Date(s) - 27/03/2016
9:00 pm-11:30 pm
He speaks in a low, steady voice without emotion. The pain is saved for his music and unflinching songs such as ‘A Darkness’ (“I’ve never known a darkness like you,” rumbles the chorus), which read as complicated back and forths with family members, Deady speaking truths perhaps too painful to convey face to face. It’s a tough listen — endlessly raw and unflinching. That is exactly as Deady intended. To him, the collection is a confessional — a venting of feelings that have simmered beneath the surface for years. Recording it, he felt a weight lift. “Well, the title is Non-Fiction,” he says, nodding. “It is personal — definitely. I wanted the songs to be real, to have a rawness. It’s been a winding road for me — and very hard in some respects. The one thing that has always been there is music.” Deady is fast becoming the one to watch on the Irish and international music scene.