Southern soulster with raw talent

Posted on: 10th February, 2014

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: Mary O'Brien

2013 has been a smashing year for the southern soulster from West Cork, Brian Deady. Voted ‘Best Irish Male for 2013’ by MTV, the future holds a lot of promise for the singer and composer who’s vocal style has been likened to a ‘mix of Nate Dogg and Russell Thompkins Jnr of The Stylistics.

He opened for the Legendary Nile Rodgers and Chic at the Cork Jazz Festival, played the main stage at Electric Picnic and sang with The RTE Orchestra at The Bord Gais Theatre, but performing on The Late Late Show last year is one of the more memorable highlights of 2013 for Deady. “For myself and most Irish musicians, we’ve grown up with that show and in one way or another have wanted to be on it, so it was a great achievement to get the opportunity to play my new single on The Late Late Show,” he says.

 

Not forgetting his roots either, the man from Hillcrest, Skibbereen had just recently played a stormer of a show in Skibbereen at The Paragon, which had a hugely receptive crowd dancing right to the very end.

Deady says he grew up always wanting to be involved in music somehow but not really knowing how or what exactly. “I remember that burning urge to want to create stuff but just didn’t know how or where to start. I was into words and writing bits and pieces but it wasn’t until I was around 18 that I started singing.”

When the first song he released ‘Goldspot’ got played on local radio, Deady was over the moon. “I couldn’t believe it — I thought I had made it there and then.”

Described by The Irish Times as ‘Raw deep soul that never goes out of fashion’, this year, Deady is focusing on a new album. “The last one was 2009, so I’m ready to dive back in,” he says. “I’m going to give it some time and let it develop naturally.”

His new live show is a two-hour set with a six-piece band journeying through RnB/Soul/Pop/Electro Funk and Doo Wop.

Deady and his band play DeBarras of Clonakilty on Valentine’s Night, Friday, February 14.

Check out some of his work on YouTube by searching Over Like MacGyver or Lightning & Thunder. Visit www.briandeady.com or facebook.com/Briandeadymusic

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