Saturday, 25 May 2013

Paul Dempsey does Iron Maiden

Something for Kate are one of Australia's most consistently engaging rock bands. And as is you needed another reason to love the band even more, frontman Paul Dempsey is doing a video blog of sorts backstage on this tour where he plays an acoustic cover, shot in dodgy, gritty low-fi cinema quality.

He calls the series "Shotgun Karaoke" and the current episode #6 has to be seen to be believed.

The latest one is an acoustic version of "Aces High" by Iron Maiden. A brilliant and technically accomplished song in its own right, this is a version in which most of the technically fiddly bits are replicated within a guitar style that's not unlike that of someone like a Bert Jansch or Leo Kottke.

While Paul's vocals are a little muffled in parts, his guitar technique is simply explosive. This is goosebump stuff. Seriously.



  1. Hi there - Just wondering what the best email is to get in touch re. Artists and Bands? Thanks Karen :)

  2. What bands are you especially interested in? You can tweet me @Sound_fury_pod too if that's easier.