Bernard Fanning

Bernard Fanning ( born August 15, 1969) is an Australian singer and frontman of the rock band Powderfinger and currently successful as a solo artist in Australia. His first album has been honored five times in Australia with platinum.

Musical career

1989 Bernard Fanning learned the musician Ian Haug know who was the lead singer of Powderfinger at this time. At the age of 15, he attended St Joseph's college, Gregory Terrace. Fanning joined the group as well. At first he only sang in the background, but after some time he exchanged the role with Haug and entered from then on as the lead singer. He also claimed Darren Middleton into the band, whom he knew from his school days. For further details on the band's history, see Powderfinger.

In 2003, Fanning made ​​her first solo appearance in: he had a guest appearance in the film Ned Kelly, and also contributed several songs for the soundtrack for. Published in 2004, Powderfinger a greatest hits album entitled Fingerprints: The Best of Powderfinger, 1994-2000 and was then announced that the band would take a creative break. Fanning took over the production of the solo Debute his friend Andrew Morris which is called Little by Little and then began work on his first own solo album, which was recorded in Peter Gabriel 's Real World Studios. Tea and Sympathy went straight to No. 1 on the Australian singles chart. The single releases Wish you well, Songbird and the ballad Watch over me were very successful.

In 2006, Powderfinger announced that a new album to be released. This was recorded in early 2007 in Los Angeles and released in June 2007 in Australia.

On 9 April 2010 Powderfinger announced at a press conference announced that they want to disband at the end of the year. According to rumors, this decision based on the fact that Bernard Fanning wants to leave Australia with his family to settle in Spain.


  • Tea and Sympathy ( 2005) AUS # 1 ( Platinum)
  • Departures (2013 ) AUS # 1

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