Born in Perth, Western Australia, Brian moved to Melbourne just as the Beatles phenomenon hit Australia. 

He joined "THE GROOP" in 1966 and wrote all of their many hit singles and albums including WOMAN YOU’RE BREAKING ME and SUCH A LOVELY WAY. 
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. These include LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE, ARKANSAS GRASS and MY BABY’S GONE. 
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 label became the most successful Independent record company in the history of Australian popular music up to that time. 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 many acts and wrote and produced some of Australia's most successful advertising music. Hits from this era include: GINGER MAN, LET GO, DON’T YOU KNOW IT’S MAGIC, ALVIN PURPLE, CLASS OF 74 and MAMMA DON’T DANCE. 
In 1976 he was signed to CAPITOL RECORDS as an artist and moved to Los Angeles. For the next 20 years he worked in all aspects of the International music scene from writing, production, publishing, management and the planning, development and administration of several successful music production companies. Additionally he created FAIRYDUST MUSIC, a worldwide publishing company now owning in excess of 300 song copyrights. 
In 1989 Cadd relocated to Nashville where he built the SALAD BOWL STUDIO facility and owned and operated several successful music production companies. For 7 years he participated in the enormous explosion of country music onto the national and then international music scene. 

During this period he also wrote for, produced and ultimately joined the legendary FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS alongside original members ‘Sneaky Pete Kleinow’ and Chris Etheridge. The band released an album ‘Eye of a Hurricane’ and toured the U.S. and Europe extensively over the next several years.
Brian Cadd moved back to Australia permanently in 1997 after 25 years working in the International music industry in both the U.S. and Europe. A part of the enormously successful tour LONG WAY TO THE TOP in 2004, he has continued to tour Australia due to the huge ‘Boomers’ audience out there, still rocking. 
In July 2007, he was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. In the same year he was inducted into the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame. 
Apart from his Australian touring, writing and production, Brian also spends several months a year travelling the world writing and recording, particularly in Nashville and throughout Europe. 
As a writer, Brian has provided songs for an amazing string of artists both in Australia and internationally including: Joe Cocker, Ringo Starr, The Pointer Sisters, Bonnie Tyler, Yvonne Elliman, Little River Band, Charlie Daniels, Glen Campbell, Flying Burrito Brothers, Dobie Gray, Gene Pitney, Johnnny Halliday, Sylvie Vartan, Cilla Black, Trini Lopez, Russell Morris, John Farnham, Gina Jeffries, The Groop, Axiom, The Masters Apprentices and many more.



Jackson Kings
2/1966 Watch Your Step/Come On Now CBS BA 221263
4/66 Watermelon Man/ Lawdy Miss Clawdy CBS BA 221287 1966

The Groop

2/67 Sorry/Who Do You Love CBS BA 221356
6/67 Woman You're Breaking Me/ Mad Over You CBS BA 221406 67/06
11/67 Seems More Important/ Annabelle Lee CBS BA 221457 67/11
?/68 Lovin' Tree/Nite Life CBS BA 221485
1/69 Such A Lovely Way/We Can Talk CBS BA 221583
5/69 You Gotta Live Love/ Sally's Mine CBS BA 221640
Mandrake Wine (flexi) From the Vault magazine # 1989
?/68 The Groop Plays Lilydale Cider promo single


Arkansas Grass/ Samantha Parlophone A 8909 69/12
Little Ray Of Sunshine/ Fords Bridge Parlophone A 9070 70/04
Father Confessor/ Time & Time Again Warner Bros 6134 1970
My Baby's Gone/ Hold The Phone Warner Bros 8021 71/01
Fools Gold/ Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Parlophone A 9421 71/04

Brian Cadd and Don Mudie

Show Me The Way/ Rolling and Tumblin' Down [Fable FB 091] 1971
Little Ray Of Sunshine/ Arkansas Grass [Fable FB 203] 74/02

The Bootleg Family

Your Mama Don't Dance/ Honky Tonk Women Bootleg BL 155 1972
Wake Up Australia/Ballad Of Billy Glover Bootleg BL 181 1972

Brian Cadd solo

Ginger Man/ Fairweather Friend Bootleg BL 138 72/08
Every Mothers Son/ Pappy's Got The Blues Bootleg BL 170 73/03
Keep On Rockin/ Handy Man Bootleg BL 197 73/10
Alvin Purple/ Sometime Man Bootleg BL 201 73/11
Class Of '74/ School Days Bootleg BL 214 74/04
Let Go/ Think It Over Bootleg BL 223 74/08
Boogie Queen/ All In The Way Bootleg BL 230 74/12
Gimme Good Lovin'/ Fire At Shepherd's Flat [Bootleg BL 249] 75/05

White On White El Dorado/Longest Night Interfusion K 6616 1976
Yesterday Dreams/1000 Different Ways Interfusion K 7195 78/10
Skating On Thin Ice/ Ol' 55 Interfusion K 7390 79/04
Very Very Very Long Time/ Move Me Interfusion K 7708 80/05


My Baby (Loves To Hurt Me) / For The Love Of A Woman Mushroom K 8904 82/09
Land Of The Video /Real To Me (pic sleeve) Graffiti 880283 85/03
Still Hurting Me/ Writing's On The Wall Graffiti 884060 85/06

Blazing Salads

(all CD singles)

When it All Comes Down, Blazing Salad Cream, Love Drives a Hard Bargain EMI 8740192 1993
Little Ray of Sunshine, Life of Brian EMI na 93/07
De Emphasise, When the Words Come EMI na 1993
Radio Special (interview CD, promo) EMI CORP 273 1994



The Groop
Woman You're Breaking Me CBS BG 225162 1966
Woman You're Breaking Me, Mad Over You/ Down Town Women, Sorry

Such A Lovely Way CBS BG 225205 1968
Such A Lovely Way, We Can Talk/ Night Life, Lovin' Tree

Raven EP Raven RV 07 1974
Woman You're Breaking Me, Sorry, Mad Over You/ Such A Lovely Way, Who Do You Love

The Axiom Hits Warner Bros WBE 201 1969
Father Confessor, Little Ray of Sunshine / My Baby's Gone, Time & Time Again

Brian Cadd
[Self titled] Bootleg BLEP 188 73/08
Ginger Man, Show Me The Way/ Every Mothers Son, Silver City Birthday Celebration Day



Only recordings featuring Brian are listed

The Groop
Woman You're Breaking Me CBS BP233460 1967
Baby Blue, Downtown Women, Good Time Baby, Happy With a Love Like Yours,
I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself, I'll Be Damned, Mad Over You,
Reach for the Sun, Sorry, Thinking About the Things, Turn On Your Lovelight,
Woman You're Breaking Me

Great Hits From the Groop * Music For Pleasure MFP 8132 1977



Best of the Rest * CBS 463480 1989
Annabelle Lee, Baby Blue, Empty Words, Happy With a Love Like Yours,
I'm Satisfied, Little Man, Mad Over You, Night Life, Sally's Mine, Seems More
Important to Me, Sorry, Such a Lovely Way, Thinkin' 'Bout the Things,
We Can Talk, Who Do You Love, Woman You're Breaking Me, You Gotta Live Love


Fool's Gold Parlophone PCSO 561 1970
Arkansas Grass, Baby Bear, Can't Let Go Of This Feeling, Country Pickin',
Fool's Gold, Ford's Bridge, Little Ray of Sunshine, Mansfield Hotel, Once a
Month Country Race Day, Samantha, Take it or Leave It, Who Am I Gonna See,
Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

If Only… Warner WS 3009 1971
Father Confessor, Georgia By Morning, Hold The Phone, A Little Ray of
Sunshine, Longest Day, Matter of Time, My Baby's Gone, Sailing Ships,
Talking About It, Time & Time Again

Brian Cadd
Brian Cadd [Bootleg BLA023] 1972
Self titled (re-issue with extra track, different cover) Axis AX 701487 1982
Self titled re-issued on CD Axis 701487 1992
Every Mother's Son, Fairweather Friend, Ginger Man, Josie McGinty, Pappy's
Got The Blues, Silver City Birthday Celebration Day, Suite For Life, Tell Me
About Freedom Again, Tell The World To Go Away, Where The Music's Playing

Parabrahm [Bootleg BLA034] 1973
Give Me A Present, Handyman, Heroes, Keep on Rockin', Kingston River
Travellin' Man, Little Old Country Lady, Matilda, Riverboat Lady, Sweet
Little Country Lady, Too Young

Moonshine [Bootleg BLA044] 1974
All In The Way, Fire At Shepherd's Flat, I Need Love, Let Go, Moonshine, Mr
Music, Rich Man, Song For Wendy, Spring Hill County Breakdown, Sweet Rock
-n-roll, Think it Over

The Magic of Brian Cadd (Best Of) Bootleg BLA047 1975
re-issue on CD EMI/AXIS na 1992
All In The Way, Alvin Purple, Class of '74, Every Mothers Son, Ginger Man,
Handyman, Josie McGinty, Keep On Rockin', Kingston River Travellin' Man, Let
Go, Show Me The Way, Silver City Birthday Celebration Day, Sometime Man,
Springhill Country Breakdown, Think it Over

White on White Interfusion L36074 1976
Included insert, re-issued on CD
All In The Way, Dance Dance Dance, Ginger Man, Good Night Princess,
Heavenly Night In September, I Can't Stand It, Longest Night, No Answer,
Pass On The Road, W.C. I See, White On White El Dorado

Keep On Rocking (best of) J&B JB 180 1976
Alvin Purple, Boogie Queen, Class of '74, Every Mother's Son, Fairweather
Friend, Gimme Gimme Good Lovin', Ginger Man, Heroes, Keep on Rockin', Let
Go, Moonshine, Riverboat Lady, Show Me The Way, Silver City Birthday
Celebration Day, Spring Hill Country Breakdown, Sweet Rock 'n' Roll


Yesterdaydreams Interfusion L36733 1978
Crazy Lady Of The Silver Spoon, Lonely Is The Roadrunner, Long Time Till
The First Time, Next Time I See You, Ol '55, Pale Fire, Send In The Violins,
Skating On Thin Ice, Thousand Different Ways, Yesterdaydreams

Best of Brian Cadd Summit SRA295201 1979
Budget reissue of Self titled 1972 LP

No Stone Unturned Graffiti 824668-1 1985
Included lyric sheet.
Angry Words, Home To Him, How We Gonna Make It, Land Of The Video, Looking
At You, No Stone Unturned, Rainy Days, Some Kind Of Love, Still Hurting Me,
Touch Of Your Hand, Writing's On The Wall

Blazing Salads
Blazing Salads (Brian Cadd and Glen Shorrock) CD only: N/A N/A 1994
Between The Lines, Blazing Salads Cream, Capricorn, De-Emphasise, Life Of
Brian, A Little Ray Of Sunshine, My Own Way Home, Out Of Time, Shake The
Hand, Tear Down The Barricades, When It All Comes Down, When The Words Come

Flying Burrito Brothers
One Way OW 30330 1994
Eye of a Hurricane (Available only on CD import)
Wheel of Love, Like A Thief In The Night, Bayou Blues, Angry Words, Rosetta
Knows, Heart Highway, I Sent Your Saddle Home, Jukebox Saturday Night,
Arizona Moon, Wild Wild West, Eye Of The Hurricane, Sunset Boulevard, Smile

Warner Distribution 9300002 980111

Mamma Don’t Dance, Every Mothers Son, Let Go, Steppin Out, Don’t You Know its Magic, Tear Down the Barricades, Arkansas Grass, Little Ray of Sunshine, Ginger Man, Silver Citty Birthday Celebration Day, ?Keep on Rockin’

MGM Distribution CDE 001

Out of Time, Every Mothers Son, Don’t You Know it’s Magic, Arkansas Grass, Let Go, Silver city Birthday Celebration Day, Such a Lovely Way, Alvin Purple, Little Ray of Sunshine, Ginger Man, Mama Don’t Dance, Honky Tonk Woman

MGM Distribution CDE002

Answer to a Prayer, In a Little While, Faster than the Speed of Love, Cottonwood, Ford’s Bridge, Cry Me A Rain, What Gives You The right, Everybody Sang, Legend in the Making, You’re the Reason, Quietly Rusting


Brian appears on the following recordings:

1969 Russell Morris Single The Real Thing
1971 Russell Morris LP Bloodstone
1972 Russell Morris Single Live With Friends
1972 Mississippi LP Self titled
1972 Franciscus Henri LP Gabriel's Highway
1972 Phil Ochs (USA) Single recorded in Melbourne
1973 Hans Poulsen LP Lost and Found
1974 Ted Blackall LP Energetic Flesh
1975 Farmer John LP Rabbit's Run
1979 Kim Carnes (USA) LP Saint Vincent Court
1982 Glen Shorrock LP Villain of the Peace
1986 B.J. McKay LP
1990 Angry Anderson LP Blood From Stone


Ian McFarlane – Encyclopedia of Australian Rock & Pop (1999)
Noel McGrath – Australian Encylopedia of Rock (1978)
Chris Spencer & Zbig Nowara - Who’s Who of Australian Rock (1994)