Farryl Purkiss

Folk Rock Musician - Cape Town
Farryl Purkiss


People always ask Farryl, “What do you write about?”, or “What influences your song writing?”. When it cames to writing his songs for his new album, one thing he found with “Home” is that the message for him was pretty clear. Subject matter generally deals with 3 things…his home, his wife, and his youth. Did he plan to write about those subjects ? By no means but they presented themselves in each piece that he wrote in one form or another.

He’s had radio success in all of the above territories including Japan and a #1 in France.. His songs have been used in campaigns by Nissan (Greece), Audi (UK), MTN (South Africa) as well as twice on the American TV show “Private Practice”. In 2007 he was voted the most popular musician by Heat Magazine (South Africa) and has been featured by every major newspaper, magazine, TV show and radio station in South Africa. Purkiss has toured Australia three times, Europe, USA and of course, South Africa.

South African singer-songwriter based in Cape Town, Farryl Purkiss is a first picked up the guitar when he was fifteen years old and began writing songs shortly after his sixteenth birthday. A self-financed EP was released in 2004 and was signed to 2Feet Music shortly afterwards. His debut album was released in 2007 to high acclaim and has since spent most of his time touring the world with over 130 gigs in 2007.



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