After a Major buzz earlier in the year from International Fans of the Hit TV show, Private Practice, South African fans will soon be hearing why South Africa’s most beloved Singer/Songwriter, Farryl Purkiss, has had his international fan base grow rapidly overnight thanks to the TV show.
2011 brought a great start to the year for Farryl Purkiss after his single ‘Pennies In the Snow’ aired on major US TV Series Private Practice on International TV Screens in January. Fans from all over started contacting Farryl via his Social Network pages and those who were still finding out who Farryl was, were posting blogs across various websites commenting on the song “Pennies In The Snow” which they had just heard on the show. After all the international hype, we get to watch this highly anticipated episode of Private Practice as it airs in South Africa on Mnet and Mnet HD on Monday, September 12th, at 21:30.
“Pennies In The Snow” is taken from Farryl’s most successful album to date, “Fruitbats & Crows”. Since its release, “Fruitbats & Crows” has generated three major hit singles with “A Million Grains Of Sand”, “Kissing Devils On The Cheek” and “Creeping Up On Me” doing incredibly well on radio and Brian O’Shea winning the 2010 SAMA for “Best Producer” for his work on “Fruitbats & Crows”.
This is not the first time Farryl’s had a song placed on Private Practice. The piano mix of his song “Sticks & Stones” was used on Episode 5 in the Third Season of Private Practice, but till now has never been available to fans on any release. “Fruitbats & Crows” has been repackaged as a 2CD Special Edition and released in June 2011 with a Bonus Disc which includes unreleased songs and some brand new material, including the piano mix of “Sticks & Stones”.
Also on the Bonus disc is “In Apostrophes”, an acoustic version of a brand new song for the next Studio album, “Monkeys’ Wedding Live” which has become a fan favourite request at LIVE shows and differs vastly from the Album version of “Monkeys’ Wedding”. “Number Seven” never made the final tracklisting when “Fruitbats & Crows” was released and is now available on this BONUS DISC as the only Instrumental Song on the album, and the release also includes Farryl’s stunning versions of the BOB DYLAN track “Positively 4th Street” and the classic NEW ORDER single “Blue Monday”!
Catch FARRYL PURKISS live on the following dates:
Sun, 11 Sep – EAST COAST RADIO, Durban Day
Thu, 15 Sep – MK Studio 1 – Mail firstname.lastname@example.org to be part of the studio audience
Thu, 15 Sep – Tanz Cafe
Entrance fee: R100 Start Time: 20h30
Venue address: Tanz Café, The Buzz Shopping centre, Witkoppen Rd, Fourways.
For Bookings: 011 658 0277 / Katherine@tancafe.co.za
Fri, 16 Sep – Aasvoëlklub, Bloemfontein
Entrance fee: R55.00
Start Time: 19h30
Venue address: Plot 35, 9th Avenue, Bloemfontein (http://www.vulture-aasvoelclub.com/contact.php)
For Bookings: 084 559 8991
Sat, 17 Sep – Arcade Empire, Pretoria with ISOCHRONOUS
Entrance fee: R30 before 22h00 and R40 thereafter.
Start Time: Farryl to go on around 21h30 (hour set) and Isochronous straight after
Venue address: 61 Hibiscus Street, Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria