James Brady


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Rushworth's Music House

James Brady was front and center during the MIDI boom, working within the keyboard department at Rushworth’s Music House in Liverpool. The year was 1986 and the synthesizer was at its peak in popularity. As a musician, who was already using electric keyboards and analog synths to create his own music, James was the perfect person to help the famous music store’s clients. It was a very exciting time, but challenging. James recalls working hard to stay on top of the every advancing technology so he could be as helpful as possible to his customers. He also recalls the day the first shipment of Yamaha DX7s arrived. And how quickly they flew out the door! James continues to create music and will forever have fond memories of the golden era of MIDI.