Cassady Southern grew up in a musical household in Victoria, with her father playing in pioneering rock bands in Melbourne during the 70s. Cassady released her first EP 'Don't ask me' in 2012. The EP received airplay on a number of radio stations including Triple R, FBI and PBS and the opening track 'Why didn't you want me?' was a finalist in the Rock category of the 2013 'MusicOz Awards'. Cassady then released her second EP ‘Heart’ in 2016. 'Heart' also received airplay on radio stations across Australia and internationally and made the top 100 Triple J Unearthed Charts. Three of the four tracks were also shortlisted in the 'Songsalive' song competition.
Cassady's music is largely pop rock / country rock but rooted in the authentic blues of her upbringing. Her music emphasises the use of instruments, particularly the electric guitar, as well as strong melodies, lyrics and arrangements. Her influences include The Rolling Stones, Powderfinger and The Divinyls.
Cassady played with her band around Sydney in 2018 and 2019 and in 2020 she completed a Diploma of Music Production at SAE Creative Media Institute. During this time she continued to collaborate with her band in Sydney remotely and in late 2020 they recorded her first full-length album at Damien Gerard Studios on the Central Coast. The first 2 singles are being played on radio and receiving positive reviews. Her debut full-length album is to follow.