- 14 Nov 16
A supremely talented songwriter who counts Nile Rodgers among his fans, Cork musician Brian Deady discusses his excitement about the re-release of his blistering second album, Non-Fiction.
For many years now, Brian Deady has been cooking up a fine batch of soul and R&B down in Cork city. Up until recently, the singer’s music was simmering under the surface, served out at the Cork Jazz Festival or at local gigs around the country. Then finally, back in July, Deady got the recognition he deserved when he signed a contract with Universal/Decca Records. As a result, the soul-sorcerer got back in the studio to re-record some mixes from his second album Non-Fiction. I catch up with him fresh from leaving the RTE studio – where he was performing to the country live on air – as he gets ready for the album’s re-release.
“I’m getting to a point where I’m more comfortable with performing on radio,” says Brian. “I’m at that stage where it’s something I can begin to enjoy.”
Deady is at the right stage to find all the enjoyment he can from his music. He has been championed by the likes of Nile Rodgers, who he has supported several times here in Ireland, and has been picked up in the US by California-based KRCW radio, who have played songs from his first album, Interview. Later this month, he will release the revised version of his Non-Fiction album, which will feature new mixes of old songs and one original, ‘Adam and Eve’.