Brian O'Reilly (born 16 February 1989), known professionally as Bry, is an Irish singer/songwriter and online blogger from Dublin.
Bry's eponymous debut album, Bry, was produced by Greg Wells and released on 11 November 2016. At the time of the album's release, Bry was opening for Twenty One Pilots on the European leg of their Emotional Roadshow World Tour.
Bry originally performed under the name "Bribry". Emboldened by the growth of his YouTube channel, the singer saw the opportunity to take his music out of the online sphere and into the physical world. He operated without a manager, booking agent or record label for four years – he would book a trip overseas, tweet his intention to be in a certain spot in a given city at a set time, and then wait with his guitar to see who might show up. This approach drew 80 people to Central Park in New York and 150 more to Singapore – tangible evidence of a loyal, committed community building. This first-hand market research encouraged the singer to book tours of more conventional venues, and led to sell-out tours of Australia and the UK in 2013/2014.
In late 2014, a word-of-mouth recommendation from a friend led Jonny Quinn, Snow Patrol drummer and founder (alongside band mates Gary Lightbody and Nathan Connolly) of Polar Patrol Publishing, to check out the singer-songwriter’s YouTube channel.
In early 2015, Bry duly joined Belle and Sebastian, Johnny McDaid and more as the newest addition to the Polar Patrol stable, with the 13 Artists agency signing him up for live bookings. In 2015, he toured the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
In November 2015, it was announced on his secondary YouTube channel with his wife Candice that he would be flying to Los Angeles to record his debut studio album with producer Greg Wells, who has produced for the likes of Katy Perry, Twenty One Pilots and Adele. The album, eponymously titled Bry, was released on 11 November 2016.
In February 2016, Bry announced his next UK and Ireland tour that would have 18 dates throughout April In September 2016, it was announced that he would be supporting Twenty One Pilots on their upcoming European tour.
Bry is also known online outside of the musical world, for his YouTube channel 'Bry and Candice', which centres around his goal to visit every country in the world in the next three years. So far, 65 countries have been ticked off, with an end of 2016 goal for 70 nations to be completed.
From January 2013 to early 2015, Bry fronted an online campaign known as Cut Cake Not Wrists, a charity that supported young people going through self-harm. In May 2015 it was announced in a video that the campaign had ended for a number of reasons. However, Bry continues to raise awareness for mental health issues and a number of other causes, including LGBT rights and a cancer charity in memory of his friend Ross, who died from cancer in 2010.
Bry was born in Dublin, Ireland to parents Mary and Joseph O'Reilly. Bry's older sister, Fiona, was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and has been cancer-free since 2013; this was the inspiration for his song "You're Alright". Bry later moved to Belfast, Northern Ireland with his girlfriend and fellow video maker Candice Cathers (known online as Candysomething). He proposed to her in Paris, France and they married in December 2014. The couple currently resides in Sussex, England.
Bry currently has over 500,000 subscribers spread across his two YouTube channels, Bry and Bry and Candice, and 20 million views in total. He is well-known for his bucket list which consists of visiting every country in the world. So far he has visited 65/195 of the total countries in the world.
EPsGrow (2013)Us (2014)
Singles"Staying Together" (2012)"Don't Go Alone" (2016)"You're Alright" (2016)Support for Twenty One Pilots' Emotional Roadshow World Tour (2016)His own headline tour Bry On Tour Ireland, Uk & other countries in Europe (2016/2017)