Clonakilty, County Cork
In September 2014, Brian Casey released his EP RainSongs, quickly leading to national and local radio play, a slot at Ireland's premier new music show case HWCH, an appearance at the Other Voices festival along with playing hundreds of shows around Ireland int the subsequent years. His songs have also been streamed in the hundreds of thousands and inclusion on Spotify's official acoustic/blues playlist.
2016 brought another chance to showcase at HWCH as well as the release of most recent single Oh Now which was recorded and released on the same day in Autumn 216 and has racked up almost half a million plays on popular streaming services with minimal promotion, proving his most successful track to date.
Despite the balancing act of gigging and his day job of producing records for other artists, the writing process never slowed, and recent live shows have been filled almost exclusively with road testing well received new songs which further refine the sounds and themes of previous releases.
With recording resuming in early 2017, a new single A Letter to a Friend has just been released which will be followed by a number of shows around Ireland throughout the summer, building towards the eventual release of a debut album, which will be entitled Stories from the South Shore.
"Songwriter Brian Casey provides an E.P. steeped in mood and atmosphere with his new record Rain Songs. Opening with the melodic, country inflected feel of ‘Believe’, Brian Casey mature and crafted songwriting takes centre stage within the stylish production
of Rain Songs." - The Last Mixed Tape, 2014, 8/10
"Casey’s musicianship is on full show on ‘Rain Songs’. Not only are his vocals most soulful on Times River but they are solely backed by some impressive, intricate finger-picking. Showing a keen sense of song dynamics, Casey allows his songs to build naturally to a climax; favouring
a tension-and-release approach rather than a standard soft-loud style. The false crescendo on closing track So Tomorrow is a particularly nice touch." - Golden Plec Magazine.