Pete Brady's Superfly Funk & Soul Show
On Saturday from 4pm is the Superfly Funk and Soul Show. Pete Brady began it as just another regular Soul night in the City but has fast become an established brand, combining a popular online radio show with a website packed with interesting content, a range of merchandise and a high energy club night!
Pete Brady’s Radio Show is committed to showcasing all that is great about today’s scene, as well as recognizing some of the amazing artists from the past, offering a great mix for an ever-growing base of listeners. Expect to hear sounds from Curtis Mayfield and Donny Hathaway as well as some current day acts such as The Getup and Stone Foundation!
The club nights have proven to be one of the best nights out in Belfast and have continued to grow in both stature and in popularity, especially with the quality of acts who have been over to play, such as The Allergies, Smoove and Turrell and Crowd Company. Local bands such as The Organauts, Freedom 35’s and Supertonic Sound Club have all played, helping to play their part in some brilliant nights.
Superfly Funk and Soul has also had the privilege of playing support to many great acts over the last couple of years, such as The Excitements, Stone Foundation, The Haggis Horns, Craig Charles, Lack of Afro, Kevin Rowland, the legendary Pee Wee Ellis as well as this year’s Voice UK Finalist, Hannah Williams.
2019 was another massive year for Superfly Funk and Soul, with another batch of great bands playing Belfast, including Soul Grenades, The Allergies again, this time with LA rapper Andy Cooper, Men of North Country from Tel Aviv and The Link Quartet from Milan. The stature of these acts has allowed us to form a solid alliance with the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival team, who have agreed for us to form part of both their festivals each year going forward. As well as that, Pete has, in 2019, played support to legendary Acid Jazz band Mother Earth, London’s Crowd Company plus The Haggis Horns, all in London’s iconic 100 Club.
2020 had started with a bang, with The Mighty Mocambos and The James Taylor Quartet shows really driving the brand forward and bringing what we do to a much wider audience, as well as offering us the opportunity to venture into Dublin for the 1st time. DJ Format, The Jezebel Sextet had already been planned to follow as well as Nolan Porter, Norman Jay and also the legendary Candi Staton, which all sadly had to be postponed due to the impact of Covid.
There is no doubt that this brand is really going places and Pete looks forward to taking things to the next level in the near future, especially with the rapid growth of the website which now has Tramp Records, Acid Jazz and Daptone all as contributors.
In addition, Pete has been presenting for the highly respected Brooklyn based station, The Face Radio. Catch all the previous shows here.