Derry, County Derry
Irish songwriter, guitarist and singer Paul Casey is being talked of among Ireland’s new music followers as 'the new cool'. His songwriting, guitar playing and distinctive voice are set to cause quite a stir both sides of the Atlantic. With his latest album 'Scrapbook' the Derry musician is set to raise the bar yet again with a collection of stunning new tracks showcasing truly masterful production and songwriting .
In 2010 Casey joined Chris Rea's band on an extensive European tour and was also be the support for the dates. The relationship between legendary guitarist Chris Rea and Casey was formed some years ago after Rea heard Paul’s demo tape which led to many collaborations between the two.
Casey displays an exceptional command of slide guitar and a unique flair for penning striking tunes. He has been compared to artists from David Gray to ry cooder. In truth, however, Paul Casey is an individual who makes up his own rules and carves his own niche when song-writing and recording while continuing to create a unique and distinctive sound.
Recently, three of Casey’s songs were featured on the hit American Television series ‘Wildfire’ on the ABC Family Network. Further placements were subsequently secured on MTV’s “The Real World; Brooklyn” and the award-winning independent movie ‘I’m Through With White Girls’. All this is against the backdrop of US radio play in the past from Rodney Bingenheimer on KROQ-FM and a number of impressive US live shows - in particular at the Living Room in New York and Starr Hill Music Hall in Charlottesville, Virginia – which have resulted in a devoted and dedicated US following.
The young songwriter has a string of critically acclaimed albums under his belt – along the way receiving a 9/10 rating in Ireland’s Hot Press magazine, in review by Jackie Hayden (the man who signed U2 to their first ever record deal).
Most recently Paul spent the last year working as engineer on Chris Rea’s upcoming release, “Santo Spirito Blues”, which will be released this June ’11. Now Paul is working on a new album of his own for release later in the year.
The unassuming Casey has performed on the same bill with artists such as Van Morrison, the John Butler Trio and Damien Rice. A tireless worker, a prolific songwriter, an engaging performer, Paul Casey is a musician for fans of real music.