Bernard Fanning (born 15 August 1969) is an Australian musician and
singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and frontman of
Queensland alternative rock band Powderfinger. Born and raised in
Toowong, Brisbane, he began writing music at 15. With Ian Haug, John
Collins, and Darren Middleton, the band released five studio albums in
fifteen years and achieved mainstream success in Australia. During
Powderfinger's hiatus in 2005, Fanning began his solo music career with
the studio album Tea & Sympathy. Powderfinger reunited in 2007 and
released two more albums before disbanding in 2010. While Powderfinger's
style focuses on alternative rock, Fanning's solo music is generally
described as a mixture of blues and acoustic folk. He plays guitar,
piano, keyboards and harmonica. Often speaking out against Australian
political figures, Fanning has donated much of his time to philanthropic
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Fanning>
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