Currently residing in Union Township, Perry Dale “PD” Brody continues to solidify his name in the New Jersey music scene. Brody has been a stalwart of the bar/restaurant scene, and has also helped foster the music community through hosting his own open mic.
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 and a full length album since his JAM Award nomination, and hopes to use the release of this EP as a sneak peak to what is to come for the New Jersey musician. “I just want to give Brodynation something to hold them over as we work toward releasing another full length album. I still have a lot of fire in me, I’m FAR from done!”
Brody graduated from Kean University and teaches students with special needs when not performing or on the road, incorporating a passion for music into a professional career, using music in as many lessons 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