Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Local singer Farryl Purkiss talks music, Skype and TV show Private Practice
Durban born Farryl (born Farryl David Purkiss on 20 March 1980) has just re-released his CD Fruitbats & Crows (out on Sheer Sound), which now sports an extra disc. "Most of the songs on the extra disc are those that fans had a hard time finding. Like the cover I did of the Bob Dylan song Positively 4th Street. The song was actually commissioned for a car advert in the UK, but Bob had to sign off the final version, and that piece of paper with his signature on is probably one of my career highlights. Another interesting track on there is my take on the 80s electro-pop group New Order's mega hit Blue Monday."
Farryl also just finished shooting his new music video Seraphine, in the UK. "It was crazy," he says. "We shot for three days in a 100 different locations. It was like gorilla style filming. For instance in the underground, where you're not suppose to film. When we didn't see any officials around, out comes the camera and this huge light and we'll shoot. It was great fun."
He also told The Beat that there is a good chance that he'll be the guest performer on Idols SA on Sunday 11 September on M-Net, "but nothing is confirmed yet." Then, add a performance on Studio 1 on MK on Thursday 15 September, and you get the idea that this dude is quite busy. "When I'm not making music or touring, I try to relax on the 'plaas' in Constantia, Cape Town, where I stay. I just love the squirrels!" He also tries to listen to as much music as possible or try his hand at surfing. That's not surprising, as he hails from Durbs, he is an amateur surfing champion.