It's on FIRE!
“Music has always been a passion of mine and writing music to entertain my fans is so rewarding. To finally record an album and release music is a great achievement, something I am very proud of and excited to share, As the songs are musical tales about my life, I thought the best name for the project would be Spaceman Africa the Musical.”
— Spaceman Africa
Spaceman Africa the Musical
Short bio + longer bio.
Spaceman Africa is an Australian singer-songwriter of autobiographical folk-rock songs with a humorous twist. Spaceman obtained his name by deciding to change it legally after a few too many drinks in a Dublin pub one night back in 2002. He has written about the many adventures that have ensued since. Spaceman Africa the Musical are some of those funny stories put to music.
Originally from Canberra - Australia's capital - writer, musician and modern day nomad, Spaceman Africa decided to legally change his name after an adventurous bender in Ireland in 2002. Spaceman's unique folk-rock compositions are musical versions of the multitude of humorous stories Spaceman has written about from his experiences traveling the world, hence the name of the project is Spaceman Africa the Musical. Fans have likened his music to that of Lou Reed and Bob Dylan and describe his amusing lyrics comparable to Tenacious D and Flight of the Conchords.
Spaceman started playing music as a teenager, first learning classical piano and then later expanding to the guitar and bass so he could play his favourite modern day music. After playing in various rock bands in his early 20's, Spaceman hopped on a plane at age 22 bound for Europe and has consistently been travelling over the 20 years since. Travelling so extensively has given Spaceman plenty of writing material but has also dictated that Spaceman played solo with an acoustic guitar.
2017 marked the year that Spaceman finally recorded his songs in addition with bass and drums at Alpha Binary Studio in Canberra. The result of these recordings is the album Africa as in the Continent. As well as the album, Spaceman has written a book that contains the stories behind each song on the album. Check his website for more details.
2018 saw Spaceman perform Spaceman Africa the Musical for the first time accompanied by a band. He was joined by two of his long time close friends, Miss J Love (bass guitar) and Nicholas Lee-Murphy (drums). Together, they were able to fulfill two of Spaceman's long-held dreams: 1. to perform his songs live with a band, and 2. to perform at the iconic Canberra venue, the Phoenix Pub
“Spaceman possesses a very elusive skill – the ability to blend well-structured, organic-driven indie-rock with deadpan, back-and-forth comedic tales marinated in crossover culture references and day-in-the-life observations.”