Longevity in the music industry in a rare and beautiful thing. We live in a world that is so fast paced that we are always looking for the next big thing and more often than not this means that our interest in a specific artist can be short lived. However some artists break this expectation; with passion, enthusiasm for their trade and by building a strong legion of followers that will stand by them as they carve out a career that will span over decades. Irish musicians such as U2 and Aslan have proven this to be true over the years, however solo artists tend to have a much a much trickier job forging a career that is both steady and consistent. This however has not been an issue for Paddy Casey who since bursting into the music scene in 1998 has remained on the radar of music lovers and critics alike.
His music is an eclectic fusion of rock, folk, rhythm and blues, folk, jazz, gospel and funk. His first release “Amen” received critical acclaim and saw Paddy Casey receive nominations is eight categories in the annual Hot Press Awards. The biggest song on the album “Sweet Suburban Sky” even featured in major US television show Dawson’s Creek.
His follow up album “Living” which was released in 2003 went multi-platinum. The records lead single “Saints and Sinners” burst onto Irish radio going twelve times platinum. The massive success saw Casey honoured by consecutive Best Irish Male Meteor Awards in 2004 and 2005. .
Renowned for hopeful lyrics, lively rhythms and a magical melodies, Casey has consistently released top quality music that appeals to audiences of all ages. He is a new breed of singer-songwriter that can play an intimate acoustic gig or take centre stage at a major music festival and still leave the audience spellbound.
“Impassioned vocals lead the charge on songs that are wishful, hungry and haunting, while a staggering starkness seeps through” – Irish Music Central
He has had sell out residencies in some of Dublin’s most prestigious and well respected venues such as The RDS and The Olympia Theatre. He has also supported some of the biggest names in music, touring with legends such as U2, R.E.M and The Pretenders. He has performed on the iconic “Letterman” show in the USA and can had numerous gigs at high profile festivals such as Glastonbury and Oxegen to his impressive resume.
Paddy Casey plans to take the festival circuit by storm this year and with over fifteen years performing experience behind you can be certain that his performances will be in a league of their own.