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90’s-inspired nostalgic alternative rock — now posing as a band.

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Carter Brady is an American musician and songwriter who has played in various bands and groups of different genres and styles, most notably 90’s nostalgic alternative rock. Currently posing as a solo artist, Brady writes all of the music and records all or mostly all of the instruments on each of his songs. Raised in the small town of Pelham, NY, Brady plays live with a band under his name and continues to grow an audience and discover new opportunities within the modern indie rock world.

If someone were to describe Carter Brady’s signature sound in a nutshell, it might be phrased as such: 90's-centric alt rock mixed with modern American indie pop, complemented by big guitars and drums, and touching yet equally versatile and interchangeably powerful, raspy vocals. However, it’s clear that the recently cohesive sound Brady has attained in his newest releases and yet-to-be released songs bends genres and touches on a wide variety of emulations of rock from the past 3 decades. 

Having recently made his debut into the NYC music scene last September, Brady has been fortunate enough to land shows at acclaimed venues such as Mercury Lounge (150 sold out draw), The Bowery Electric, Rockwood Music Hall, Arlene's Grocery, The Bitter End, Heaven Can Wait, and many others.

One of his songs Chasing Vampires has been compared by critics to the likes of Foo Fighters & Soccer Mommy, all while finding his own signature emulation of energetic/nostalgic rock. With a handful of music videos & his recent album Blue Reverb (mixed & mastered by GRAMMY-nominated producer Joe DiGiorgi) featured in media outlets like Under the Radar Magazine, Medium, Vevo & Music Crowns, Brady’s lead guitar ability paired with his recent growth in spontaneous songwriting has made him a force to be reckoned with.

 

One of Carter's high school alt-rock/power pop groups released a self-titled EP, The Waves EP, in Spring 2016, which received numerous “Top New Music'' accolades from the blogosphere. The now 24-year-old has also formed, recorded, and performed live in various bands in college like rock group Duck Pond and acoustic rock project The Two Guys Neighborhood

 

Carter has been featured in a wide variety of article publications, music blogs, podcasts, and online radio stations, including Under the Radar, Magnet MagazineDitty TV, Top Shelf Music MagazineBuzzMusic, Indie Rock World, Ghost Cult Magazine, Tonitruale, Broadway World Music, Donna Block's New Tunes TuesdayRock Era Magazine, Young Entertainment Magazine, Spinex Music, Divine Magazine, Rock the Pigeon, LA MUSIC REVIEW, Underground Street MusicIndie Criollo, VQS StudioMusic and Fashion Blog, Last Day Deaf, Bridge Music Magazine, 94twenty Podcast, Live and Amplified, DJLILICAY’s “Hey I Made This” Twitch show stream, Elder Brycen’s “I Like Your Style” podcast, EJazz Radio, antiMusicIMA Star Baby, Killing Moon, The Sounds Won’t Stop, Volatile Weekly, BWHMG Indie, Rock N’ Load Mag, Let's Link It UpMusic Update Central, The Girl at The Rock Shows, The Morning Stream podcast, The Other Side ReviewsElicit MagazinePause & PlayAdam Marx’s Mind, SR Talent, The Sounds Won't StopPelham Weekly, Pelham Plus, Pelham Examiner, and Pelham Patch.

 

Known for his versatility in a wide variety of instruments (guitar, vocals, bass guitar, drums, piano, synthesizer, ukulele, mandolin) and styles ranging from all forms of rock, blues, jazz, and recently LoFi with his side project North Village, Carter has received positive feedback from artists like former Foo Fighters William Goldsmith and Franz Stahl, Grady Owens (engineer for Yeasayer, Kim Gordon, etc.; performed live with Nada Surf, Mastodon, etc.), Aaron Comess of Spin Doctors, Louise Post of Veruca Salt, Joey PecoraroQuinn Sullivan, and many others.

 

Carter has recorded, performed with, been taught and produced by, and worked with artists, musicians, and producers such as Nirvana In Utero touring cellist Lori Goldston, bassist Mark White of Spin Doctors, Jon Cobert (GRAMMY nominated piano player, multi instrumentalist, and session musician for John Lennon’s last solo band; plays synthesizer on John Lennon’s “Stand By Me”), Joe DiGiorgi (producer for GRAMMY nominated Tom Chapin and engineer for Deep Purple’s Greatest Hits album), Al Hemberger (producer for Rihanna’s first three studio albums; producer for Rod Stewart; engineer for Kelly Clarkson and Michael Jackson’s 2009 Greatest Hits album), Antonio Ciacca (highly-acclaimed jazz piano player and composer), Steve Watson (taught Carter jazz guitar at Furman University; performed and recorded with Bruce Hornsby, Dolly Parton, The Allman Brothers Band keyboardist Chuck Leavell, etc.), Peter Press (longtime mentor and teacher for Carter; classical guitar player and longtime session musician who has played in many major productions including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and New York Philharmonic), Mark Saunders (engineer for Mick Jagger and David Bowie’s “Dancing in the Street;” producer for The Cure, Erasure, Neneh Cherry; produced The Waves EP) Mark Sidgwick (Carter’s second guitar teacher and longtime mentor; recorded on The Ramones’ 1989 album Brain Drain; bass guitar player for Holly and the Italians, George Usher, Paul Butterfield, etc.), Eric Katz, (Carter’s first guitar teacher), Charles Rhyner, Matt GraffJeremy Driesen and many others.

 

Additionally, Carter has recorded original music for mini-documentaries, along with having film credits for playing acoustic guitar in parts of Director Quinn Fluet’s short film Singularity (2021). 

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