With the release of his debut album last October, Brian Deady firmly put down a marker that confirmed him as one of the most endearing and unique artists to come out of this country in a very long time. A nation known more for traditional rock (U2, Thin Lizzy), singer-songwriters (Villagers, Damien Rice), by the numbers indie acts (Bell X1) and pop acts (Westlife, Boyzone), it's rare that Ireland produces an act so heavily influenced by soul, hip-hop and even disco.
Deady's sound is heavily in debted to a starting range of musicians: everyone from the legends such as Marvin Gaye, Steely Dan, Al Green to contemporary musicians such as Erykah Badu and Outkast. A genuinely unique sound - an authentic blend of hip-hop beats, soul rhythms and sharp, clever vocals. Deady stands out from the crowd in a manner similar to Janelle Monae and the aforementioned Badu and Outkast.
Colourful and soulful, this album has a classic soul feel to it and is one I would highly recommend getting your hands on if you haven't already.
Check out Brian on MySpace @ http://www.myspace.com/briandeadyfutureretro
He is one of the many fantastic acts confirmed for the Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, Co. Laois this coming September. Miss him at your peril...
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