Born in Perth, Western Australia, Brian moved to Melbourne just as the Beatles phenomenon hit Australia. He joined The Group in 1966 and wrote all of their many hit singles and albums.
Upon their demise, he formed Axiom, Australia's first 'supergroup' with Glenn Shorrock who was later the lead singer of The Little River Band. He once again penned all of Axiom's hits 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 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 several acts and wrote and produced some of Australia's most successful advertising music.
For the last 15 years he has worked in the U.S., Europe and Australia as an artist and producer as well as writing material for Joe Cocker, Ringo Starr, The Pointer Sisters, Bonnie Tyler, Yvonne Elliman, Charlie Daniells, Glen Campbell, Dobie Gray, Johnnie Halliday, Sylvie Vartan, Gene Pitney, Cilla Black and many more.
Songs he has written either for himself as an artist or for other Australian performers include: 'Don't You Know It's Magic' for John Farnham, the theme from the movie 'Alvin Purple', 'Ginger Man', 'Let Go', 'Little Ray of Sunshine', 'Arkansas Grass', 'Show Me The Way', songs for the 'Morning of the Earth' album, the closing theme for 'Heartbreak Kid', 'Marshall's Portable Music Machine' and commercials for many advertising clients including Fosters, Qantas and Tooheys.
Client Comments for Brian Cadd
Brian Cadd travels from AustraliaAustralia
- Very entertaining - had the crowd involved.
Franchise Council Of Australia
- Outstanding performance… the highlight of our concert.
Australian War Memorial
- Very entertaining; he had the crowd very involved
- Very professional pre-event, his team is very organised. He hit the mark with our audience - it's a shame we couldn't have heard him for longer however our awards night is a tight schedule. Perfect for our group.