Dean Brody has an impressive list of accolades to his name, 16 Canadian CM Awards and two Junos and recently at the 2017 CCMA Awards he won Songwriter of the Year and Top-Selling Single of the Year with ‘Bush Party’.
Just as the title of the album indicates, the new record is a fascinating mashup of Brody’s range of musical preferences, best epitomized by the title track, ‘Beautiful Freakshow’. From the pop-meets-country vibe of ‘Bush to touching reggae number ‘Beautiful Girl’ with echoes of traditional country, to the dynamic duet, ‘Little Blue Volkswagen’ featuring Sarah Blackwood, to the foot-stomping, country feel of ‘Soggy Bottom Summer’ featuring Alan Doyle, there is truly something for everyone on this record, and nothing to alienate any sector either, as it is all fine fodder for the ears. Brody’s ability to tell stories with genuine feeling and flair flows throughout. This collection will take it’s place firmly with earlier four albums: Trail in Life, Dirt, Crop Circles and Gypsy Road. Brody will return to Australia to the joy of many fans already cultivated here, for CMC Rocks Qld in March.