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Mike Brady was born in England in 1948 and migrated to Australia in the 1950s with his family. He started performing when he was 15 and he was one-third of the 1960s pop act MPD Ltd. (which stood for Mike, Pete and Danny) which had hits in Australia including ‘Little Boy Sad’ and ‘Lonely Boy’.
Mike then started working as a jingle writer and was hugely successful with ‘Up There Cazaly’ which had sales in excess of 250,000 and has become the ‘anthem’ for AFL Grand Finals ever since.
Mike’s company Bradyworks P/L is now the vehicle for his business activities, which include TV shows, Commercials and film music as well as the recent ‘Mike Brady’s Bloodlines’ which he recorded over a seven-week period in Ireland.
With Bloodlines, Mike returns to his ancestry along the bloodlines of his father and his fathers’ father. The result is a collection of original songs, some with traditional feel and some contemporary but all with the ring of truth, which is the Irish way. Apart from live musical performances Mike has become involved with corporate MC work, also providing and booking performers for functions and events.
Mike is a board member on the Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia Victorian Board and has performed at many Men’s health events. He has been a board director of Variety Victoria and is a Life Member of the organisation. He is a patron of the Bali Children Foundation and the Australian Huntington’s Disease Association (Vic), and is involved with the Bluearth Foundation, Melbourne Legacy and the Yooralla Society. He is also an Australia Day ambassador.
In the 2013 Queens Birthday Honours List, Mike Brady was made a member of the Order of Australia (AM) ‘For significant service to the community, and to music as a composer and performer’.