Belfast born and bred Pete Brady has been broadcasting the show since September 2015, kicking things off from inside a record store, Belfast Underground, where a purpose-built in-store studio helped Pete to bring his love of music to a brand-new global audience.
Since joining The Face Radio back in May 2020, Pete’s live weekly show has regular listeners from across the UK and Ireland, as well as music lovers tuning in from the US, Australia and a growing base of listeners from Japan. His Mixcloud account pulls in listeners from all over Europe, hoping to hear Pete bring brand new music to their ears as he works extremely hard at championing the healthy current day scene.
Pete has also promoted and supported many acts at his new legendary Funk & Soul club nights, bringing great acts to Ireland such as The Allergies, Smoove & Turrell, The Link Quartet, The Mighty Mocambos, Men of North Country and James Taylor Quartet. He has also been to London on several occasions to play support to Crowd Company, The Haggis Horns, Deptford Northern Soul Club and for Mother Earth.
Pete has been a DJ since he was 16 and at the tail end of 2019, realized a lifetime dream of launching his own label, Superfly Funk & Soul Records. To date, the label has had a solid degree of success with releases from local band The Organauts, London based band The Honeyshotz and hugely popular Kiwi band, Jamie & The Numbers.
There is a real feel-good sensation around the label’s future plans for the year ahead and things are looking good, especially with the continued support of Mr Craig Charles on BBC Radio 6.
Pete’s all-time favourite track is All Because Of You by Leroy Hutson. He played the long version of this on his 1st ever show for The Face Radio and regular listeners will be in no doubt about the love he has for this particular artist! “To replace Curtis Mayfield in The Impressions seemed like an impossible task, but this incredible performer made it his own and has went on to forge an amazing career, with an almost unrivalled body of work in my opinion. I could listen to Leroy Hutson all day.”