Art's Interview: Deady’s deadly tunes

After years of experimenting, Brian Deady has finally found his nook in playing soul music

27th November, 2016
Brian Deady: soft-spoken about his success PIc: Fergal Phillips

Brian Deady’s best known song, a track called Clap Both My Hands, has an unusual source of inspiration. The Cork-born songwriter watched the film 12 Years a Slave, a powerful account of slavery in 1800s Louisiana, and something inside of him clicked. “I pretty much wrote half the song there and then,” Deady says, “it wouldn’t stop playing in my head.”

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