BIOGRAPHY

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David John Brady is a composer, producer and electronic musician whose solo and collaborative works seek to bring alive compassion, connection and emotion.

 

Born in Toronto, raised in Sheffield and currently based in Leeds, David began learning piano as a child, and today uses organic samples, processed field recordings, cassette loops and instrumental sequences to create his signature hypnotic soundscapes.

 

David’s 2021 release, (M)other is a soul-shaking, electronic journey through attachment and interdependence, and his latest singles Heartmath, and Arrows into Flowers are soaring ambient explorations of themes like fear, resilience and the tension between rationality and emotion.

 

Having played in several contemporary rock bands as a guitarist, bassist, keyboardist and vocalist, David has a profound understanding of how sounds blend to create stirring musical stories that shift perspectives and arouse new feelings.

 

With a firm belief that music is one of our most powerful tools for processing pain, practising mindfulness and embracing vulnerability, David layers and manipulates sound to create a unique, chaos-defying catharsis.

 

Influenced by everything from Bach’s complex counterparts to Bonobo’s soaring soundscapes and the atmospheric ambience of Ólafur Arnalds, his music draws inspiration from both expansive scientific thought and classic musical technicality.

  

Since 2020, David has been one half of Collision Tapes, an experimental acoustic-electronic collaboration with Canadian cellist, Jake Klinkenborg. The duo’s debut album, Expand Never Stop, is a musical exploration of space, time and human nature, written and produced from either side of the Atlantic. David and Jake are currently working on Collision Tapes’ follow-up single.

Press and Testimonials

  • BBC Radio Leeds 'In the Mix' - 10 minute bespoke mix featuring 'Aeons, Arrows into Flowers' and 'Object is Constant/Permanent'. Introduced by David John Brady on BBC Introducing West Yorkshire with Emily Pilbeam, aired 21st May 2022.

    • “If you’ve had a bit of a hard week, maybe you need a bit of a chiller, I know I definitely do, then this is exactly what you need right now. It is the sound of the summer mix from David John Brady, but it’s a bit more chilled out and I really really like this and David John Brady is going to tell us a bit more about himself as well.”

    • “Sound of David John Brady in the mix on BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire. I adored that sound of the summer mix, I hope you did too”

  • BBC Radio Leeds airplay - The following tracks have been aired on the BBC Introducing West Yorkshire show:

    • Bad Tendencies - 28/11/2017 - presented by Alan Raw.​

    • (M)other - 06/04/2022 - presented by Emily Pilbeam.

    • Heartmath - 23/04/20222 - presented by Emily Pilbeam.

    • Arrows into Flowers - 07/05/2022 - presented by Emily Pilbeam.

Discography

SINGLES

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ALBUMs

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Collaborations

  • Collision Tapes

    • In March 2020, David began a collaboration project between himself and Vancouver based cellist, Jake Klinkenborg. To date, they have self released two singles and their debut album; Expand Never Stop.

    • Collision Tapes are currently in the studio working on their follow up second album.

  • Outlaw Ocean Project

    • In 2021, David was invited by best investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author of 'The Outlaw Ocean' to musically collaborate by writing five tracks.

    • Outlaw Ocean is "a global effort to collaborate with musicians for the purpose of disseminating the journalism to a younger and more diverse audience"

    • Though David has more recently decided to remove his tracks from the Outlaw Ocean portfolio due to creative differences, working with Ian induced a new style in David's compositions and productions and provided valuable collaborative experience.

Streaming Links

  • Spotify
  • YouTube
  • Apple Music
  • Deezer
  • TIDAL
  • Amazon Music
  • bandcamp

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