"Songs for Sooner"
"Born In Sydney Town"
“Sooner Or Later” ::: New Download Single :::
This Saturday: Rory Faithfield + Damian Clark
Out Now on Blind Romantic Records 'Circle Dance'
"Burn" The second single from the album BLOOD, BONES & SOUL
BLOOD, BONES & SOUL Irish Release Date: March 7th 2003
 
 
 
 
 

Rory Faithfield

"Songs for Sooner"

Featuring the Radio Hits "Clonard”, "Blue Western Skies", and "Born in Sydney Town"

Irish Release Date April 30th, 2010 on Blind Romantic Records, distributed by ESD.
www.faithfield.com ~ www.myspace.com/roryfaithfield

::: LIVE ::: Upcoming Irish Shows

01 May - Bewleys Cafe Theatre - Dublin
11 May - Ruby Session - Dublin
19 May - Roisin Dubh - Galway
20 May - Mullarkeys Bar - Clifden
26 May - Spirit Store- Dundalk
18 June - McCarthys Bar- Dingle
27 June - The Sky & The Ground Bar - Wexford
14 July - Whelan's - Dublin


Australia's Dublin-based acoustic powerhouse Rory Faithfield is back in Ireland to launch his fourth album. With Celtic songlines in his head and grains of sand between his toes, Rory has conjured an alluring songbook of life, love and consequence!

Dividing his time between Dublin and Vasse on the West Australian coast, Rory has honed his craft on the European pub circuit to create this authentic home-coming album. Big Blue Western Skies casts a wistful spell; capturing the hypnotic harsh beauty of our summers, while the single release Born in Sydney Town is a little piece of home for every erstwhile Australian traveller. Clonard beguiles as a Celtic ballad of the journey featuring John O'Brien on Uilleann Pipes & Whistles.

Much of Songs for Sooner was written last year in Australia, then recorded in Ireland with a full band which included Nick Scott (Van Morrison) and Johnny Boyle (The Frames). Rory co-produced the album with industry veteran Gavin Murphy  and also includes top local musicians Bill Shanley, Christian Herzberger, Lorcan Daly, and Ciaran Byrne.

Applauded by the often unforgiving Irish music media, Rory is described as "Power Acoustic" by the Irish Independent, and "invigorating and inspiring" by The Irish Times.

In a recent 4 Star review, 'The Australian' (national newspaper) noted that, “his message is that all shades of experience can be metamorphosed into positivity and individualistic growth”, and the West Australian newspaper remarked that “this is beautiful, straightforward storytelling, saturated in Irish folk traditions but with a keen edge born of Faithfield's days as a punk rocker in Sydney. I was reminded of Paul Kelly's more lyrical excursions, which is a high compliment”.

 
 
 
 
RORY FAITHFIELD
"Born In Sydney Town"
Irish Release 10-04-09 Blind Romantic Records and Downloadmusic.ie
Also Features the Full Story Version of the Live Favourite
"Sooner Or Later"

::: Both Songs From the Forthcoming New Album :::
"Songs For Sooner"

www.faithfield.com ~ www.myspace.com/roryfaithfield
>>> For Information / Interview requests / Promotional Copies contact Berube Communications:
Stevo Berube on info@berubecommunications.com or phone 0872442695 <<<

::: Currently touring in Australia with Declan O'Rourke :::

The latest single from the forthcoming 'Songs For Sooner' album. Written on a Qantas flight to Sydney and recorded late last year back in Dublin. Featuring Johhny Boyle on Drums, Gavin Murphy on keyboards, Nick Scott on Bass and Bill Shanley on lead guitars. Recorded at The Cauldron Studios Dublin & Spiral Studios, County Meath.

Renowned for his positive energy and infectious enthusiasm, with songs that bounce between folk, rock, trip hop and every place in between, Rory's solo acoustic shows are a simultaneously mystical and energising experience. Described as "Power Acoustic" by the Irish Independent.

An attitude of exploration, demonstrated by a childhood spent "digging up stuff in the backyard", and early years playing in garage punk bands around Sydney Australia, led to a move to Ireland 18 years ago where songs became the obsession. After writing and developing his craft amongst the heavily populated singer-songwriter scene in Dublin, Rory started quietly slipping off to mainland Europe, touring solo acoustic, refining and expanding his repertoire with literally hundreds of gigs and continues to tour regularly both in Australia and Ireland.

Described by one journalist as "a strength that will move and inspire you with jolts of positive energy", 1998 saw the UK-only release of his debut album and first single 'NOWHERE SOMEWHERE ANYWHERE', recorded in Dublin.

Rory's second album, 'BLOOD, BONES & SOUL', was also recorded in Dublin, with Bill Shanley and Ciaran Byrnes sharing production duties at 'The Cauldron Studios'. An uplifting and energised set of songs featuring the metaphysical imagery of 'SHED MY SKIN' and the invigorating 'RISE ABOVE'. The Irish Times observed that his “relentlessly upbeat folk-rock courses with positive thinking and surges with vigorous musicality....Faithfield is invigorating and inspiring....”

In 2007, Rory Faithfield returned with his third and fundamentally solo acoustic album 'CIRCLE DANCE'. The intriguing song 'CLONARD' opens the album, and to quote the West Australian newspaper: “This is beautiful, straightforward storytelling, saturated in Irish folk traditions but with a keen edge born of Faithfield's days as a punk rocker in Sydney. I was reminded of Paul Kelly's more lyrical excursions, which is a high compliment"

 
 
 
 

“Sooner Or Later”
::: New Download Single :::
Available From June 27th on www.downloadmusic.ie on Blind Romantic Records

www.faithfield.com ~ www.myspace.com/roryfaithfield

"I've lived in Dublin for years but I grew up in Australia. When I was a kid I liked searching for buried treasure but never liked getting my hands dirty, so I became a songwriter. I learnt the secret of life from my dog. Her name was Sooner."

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD LINKS:
Sooner Or Later (Full Story Version)
Sooner Or Later

"power acoustic" – IRISH INDEPENDENT

“invigorating and inspiring” - IRISH TIMES

Recorded in Dublin at The Cauldron Studios.
Featuring: Gavin Murphy on piano, Bill Shanley on Bass and Electric guitar, Johnny Boyle on Drums and Rory on Vocals and Acoustic guitar.
 
 
 
 

This Saturday: Rory Faithfield + Damian Clark
1 Dec 8pm - Bewleys Theatre Cafe, Grafton St, Dublin - Admission E15
Just back from Oz, Dublin-based, Australian born singer-songwriter Rory Faithfield is joined by his special guest, co-producer of 'I Dare Ya' - Damian Clark, for a night of serious singer-songwriter meets less than serious stand-up comic for a serious night of silliness.

"Circle Dance"
Featuring the Radio Hits "SOONER OR LATER" and "FOLLOW THE RIVER"
Out Now on Blind Romantic Records
www.faithfield.com
www.myspace.com/roryfaithfield

For Interview requests contact Berube Communications on info@berubecommunications.com or phone 0872442695 <<<

Renowned for his positive energy and infectious enthusiasm, with songs that bounce between folk, rock, trip hop and every place in between, Rory's solo acoustic shows are a simultaneously mystical and energising experience. Described as "Power Acoustic" by the Irish Independent.

An attitude of exploration, demonstrated by a childhood spent "digging up stuff in the backyard", and early years playing in garage punk bands around Sydney Australia, led to a move to Ireland where songs became the obsession. After writing and developing his craft amongst the heavily populated singer-songwriter scene in Dublin, Rory started quietly slipping off to mainland Europe, touring solo acoustic, refining and expanding his repertoire with literally hundreds of gigs and continues to tour regularly both in Australia and Ireland.

Described by one journalist as "a strength that will move and inspire you with jolts of positive energy", 1998 saw the UK-only release of his debut album and first single 'NOWHERE SOMEWHERE ANYWHERE', recorded in Dublin.

Rory's second album, 'BLOOD, BONES & SOUL', was also recorded in Dublin, with Bill Shanley and Ciaran Byrnes sharing production duties at 'The Cauldron Studios'. An uplifting and energised set of songs featuring the metaphysical imagery of 'SHED MY SKIN' and the invigorating 'RISE ABOVE'. The Irish Times observed that his “relentlessly upbeat folk-rock courses with positive thinking and surges with vigorous musicality....Faithfield is invigorating and inspiring...".

In 2007, Rory Faithfield returns to the Cauldron Studios for the recording of his third album 'CIRCLE DANCE'. A fundamentally solo acoustic project that conveys the true energy of his live shows. The intriguing 'CLONARD' opens the album, which, as explained on Rory's My Space Blog, was a gift delivered fully formed in a dream where the Irish folk legend, Christy Moore, was witnessed entertaining a sing-along crowd in a backstreet pub. The mystery and profound intent of these songs unfolds as the album progresses and will prove to be Rory's most successful project to date.
More info at: www.faithfield.com
 
 
 
 


Rory Faithfield
Featuring the Radio Hits "SOONER OR LATER" and "FOLLOW THE RIVER"
Out Now on Blind Romantic Records

'Circle Dance'

Dublin-based Australian singer-songwriter Rory Faithfield Hits the road to promote his sensational new long-player 'Circle Dance'.

10 July - The Sky & The Ground - Wexford
11 July - Debarra's Folk Club - Clonakilty
15 July - Thomas Reads - Dublin
17 July - Ruby Sessions - Dublin
22 July - Sugar Club - Dublin
25 July - SIN É - Dublin
1 Aug - Mullarkeys Bar - Clifden
17 Aug - The Blackbird - Ballycotton
5 Sept - Brazil's Cafe Bar - Clonmel
6 Sept - Phil Grimes Bar - Waterford

Further Gigs info and downloads at: www.faithfield.com

 
 
 
 

Rory Faithfield

"Burn" The second single from the album BLOOD, BONES & SOUL

"Power Acoustic!" - Irish Independent

"Invigorating and Inspiring" - Irish Times

"Infectious for both Ears and Feet" - Hot Press

BLOOD, BONES & SOUL includes the radio hits "Rise Above" & "Listen"

For more information / interview / Photos please contact:
Stevo Berube at Berube Communications on (01) 476 3603 or 087 244 2695 /
stevo@berubecommunications.com

 
 
 
  RORY FAITHFIELD: BLOOD, BONES & SOUL
Irish Release Date: March 7th 2003

The long overdue second album, BLOOD, BONES & SOUL, is once again recorded
in Dublin, with Bill Shanley and Ciaran Byrnes sharing production duties at
'The Cauldron Studios'. A mix of contemporary trip-hop and retro rock
inspired grooves drive this new set of songs where the overall feel is
uplifting and energetic. Kicking off with the metaphysical imagery of SHED
MY SKIN, the opening statement is simplified with track two and first single
RISE ABOVE. A soaring blast of a chorus, rooted in punk/pop, opens the gates
to more tales of empowerment, where the creation of future is dependent on
the state of mind of the architect. Onwards with the Gospel imbued title
track, BLOOD, BONES & SOUL, a reckless unstoppable, ENDLESS, the carefree
trip-hop of ARMS OF GRACE, and through to the final Bob Dylan flavoured
proclamation, 'The truth is only a WHISPER AWAY'.....

Rory Faithfield Irish Tour 2003


Tues 4 Mar Whelans, Dublin
Weds 12 Mar The Lobby, Cork
Thurs 13 Mar DeBarras, Clonakilty
Fri 14 Mar McCarthy's, Baltimore
Sun 16 Mar Gallery on Gladstones, Clonmel
Tues 25 Mar Colfers, Carrick on Bannow, Co. Wexford
Thur 27 Mar McCarthy's, Dingle
Weds 2 April Kitty Daly's, Belfast
Fri 4 April Bryson's, Magherfelt
Sun 6 April MacGrory's of Culdaff, Culdaff
Weds 9 April Sandino's, Derry
Thur 10 April Humbert Inn, Castlebar
Fri 11 April Emmett's, Ballina
Sun 13 April Furey's Sheela Na Gig, Sligo
Mon 14 April The Cellar Bar, Galway
Thurs 17 April Brandon's, Ennis
Sun 20 April Henehans, Westport
Mon 21 April - McGrory's, Culdaff (supporting The 4 Of Us)

Thurs 24 April - The Locks, Tullamore
Fri 25 April The Stables, Mullingar
Sat 26 April - Emmett’s, Ballina
Sun 27 April Movings Stairs, Boyle
Weds 30 April Finegan's, Wexford
Thurs 1 May Kings Bar, Waterford
Fri 2 May - The Stables, Mullingar
Thurs 8 May Spirit Store, Dundalk (with Eugene Brosnan & Laine Henderson)
Fri 9 May Arthur's Bar, Keady
Tues 13 May -Kings Venue, Waterford
Thurs 15 May - Brandon’s, Ennis
Fri 16 May - Savoy, Limerick

 
 
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