Brian Cadd AM is an Australian singer-songwriter, keyboardist, producer and record label founder, a staple of Australian entertainment for over 50 years. As well as working internationally throughout Europe and the United States, he has performed as a member of numerous bands and briefly went under the pseudonym of Brian Caine in late 60s, when first joining The Groop. He is one of the most prominent musicians on the local scene and remains a key figure in the history of Australian popular music; one glance at his extensive discography will demonstrate his prolific musical output as writer, performer and producer, and he has been active behind the scenes in many areas of the industry throughout his long and successful career.
BRIAN CADD & RUSSELL MORRIS – TWO LEGENDS OF AUSTRALIAN MUSIC JOIN FORCES FOR A SHOW JAM-PACKED FULL OF HITS Australian music icons Brian Cadd and Russell Morris have a long friendship spanning more than four decades.
Throughout the years they have occasionally joined forces and toured together, something that has always seen rave reviews and sold-out shows. Audiences have not only delighted in their music and their shared memories, but also their entertaining on-stage banter.
After a run of successful shows earlier this year, they are back this July to perform a limited amount of shows rolling out their hits and more!
Together Brian and Russell deliver a dynamic show of not only their own songs, but also a selection of classics that are guaranteed to delight.
Their friendship has been described as a beautiful entertainment bromance, ‘Brussell’, and its no surprise why. Their show together is a relentless sequence of hits, laughter and mockery! Never scared to take a jab at each other, on or off the stage, they know each other affectionately as ‘the turtle without a shell’ and ‘the Cheshire cat’. You figure out which one is which!
Brian Cadd rocks songs like Little Ray of Sunshine, Ginger Man and Don’t You Know Its Magic. He is revered as one of Australia’s influential musicians, and for good reason. In the 60s and 70s he was one of the most prominent musicians on the local scene and went on to carve himself a formidable reputation not only at home but also overseas. He has a stack of songwriting credits to his name, and his songs have been covered by The Pointer Sisters, Joe Cocker, Gene Pitney and Bonnie Tyler to name a few. Russell Morris will perform his beloved hits Real Thing, Sweet Sweet Love and Wings of an Eagle.
Acclaimed for both his psychedelic masterpiece and subsequent hits in the 1970s, and his recent blues-inspired albums, Russell is the consummate songwriter. His blues albums earned him a whole new fan base and introduced a new generation to his early music.
An ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, Russell has worked with a range of legendary artists throughout his career including Jim Keyes and Darryl Cotton.
Don’t miss these two legends of Australian music as they join forces for these very special shows. Friday 9th July 2021 Evan Theatre, PENRITH NSW https://penrith.panthers.com.au Saturday 10th July 2021 Centro CBD, Wollongong NSW ww.centrocbd.com.au MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Hot Off The Press Publicity | (03) 9014 1096 | firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday 11th July 2021 Belmont 16s Sailing Club, BELMONT NSW www.16s.com.au Sunday 18th July 2021 The Gov, ADELAIDE SA www.thegov.com.au Thursday 22nd July 2021 Hamilton Performing Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC www.hamiltonpac.com.au Friday 23rd July 2021 Bunjil Place, NARRE WARREN VIC www.bunjilplace.com.au Saturday 24th July 2021 Latrobe Performing Arts Centre (Town Hall Theatre), TRARALGON VIC www.latrobe.vic.gov.au For more information, please visit www.briancadd.com | www.russellmorris.com.au
Brian Cadd is a bona-fide music legend. Platinum album seller. ARIA Hall of Famer. Multi-award winning songwriter. Recipient of an Order of Australia (AM). This powerhouse singer and piano player still rocks in today’s retro-pumped music business and is as energised and creative as ever.
Recently Brian returned to his old stomping ground in Nashville to record Silver City under the masterful guidance of producer Mark Moffatt, and has relocated to the heart of his musical influences Woodstock NY where he is embracing the musical culture and connections of the area.
Brian Cadd's career began with the iconic Australian band The Groop in 1966 and he wrote all of their many hit singles and albums including Woman You’re Breaking Me and Such A Lovely Way.
He then formed Axiom with Glenn Shorrock, heavily influenced by The Band and dubbed Australia’s first supergroup, he was the primary songwriter and penned hits including Little Ray of Sunshine, Arkansas Grass and My Baby’s Gone before the band broke up in England in 1969.
Returning to Australia he joined Fable Records as head of A&R and chief producer. Fable launched a rock label called Bootleg Records in 1972 and Brian ran the label as well as being its’ first artist. The label became the most successful independent record company in the history of Australian popular music up to that time.
The next few years saw many gold and platinum records as a solo artist and an array of prestigious awards for film scores, title songs and TV themes. In addition he produced many acts and wrote much-loved hits including Ginger Man, Let Go, Don’t You Know It’s Magic and Alvin Purple. During this period, following the enormous success of his first eponymous album Brian Cadd, he recorded several more giant albums including Parabrahm, Moonshine and the platinum soundtrack to the worldwide-acclaimed cult surf movie Morning of the Earth.
In 1976 he was signed to Capitol Records as an artist and moved to Los Angeles. For the next twenty years he worked in all aspects of the international music scene from writing, production, publishing, management and the planning, development and administration of several successful music production companies. Additionally he created Fairydust Music, a worldwide publishing company now owning in excess of three hundred song copyrights.
During this time he landed cuts with Joe Cocker, The Pointer Sisters, Ringo Starr, Bonnie Tyler, Glenn Campbell, Charlie Daniels, Dobie Gray, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Little River Band, Yvonne Elliman and many more.
In 1989 Cadd relocated to Nashville where he built the Salad Bowl Studio facility and owned and operated several successful music production companies. For seven years he participated in the enormous explosion of country music onto the national and then international music scene.
During this period he also wrote for, produced and ultimately joined the legendary Flying Burrito Brothers alongside original members Sneaky Pete Kleinow and Chris Etheridge. The band released the album Eye of the Hurricane and toured the US and Europe extensively over the next several years.
Brian moved back to Australia in 1997 where he remained for the next 20 years, still rocking and playing to the huge audiences nationwide. In 2007 he was inducted into the Aria Hall of Fame and in the same year was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2018 he was awarded an Order of Australia (AM), which he described as an “amazingly different kind of honour”.
In February 2019 Brian released Silver City, an album that takes his musical history and consolidates it into a remarkable journey. Produced in Nashville by Mark Moffatt, Silver City forges the path that began when Brian first heard The Band’s Music from Big Pink in 1968 in the Easybeats’ London flat which recalibrated his destination as a songwriter. The music of Brian Cadd has endured since the 1960s. Silver City is testament to his relevance today. Brian Cadd remains one of Australia’s greatest treasures; a true Statesman of songwriting and recording.