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. It was an awesome night, hard to believe it was a Thursday. Thanks again to the wonderful and talented Laurel Rieping for her awesome violin playing and for getting all my jokes.
Paul "thrilled" the folks at DotComplicated.com were able at last to sort through their confused bedlam and make his website (this one) live again after six days off line.
"I lost my house, my family, my inheritance, my car, my guitars, my voice, my virginity and my sparrow thanks to the incompetence of the people at DotComplicated.com" says Paul through an interpreter.
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
Mini Tour Wrap-Up: "NOBODY HAD TO DIE"
Schweinfurt, Wurzburg, Solingen - Oct 9, 10, 11.
"Nobody had to die," says Paul of his recent three-show tour of middle earth. During the tour Paul insulted an entire town ("I called Schweinfurt 'Schwein-flu'" says Paul. "And it didn't go down too well... so I did it a second time."), repeatedly broke the traffic laws in Solingen by running back and forth across the street like a banshee after his gig finished, violated several health & safety regulations also in Solingen by loading his PA equipment into the venue through an open window, drove his car the wrong way down a one-way street cos "there was no other way to get to where I needed to go" in Wurzburg, and adjudicated an open audience debate during his concert at Tiepolokeller much to the bemusement of everyone in attendance.
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.
"WINDS OF FORTUNE" RELEASED!!!
Paul snuck off-planet during April, May, June and July to record, write and produce his Fourth full-length album: "Winds of Fortune". You can only get it by contacting Paul and his team of intelligent hamsters directly at a gig, by phone, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Two short samples can be found here: http://www.reverbnation.com/paulfogarty/song/21381355-hole-we-fell-through-sample-winds
and here: http://www.reverbnation.com/paulfogarty/song/21060983-where-is-your-baby-now-sample-winds
German Language Stuff:
Paul Fogarty, der in der Szene der "neue Neil Young" genannte wird, singt sanfte, authentische Songs. Seine Musik zählt zum "New Acoustic Movement", dessen Ursprung weitestgehend in den Stilrichtungen Folk, Pop und Blues liegt. Für Fogarty ist Musik eine Universalsprache und ein wichtiges Medium, um Gefühle und Gedanken auszudrücken. Seine Lieder erzählen vom Leben, den damit verbundenen Höhen und Tiefen und sind durchdrungen von seinem Lebensmotto "Dream and let dream". Der australische Singer-Songwriter und Multi-Instrumentalist begann schon als 15-jähriger, seine ersten Lieder zu schreiben. Er hat mittlerweile 1000 eigene Songs im Repertoire und 3 Alben (JETZT VIER!!!) veröffentlicht.
"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.
Albums To Die For
Hard copies of all Paul's albums are available from Paul directly. Contact email@example.com to order or enquire about copies of "Stagefright", "Born Naked", and the latest one everyone is waiting for: "Winds of Fortune". Payment is simple and easy through paypal or direct bank deposit.
Saturday night in the middle of seemingly nowhere there emerged a steady stream in twos of threes of keen live music lovers in the town of Waldenburg. They came to Gleis1, the old train station house, to sit in quiet reverence while Paul played two sets of original material on his new guitar, middling ukulele, and aging slide guitar.
"I couldn't play harmonica," says Paul, "cos somebody ran off with my favourite harmonica and the neck brace a couple weeks ago and I haven't gotten round to buying a new one."
Paul's new Aussie music mate Anthony Davies from Melbourne came along to play a few songs and run over a couple of originals before an attentive crowd. "It was awesome," said Anthony.
"Somebody tried to tell me the history of the town, how it was founded, where the prince lived, what factories there are but I got bored and fell asleep in the middle of the story," said Paul. "But I'm sure it is a fascinating and unique town."
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.
Concert Footage Surfaces
The link below shows footage of Paul playing his original song "Stranger" from a recent gig
at Cafe Instinkt in St Peter-Ording, north Germany March 2014.
Film producers like Paul's song
Paul is cautiously joyful that one of his recently recorded songs has passed its second level of approval at the offices of a movie production team and stands at least a chance of appearing in said movie when it's released in early 2015.
"I am pleased but downbeat," said Paul. "The competition is always stiff because you are up against every song ever written."
After thinking about it a little more Paul became depressive and began skipping rope all Sunday night, most of Monday, and into the early hours Tuesday.
latest CONCERT overview:
"Kafi für Dich = Awesome," says Paul.
After his recent concert Paul has declared the highest population density of beautiful women, and possibly men, live in or near Kafi für Dich in Zurich, Switzerland.
"I was by far the least attractive person within three blocks," says Paul. "Even the cook and the homeless guy who wandered past looked mysterious and alluring," Paul says.
Paul is standing beside his shoes with excitement after being selected to play at the 2014 STRAMU festival in Wuerzburg from Sept 12-14. "I will have a new album out by then, plus a new kitten," says Paul.
Holland Duo Date Confirmed
Paul is thrilled to announce his first confirmed concert date with super-talent Jenny Weisgerber in Holland on September 5 at 'Podium Cafe - Peter en Leni' a classy acoustic listening room in Steendam.
Paul is madly writing a whole swag of new songs for film and tv possibilities in the US. His songs are currently in the running for one movie due for release next February and one TV show due to be aired over the summer of 2014. Meanwhile shopping malls across Sweden are swinging out to Paul's songs every day of the week.
UK mini-tour Update - 3rd Concert Date Added
Paul plays three concerts in the UK on April 11, 12 and 13.
More concerts to be confirmed. Details in "TourDates"
Paul On Fire!
More great turnouts to Paul's concerts in Kiel, Hamburg, Offenburg, Stuttgart, Paderborn,
Bad Iburg, Herrenburg, Ludwigsburg, Wattenbek, and Luebeck
Yet another sizzling concert review from Sindelfingen Daily Newspaper
More new tourdates in Germany and the UK.
More tantalising opportunities for song licensing in the US on offer...
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)
The Ben and Sean Show
A few weeks back Paul did a Podcast with the world-reknowned podcast team of Ben & Sean.
Paul would not shut up for about 80 minutes and finally, when Ben and Sean had had enough, they unplugged his Skype line and ended it and went out on the piss. Paul had no idea it was over and kept talking non-stop for another eleven days straight. The first 80 minutes or so of the interview can be found here: http://thebenandseanshow.com/?p=467
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Paul publishes eBook! "it beats going insane," he says
Paul has published his first eBook titled "WHAT STUFF REALLY MEANS" at Amazon.com
A satirical companion handbook to life on earth, just click the link below and you'll be there before you can say 'hilarious' "Sometimes it's gonna be free, and sometimes it's gonna cost three bucks fifty-six," says Paul. "I have no control over it. I just do what big brother tells me and besides, all those digits confuse the hell out of me."
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...
Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Holland
17 December 20:00Uhr
fon: 040 18012721
18 December 20:00Uhr
fon: 0175 5307916
more tourdates here