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Own Paul’s Guitar

18/10/2002

To coincide with Amnesty International Candle Day (held on 18th October 2002), Something for Kate frontman Paul Dempsey is auctioning his Fender jazzmaster guitar, with all proceeds going to Amnesty International.

To coincide with Amnesty International Candle Day (held on 18th October 2002), Something for Kate frontman Paul Dempsey is auctioning his Fender jazzmaster guitar, with all proceeds going to Amnesty International. This is your chance to own a piece of Something for Kate memorabilia – the Jazzmaster has been Paul’s main guitar for the last few years.

Amnesty International is a non-profit organisation that relies solely on community funds and voluntary involvement to support their human rights campaigns. Candle Day is the one day each year when Amnesty members and supporters publicly demonstrate their commitment to defending international
human rights. This year Candle Day is highlighting human rights abuses against women. To learn more about Amnesty International visit their website – http://www.amnesty.org.au/candleday/index.html.

The auction for Paul’s guitar is being held on ebay – the direct link is: :http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=913431349.

The auction closes Thursday 24th October.

 


Paul Dempsey To Bake Alone

29/08/2002

This year’s Homebake festival will see Something For Kate frontman Paul Dempsey perform a solo acoustic set.

This year’s Homebake festival will see Something For Kate frontman Paul Dempsey perform a solo acoustic set.

Following the success of his recent solo tour, Paul will tackle the festival on his own, giving fans who may have missed this more intimate format a chance to find out what all the fuss is about.
Something For Kate performed at last year’s Homebake, and were one of the highlights of the day.

This year, Paul will be joined on the bill by some of the biggest bands in Australia, including Jebediah, 1200 techniques and Wicked Beat Sound System.

The Festival will be held on Saturday December 7 in the Domain at Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney.



More DVD Details for SFK

26/08/2002

More details have been confirmed about the forthcoming DVD release from Something for Kate. The package will be titled “A Diversion” and looks set for release in late September.

More details have been confirmed about the forthcoming DVD release from Something for Kate. The package will be titled “A Diversion” and looks set for release in late September.

Included on the DVD is a short film ‘Holding Pattern’ which features never before seen footage of the band in the studio and on the road.

In addition to the short film another short video segment provides a glimpse behind the scenes during the making of the film clips for the Echolalia album.



Something For Kate Join Livid

31/07/2002

With Livid returning to the road for 2002 ­ taking in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne ­ Something For Kate are very happy to confirm they will be joining the bill for all three shows.

With Livid returning to the road for 2002 ­ taking in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne ­ Something For Kate are very happy to confirm they will be joining the bill for all three shows.

Traditionally one of the more laid back and accessible festivals in the country, Livid will this year also feature the likes of Brit Rock likely lads Oasis and a host of top Australian and international artists.

With the last few months having been a little quiet for SFK, the Livid shows will be a great opportunity for all their East Coast fans to check them out again.

The dates for the festival are:
BRISBANE Saturday 12 October ­ RNA SHOWGROUNDS
MELBOURNE Saturday 19 October ­ MELBOURNE PARK
SYDNEY Sunday 20 October -­ MOORE PARK



Livid Festival 2002

26/07/2002

Something for Kate will be performing at this years Livid Festival. This year the Livid festival will include dates in both Sydney and Melbourne as well as Brisbane. Futher details on tickets will be advised when available.

Something for Kate will be performing at this years Livid Festival. This year the Livid festival will include dates in both Sydney and Melbourne as well as Brisbane. Futher details on tickets will be advised when available. The dates are as follows :

Saturday 12 October – RNA SHOWGROUNDS, BRISBANE QLD
Saturday 19 October – MELBOURNE PARK, MELBOURNE VIC
Sunday 20 October – MOORE PARK, SYDNEY NSW



SFK Plan DVD

24/07/2002

Something For Kate have announced they will be taking a bold step into new waters, beginning work on their first ever DVD.

Something For Kate have announced they will be taking a bold step into new waters, beginning work on their first ever DVD. Although there are few details about the project at this stage, the band intend the DVD to be a huge package, and more details are expected to be confirmed within the next few weeks.

In another first for the band, ECHOLALIA has been confirmed as the group’s debut international release, with the album to hit American stores around October this year. The band hope they will be able to tour the States to support the release, although no definite plans have been laid at this stage.



SFK In The Snow

27/06/2002

While Something For Kate are currently hard at work on material for their next record, the band have just confirmed that they will be braving the winter chill before too long to play a few shows in the snow.

While Something For Kate are currently hard at work on material for their next record, the band have just confirmed that they will be braving the winter chill before too long to play a few shows in the snow.

SFK will be heading up to the ski-slopes for a very special show on July 31st, and Paul will be performing another solo gig the following night. So if you’ve made plans to be cutting the powder at the end of July, make sure you don’t miss the chance to have SFK rock the chill from your bones at the end of a long cold day.

The dates and venues are:
Something For Kate:
Wednesday 31st July
The Station Resort, Dalgety Road, Jindabyne NSW

Paul Dempsey Solo:
Thursday 1st August
Jax Nightclub, Perisher Valley Hotel, Perisher Valley
NSW



Singularity Underway

20/05/2002

Paul Dempsey’s solo Singularity Tour is underway, and tickets for the remaining shows are selling very quickly.

Paul Dempsey’s solo Singularity Tour is underway, and tickets for the remaining shows are selling very quickly. Pre-sale tickets for the Zoo show in Brisbane this Saturday 18th are sold out, and the pre-sale tickets for the Zoo on Sunday 19th are almost gone.

However there will be 50 tickets available at the door each night, so get there early to pick one up. Doors open at 8.30 pm on Saturday 18th and 8.00 pm on Sunday 19th.

Tickets are still available for next week’s shows at Newcastle Uni on Thursday 23rd and ANU Bar Canberra on Friday 24th.
There are still tickets available for both Metro shows in Sydney on Sat 25th and Sun 26th, however there aren’t many left for the Saturday night.

Book online at www.metrotheatre.com.au.



Paul Dempsey Under 18s Show

09/05/2002

A new date has been added to the ‘Singularity Tour’ that will see Paul Dempsey perform a rare solo acoustic set for Under 18’s at Melbourne’s BlackBox Theatre.

A new date has been added to the ‘Singularity Tour’ that will see Paul Dempsey perform a rare solo acoustic set for Under 18’s at Melbourne’s BlackBox Theatre. Paul will take the stage on Saturday 1st June, starting at 4pm. This show is strictly for under-18’s only (ID will be checked for proof of age), and tickets are available at the door only, so be early to make sure you get inside.

Full details are:
Saturday 1st June
Blackbox Theatre, Riverside Terrace
Melbourne Concert Hall Melbourne
Tickets at the door (no pre-sales), gig starts at 4 pm
Blackbox enquiries to 03 9281 8000
Strictly Under – 18’s Only



Dempsey Discusses Doing It Alone

30/04/2002

With his second solo tour set to kick off shortly, Something For Kate frontman Paul Dempsey has been out and about explaining his motivations to all the curious people around.

With his second solo tour set to kick off shortly, Something For Kate frontman Paul Dempsey has been out and about explaining his motivations to all the curious people around. Here are some comments Paul had about playing solo:

What’s the major motivation for doing these shows?
“My doing a solo tour is not a sign of some budding solo career, and I don’t consider it a side project. It’s all Something For Kate stuff, it’s just I’ll be doing it on my own because it’s a nice change for myself and hopefully a nice change for the audience.”

It must be a very different experience for you?
“I find it liberating, because I can be really selfish. I just get to follow whatever direction I want, play whatever I want and play it however I want. I can change things, make it short longer, slower, however I’m feeling at the moment.”

Do you play fairly different songs than the average SFK set?
“It’s all Something For Kate stuff, but I do songs that the band just doesn’t play live, maybe earlier stuff that we haven’t pulled out in a while, and maybe some b-sides. Also I sometimes try a few things that are just works in progress, stuff we haven’t really got organised with that band yet. It is nice to be able to test that sort of stuff, it helps me get my head around new material.”

Can you tell us a bit about your decision to have Grant Lee Phillips as support?
“I was big Grant Lee Buffalo fan, and they put out four albums. And now Grant has just put out a solo album, which I think is actually his second, but the first was only available over the internet. So a lot of people think this is his first. I love his song writing and lyrics – just sweet, lulling songs, but at the same time occasionally quite politically charged, although he’s trying to steer away from that with the solo albums.”

Do your lyrics become a little more important in the solo acoustic format?
“Well, it’s just a case of the fact that you can hear everything so much better, you’re not bombarded by the whole band sound – the electric guitar with fifty marshal stacks – so every little subtlety comes out. Being able to hear my voice a lot more clearly you do tend to focus on how you’re singing and what you’re singing. The whole communication is a lot more direct, so I guess at the solo shows the lyrics do have a lot more importance.”




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