Thanks to Billy Sloan for the mention in today's (18/01/16) The Herald - Scotland
"Last week someone had sent me an unsolicited single from a group I'd never heard of, Foggy City Orphan. It's one of the best things I've heard in the last five years."
Big thanks to Steve Lamacq for closing his BBC 6 Music show with our single 'Rocket' . Listen back here folks:
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We will be releasing our debut single 'Rocket' on 1st Feb 2016.
We will be using our gig at King Tut's on the 16th Jan 2016 to launch the single and some advance physical copies of the single will be available at the gig. Full digital release will be 1st Feb.
You can purchase tickets for the gig at the link below (£4.50), going to be a good one!!
Hello folks, we'll be playing at Broadcast in Glasgow next Wednesday night (9th December) supporting The Woodentops and we're looking forward to it!
Details and info below:
We are excited to be supporting Dexters on the Glasgow date of their UK Tour, in The Garage, Glasgow on November 14th.
Very happy to say Tom Robinson has featured 'Pompeii' on his BBC Introducing Mixtape. Check it out here:
Thanks to Euan Robertson for a fun photoshoot with FCO!
Check out Foggy City Orphan's two latest tracks below. Thank you to Producer David McCauley at Chem 19 for all his hard work on these songs and also to Kenny Inglis for mastering them.
Check our new promo vid for our song 'Pompeii'
A big thank you to the folks at Indie Rock Cafe who have made me their 'Artist Of The Week' and said some really nice things about my songs. A nice way to end 2014 i think. Check it out :
Have a merry christmas everyone
I'll be singing in Sunday nights (23/11/14) new episode of CSI, airing in the US . Along with my partner in crime Kenny Inglis, our Mothmatix song 'Ghosts' will feature in the new episode. Check it out people!
Great interview with my brother Andrew in the Eckleburg Review regarding his Gertrude Stein Award. Andrew wants to arm wrestle "author" Dan Brown….always a good sign in my book!
Check it out here folks: http://thedoctortjeckleburgreview.com/2014/09/15/announcing-the-gertrude-stein-award-2014-winners/
Another good album review of 'Head Happy' by SoundsXP!
Massive thanks to Huey Morgan from Fun Lovin Criminals for playing ' Mr Boogie' on his BBC Radio 2 show on Saturday night (06/09/2014). Check it out here folks:
Fantastic 9 out of 10 album review for 'Head Happy' in Louder Than War (03/09/2014). Check it out people.
Tune into BBC 1 on Sunday night at 7pm (31/08/14) to watch 'The Bridge: Fifty Years across the Forth". Delighted to have been asked to compose the music for this amazing documentary alongside my friend and collaborator Kenny Inglis. Get it watched folks!
Another big thank you to Jim Gellatly for playing 'Head Happy' again on his Amazing Radio Show yesterday (17/08/14). Great stuff Jim. You can have a listen here:
Delighted to say the one and only Steve Lamacq played 'Head Happy' today (08/08/14) on BBC 6 Music Recommends. Steve ended the show with it and said 'Head Happy' was 'a very well executed pop song'. Great stuff thanks Steve.
Listen back here folks: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04cs5kh
Hello folks, I'm very happy to report my song 'Harbour' is featuring in tonights (04/08/14) new episode of 'The Fosters' which airs on ABC in the United States.
Another big thank you to Roddy Hart for opening his BBC Radio Scotland show last night (31/07/2014) with 'Head Happy'. Thanks for the support Roddy. You can listen back here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04bs3wk
A big thank you to Roddy Hart for playing ' Head Happy' on his BBC Radio Scotland Show (17/07/14). You can listen back here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04965vf Thanks Roddy. The show finishes with one of my favourite Bonnie Raitt songs which can't be bad!
Very happy to see my song 'Mr Boogie' used in the trailer for the upcoming Australian independent film 'Take Life As It Goes', directed by Tim Gardner. Check it out people:
Another big thank you to Gideon Coe for playing 'Cheer Up' again last night (02/07/14) on his BBC 6 Music Show. 'Cheer Up' was played just before Bruce Springsteen and you can't beat The Boss! You can listen back here folks http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0486rcj
A big thank you to Gideon Coe for playing 'Cheer Up' on his BBC 6 Music Show last night (23/06/2014). You can listen back here:
Delighted to say my song 'Harbour' will feature in Minnie Drivers new film ' Return To Zero'. The film will premiere in the USA on May 17th and also stars Alfred Molina, Connie Neilson and Paul Adelstein. The song was recorded at http://www.underworldstudio.co.uk and produced by the one and only Kenny Inglis.
Delighted to tell you good folks that one of my collaborations with Producer Kenny Inglis has been used in the latest Warner Bros featurette for Gangster Squad (15/01/13). The film stars Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin among others and you can hear our song called "One Black Sunday" in the trailer below.
MTV recently asked if they could use my song "This Is That" in their new drama series called "Ultimo Ano". Apparently the song is now going to be used in 9 episodes which is fantastic so check it out folks.
Rocket was played on BBC Radio 6 Music last night (17/06/12) by the legendary Don Letts which im very happy about.
NME have chosen 'Rocket' to be included on The Selector show on NME Radio. You can hear the show on the NME website from tonight (01/06/12) then it apparently goes out in another 35 countries . Great stuff.
ps. Just found out Jim will also be playing Rocket tonight(27/05/12) on In:Demand Uncut 7-10pm on Clyde 1, Forth One, Northsound 1, Radio Borders, Tay FM, West FM & West Sound FM. Excellent stuff give it a listen if you can folks!
Just a small update on whats happening in the land of Paul. Im almost finished recording my new songs in Chem 19 and its sounding rather good i think. More news on that to follow soon but i must say a thank you to Louis Abbott from the wonderful Admiral Fallow who very kindly offered to play some drums for me on my new record. Not only is Louis a great songwriter but hes also a great drummer!
Also i recently completed my first Transatlantic collaboration with the lovely Some Velvet Evening. Heaven knows why but they asked me to play some guitar on a couple of tracks for their new album which i was more than happy to do. If you like honky tonks, harmonies and heartaches then check them out!
Lastly but by no means least, my song 'Too Little Too Late' is being used in the upcoming episode of 'One Tree Hill' which will air on Feb 15th, 2012, in the US. On a side note i recently discovered that when i put glasses on i bare a striking resemblance to Penfold from the Dangermouse cartoon. I may post a picture to support this claim at a future date.
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The wonderful Lauren Laverne played my song 'Love You Bring' on her BBC 6 Music Show on Friday (13/05/11) , describing it as 'absolutely beautiful' (go lauren!). The show is available on the BBC iplayer and you can check it out here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01105kd
Just a quick update about whats been going on....i am sorry that theres been a delay in getting the 'This Is That' CDs back from the manufacturers. Its a long story and i wont bore you with the sordid details...basically ive had to change manufacturers as the original company have let me down badly. I would like to shout and swear about this but instead i have written a couple of poems about the guy from the CD company which i will share at a later date. Anyways im now in the process of getting a new company to make the CDs and they should be ready in a week or two at most( where have you heard that before). I have decided to release a download single in the meantime and its called 'Love You Bring'. Its got quite a christmas vibe to it except it has nothing whatsoever to do with christmas. Its available at all the usual places for download and i do hope you enjoy it.
This Is That
After a wait of two years, I’m happy to announce that I’ve finished my next record – a six song mini-album called ‘This is That.’ 5 of the songs were engineered and produced at Chem 19 by Dave McAulay. The other track was produced by the very talented Kenny Inglis.
It’s currently being manufactured south of the border and the CD will be available to purchase in the next couple of weeks. If you’re in a hurry, downloads are available from my website now, and you will be able to get it shortly from itunes, amazon etc etc.
It’s a bit of a departure from the country flavoured excesses of my last release so please tie your horses up at the fence and leave your Stetsons at the door.
Im happy with the finished product even if it was hard work! Im currently working on new songs which should be ready very soon(2 years at the most). In the meantime check out Dave McAulays band here:
And Kenny Inglis here:
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