Farryl Purkiss

Alternative rock, Musical Artist

1980 –


Who is Farryl Purkiss?

Farryl Purkiss is a South African-born singer-songwriter. Farryl first picked up the guitar when he was fifteen years old and began writing songs shortly after his sixteenth birthday. He self-released an EP in 2005 that created waves in his home town of Durban, and later that year he began talks with 2Feet Music. He was signed to 2Feet Music soon after and started performing heavily outside of South Africa, leading up to the release of his full-length debut album, released in South Africa in 2007, to high acclaim, chart success and award nominations. He has since spent most of his time touring the world.

Fruitbats & Crows was the long-awaited follow-up to Farryl Purkiss’s 2006 internationally critically acclaimed, self-titled album. The record won a South African Music Award. In the past three years, Purkiss has toured Australia three times, Europe, USA and of course, South Africa. He has 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, Audi, MTN, as well as twice on the American TV show Private Practice. In 2007 he was voted the most popular musician by Heat Magazine and has been featured by every major newspaper, magazine, TV show and radio station in South Africa.

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Mar 20, 1980
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  • Purkiss, Farryl

on July 23, 2013


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