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Something For Kate Celebrate 20YRS!

31/03/2014 06:54

2014 marks 20 years since the very first Something for Kate show & to celebrate this incredible milestone, the band will be embarking on a national tour playing 2 extensive sets each night, releasing all 6 albums on vinyl & deluxe CD editionsscreening a short film at each show & releasing the limited edition book,‘Paper Trail: 20 Years of Something for Kate’.

Tickets to the Something For Kate 20 Year Anniversary Tour go on sale FRIDAY APRIL 11, 9am local time The exclusive fan pre-sale commences on somethingforkate.com, TUESDAY APRIL 8 at 9.00am local time.


Presented by Triple J, SPA, Channel [V], Tone Deaf 
SOMETHING FOR KATE 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Fri July 4 – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
TIX: From somethingforkate.com, April 8

Fri July 11 – Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
TIX: From somethingforkate.com, April 8

Sat July 12 – Enmore Theatre , Sydney, NSW
TIX: From somethingforkate.com, April 8

Fri July 18 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
TIX: From somethingforkate.com, April 8

Fri Aug 15 – HQ, Adelaide, SA
TIX: From somethingforkate.com, April 8

 

More info available from: SomethingForKate.com

 

 

A Discussion with Paul Dempsey Episode 2.

17/03/2014 11:07

We're very pleased to announce Episode Two of 'A Discussion with Paul Dempsey', a short film shot on Paul's recent 'Shotgun Karaoke' Tour. The film includes interview & concert footage from the final show of the tour at Melbourne's Hi-Fi Bar. View it HERE

PAUL TO PLAY SOLO AT TANK ARTS, CAIRNS

16/03/2014 23:16

We are very excited to announce that Paul Dempsey will return to Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns in solo mode for one night only!  On May 23rd Paul will be performing a selection of his solo songs as well as Something For Kate songs & also some of his favorite covers from his recent 'Shotgun Karaoke' album. All information and tickets are available HERE now but be quick!

Paul Dempsey short film

12/03/2014 23:10

We're most excited to present Episode One of 'A Discussion with Paul Dempsey', a short film shot on Paul's recent 'Shotgun Karaoke' Tour. Featuring live concert footage, the film, shot by Callum Preston, surreptitiously follows Paul around airports, at soundcheck & in his studio along with a candid discussion about the range of songs Paul's covered from his teenage years to now amongst much else! VIEW HERE

Paul Dempsey short film to premiere

11/03/2014 01:41

We're most excited to announce that tonight at 8pm on Paul Dempsey's facebook, we'll be premiering Episode One of 'A Discussion with Paul Dempsey', a short film shot on Paul's recent 'Shotgun Karaoke' Tour. Featuring live concert footage, the film, shot by Callum Preston | Art and Design, surreptitiously follows Paul around airports, at soundcheck & in his studio along with a candid discussion about the range of covers Paul's done from his teenage years to now amongst much else!

Paul to perform with Black Arm Band

03/03/2014 02:14

Paul Dempsey will be appearing as a special guest with the Black Arm Band as they perform the very powerful 'Dirtsong' at Dandenong's Drum Theatre, Vic Thursday March 13th and also to close  this years Adelaide Festival Sunday March 16th. All ticketing information from HERE

Coming soon...

14/02/2014 00:00

A Discussion with Paul Dempsey. A two part Audio Visual experience... CLICK HERE

Paul Dempsey for Riverboats Festival

30/01/2014 07:47

Paul plays the Riverboats Music Festival in Echuca, Victoria Sunday February 16th at 3pm. Click HERE for all festival and ticketing information.

Triple J Hottest 100

22/12/2013 02:53

Thank you for all your votes for this years Triple J Hottest 100 -  Paul Dempsey & Something For Kate's Like a Version cover of Florence Welch & Calvin Harris of  'Sweet Nothing' came in at No. 68! 

Official Shotgun Karaoke Tour merchandise now available

29/10/2013 00:52

If you weren't able to get along to the tour and missed picking up the t-shirt, poster, album or even the brand new limited edition Paul Dempsey guitar pick collection, you can now get these items online at Paul's online merchandise store. We do advise you to hurry as these items are all very limited. Check it out HERE

Shotgun Karaoke Tour comes to an end..

27/10/2013 02:02

After a fantastic month playing around the nation, Paul Dempsey's Shotgun Karaoke Tour has now sadly come to an end. Paul would like to say a huge thanks to Olympia & of course to everyone that came to the shows for making them really memorable & a lot of fun. Stay tuned for news on whats next for PD..

Shotgun Karaoke Tour underway!

14/10/2013 23:23

Having played Brisbane , NSW, Adelaide, Perth & Canberra all shows on Paul's Shotgun Karaoke tour have sold out however you can still purchase tickets to his newly announced 2nd  Hi-Fi Bar ,Melbourne show HERE

Shotgun Karaoke Out Now!

03/10/2013 03:23

Paul Dempsey has just released his limited edition covers collection, Shotgun Karaoke.  Released on both CD & digitally via iTunes HERE , the CD EP is available from JB HiFi & Sanity & record stores. The 11 track CD version includes the bonus track, Web in Front (Archers of Loaf), while the 10 track digital version is released simultaneously worldwide via iTunes.

Recorded in an evening on acoustic guitar in the same  spur- of -the- moment spirit in which they were originally performed, we are very excited to reveal the track list of songs that made the final cut;

PAUL DEMPSEY - SHOTGUN KARAOKE TRACKLIST


1. Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely (Husker Du)
2. Jesus Etc. (Wilco)
3. Caroline (Concrete Blonde)
4. I Want To Break Free (Queen)
5. Faith Alone (Bad Religion)
6. Never Tear Us Apart (INXS)
7. Berlin Chair (You Am I)
8. Mockingbirds (Grant Lee Buffalo)
9. What Jail Is Like (Afghan Whigs)
10.History Eraser (Courtney Barnett)
11.Web In Front (Archers of Loaf)

A selection of the songs from Shotgun Karaoke were previewed on Triple J on Richard Kingsmill's 2013 show. If you missed the show, you can listen to the stream HERE for one week only.

 
SHOTGUN KARAOKE TOUR IS UNDERWAY  - CANBERRA SHOW ADDED!

Its finally here - the Shotgun Karaoke Tour begun this weekend in Brisbane! Next up is NSW. All show sold out with limited tix remaining for Wednesday's Lizottes Dee Why show & Saturday's Factory Theatre Show, Sydney.  Paul has also added a show for Canberra at Zierholz at UC Live at The University of Canberra on Wednesday October 23rd. Tickets are from HERE.

TOUR DATES AS FOLLOWS;
 
Sat October 5th  -  The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD - SOLD OUT
 
Sun October 6th - The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD

Tues Oct 8th - Lizotte's, Newcastle NSW - SOLD OUT
 
Wed Oct 9th  -   Lizotte's Dee Why, Sydney NSW -  SOLD OUT
 
Thurs Oct 10th  -  Lizotte's, Kincumber, NSW -  SOLD OUT
 
Fri October 11th -  Lizotte's, Newcastle, NSW -  SOLD OUT
 
Sat October 12th -  Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW  SOLD OUT
 
Sat Oct 19th -   Fowlers Live, Adelaide, SA SOLD OUT
 
Sun Oct 20th -   Fly By Night Club, Fremantle, WA SOLD OUT

Wed Oct 23rd -  Zierholz at UC Live, University of Canberra, ACT Tix HERE or call 1300 762 545

Thurs Oct 24th - Hi Fi, Melbourne, VIC Tix from HERE
 
Fri Oct 25th -   Hi Fi, Melbourne, VIC Tix from OZTIX or call 1300 762 545  SOLD OUT
 
 
To view the Shotgun Karaoke series, click HERE

SHOTGUN KARAOKE TRACKLIST REVEALED - Released this week!

18/09/2013 10:00

Paul Dempsey’s limited edition covers collection, ‘Shotgun Karaoke’ is released on CD & iTunes on Friday October 4.  Available to pre-order now from JBHiFi & Sanity, the  11 track CD version includes the bonus track, Web in Front (Archers of Loaf), while the 10 track digital version will enjoy simultaneous worldwide release  via iTunes. Recorded in an evening on acoustic guitar in the same  spur- of -the- moment spirit in which they were originally performed, we are very excited to reveal the track list of songs that made the final cut;

PAUL DEMPSEY – SHOTGUN KARAOKE TRACKLIST

1. Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely (Husker Du)

2. Jesus Etc. (Wilco)

3. Caroline (Concrete Blonde)

4. I Want To Break Free (Queen)

5. Faith Alone (Bad Religion)

6. Never Tear Us Apart (INXS)

7. Berlin Chair (You Am I)

8. Mockingbirds (Grant Lee Buffalo)

9. What Jail Is Like (Afghan Whigs)

10.History Eraser (Courtney Barnett)

11.Web In Front (Archers of Loaf)

Brisbane Zoo show sells out. Paul adds another Brisbane show!

28/08/2013 02:34

As Paul Dempsey's Brisbane show at The Zoo has SOLD OUT, we are excited to announce a 2nd Zoo show on the 'Shotgun Karaoke' Tour for Sunday Oct 6th! Tickets will be available this Friday 30th Aug at 9am (AEST) from HERE

Tickets on sale now for Canberra show

25/08/2013 23:38

We are very pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for Paul's newly added Canberra show on the Shotgun Karaoke Tour. Paul will play Zierlolz @UC (University of Canberra) on Wednesday 23rd October. Tickets are on sale now from HERE

PAUL ADDS CANBERRA TO SHOTGUN KARAOKE TOUR!

23/08/2013 02:31

With shows selling out fast & multiple new shows being added, we are very excited to announce a Canberra show for Paul Dempsey's Shotgun Karaoke Tour. Paul will play Zierholz at UC, University of Canberra on Wednesday October 23rd. Tickets will go on sale this Monday Aug 26th at 9am AEST from Oztix

2ND SHOWS AT THE HI FI AND LIZOTTE’S NEWCASTLE ANNOUNCED

16/08/2013 05:34

Due to popular demand Paul is pleased to announce a 2nd Melbourne 'Shotgun Karaoke' show at  The Hi-Fi on Thursday 24th October and a 2nd show at Lizotte's Newcastle, on Tuesday 8th October! Tickets for both shows are on sale now.

PAUL DEMPSEY - SHOTGUN KARAOKE TOUR **2ND SHOWS ADDED!


2ND SHOW
 Tuesday Oct 8th - Lizotte's, Newcastle, NSW  
On sale 19/08 tix HERE or call 02 4368 2017 (under 18 can be accompanied by a guardian to this show)

2ND SHOW
 
Thurs Oct 24th - Hi Fi, Melbourne

On sale 19/08 tix from OZTIX or call 1300 762 545
 

Shotgun Karaoke Tickets on sale now!

14/08/2013 08:06

Tickets to Paul Dempsey's Shotgun Karaoke Solo Tour are on sale now & selling fast!

As you may know, Paul began filming a different cover version backstage every night on the recent Something for Kate tour, posting them online after each show. Paul recently spent some time in the studio recording a selection of these covers for release as the Shotgun Karaoke EP and has great pleasure in announcing the accompanying national solo tour of the same name kicking off on Saturday October 5th. Performing a selection of these covers, songs from his solo album, Everything is True, as well as delving into the extensive Something for Kate catalogue, these shows are not to be missed!

PAUL DEMPSEY - Shotgun Karaoke Tour
TICKETS ON SALE NOW


Sat October 5th - The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Tix from OZTIX or call 1300 762 545

Wed Oct 9th - Lizotte's Dee Why, Sydney NSW - Under 18 can be accompanied by a guardian to this show.
Tix HERE or call 02 9984 9933

Thurs Oct 10th - Lizotte's, Kincumber, NSW - Under 18 can be accompanied by a guardian to this show.
Tix HERE or call 02 4368 2017

Fri October 11th - Lizotte's, Newcastle, NSW - SOLD OUT
Tix HERE or call (02) 4956 2066

Sat October 12th - Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tix from Factory Theatre or call (02) 9550 3666  - Under 18 can be accompanied by a guardian to this show. *

Sat Oct 19th - Fowlers Live, Adelaide, SA Tix from - All ages & licensed
Tix HERE or 1300 GET TIX (438 849)

Sun Oct 20th - Fly By Night Club, Fremantle, WA
Tix HERE or call 08 9430 5976

Fri Oct 25th - Hi Fi, Melbourne, VIC - SOLD OUT
Tix from OZTIX or call 1300 762 545

The EP will be available on iTunes and on CD from record stores on October 4th.

Announcing Paul Dempsey Shotgun Karaoke Tour & EP October 2013

10/08/2013 23:35

We are very excited to announce the Paul Dempsey Shotgun Karaoke Solo Tour & EP for October 2013.  As you may know, on the recent Something for Kate tour, frontman Paul Dempsey began filming a different cover version backstage every night at each venue, posting them online after each show. Paul recently spent some time in the studio recording a selection of these covers for release as the Shotgun Karaoke EP and has great pleasure in announcing the accompanying national solo tour of the same name kicking off on Saturday October 5th.

Performing a selection of these covers, songs from his solo album, Everything is True, as well as delving into the extensive Something for Kate catalogue, this will be an event not to be missed. Tickets go on sale 9am (AEST) Thursday August 15th from the venues and various outlets all outlined below.


The EP will be available on iTunes & on CD from record stores on October 4th.

Supporting Paul on the tour will be one of Melbourne's most exciting emerging singer/songwriters, Olympia.

The tour dates are as follows;

Sat October 5th  -  The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD - Tix from HERE or  OZTIX or call 1300 762 545
Wed Oct 9th  -   Lizotte's Dee Why, Sydney NSW -  Tix from HERE or call  02 9984 9933.
Thurs Oct 10th  -  Lizotte's, Kincumber, NSW - Tix from HERE or call  02 4368 2017
Fri October 11th -  Lizotte's, Newcastle, NSW - Tix from HERE or call (02) 4956 2066
Sat October 12th  -  Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW Tix from Factory Theatre or call (02) 9550 3666
Sat Oct 19th -   Fowlers Live, Adelaide, SA Tix from HERE or  phone 1300 GET TIX (438 849)
Sun Oct 20th -   Fly By Night Club, Fremantle, WA Tix from HERE or call 08 9430 5976
Fri Oct 25th -   Hi Fi, Melbourne, VIC Tix from OZTIX or call 1300 762 545

Win PD guitar picks

22/07/2013 23:40

Ten years ago this month Something For Kate's Deja vu single was released from 2003′s The Official Fiction album.  To celebrate, we're giving away VERY limited edition packs of SFK & Paul Dempsey guitar picks every day for 10 days - To win, just 'like' Paul Dempsey's facebook page, & comment on the competition post! We'll pick a winner every day! These fabulous custom picks have been personally made for the band over the last decade by Grover Allman Guitar Picks. You cannot buy these picks.

Paul & SFK conclude tour..

02/07/2013 13:01

Paul & Something for Kate have just concluded the extensive national Australian Star-Crossed Cities Tour and with that, here is the final of Paul's Shotgun Karaoke  series HERE . Did someone say Shotgun Karaoke Tour? Stay tuned...

Paul Dempsey on Rockwiz

08/06/2013 12:39

Paul Dempsey appeared on the latest episode of Rockwiz on SBS TV. If you missed it, you can view it HERE       

Paul is currently on  a national tour with Something for Kate .

SOMETHING FOR KATE TOUR UNDERWAY ACROSS AUSTRALIA

12/05/2013 11:53

Something for Kate's Star-Crossed Cities Tour is now well underway with the band having played Ferntree Gully Hotel & Pier Live Frankston, Victoria & Coolangatta, Eumundi & Brisbane. Incredibly, after receiving a diagnosis of pneumonia on the morning of the Frankston show, Paul made a rapid recovery and was able to perform in full force. Next up, the band travel to Castlemiane & Adelaide this Friday May 24th/ 25th. Tickets are available from HERE

PAUL ON ABC BOOK CLUB TONIGHT!

06/05/2013 22:41

Paul appears on tonight's episode of ABC TV's Book Club show at 10pm. He'll be discussing his favorite book, 'Infinite Jest' by David Foster Wallace amongst others.The episode will also be repeated at 4.30pm on Sunday May 12th.

PAUL DEMPSEY BECOMES PPCA PATRON

02/04/2013 04:25

We are delighted to announce that Paul Dempsey has become a Patron of the PPCA (Phonographic Performance Company of Australia)  Paul joins current PPCA Patrons Clare Bowditch and Tim Levinson (Urthboy, The Herd).
The Patrons play a vital role in driving awareness around PPCA’s role within the music industry, whilst speaking directly with PPCA registered artists, record labels and PPCA Licensees.

PAUL DEMPSEY AT SPIEGELTENT

20/03/2013 00:17

We are delighted to announce an evening in the Spiegeltent, Melbourne with Something For Kate's Paul Dempsey. As part of the The Story So Far series, Paul will perform songs that have been important to him & delve into the reasons behind his choices. One night only April 15th. This show has SOLD OUT.

Something for Kate announce Star-Crossed Cities Tour 2013

29/01/2013 04:50

ANNOUNCING THE STAR-CROSSED CITIES TOUR 2013 -
Something for Kate are very excited to announce their first extensive Australian tour in 6 years this coming May & June. With the previous tour selling out at lightning speeds, it is advised to get in fast to secure tickets. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW FROM
 www.somethingforkate.com  Joining the band for all shows will be Melbourne's Courtney Barnett.

TOUR DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS;

Fri May 10 - Ferntree Gully Hotel VIC
Sat May 11 - Pier Live Frankston VIC
Thu May 16 - Coolangatta Hotel QLD
Fri May 17 - Joe's Waterhole Sunshine Coast QLD
Sat May 18 - Hi Fi Brisbane QLD
Fri May 24 - Theatre Royal Castlemaine VIC
Sat May 25 - The Gov Adelaide SA
Wed May 29 - Unibar Wollongong Uni NSW
Thu May 30 - Bar on the Hill Newcastle Uni NSW
Fri May 31 - Zierholz University of Canberra ACT
Sat June 1 - Metro Sydney NSW
Fri June 7 - Astor Theatre Perth WA
Fri June 14 - Forum Melbourne VIC
Thu June 20 - Discovery Nightclub Darwin NT
Fri June 21 - The Venue Townsville QLD
Sat June 22 - Tanks Arts Centre Cairns QLD
Sun June 29 - Republic Bar Hobart

SFK TOUR PRE-SALE BEGINS....

25/01/2013 12:35

We are very excited to let you know that next week we'll be announcing all the details of the upcoming Something For Kate Australian Tour. A subscriber-only ticket pre-sale will begin next Friday Feb 1st so make sure you subscribe to the mailing list now to receive your password which will enable you to access the pre-sale! Join HERE

Paul Dempsey in the US with The Black Arm Band

21/01/2013 10:07

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

17/01/2013 02:19

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

19/12/2012 23:01

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

01/10/2012 11:59

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

03/09/2012 07:16

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

24/08/2012 11:11

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

20/07/2012 18:11

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

16/02/2012 04:20

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!

06/12/2011 02:16

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

25/11/2011 07:15

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

23/10/2011 03:09

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

08/10/2011 08:00

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'

Tickets available from the Arts Centre I 1300 182 183  
Festival packages are available through Ticketmaster 

PAUL & BAND IN TORONTO!

18/09/2011 01:24

Paul takes his band to Toronto, Canada for their first full band show on Saturday October 8th at The Drake Hotel. For tickets and all details click HERE

PAUL DEMPSEY MELBOURNE & SYDNEY SHOWS SOLD OUT - NEW SHOWS IN BRISBANE, WA & 2nd SYDNEY SHOW ANNOUNCED!

29/08/2011 02:21

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

10/08/2011 02:11

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.
Paul plays;

Sunday 23th October -The Corner Hotel, Melbourne  SOLD OUT
Thursday 3rd November -The  Annandale Hotel, Sydney SOLD OUT

EVERYTHING IS TRUE U.S RELEASE

30/06/2011 16:57

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

29/06/2011 18:28

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

28/06/2011 00:46

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

23/05/2011 21:37

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

31/03/2011 14:50

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!

05/02/2011 17:40

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 kaderbeckistan@gmail.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

31/01/2011 03:40

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

30/01/2011 15:38

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

21/01/2011 17:54

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

30/09/2010 04:44

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

29/09/2010 19:54

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

03/09/2010 17:38

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.

18/08/2010 03:51

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

21/07/2010 02:03

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

SOLD OUT

Sunday 10th October  - Annandale Hotel, Sydney, NSW
(Early show, doors at 6.00pm)
SOLD OUT

PAUL TO JOIN POWDERFNGER ON FINAL SHOWS

07/07/2010 23:29

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.

23/06/2010 17:31

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

21/04/2010 23:31

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

05/04/2010 00:12

The Burning Leaves Australian tour concludes this Saturday 24th April at Melbourne's Forum Theatre. THIS SHOW HAS SOLD OUT

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!

28/01/2010 10:34

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 .

 

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BATS EP out now!

27/01/2010 23:12

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

14/12/2009 03:12

'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

09/12/2009 04:05

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

07/12/2009 08:32

 Everything is True has been voted into the Top albums of 2009
by Rolling Stone magazine.  

New PD shirt...

05/12/2009 06:55

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!

24/11/2009 23:31

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

21/11/2009 09:08

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

19/11/2009 21:56

We are excited to announce that Paul has been nominated for a Triple J Award for Best Australian album. Congratulations Paul! 

fast friends

FAST FRIENDS SINGLE RELEASED FRIDAY 20TH NOV

25/10/2009 10:17

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.

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Fast Friends - behind the scenes

20/10/2009 04:40

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

13/10/2009 23:16

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
2.Bats
3.Fast Friends
4.Bird in a basement
5.Safety in Numbness

PAUL DEMPSEY SALUTES PAUL KELLY

07/09/2009 04:36

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!

27/07/2009 00:23

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.

Tickets are on sale now from OZTIX and MOSHTIX and all venues. For full venue & ticketing details,  you can also click on each show date on the tours page.

* 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! 

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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!

15/07/2009 01:03

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)

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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

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