Currently residing in Union Township, 2013 JAM Award Nominee, Perry Dale “PD” Brody continues to solidify his name in the New Jersey music scene. A stalwart of the bar/restaurant circuit, Brody is hoping the release of his first full length album New Roads can open the doors to bigger stages.
At the age of 5, after the passing of his father Don Brody, PD began taking up piano and guitar throughout his school years while honing the skills as a vocalist in choirs and bands. “Ever since seeing my dad play and sing, I knew it was something I wanted to do,” Brody says.
PD began playing professionally at 17 and received support from the local open mic circuit. “It’s a great place to hone your skills,” Brody says. “Everyone is super supportive and has been instrumental in my growth as a musician, performer, and writer.”
Brody has released two self-produced EPs over the last 4 years, and he expects to pick up momentum with the release of 'New Roads.' “It feels like I’ve been at it for a while,” Brody says, “But there’s gas in the tank and fire my blood, so we’re going to keep rolling! I’m looking forward to taking what we have to the next level.”
Brody graduated from Kean University and teaches elementary school when not performing or on the road, incorporating a passion for music into a professional career, using music in as many lessons as possible.
Once the school year ends, Brody intends on hitting the road again to tour the new record. “The plan is coast-to-coast, to get 'New Roads' into as many hands as possible.”
ABOVE: Signing the wall in the "green room" at Maxwell's in Hoboken. Perry was chosen to perform at a special event — "The Kids are Alright" — for children of past Maxwell's performers.
LEFT: Perry with some of the
students in Haiti
ABOVE: Playing in Atlantic City as part of the Jersey Shore Festival
RIGHT: At the Meadowlands State Fair in East Rutherford, NJ