|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
19 May 1947, Strabane, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. A member of an R&B group, the Kult, while a student in Dublin, Brady later embraced folk music with the Johnstons. Renowned as a commercial attraction, the unit enjoyed a minor success with a cover version of Joni Mitchells Both Sides Now. Brady subsequently joined Planxty, a much-respected traditional unit, where the multi-instrumentalist forged an empathy with fellow member Andy Irvine. The 1976 recording Andy Irvine/Paul Brady prefaced Bradys solo career which began with the much-lauded traditional album Welcome Here Kind Stranger in 1978. The singer abandoned folk in 1981 with Hard Station, which included the Irish chart-topping single, Crazy Dreams. The song was then covered by Roger Chapman and Dave Edmunds while a further inclusion, Night Hunting Time, was later recorded by Santana. 1983s True For You followed a prolific period where Brady toured...