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Farryl Purkiss’ song to be heard in US Cinemas from July, 19th 2013


Following the success of singles “Pennies in the snow”, “Sticks and Stones” and “Dejavu” all being placed in high profile series such as Private Practice and movies such as Blue Crush 2Farryl Purkiss will reach US fans once more as the movie “Ways To Live Forever” opens in select cinemas today.

Ways to Live forever” is not only the title to the internationally acclaimed film but also the theme song to the drama, which Farryl Purkiss had written for the Ben Chaplin movie. The film was first released in the UK and Spain in late 2010 and is based on the Sally Nicolls book, which centers around 12-year old Sam who has leukemia. Although the adults in his life don’t want him to dwell on it, Sam wants to know everything about his disease and death, a possibility he might face. In this poignant yet ultimately uplifting tale, Sam and his family face the immensity of an uncertain future with love, humor, and a touch of the unexpected. For more on the film go to http://www.waystoliveforevermovie.com/home/

Farryl recorded the single “Ways To Live Forever” with producer Kieran Kelly and included it on his 2013 album release, “Home”.

What the press have to say about Farryl’s “Home” album:


Home. Devoted to his wife, it explores the full scale of the human heart – everything from despair to self-doubt, death, discovery and devotion – and is remarkably authentic. It also happens to be a really fucking fantastic listen.”  GQ Magazine South Africa


What happened to the rustic folk-guitar jangles, strummed psyche-pop hues and baroque Tim Buckley-esque balladry that fuelled Purkiss’ previous album, Fruitbats & Crows? Well, it’s all here, it’s just evolved into a more mature, crafted and confident pop medium” – Rolling Stone magazine, 3.5 out of 5

 The album is a poignant reflection on belonging, with the cover – illustrated with a bearded pipe smoker – evoking the romantic sentiment of a simple, poetic life stripped of excess and clutter. Ofcourse Purkiss is still young and not quite yet the wise, bearded smoker on the cover, he sums up the album manifesto with the words ‘Live for what you said you would when you were young.’ Sounds pretty wise to me.” – The Big Issue

This album is a poignant triumph, slightly less radio-friendly than Fruitbats & Crows, but with a much stronger personality– The New Age, 4.5 out of 5

Singer-Songwriter Farryl Purkiss is, superficially, the archetypal solo artist – an operator who can make a considerable impact with only an acoustic guitar and his voice. This album rather ruins that cliché, but in a good way. Purkiss is joined by a crack band that includes strings and a banjo. The result, not surprisingly, is a sound that’s a good deal fuller than fans of his early stuff might expect.” – The Citizen, 7 out of 10

First track in and you can tell Farryl Purkiss means business. This album is the old, tried tested and golden method of creating something for someone and then giving it to the world.” – Muse magazine, 8.5 out of 10

Xavier Rudd – Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town

capetownmagazine wrote :-

“The Parklife Music Festival kicks off its inaugural to-do in Cape Town with Australian folk favourite Xavier Rudd as headliner. Sounding off at Kirstenbosch Gardens on Friday, 22 March 2013, the outdoor acoustic shindig pairs the Aussie great’s act with performances by local legends, Farryl Purkiss and Jeremy Loops, for an evening of great guitar tunes delivered in the most charming of atmospheres.

This will be Rudd’s first gig on South African soil, and quite fittingly, the socially conscious, environmentally aware artist will take to the stage at Kirstenbosch Gardens, a spot with breathtaking views and an idyllic outdoor concert setting. Known to be perpetually barefoot and never without at least three didgeridoos on stage, Rudd, who’s toured with Jack Johnson and Ben Harper, has a distinctive one-man band sound that has made him a festival favourite at major events, like Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee.

Not to be outdone, Farryl Purkiss and Jeremy Loops are stars in their own right. Purkiss recently releasedhis third album, “Home”,and will be touring the country in support of that in March and April. Cape Town local Jeremy Loops, on the other hand, has found Mother City folk fame thanks to his live sets which consist of multi -layered loops (as his name suggests) of rhythms and beats that transform his performances into an interactive feast for eager audiences. ”

Farryl Purkiss

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Jeremy Loops

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Xavier Rudd

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I can only really say that im sorry that Durbs got the short end of this gig and that for those of you that made the missions to either Johannesburg or CT, didnt waste a cent in doing so !


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Xavier Rudd – Durban excluded… Again

So we just got news about Xavier Rudd’s show dates in South Africa… Well he is playing the Parklife Festival in both Cape Town and Johannesburg… Yes once again no Durban show. What’s worse, in my opinion, is that the following week we have the most renowned music festival in South Africa taking place, Splashy Fen, which as far as I’m concerned is right down Xavier’s alley. He is synonymous with festivals, and that earthly vibe that goes along with Splashy. A little more disappointing is he will be playing alongside two of Durbans most talented musicians… Namely Farryl Purkiss and Guy Buttery. How can us Durbanites not feel cheated in this whole situation.




Breakout Management are pleased to announce the debut of PARKLIFE, a new and exciting annual acoustic music festival taking place for the first time on Thursday 21 March 2013 at Marks Park, Johannesburg and Friday 22 March at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town!

The inaugural Parklife event will see international festival favourite, the acoustic folk star Xavier Rudd as the main headliner and will also feature a star studded local support line-up that includes Farryl Purkiss, Jeremy Loops, Plush, Guy Buttery, Josie Field & Laurie Levine.

Xavier Rudd, well known on the live music festival circuit throughout Australia, North America and Europe now brings his special blend of acoustic folk to South Africa for two exclusive shows.

Kissing Devils on the Cheek

Local Durban boy Farryl Purkiss, grew up in Umhlanga and recieved his first guitar when he was 15, at age 16 he had written his first song, entitled, Ducking and Diving. In 2005 he released his first EP. Soon after that he was signed to 2Feet Music and started performing outside of South Africa leading to the release of his full length debut album, released in South Africa in 2007. Continue reading Kissing Devils on the Cheek