Kevin Brady is a professional musician from Dublin, Ireland with over twenty years experience performing and recording both nationally and Internationally. He started his musical studies from an early age performing on both piano and trumpet. His interest in drumkit studies began at The Newpark Music Centre in Dublin and he later attended the Drummers Collective in New York, were his teachers included Kim Plainfield, Bobby Sanabrias and Gene Jackson. Other teachers have included Ralph Peterson, Keith Copeland, Jeff Ballard, Matt Wilson & Ben Perowsky.
He received a Licentiate Diploma in Drumkit Performance the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama and achieved first class Honors for his Master's Degree in Music from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and more recently Post Grad. Diploma from Trinity College, Ireland.
Kevin has researched and studied many different ethnic drumming styles and this has led to extensive study periods in Havana, Cuba with World reknowned percussionists Jose Eladio Amat & Luis Papine. He became a founding member of the Hammond Organ trio Organics in 1997, thereafter they became the first recipients of The Young Musicwide Award in Ireland. In Ireland, The Scott Flanigan Trio, The RBG Trio, The Richie Buckley Quintet & The Tommy Halferty Trio.
Kevin has performed both at home and abroad with International artists such as: Peter Bernstein (Guitar), Seamus Blake (Sax), Norma Winstone (Vocals), Pee Wee Ellis (Sax), Bill Carrothers (Piano), Larry Coryell (Guitar), Perico Sambeat (Sax), Ian Shaw (Vocals),Lars Jannson (Piano) Nir Felder (Guitar) John Ruocco (Clarinet), Ronnie Cuber (Sax), Guy Barker (Trumpet), Bobby Watson (Sax) Ulf Wakenius (Guitar) and Anders Bergcrantz (Trumpet).
In Ireland, Kevin has performed and recorded with artists & groups such as Van Morrison, Luka Bloom, Jimmy McCarthy, Grada, Louis Stewart, Dave Geraghty, Tadhg Cooke and more recently Hally & The Hymns. In 2012 he performed with Grammy Award winning Violinist Monica Huggett & The Irish Baroque Orchestra to perform the commissioned piece entitled ‘Groove Theory’ throughout Ireland.
He has recorded on numerous recording sessions with established Irish and International artists, and has played on numerous TV & radio shows for companies such as NBC, ABC, BBC, CHANNEL 7 & many of Ireland’s national radio and television broadcasting companies. Kevin has for many years been a member of the teaching faculty at Newpark Music Centre in Dublin, teaching advanced drumkit studies & ensemble techniques on the BA Degree in Jazz and will begin lecturing at DCU (Dublin City University) on the new BA Degree in Jazz & Contemporary Performance. He has conducted numerous workshops & masterclasses worldwide as a product endorsed artist for Evans Drumheads, Zildjian Cymbals & Vic Firth Drumsticks.