Born in Perth, Western Australia, Brian moved to Melbourne just as the Beatles phenomenon hit Australia.
He joined “THE GROOP” in 1966 and wrote all of their many hit singles and albums including WOMAN YOU’RE BREAKING ME and SUCH A LOVELY WAY.
Upon their demise, he formed AXIOM, Australia’s first “supergroup” with Glenn Shorrock who was later lead singer of THE LITTLE RIVER BAND. He once again penned all of Axiom’s hits before the band broke up in England in 1969. These include ARKANSAS GRASS, LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE and MY BABY’S GONE.
Returning to Australia he LAUNCHED a rock label called BOOTLEG RECORDS in 1972 and Brian ran the label as well as being its first artist. The label became the most successful Independent Record Company in the history of Australian popular music up to that time. The next few years saw many gold and platinum records as a solo artist and an array of prestigious awards for film scores, title songs and TV themes. In addition, he produced many acts and wrote and produced some of Australia's most successful advertising music. Hits from this era include: GINGER MAN, LET GO, DON’T YOU KNOW ITS MAGIC. MAMMA DON’T DANCE, ALVIN PURPLE, CLASS OF 74.
In 1976 he was signed to CAPITOL RECORDS as an artist and moved to Los Angeles. For the next 20 years he worked in all aspects of the International music scene from writing, production, publishing, management and the planning, development and administration of several successful music production companies. Additionally he created FAIRYDUST MUSIC, a worldwide publishing company now owning in excess of 300 song copyrights.
Brian Cadd moved back to Australia in 1997 after 25 years working in the International Music Industry in both the U.S. and Europe. He has continued to tour Australia due to the huge ‘Boomers’ audience out there, still rocking.
In July 2007, he was inducted into the ARIA, Hall of Fame. In the same year he was inducted into the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
He was awarded a Masters of Music in 2009 and a Doctor of Music this year.
Brian resides in SANTA FE, N.M. Still touring extensively in Australia, he also spends several months a year travelling the world writing and recording, particularly in Nashville and throughout Europe.
As a writer, Brian has provided songs for an amazing string of artists both in Australia and internationally including: Joe Cocker, Ringo Starr, The Pointer Sisters, Bonnie Tyler, Yvonne Elliman, Little River Band, Charlie Daniels, Glen Campbell, Flying Burrito Brothers, Dobie Gray, Gene Pitney, Johnnny Halliday, Sylvie Vartan, Cilla Black, Trini Lopez, Russell Morris, John Farnham, Gina Jeffries, The Groop, Axiom, The Masters Apprentices and many more.