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||Since his debut album in 2001, Australian urban-folk artist and singer-songwriter Paul Fogarty has wowed music fans and audiences in Europe, North America and Australasia with his genre-breaking original songs, vocals, and emotionally-charged live performances.
Paul has been based in Germany since 2008 and is constantly on tour around Europe.
Paul is a prolific songwriter-poet in the tradition of Dylan, Cohen and Van Zandt with over 1000 original songs to his credit.
His songwriting and performance style stem from influences in roots, blues, alt-country, folk, Americana, jazz, R & B, rock, pop and poetry.
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Released four independent albums – Breathe (2001), Stagefright (2003), Born Naked (2006), and Winds of Fortune (2014) with more than 50 songs receiving radio airplay on AM and FM radio in Australia.
Headlined at The Herzgruen Festival in Berlin, Club Acoustica in Sydney, the Gubu Club in Dublin, Huiskamer Festival in Amsterdam 2011 and 2012 and performed by invitation on the Showcase Stage at the Blue Balls Festival in Luzern, Switzerland in 2009.
opened for Richard Clapton, KarmaCounty, James Blundell, Nick Barker and even glam rock gods - Status Quo and two-time Grammy winners Arrested Development.
Co-founded the Peregian Originals in 2000 with colleague and friend Jay Bishoff. Paul and Jay were awarded an Australia Day medallion for services to the community in 2003.
Performed in duos with Klaus Weiland (Germany/Texas), Alan Doherty (Ireland), Christoph Schellhorn (Austria), Jenny Weisgerber (Germany)
Paul plays acoustic guitar (in numerous tunings), Weissenborn lap-slide guitar, stomp box, blues harp, straight harp, piano, keyboards, foot percussion.
(further information/links at www.paulfogarty.com)
Paul’s songs have been featured in two Australian short films, two German TV crime series and one German short film.
"His music is evocative and profound and his voice has a quality that speaks to the deepest, inner-most secret space within us all..."
Sean Trethaway, Seando's Living Lounge, Noosa Community Radio
"A beautiful collection of folk-pop… worth playing every day..."
Inside Track - The CD Buyers' Guide (Breathe)
"Fogarty's debut album, Breathe, is a cracker. It's brilliant."
Rob Maitland, 4NSA Radio, Noosa
"Fogarty has been wowing audiences (and other singer-songwriters) on the Sunshine Coast and is in demand."
Sunshine Coast Daily:(Stagefright)
Stagefright is "sensitive beautiful folk music from the heart that's always the right stuff to play."
Noosa News Entertainer
"...these potent lyrics and beautiful voice have helped create my new favourite album, Paul Fogarty's Stagefright."
Wartburg Bush Festival Review
"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."
ABC Radio Illawarra, The Little Gig, Wollongong
"Stop whatever you're doing for the next five minutes. Do yourself a favour, sit yourself down, and have a listen to this song from the Coast FM Album of the Week. It's Paul Fogarty and "Goodbye and Good Luck."
ABC Radio Coast FM, Gold Coast
"Beautiful stuff. Paul Fogarty live on ABC Coast FM. That is poignant, beautiful, fabulous."
ABC Radio Coast FM, Sunshine Coast
"The release of Paul Fogarty's forthcoming album will see him join a list of exciting, acoustic-based, singer-songwriters (think Damien Rice, David Gray, James Blunt) who have taken the world by storm. Fogarty's heart-warming and thought-provoking tales of modern life are complimented superbly by his mellow yet highly emotive vocal delivery. Equal parts acoustic pop, folk and, on occasions, country ..."
Revenge Records, Sydney
"The Australian-born Paul Fogarty is a trained journalist who converted to full-time musician in 2001. While love brought him out of Noosa to Germany he has a voice that captivates, guarantees goose-flesh and must not avoid comparisons to the big names." Gmünder Tagespost