Pat Brady Records have been producing weekly lists of Rare Soul for 35 years and have been trading for the past 15 years on the internet under the name of www.northernsoul45s.co.uk.
As a collector, dj and soul journalist, Pat has been involved in Northern/Rare Soul music since 1971 & has appeared at some of the most famous venues in Northern Soul history: Wigan Casino; The Ritz Manchester; Samantha's Sheffield; Top of the World, Stafford; Parr Hall Warrington; Clifton Hall, Rotherham; Queen's Hall, Bradford & Leeds Central. He has appeared at over 1,200 soul events & now acts as a consultant to www.northernsoul45s.co.uk which is run by his son Michael and wife Lynne. Pat continues his involvement in the scene through his consultancy work with the highly successful Bridlington & Scarborough Northern Soul Weekenders and Unity Hall All-Dayers.
Pat's knowledge of our music is widely acknowledged. In the mid-70's he was responsible for the soul fanzine "Talk of the North" & for some 20 years he was the rare soul columnist for the nationally distributed "Echoes" magazine. In addition, Pat has also featured in books, TV programmes & films relating to the Northern Soul scene and has passed his breadth of knowledge to his son Michael.