is an electronic
musician from Reading, Berkshire
Origin of name
Mr Fogg derives his name from Phileas Fogg
, the main fictional character
in the 1872 Jules Verne novel
, Around the World in Eighty Days
. In an interview with BBC Radio 1
's Annie Nightingale
, he stated that the name arose as, 'Phileas sounds somewhat like Phil', his own Christian name.
Mr Fogg's first solo material appeared at the end of 2005, and was followed by a national tour and the self-released debut single
, "Giving In" which gained BBC Radio 1
, BBC 6Music
and XFM airplay
After winning the 2006 BBC Radio Berkshire
demo search contest, Mr Fogg won the opportunity to open the Carling Stage at the Reading and Leeds Festivals
over the August 2006 festival weekend, playing with a five piece live band.
Towards the end of 2006, Mr Fogg released "Seciov" on Worst Case Scenario Records, receiving substantial airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2
, BBC 6Music, XFM, MTV2
, including records of the week from Marsha Shandur
on XFM and Tom Robinson
on 6 Music. As well as a tour, live appearances included "Mr Fogg's Latin Lesson" on the Annie Nightingale's BBC Radio 1 show and a live session for Janice Long
on BBC Radio 2 - including an interview and live versions of "Stung", "Moving Pictures" and "Seciov".
In August 2007, Mr Fogg's third release... Read More