Paul Dempsey in the US with The Black Arm Band
After performing as a guest of the Black Arm Band in Melbourne on Saturday night, Paul travels with them to the U.S. next month for 2 performances of their acclaimed show, 'Dirtsong'. They play Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hanover, New Hampshire on Feb 20th & NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York Feb 22nd. See HERE for all details.
Something for Kate to announce national tour
We are very excited to let you know that in the coming weeks, Paul Dempsey & his band, Something for Kate will be announcing an extensive Australian Tour! And as usual, we endeavour to give our newsletter subscribers the heads up on fan pre-sale tickets before they go on sale to the general public so do get in and subscribe to the mailing list HERE
ANNOUNCING FIRST PAUL DEMPSEY SOLO SHOW IN A YEAR
We are very excited to announce that Paul Dempsey will play his first solo show in over a year at the upcoming Australian Open Tennis in Melbourne. Paul plays the GrandSlam Oval on Tuesday 15th December onstage 6pm sharp. See HERE for all details.
SOMETHING FOR KATE RELEASE NEW ALBUM WORLDWIDE
The brand new Something for Kate album, Leave Your Soul to Science has just been released worldwide through iTunes. Visit your countries iTunes store to purchase the album. You can purchase the album on CD or vinyl HERE or online in Australia from HERE
SOMETHING FOR KATE - LEAVE YOUR SOUL TO SCIENCE
“Superior and deeply satisfying songwriting” – **** 4 stars -The Age
“..Their best album..” – 9/10 Triple J Magazine
“Beautiful..A total cracker..breathtakingly gorgeous” – **** 4 stars – Herald Sun
“SFK return from six year break to reclaim ‘national treasure’ status” – 9/10 Tone Deaf
“Reflective, revealing and intelligent” **** - 4 stars JB Hi fi Stack magazine.
Pre-order the Something for kate album & tour announced
General tickets are now on sale from all venues for Something for Kate’s national Australian ‘Leave Your Soul to Science Tour 2012′! Taking place through October, various shows have already sold out very quickly so we recommend getting in fast! Special guest for all shows will be Ben Salter (The Gin Club). Click HERE for all ticketing and show information.
You can now pre-order your copy of Leave Your Soul to Science in a dazzling array of formats and packages! In addition to vinyl, CD, and iTunes versions, we also have special limited edition packages consisting of signed vinyl or CD, a very cool bag and a note book with handwritten lyrics to the album by Paul Dempsey all designed by the outrageously talented We Buy Your Kids team. **Check it all out HERE**
SOMETHING FOR KATE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM & ANNOUNCE TOUR
Paul Dempsey & Something for Kate have revealed that they will release their brand new album, titled Leave Your Soul to Science, on September 28th 2012. The first single from the album is titled Survival Expert and has just been released via iTunes. You can buy it HERE. The band are about to make an announcement regarding a national tour on Triple J's breakfast show on Monday 27th August. As the recent shows sold out in minutes, to access pre-sale tickets for the tour before they go onsale to the general public, join the Somehting for Kate mailing list HERE.
Something for Kate album complete
Very exciting news- Paul Dempsey & bandmates Clint Hyndman & Stephanie Ashworth have just completed recording the brand new Something for Kate album in Dallas, Texas. The album was recorded with producer, John Congleton (St Vincent, Modest Mouse, Explosions in the Sky). The band also have a brand new website where you can check all the information regarding the new album. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement this Monday July 23rd to be posted on the band's facebook & website!
PAUL WORKING ON NEW SFK ALBUM
Paul Dempsey takes a break from his solo touring, currently working on the upcoming Something for Kate album, the band's 6th studio album, with bass player Stephanie Ashworth & drummer Clint Hyndman in Australia. To keep up to date with progress on the SFK album visit somethingforkate.com and join the Something for Kate facebook page, twitter, instagram & the SFK mailing list.
PAUL PLAYS NYE @ THE EPSY - GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Paul will be playing New Year’s Eve at Melbourne's Esplanade Hotel with his full band, bringing in 2012 alongside a stellar lineup of bands set to play across 3 stages! Joining Paul to count down the final hours of 2011 are Jebediah, Big Scary, Stonefield, Violent Soho, Loon Lake, Barbarion and Split Seconds. Also announced on the final lineup are Money For Rope, Fangs, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, River Of Snakes, Jackson Firebird, Kingswood and Royston Vasie. THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT.
PAUL SOLO AUSTRALIAN SHOWS - SOLD OUT
After playing sold out shows at Melbourne's Corner Hotel along with two nights at The Annandale Hotel, Sydney, The Fly By Night Club in Fremantle, next up is The Zoo, Brisbane on Thursday December 1st. Special guest for this show is Mike Noga (The Drones) All shows are sold out.
PD SOLO SHOW SUPPORTS
We are excited to announce the supports for Paul's upcoming Australian solo shows; in Sydney & Melbourne it will be The Gin Club's Ben Salter & for Brisbane & Fremantle, it will be Mike Noga. All shows have SOLD OUT however limited tickets remain for Fremantle's Fly By Night show on Nov 20th - but hurry!
NOTES FROM THE HARD ROAD
Paul performs at The Melbourne Festival's Notes From The Hard Road And Beyond at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday 22 October. Paul will join the legendary Mavis Staples, Joss Stone, Emmanuel Jal and Rickie Lee Jones together with The Black Arm Band to perform an incredible finale to the festival. Dont miss this! 'Notes From The Hard Road And Beyond'
PAUL & BAND IN TORONTO!
PAUL DEMPSEY MELBOURNE & SYDNEY SHOWS SOLD OUT - NEW SHOWS IN BRISBANE, WA & 2nd SYDNEY SHOW ANNOUNCED!
Due to overwhelming demand Paul is delighted to announce that he is now adding solo shows in Brisbane and Fremantle. In addition, a second show in Sydney has been added where Paul’s set will heavily feature Something For Kate songs, spanning the band’s back catalogue and, for the first time, brand new songs slated for the new SFK album due for release in 2012.
In addition, Paul will also be performing as part of the “They Will Have Their Way” tour and taking part in a special one-off performance at the Melbourne Festival as part of the “Songs From the Hard Road” concert.
Tickets for all solo shows are on sale now from the following venues;
Paul plays The Annandale Hotel on Wednesday 2nd November, at The Zoo in Brisbane on Thursday December 1st and The Fly By Night Club in Fremantle, WA on Sunday 20th November.
PAUL DEMPSEY ANNOUNCES MELBOURNE & SYDNEY SOLO SHOWS - SOLD OUT
Taking a break from US touring, Paul returns to Australia to play his first East Coast solo acoustic shows in over a year. These shows will see Paul road testing new songs from the forthcoming Something For Kate album along with solo material and SFK classics.
EVERYTHING IS TRUE U.S RELEASE
Paul Dempsey's debut solo album, Everything is True is out now in the US through the Missing Piece label - you can order it now from the following online music retailers; via iTunes (w/bonus track), Amazon (w/bonus tracks),Rhapsody(w/bonus track), eMusic & Napster.
THEY WILL HAVE THEIR WAY TOUR - EXTRA SHOWS ANNOUNCED
Paul features in They Will Have Their Way, The Songs of Neil & Tim Finn November 2011 National Tour throughout Australia.Tickets are on sale now and are selling fast with extra shows announced for Melbourne & Sydney For all details on tickets and dates click HERE
AOL FEATURE EVERYTHING IS TRUE STREAM
With the U.S release of Everything is True on June 28, AOL Spinner are featuring a free stream of the full album for 1 week! Click here to listen..
DEMPSEY TO GET U.S RELEASE
Paul Dempsey's debut solo album, Everything is True will be officially released in the U.S. on June 28th through U.S label, Missing Piece. The album will be released with a bonus track for the U.S. Stay tuned for updates on this and information on upcoming radio and TV performances.
MASSIVE PD & SFK MERCHANDISE SALE
In the spirit of the new year with work on the new SFK album underway, we thought it was time to have a big sale on all PD and SFK t-shirts, tote bags and posters in order to make room for the new... So, all t-shirts are now $10 and all posters are $5 with a bonus poster of your choice! Click HERE to check it out.
PAUL IN NYC, BOSTON,TORONTO & BUFFALO!
Paul begins a 3 week residency at New York's Living Room on Wednesday 9th February at 10pm sharp. He will then play Boston's Cafe 939 on Feb 10th and Tornoto's Drake Hotel on Feb 11th. On Feb 12th he plays a special show in Buffalo, NY, as part of the Kaderbeckistan House Concerts. You can get all the information on this show by emaiing email@example.com
You can then catch Paul back at The Living Room on Wed Feb 16th & 23rd featuring full band.
PAUL DEMPSEY JOINS BIG DAY OUT
We are excited to announce that Paul has been added to the national lineup of this years Big Day Out festival. Paul will be playing with full band featuring members of The Drones, Augie March & Dallas Crane. Paul will replace The Black Keys playing on the Green Stage. See TOURS for exact playing time in each state.
PAUL HEADS BACK TO CANADA & BOSTON
Following up on his recent shows in both cities, Paul returns to Boston and Toronto, Canada in early February. He plays Cafe 939 in Boston with Lucinda Balck Bear on Thurs Feb 10th and returns to the wonderful Drake Hotel, Tornoto Friday Feb 11th. Paul headlines this show. TICKETS TO DRAKE HOTEL TORONTO SHOW HERE
SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOWS FOR PERTH & ADELAIDE SOLD OUT
We are very excited to announce that Paul will return to Australia briefly to play 2 rare solo acoustic shows in Perth & Adelaide. Paul plays the Fly By Night Club, Fremantle on Friday 28th January ( SOLD OUT) & Fowlers Live, Adelaide on Saturday 29th January.Both shows are now SOLD OUT. There are limited tickets remaining for the Adelaide show at Fowlers Live from VENUETIX
Special Guests for The Fly By Night, Fremantle is Felicity Groom & The Salvadors join Paul at Fowlers Live.
NEW SINGLE/VIDEO PACKAGE RELEASED
The new PD single/video package is now released.This brand new track titled We'll Never Work in this Town Again is a boisterous bar-room style country rock song penned on tour and recorded live in the studio with his touring band. You may have heard it on the radio already and by all means do feel free to request it. Click HERE to download it!
The single also features 3 live video tracks filmed at The Forum Theatre on the final night of The Burning Leaves Tour. The tracklisting is as follows;
1.We'll Never Work in This Town Again
2.Bats Live video recorded live at The Forum Theatre
3.Fast Friends Live video recorded live at The Forum Theatre
4.Have You Fallen Out of Love? Live video recorded live at The Forum Theatre
ARIA AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Congratulations to Wayne Connelly who just won the ARIA Award for Best Engineer for his work on Paul Dempsey's Fast Friends single and to Paul who has once agian been nominated for Best Australian Male Artist for the 2010 ARIA Awards.
RARE PAUL DEMPSEY 'SCARED OF HORSES' ALBUM RE-RELEASED
In 1998 after the first Something for Kate album was released Paul Dempsey recorded what would technically be his first solo album. Released under the name 'Scared of Horses' and titled An Empty Flight it is a beautiful collection of music written & played by Dempsey featuring the lyrical and vocal talents of Glenn RIchards (Augie March), Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss), Heinz Reigler (Not From There), Andrea Prudente (Arrosa), Dik (S:Bahn), Stephanie Ashworth (Sandpit, Something for Kate) and Laura Macfarlane (Ninety-nine).
After selling out its initial pressing in a flash, it has been near impossible to find ever since and subsequently became a rare and highly collectible item. The album is now available again via iTunes
PAUL IN L.A.
Paul plays The Troubadour, Los Angeles Wednesday 22nd September. This will be his only LA show. Click here for all information.
SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOWS FOR MELBOURNE & SYDNEY SOLD OUT
In direct response to the huge number of requests to add his own shows while he is in Australia to play with Powderfinger, Paul is excited to announce that he will be playing two very special solo acoustic shows at The Corner Hotel, Melbourne on Friday October 8th, and The Annandale Hotel, Sydney on Sunday October 10th. Tickets to these shows have SOLD OUT
Friday 8th October - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 10th October - Annandale Hotel, Sydney, NSW (Early show, doors at 6.00pm)
PAUL TO JOIN POWDERFNGER ON FINAL SHOWS
We are also very excited to announce that Paul will head back to Australia again in October to join his good friends, Powderfinger, as they play their last ever shows. Get in quick for remaining tickets though as they are selling fast!
Paul plays the following dates with Powderfinger;
Sunday 3rd: Mackay Showgrounds
Thurs 7th: Rockhampton Showgrounds
Tues 12th: Canberra University, Big Top (SOLD OUT)
Wed 13th: Albury Sports Ground, Big Top
Fri 15th: Bendigo Showgrounds, Big Top (SOLD OUT)
Sat 16th: North Gardens, Ballarat, Big Top (SOLD OUT)
For all show and ticketing information visit www.powderfinger.com
MORE DEMPSEY SHOWS IN THE U.S.
Paul is in the US for an extended period of playing and writing. Catch him next on Friday 16 July at Union Hall at 10pm, Brooklyn, NY See TOURS for all show details. Other dates are as follows - keep an eye out as new US dates are being added regularly;
July 16th - Union Hall - 10pm - Brooklyn NY
July 23rd - Pete's Candy Store - 8pm -Brooklyn
July 27th - IOTA Club & Cafe - 8pm - Arlington, Virginia
July 28th - Sundown Music Series , Haddon Heights-7.30pm New Jersey
July 29th - Joe's Pub - 6.30pm New York
Aug 1st - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 4th - The Living Room - 9pm - New York
Aug 18th - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2- 8pm - New York
DEMPSEY ANNOUNCES 2ND HEADLINE SHOW FOR LONDON
Due to tickets selling so fast for Paul's London headline show at Monto Water Rats Theatre on Tuesday 18th May, we are delighted to announce a 2nd show at the same venue on Wednesday 19th May. Limited tickets remain for Tuesday 18th HERE Tickets for Wednesday 19th May are on sale now from HERE.
BURNING LEAVES TOUR - NEXT UP MELBOURNE
This will be Paul’s one and only Australian headline tour for 2010 before relocating overseas for the remainder of the year to concentrate on touring his solo album and writing the new Something for Kate album. Joining Paul on stage in his band will be the now familiar faces of the supernaturally talented Mr. Patrick Bourke (Dallas Crane) on bass, the magical Mr. John Hedigan on guitar and keys, and introducing on drums, the truly mystifying Mr. Mike Noga. (The Drones)
Special guests on this tour are Melbourne's Dan Kelly & his Dream band (featuring members of Augie March & Ground Components)* And also joining Paul on the tour will be Sydney's Papa vs Pretty.
Tickets are on sale now. Just click on the date you would like to purchase tickets to below or in the TOURS section where you'll find detailed info on each show & venue;
PAUL DEMPSEY BURNING LEAVES TOUR - APRIL 2010
Wed 7th April The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Thurs 8th April Artbar, Art Gallery of WA, Perth SOLD OUT
Fri 9th April Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Sat 10th April Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA SOLD OUT
Thurs 15th April Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW
Fri 16th April Hi Fi Bar, Brisbane, QLD SOLD OUT
Sat 17th April Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW SOLD OUT
Sat 24th April The Forum, Melbourne, VIC SOLD OUT
Announcing the Burning Leaves Tour & New single & video!
We are delighted to announce that Paul and his band will embark upon their Burning Leaves Australian national tour throughout April. Taking its name from a line in album opener and new single, Bats, this will be Paul's one and only Australian headline tour for 2010. Joining Paul on stage in his band will be the now familiar faces of the supernaturally talented Mr. Patrick Bourke on bass, the magical Mr. John Hedigan on guitar and keys, and introducing on drums, the truly mystifying Mr. Mike Noga. (The Drones)
Special guests on this tour are Melbourne's Dan Kelly & his Dream band (featuring members of Augie March & Ground Components)* And also joining Paul on the tour will be Sydney's Papa vs Pretty. In Perth & Fremantle Special guests will be Umpire.
Tickets are on sale now and are selling fast . Just click on the date you would like to purchase tickets to below or in the TOURS section where you'll find detailed info on each show & venue;
PAUL DEMPSEY BURNING LEAVES TOUR - APRIL 2010
Wed 7th April The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Thurs 8th April Artbar, Art Gallery of WA, Perth
Fri 9th April Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Sat 10th April Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA
Thurs 15th April Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW
Fri 16th April Hi Fi Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Sat 17th April Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sat 24th April The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
*All dates except WA. WA support is from Umpire
Check out the stunning brand new video for Bats HERE .
BATS EP out now!
The Bats EP features two fantastic covers of Paul Dempsey songs; Clare Bowditch has covered Out The Airlock and Melbourne's Oh Mercy have covered Ramona Was A Waitress. Its out now exclusively through iTunes. You can get it HERE
Everything is True in Triple J Top 10 Albums of 2009
'Everything is True' has been voted into Triple J Listeners Top 10 Albums of 2009. Thankyou to all those who voted! Check out the full list here.
Everything is True - iTunes Album of the Year
iTunes have announced their Best of 2009 retrospective naming Everything is True the Australian Album of the Year, Paul best singer/ songwriter of the year. Everything is True is the Spotlight album of the week all this week on iTunes.
EVerything is True in ROLLING STONE TOP ALBUMS
Everything is True has been voted into the Top albums of 2009
by Rolling Stone magazine.
New PD shirt...
Brand new Paul Dempsey 'Coat of Arms' shirts now available! Consume will mail your order within 24 hours, so be quick for pre-Christmas receipt... click here
PAUL ON TOUR...TASMANIA & REGIONAL NSW & VIC SHOWS!
Only weeks after completing a sold out national tour with his band, Paul is back out on the road. This time he is going it alone in solo acoustic mode in regional and outer-city areas in NSW, VIC and Tasmania. Supporting Paul at all shows except Hobart & Lizottes will be Melbourne songstress, Jessica Says and in Hobart is Mike Noga (The Drones).
Tickets are on sale now at pauldempsey.oztix.com.au
TOUR DATES ARE:
Monday Dec 7 Lizotte's Kincumber NSW * SOLD OUT
Tuesday Dec 8 Brass Monkey Cronulla NSW- SOLD OUT
Wednesday Dec 9 Mona Vale Hotel Mona Vale NSW - SOLD OUT
Thursday Dec 10 Heritage Hotel Wollongong NSW- SOLD OUT
Friday Dec 11 Cambridge Hotel Newcastle NSW - SOLD OUT
Saturday Dec 12 Doyalson RSL Doyalson NSW
Thursday Dec 17 Theatre Royal Castlemaine VIC
Friday Dec 18 Bended Elbow Geelong VIC - SOLD OUT
Saturday Dec 19 Hellenic Hall Hobart TAS
Tickets for All venues pauldempsey.oztix.com.au
Dempsey wins Age EG Music Award
Paul has been presented with the Age EG Music Award for Best Male for Everything is True. This was a publicly voted award - a big thank you to all those who voted. Congratulations to Paul.
PAUL DEMPSEY J AWARD NOMINATION
We are excited to announce that Paul has been nominated for a Triple J Award for Best Australian album. Congratulations Paul!
FAST FRIENDS SINGLE RELEASED FRIDAY 20TH NOV
The third single to be released from Everything is True is Fast Friends. Released via digital format only, the single will feature 2 solo acoustic b-sides ; Ramona Was A Waitress & Have You Fallen Out of Love? both recorded live at the Apple iTunes instore earlier this year. The single is released via itunes Friday November 20th. Click here to purchase. Watch the new video for Fast Friends here.
Fast Friends - behind the scenes
Check out pictures from behind the scenes during the video shoot for upcoming single, Fast Friends HERE
PAUL DEMPSEY - LIVE FROM SYDNEY iTUNES EP OUT NOW
You may remember that back in August Paul played an exclusive live solo acoustic set at the Apple store in Sydney for 300 competition winners. Well, we are very excited to announce that this live performance, which was recorded by the folks at iTunes has now been released exclusively through iTunes. Click here to purchase.
The tracklist for the E.P is as follows;
1.Theme from Nice Guy
4.Bird in a basement
5.Safety in Numbness
PAUL DEMPSEY SALUTES PAUL KELLY
Paul will join a host of Australian artists in a tribute to one of Australia's most revered songwriters, Paul Kelly.
This year marks Paul Kelly's 30th anniversary as a solo recording artist. Over two nights at The Forum Theatre (Fri 13th and Sat 14th Nov) in Melbourne, Triple J have invited some of the best Australian artists to interpret Paul Kelly's songs. The line up will feature Paul Dempsey,Missy Higgins, John Butler, Katy Steele, Bob Evans, Clare Bowditch plus members of Augie March as the backing band.
For full information click here
PAUL DEMPSEY & BAND ANNOUNCE NATIONAL TOUR! - TICKETS ON SALE NOW - 2ND CORNER SHOW FOR MELBOURNE!
We are very excited to announce that Paul will head out on a national tour in support of Everything is True. Paul and his brand new band hit the road throughout September and October. Supporting him on all shows will be Parallel Lions, the new band for The Art of Fighting's Ollie Brown & Mebourne songstress, Leena.
* The Sat 12th Sept Corner Hotel show in Melbourne has SOLD OUT. We are pleased to announce a 2nd show on Sun 13th Sept. Visit The Corner Hotel for tickets!
BRAND NEW RAMONA T-SHIRT!
After receiving lots of feedback about the fantastic artwork for the Ramona Was A Waitress single, we've made it available as a t-shirt. You can check it out and order it HERE
Everything Is True - bonus disc of covers!
Released on August 14th, Everything Is True comes in 2 different versions; the limited edition, which includes the limited edition bonus disc of covers recorded by Paul titled ' Counterfeits & Forgeries', and the 'Itunes exclusive' which includes the bonus track,Paul's cover of the Teenage Fanclub classic, 'Sparky's Dream'.
To order & check out all the details, click here
The tracklist for the bonus disc, 'Counterfeits & Forgeries' is;
1. Time to Pretend (MGMT)
2. Heaven (Talking Heads)
3. So Like Candy (Elvis Costello)
4. Disappearer (Sonic Youth)
RAMONA WAS A WAITRESS LIMITED CD SINGLE RELEASED INSTORE
The brand new single, Ramona Was A Waitress is available now from itunes. Just click HERE to download from itunes.
It is also going to be released on July 24 in physical CD format in a very limited edition which will also feature Paul's cover of Bette Davis Eyes and 2 exciting re-mixes. As this is so limited, to ensure you get your copy, you can pre-order the single now from JB Hi Fi Just click HERE