- 25 Sep 19
The 'Clap Both My Hands' singer will perform on 30 November at Whelan's.
Brian Deady will play a headline gig at Whelan's this autumn on Saturday, 30 November.
The Cork musician had been something of a well-kept secret at home in Ireland until his song 'Clap Both My Hands' became one of the most played Irish songs of 2016 and reached No.1 in the Spotify UK Viral charts. His recent single ‘Get on My Knees’ has also featured in the hit American TV show Lucifer.
Conjuring up strong gospel influences, at times the Irishman sounds more like he was raised in the Deep South than as one of 10 kids in County Cork and his rich, soulful voice comes with a contemporary R&B edge. "And yet, simple generic terms like ‘R&B’ or ‘soul’ can almost be reductive when it comes to talking about Brian Deady," wrote Hot Press's Peter McGoran after speaking to the singer. "Categorising him as one genre or another would belie the wealth of talent that he has to offer."
Earlier this year, Deady released a four-track EP, About Last Weekend, that was pulled together in the course of a weekend.
"I set myself the challenge of writing & recording an EP from scratch with the intent of releasing on Monday. It really pushed me to get out of my own way and let creativity happen," said Deady. "Somehow I managed to pull it off. Written and recorded on my own (with my dog Lucas) in my cave house in the high desert plains of Southern Spain."
Tickets for Brian Deady's Whelan's gig go on sale here for €23 this Friday, 27 September at 10AM.