum
11 April 20:00Uhr, Purple Haze, Remseck
14 April 20:00Uhr, Open Stage, Schwaebisch Gmuend.
24 April 20:00Uhr, Lamanik - Open Stage
May 1 - 16 "FLOWER & FOGS" Germany Tour (See "TOUR")
For More Dates click on "TOUR" in the main menu above
Paul's Home Town To Become
CENTRE OF KNOWN UNIVERSE
on May 8th, 2015 - SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND
Paul's home town of Waldenbuch, Germany will be the center
of the known universe on the evening of MAY 8th, 2015, when the town
hosts it's first ever INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITER-IN-THE-ROUND concert.
Starring at the Concert are Sofia Talvik from Sweden, David Flower from Australia,
and Paul Fogarty from Clifton.
"I'm going to wear socks," said Paul.
"I'm not," said Dave.
"We don't have socks in Sweden," added Sofia by satellite link.
"Should we call it 'Songwriters-' or 'Songwriter-In-The-Round'?" said Dave.
"Nobody reads that stuff anyway," said Paul...
See 'Tour Dates' for details.
Crime Series Song Placements: "SCHULD" on ZDF, Germany March 20 & 27
Paul is inside out about a couple songs he's co-written with Marco Meister that have been placed on ground-breaking new German
TV crime series "SCHULD". The songs are titled "You Are My Everything" to be aired on March 20, 2015 ('DNA' episode)
Preview: http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/beitrag/video/2316922/Folge-5-DNA (song comes on at 21:10)
and also the song "Rise" on March 27 ('Volksfest' episode)
Preview: http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek#/beitrag/video/2316926/Folge-6-Volksfest (song comes on at 40:50 til end)
Australian Tour Dates:
"The Unconscionable Decibels Tour of 2015"
June 7 - Mooloolaba Yacht Club
June 9 - Brisbane Unplugged, New Farm
June 14 - Toowoomba (to be confirmed)
More to be announced.... stay tuned, or else get on with your life and forget all about it until it's too late.
Berlinale Concert Feb 10th!!!
Paul is beside his shoes with excitement after being asked to
play a small concert in Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, as part of
world famous Berlinale Week.
Zurich Concert "A Ripsnorter!"
Paul is beside his socks with joy over the awesome
reception he received at Kaffee Fuer Dich in Zurich in early January.
"Zurich has the most beautiful women in the world," Paul says. "And they
were all at my concert."
Updated concert report:
06/11: Die Luke, Ludwigsburg = AWESOME
08/11: Berlin Guitars, Berlin = AWESOME
12/11: Moist Corner (with Christoph Schellhorn) Suhl = AWESOME
15/11: Stellwerk, Waldshut = AWESOME…
19/11: Lamanik, Waldenbuch = great
20/11: Anker, Filderstadt = AWESOME
21/11: Noten Diele, Freiberg = AWESOME
22/11: FloMaLa, Waren = AWESOME
24/11: JZ Karo, (with Ad Vanderveen) Wesel = AWESOME
Berlin Guitars sold-out Concert Wrap-Up:
Huge thanks to everyone who came out to the sold-out concert at Berlin Guitars on Saturday November 8. Thanks again to Jenny Weisgerber for setting up the gig and for an awesome opening set. Massive thanks to Leonard Lott for his continuing support and belief in independent original music by hosting the acoustic concerts in his guitar shop and for providing a wonderful ambience and environment in which to perform. Thanks again to everyone who came out and made me feel so welcomed. Bless you all.
Die Luke Concert "Heart-Melting"
Massive thanks and all-round hugs to everyone who packed into
Die Luke for my concert in Ludwigsburg on Thursday, November 6.
Latest Review from "1 In Music"
"With topical songs à la John Lennon meets Bob Marley, the softness of Paul Simon at the tip of his tongue and fingers, the Americana/Country meets Folk troubadour Paul Fogarty is one of the most understated yet deeply expressive musicians out there.
Once you have wallowed into the ever growing musical legacy of Australia-born Germany-based Fogarty, it becomes impossible to deny how much his music could be a soundtrack to the life of those who look for an answer under every rock and over every mountain they face. His tunes accompany their life’s journey not like some mere background music to drown the unaccommodating sounds of real life or to be told how to get there. His music is for those who, even with fear and pain, still believe in themselves and their ability to find their own way home. His expression betrays both a lover and a fighter who has found a balance between opposites to offer a platter of soft eye-openers, acknowledging the details of life, taking a clear side FOR life and accompanying you every day with some witty references winking back at a past we need to reconcile ourselves with.
In his expert musical hands and lips, creativity is a weapon of mass evolution and human freedom, and Paul Fogarty believes in humanity and in the Truth, the one that not only “will guide us from the words of those who lied” but “set your children free”, “give yourself a chance at peace, a sense of harmony”. You cannot help but be taken."
courtesy Tiki Black http://tikiblack.com
I got my fingers crossed over some more TV and film placement opportunities coming up. Meanwhile I did get some song placements on German TV this year thanks to Edition Meister out of Berlin and Constantin Film, Germany. Keep your ears peeled for TV series "Koslowski & Haferkamp" and "Schuld".
Stramu A Screamer
I had an awesome time playing at Europe's largest Street Music Festival in Wurzburg from Sept 12-14. I made lots of new friends, learned "Hallelujah" off by heart without trying, and narrowly evaded being arrested by the Police and having my car towed.
"MESSDUNK Made A Believer Out Of Me"
Paul's new alltime favourite concert venue is an erstwhile abandoned Church in the tiny town of Messdunk (popn 40) near Brandenburg in Germany.
Two Songs For Crime Series
Paul is standing beside his shoes with excitement after two of his compositions (one original and one co-write) will appear in the TV crime series "Koslowski & Haferkamp" on ARD channel 1 in Germany in the next couple of months.
Short Film Song Placement
Paul has every finger and limb crossed that his song "That's Love (A Cruel and Foolish Thing)" will make the final cut in two scenes of a short film by a German director. The song is also set to be arranged with full orchestration for closing credits. More details when they come to hand. The song is also under consideration for a feature film shot in Hollywood, Germany and Spain.
TV placement a first
Paul's song "Home" will appear in the background of a television series in Germany in the coming months. Paul has no idea what the show is called however, and is too shy to ask.
Another song Paul has been involved with is also slated to appear in a short film by a German producer. Details to come.
Paul On Fire!
More great turnouts to Paul's concerts in Kiel, Hamburg, Offenburg, Stuttgart, Paderborn,
Bad Iburg, Herrenburg, Ludwigsburg, Wattenbek, and Luebeck
Paul's Fans Have Their Say:
Here below is what Paul's YouTube fans and other
songwriter/singers are saying about Paul's music:
"i feel like i've discoverd a hidden treasure :) love your music so much!" (Jenny Weisgerber)
"Love it....more then I can say :)" (Susan Buchanan)
"Wow, that´s a wonderful song!" (Rausch Zeichen)
"woooww ...right trough my heart ….great" (ghita hitmi)
"beautiful song... acoustic and heart, and vocals....what can I say....just great." (De Lott)
"Wow! Never heard of you til today. Beautiful beautiful song! Not bad for an Ozzie!!! Only kidding" (Pedagosk)
"amazing, i really really like this song! keep playing. you deserve more success mate!" (Thomas R)
"That's a beautiful song Paul. Hey you wrote a bridge! Been waiting behind the door for that mate =]" (OZMEATH)
"Did you record all this live with that mic? Sounds great!" (Josh Baker)
"This is an amazing song holy shit." (ItsaGame36)
"I really enjoyed this.Thank you for sharing" (Lynn Hemeon)
"Great song. Thanks." (Eva Cavileer)
"I love hearing you tap the muse, Paul" (localworld)
"ótima música!" (Raquel Romano)
"why are you not famousº? F**k something is going wrong with our culture!" (Tiago Dias)
Paul Loves House Concerts (In other words, Book Him For a Gig At Your Place. It May Well Be The Only Time You'll Ever Go To A Music Concert Without Leaving Your Sofa. Contact Paul directly at email@example.com)
Paul publishes eBook! "it beats going insane," he says
Paul has published his first eBook titled "WHAT STUFF REALLY MEANS" at Amazon.com
Paul Got A Blog at:
Contains hilarious insights about the music biz, tips for the young
and impressionable, parenting advice, excerpts from Paul's
books-in-progress, narrative ideas, unique insights
into the world and the psychotic freaks who run it.
Inside Track - The CD Buyers' Guide:
(BREATHE) "A beautiful collection of folk-pop... worth playing every day..."
Beat Magazine, Melbourne:
"Fogarty is a legend in and around Noosa on Queensland's Sunshine Coast."
(Live concert)"Fogarty doesn't need to hide his own material behind the big stars. Songs like the exciting "Jesus Knows", the beautiful "Stagefright" (title song of his second CD) or the bitter-melancholic "Small Town Ways" were highlights in the concert."
The Unpronouncable Towns Tour continues... click on "Tourdates"