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Farryl Purkiss


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Born and raised on the north coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal (South Africa), singer songwriter Farryl Purkiss’s music is captivating, emotive and memorable.

His 2005 debut EP release, “Chapter One”, a self financed project, was recorded in collaboration with South African guitar legend Nibs van der Spuy and marketed and released with the assistance of Sheer Sound.

Apart from a heavy 2006 touring schedule which has included headline appearances at festivals such as Splashy Fen, Wavescapes Film Festival, Mr Price Classic and The Billabong Pro Farryl has also recently completed two national tours as a guest of Australian superstars Missy Higgins (July 2006) and Ben Lee (April 2006).

He has also toured with Donovan Frankenreiter and has played with Jack Johnson, which resulted in a co-composition with Jack.

The “Chapter One” EP was nominated for a 2006 South African Music Award (SAMA) in the ‘Best Adult Contemporary’ category.

His eponymous debut has recently been completed for 2 Feet Music as well as a music video for his first single “Better Days”. Farryl Purkiss has recently completer a tour of Australia to support the release of this album in that territory. The tour features solo dates as well as support slots for Canada’s Serena Ryder and Hawksley Workman.



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  • novira

    Home is a very good album.

    9 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Jonbooi

    Really enjoying Seraphine which I have just discovered. Wondering why I never hear it on the radio?!

    16 Mar 2013 Reply
  • m_doggy_slice

    it's musicians like you that make me proud to say i'm South African :) stay inspired! <3

    28 Jul 2011 Reply
  • magicseaweed

    his first album is available at itunes... the latest album is just available on cd in South Africa. in summer it will be available for download.. aswell on itunes i suppose..

    20 Jan 2010 Reply
  • socitygirlxo

    love him! does anyone know where i'd be able to find his music to download?

    11 Jan 2010 Reply
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    7 Aug 2009 Reply
  • MissingRepublic

    I just like his song

    25 Jul 2008 Reply
  • roscocat

    Right up there with Damien Rice, Matt Costa and Gary Jules!

    3 Feb 2007 Reply
  • verdena

    absolutely amazing.

    10 Jan 2007 Reply

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