‘Out Of The Blue’ by Colin Deady - pragmatic, emotional, profound and nostalgic(December 18, 2014)
Categorising music is not a habit of mine, but if someone defines a category for ‘unwound ardent intensity’ then the debut album ‘Out Of The Blue’ from singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Colin Deady would fit the bill. The album offers 13 songs that range through pragmatic, emotional, profound and nostalgic tocreate a soundscape that requires no classification. It simply needs your ears to share this man’s warm, blues-tinged, spirited, soul searching songs. There are heartfelt ballads rubbing shoulders with dalliances towards rocky edges, there’s soft expression together with guitar-driven energy. An eclectic mix if there was one.
The breadth of influence and inspiration shown in his songs range across Deady’s world view, a revealing sense to ‘Life Goes On’ and ‘Chapel Street’ crafts words about love into an altogether special place, the wells of memory are tapped through ‘Good To Be Here’ and ‘Under The Bridge’ while hope overlaid with expectation lies within ‘Return To You’. The lyrics flow through these songs like a living thread pulling you into their stories.
‘Out Of The Blue’ releases in January 2915 with the official launch at De Barra’s Clonakilty on Thursday the 29th January. Playing on ‘Out Of The Blue’ are Colin Deady (vocals, backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, drums) Brian Casey (piano, keyboards) Laurie Hedger (drums - T6) and Cormac McCarthy (piano - T3).
Reviewer: Dan Holland