THE Leamington Assembly is preparing to welcome an Irish folk songwriting legend through its doors.
Paul Brady – singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist – is one of Ireland’s most highly regarded and successful artists.
He crosses musical boundaries again and again, incorporating folk, rock, blues, traditional Irish and classic pop styles into his songwriting. His live performances, whether solo or full band, incorporate songs from his extensive catalogue of 40 years.
Brady is bringing his new show – Dancer in the Fire Tour – to the Leamington Assembly on May 2.
Often classified as a musicians’ musician, Paul Brady’s songs have been covered by a huge array of major artists from Bonnie Raitt, Tina Turner, Cher and Maura O’Connell, to Brookes and Dunne, Joe Cocker and Carlos Santana.
Some of his critically acclaimed records have also been sung by Cliff Richard, Phil Collins and Ronan Keating.
Brady began to write songs in the early 80s and has since forged a reputation as one of Ireland’s finest singer-songwriters.
An evening with Paul Brady on stage is a captivating experience, and this great talent can easily be compared to his contemporaries such as Jackson Browne, Van Morrison, Richard Thompson and Mark Knopfler.
Brady continues to garner huge respect from the younger writers and performers of today.
Glen Hansard, Sarah Siskind and Shawn Colvin are among the many that hold him in high regard.
His latest show in Leamington is restricted to people aged 14 and over.