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Kevin Brady

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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

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Article: Year in Review

Ian Patterson's Best Albums Of 2021

Read "Ian Patterson's Best Albums Of 2021" reviewed by Ian Patterson


The great musical feast continues unabated, despite everything the world can throw at it. It is the buffet with no horizon. You might get very big eyes surveying all the goodies before you, but you can only consume just so much. This list represents but a personal cross-section of some of those albums that stood out. ...

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Plan B

Label: Ubuntu Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Airbourne, Plan B, Short 'n' Sweet, Spindle Top, Quiet Beach, Out of the Blue, Wanderlust, Suicide Squeeze.

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Larry Coryell's Last Swing With Ireland

Label: Angel Air
Released: 2021
Track listing: In a Sentimental Mood; Morning of the Carnival; Relaxin’ at the Camarillo; Someday my Prince Will Come; The Last Peavey; 369.

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Happy Ever After

Label: No Better Man
Released: 2021
Track listing: Falls and Ridges; Happy Ever After (Radio Edit); Happy Ever After; Waiting Here Forever: Waiting Here Forever (Instrumental version).

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Article: Album Review

The Kevin Brady Electric Quartet: Plan B

Read "Plan B" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Plan A, which is to say, leading his own acoustic band, has worked pretty well for Irish drummer Kevin Brady. A number of fine small ensemble recordings--with Ensam (Lpr Music, 2016) perhaps the pick of the bunch—has seen him marshal talents such as Bill Carrothers and Norma Winstone, touring the world in the process. With Plan ...

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Article: Album Review

Fourth Function featuring The Phil Ware Trio: Happy Ever After

Read "Happy Ever After" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Fourth Function is the vehicle of Dublin vocalist/composer, multi-instrumentalist, writer, broadcaster and educator, Eamonn Lenihan. Backed by one of Ireland's finest rhythm sections in the form of bassist Dave Redmond, Kevin Brady and pianist Phil Ware, this five-song EP is a showcase for Lenihan's thought-provoking lyric songwriting and hip arrangements. Failing well to occupy any specific ...

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Article: Album Review

Larry Coryell: Larry Coryell's Last Swing With Ireland

Read "Larry Coryell's Last Swing With Ireland" reviewed by Ian Patterson


In his latter life, Larry Coryell was a frequent visitor to Ireland, where he would invariably hitch up with bassist David Redmond and drummer Kevin Brady, the esteemed rhythm team for the likes of Tommy Halferty, Bill Carrothers, Norma Winstone and Ian Shaw. In May 2016, during Coryell's last trip to Ireland, he entered Dublin's Hellfire ...

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Article: Interview

Matthew Jacobson: Rituals Of Sound And Time

Read "Matthew Jacobson: Rituals Of Sound And Time" reviewed by Ian Patterson


For someone whose livelihood and lifeblood are all about rhythms, the COVID-19 lockdown, with its very different rhythms, must be extremely frustrating. Especially when, as is the case with Matthew Jacobson, renowned drummer, composer, promotor and record label manager, there is no drum kit in his Dublin apartment. “I've been doing more work on ...

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Article: Album Review

Tommy Halferty & Norma Winstone: Tommy Halferty Invites Norma Winstone

Read "Tommy Halferty Invites Norma Winstone" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Though the collaboration between Irish guitarist Tommy Halferty and English singer Norma Winstone goes back twenty five years, this, surprisingly, is the duo's debut recording. That it came about at all is thanks to the lever pulling of Irish jazz impresario Allen Smith, who first brought Winstone across the pond in the early 1990s. Winstone and ...


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