PAUL DEMPSEY performs the song "Survival Expert" for BalconyTV.
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Paul Dempsey is known to most as the singer, guitarist and principal songwriter of highly successful Australian band, Something for Kate. Dempsey has so far released 6 platinum and gold records with Something for Kate along with a double album of B-sides and a Greatest Hits collection. During this time Dempsey has also consistantly played solo shows and toured in solo mode when not busy with Something for Kate as well as producing records for other artists.
Whilst having a break from Something for Kate, in August 2009 Paul stepped out on his own and relesaed his first solo album through EMI Australia. Titled Everything is True, it was co-produced by Paul and Wayne Connolly,(You Am I , Youth Group) and mixed in Los Angeles by Doug Boehm (Elliot Smith).
The first single released from the album, Out the Airlock, a beautiful, sparse folk- tinged track accompanied by some disarmingly dark lyrics while the second single, Ramona Was A Waitress, again displays Paul's lyrical originality as he sings about a futuristic robot waitress arguing about mortality. Further singles from the album are Fast Friends and Bats.
The critical response to the album was overwhelming, garnering 4 1/2 **** reviews from publications ranging from Rolling Stone to The Age to The Australian. The album went Gold in Australia and continues to head towards platinum.
Everything is True debuted at No.5 on the Australian Record Industry charts and No.1 on the iTunes chart. The album has so far spent 15 weeks in the ARIA chart. Paul was nominated for 5 ARIA AWARDS (Australian Record Industry Awards) including for BEST MALE ARTIST, BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM & PRODUCER OF THE YEAR. The album won the ARIA for Best Engineer in 2010 for Wayne Connollys work in co-producing. Paul was also nominated for a Triple J Award for Best Australian album and has just been awarded The Age EG Music Award for Best Male.
Everything is True achieved gold status in 2009 & was named the Australian album of the Year by iTunes Australia while Triple J listeners voted the album in their Top 10 albums for 2009. Rolling Stone announced Everything is True as one of their Best Albums of 2009.
After completing numerous sold out Australian national tours and a wide selection of festivals since the release of the album Paul then toured in the US, Germany & the UK. Having moved to New York in 2010 where he toured the album for 2 years. Paul returned to Australia in 2012 to release & tour the 6th album for Something for Kate, Leave Your Soul to Science, and is currently touring that album with his fellow band mates. Paul has begun writing his 2nd solo album...stay tuned...
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