Carter Brady is an American musician and singer-songwriter whose love of performing is relentless. Raised in the small town of Pelham, NY just outside NYC, there is just something about his musicianship and ability to take any kind of music and be able to do something unique with it. Having been fortunate enough to have recorded with and performed in over 10 different bands and ensembles over the past decade, he has managed to find success in the indie music world.
An early version of his alternative rock single "Chasing Vampires" was released in December 2020 with a music video debuting in April 2021 and featured in Under the Radar Magazine and many other press outlets.
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 23-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, BuzzMusic, Rock Era Magazine, Indie Criollo, Music and Fashion Blog, Last Day Deaf, Bridge Music Magazine, DJLILICAY’s “Hey I Made This” Twitch show stream, Elder Brycen’s “I Like Your Style” podcast, EJazz Radio, IMA Star Baby, The Sounds Won’t Stop, Volatile Weekly, BWHMG Indie, Rock N’ Load Mag, Music Update Central, The Girl at The Rock Shows, The Morning Stream podcast, Adam Marx’s Mind, Pelham 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 new side project North Village, Carter has received positive feedback from artists like William Goldsmith of Foo Fighters and Sunny Day Real Estate, Grady Owens (engineer for Yeasayer, Kim Gordon, etc.; performed live with Nada Surf, Mastodon, etc.), Franz Stahl of Scream and Foo Fighters, Joey Pecoraro, Quinn Sullivan, and many others.
Carter has recorded, performed with, been taught and produced by, and worked with artists, musicians, and producers such as 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 Graff, Jeremy Driesen and many others.
Additionally, Carter has recorded original music for mini-documentaries, along with having film credits for playing acoustic guitar in Director Quinn Fluet’s short film Singularity (2021).
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