All The Sex, Lies And Gaffa Tape!
Brian Cadd has enjoyed a 40-year ride through the music industry, in Australia and internationally…
what a wild ride it has been.
Here, for the first time, are exciting historic events, poignant and revealing personal moments, plus all the fabulous anecdotes and road stories from a lifetime on stage and in the studio - all told in Brian's unique raconteur voice.
In this joyous, tumultuous and sometimes hysterical odyssey - from his early years in Perth, through his coming of age with The Groop and Axiom, continuing through his phenomenal solo period in Australia, his 20 years in the USA and Europe and his induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame - Brian carries you along on the ride in language laced with intelligence, wit and humour.
You know the wonderful songs Brian has written for everyone from Joe Cocker to John Farnham and his own timeless classics like 'Little Ray of Sunshine', 'Ginger Man' and 'Let Go' In this, his first book, he shows us a whole new side to his writing talents. 'Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr Brian Cadd the author!
This Side Of Things - SMH Review
Brian Cadd is an unsung success story of Australian popular music. During the 1970s and ’80s his songs were recorded by the likes of Glen Campbell, Gene Pitney, Cilla Black, Wayne Newton, the Pointer Sisters, Bonnie Tyler, Ringo Starr, Joe Cocker and Jose Feliciano.
In this hugely enjoyable autobiography, Cadd captures the joys of growing up in Perth and Melbourne in the 1950s, affectionately recalls his first tentative steps as a piano player in school bands, explains how that early amateurism evolved into antics on the road with ’60s bands the Groop and Axiom and explains the accidental steps that saw his career move to film soundtrack writer, jingles composer, solo performer, musical arranger and songwriter.
This chronological account is broken as Cadd and friends recount anecdotes of life behind the scenes in London, LA, France and Australia.
18 Dec 2010 – Spectrum – Sydney Morning Herald