Naas musician Cado releases new EP

Launch party will be held tomorrow

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Naas musician releases new EP: Rock an roll artist Cado making waves in the industry

Donagh Cadogan, known as Cado

Local modern rock and roll Naas musician Donagh Cadogan, known as Cado, has released his new EP.

Satisfy My Soul was officially released on January 25. The launch party will be held tomorrow, February 2.

The EP consists of a number of rock ‘n’ roll inspired songs, including My Baby, Dance Tonight and Cause of You.

“I generally start with a rhythm with some chords and work from there. The lyrics are always the last thing to come. For me, its very much about the music and the feel of a song”, Cado told the Leader.

Cado, 28, lives with his family in Dun Na Riogh, and went to Naas CBS. Cado says he got into music mainly because of his parents.

“My dad was always a musician. A lot of my early memories involve my dad playing the guitar in our old house in Monread Heights. He was into everything like Blues and Roots stuff like Chuck Berry, 60s/70s stuff like Jethro Tull and Cat Stevens as well as some contemporary stuff. My mother was a big Beatles fan and she also introduced me to Dylan and Neil Young.”

Cado spent late 2016 and early 2017 recording his latest EP in a DIY studio in his hometown of Naas. The first single and title track Satisfy My Soul was released in August 2017 with an accompanying music video by Second Frame Films.

The single garnered positive reviews and received airplay on regional radio.

The multi - instrumentalist has toured the UK and Ireland with The Shades and in early 2016, he began recording a collection of songs inspired by the music he adores. In August 2016 he released the Take Me Back EP. The singer-songwriter self-records and mixes everything in his personal studio. Cado played a number of local shows in Kildare to mark the release of Take Me Back.

In the summer of 2017 Cado played the lead role in The Buddy Holly Story after which he and the house band The Delta Cats joined forces and have since been playing shows across the country as Cado & The Delta Cats.

Cado says his Rock & Roll inspirations were Elvis and The Beatles. “Both acts have had a huge impact on me,” he said.

Cado has a busy year ahead after the launch party of his new EP.

” I’ll be going back into the studio to record my next release. It’s in the demo stages at the moment but i can’t wait to start tracking and then get it out for people to hear. It’s going to be something different”.