Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bulletproof. Brian Cadd and The Bootleg Family Band. His first solo album in a decade.

Brian Cadd made a triumphant return to the airwaves with his first solo album in a decade – 'Bulletproof!', released November 2016.

Revisiting the 1970s rock n roll sounds of The Bootleg Family Band, Bulletproof is a powerful album that will transport listeners back to their live shows.
    Whether you are a fan of Brian's early work with Axiom, his acclaimed hits Ginger Man, Let Go, and Little Ray of Sunshine, or his work as a songwriter for the likes of Joe Cocker, Cilla Black and John Farnham, there is something on this album for everyone.

    In 1972, Australian songwriting Brian Cadd and Ron Tudor created a band of Melbourne’s most seasoned musicians and anointed them The Bootleg Family Band. The group scored a couple of Top 10 hits in Australia with covers of Loggins and Messina’s "Your Mama Don't Dance" and Betty Everett’s "The Shoop Shoop Song". The band was renamed when Brian Cadd left for the United States in 1975 to pursue his solo career.[1] The idea to record an album first began in 2013, but it took 3 years to record. “It was mostly about getting back together with the actual Bootleg Family Band again, we decided to go into the studio for a few days and see what happened. The original vibe returned almost immediately and it was just like 40 years ago, Coxy still telling the same jokes he told back in 1973. It was funny and lovely.” Brian said on the decision to reunite, record and tour.[2] The album celebrates a collection of previously unreleased songs Cadd had stored away, some that he had penned for and were previously recorded by other performers, and songs which were crafted in a studio. Cadd said “Most songwriters have a couple of songs that they’ve written for other artists that they’ve always felt they would have loved to have a go at themselves. As a solo artist I have always been expected to do ballads and story songs. Deep down where I live, it’s all rock n roll.” The album is described as "a powerful, rollicking, rock n roll album that will transport listeners back to the live show sounds of Brian Cadd with his famous Bootleg Family Band."[3] 2016 is also a celebration of Cadd's 50th year in the music business and 70th birthday.

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