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BRY could refer to:

  • Barry railway station, Wales, United Kingdom; National Rail station code BRY
  • Berry railway station, New South Wales, Australia; station code BRY

Bry (singer)

Bry (Brian O'Reilly) is an Irish singer/songwriter and YouTube blogger from Dublin. He currently has over 500,000 subscribers spread across his two YouTube channels, and 20 million views in total.

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 – 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 70 more to Amsterdam – 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, the singer-songwriter 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 with fellow singer-songwriter and Youtuber Dodie Clark (known online as Doddleoddle).

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.

In December 2014, he married long term girlfriend and fellow video maker Candice (known online as Candysomething).

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. Bry is also known online outside of the musical world, for his YouTube channel 'Bry and Candice', which centres around the Dubliner's goal to visit every country in the world in the next three years. So far, 60 countries have been ticked off, with an end of 2015 goal for 70 nations to be completed.

In February 2016, Bry announced his next UK and Ireland tour that would have 18 dates throughout April.