Casey Shea
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Casey Shea

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
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"CMJ.com"

Casey Shea demands attention, even at his quietest moments, and you can't help but wonder just what planet, time period, or musical incarnation he arrived from. - CMJ.com


"The New York Times"

Hushed and Hopeful. - The New York TImes


"Local Correspondents"

A one-man roller coaster, a guru, and a revivalist set on spin. Just sit back and get ready to shout "amen!" - Local Correspondents


"Underrated Magazine"

As if John Lennon were still alive today and collaborated with Ryan Adams. - Underrated Magazine


"The Robot Soul"

Full of charm, sophistication, and straight up fucking rock and roll. Listening to Casey Shea might make you want to kick down your cubicle, leave your day job, and start a revolution. - The Robot Soul


"Rebel Spirit Music"

Casey Shea is an artist operating at the very top of his game and, by comprising the very best elements of Lennon, Davies and Stills, has captured a sound long since past. Although gloriously retrospective, Shea injects his own sublime, colourful use of language which, in turn, propels his songs to a far higher plain. - Joel Crane (NME) - Rebel Spirit Music


"The Deli Magazine"

Genuine, hook-filled rock 'n' roll. - The Deli Magazine


"CMJ Festival Guide"

Simply perfect songcraft. - CMJ Festival Guide


"MTV News"

Casey's stage persona is equal parts James Brown, Elvis Presley, and Bono...But then comes the surprise, etched in cursive on the head of a pin. Listen closely, and the songs are beautiful heartfelt, and wrenching. MTVNews.com - MTV News


"Casey Shea - CMJ.com"

Sometimes it’s as though he has stepped out of a completely different time period, donning a newly formed mustache and shaggy hair, wearing a cowboy shirt and boots, I had to pinch myself to make sure I hadn’t made a wrong turn at Ludlow Street. But no, that’s just what Shea does. He demands attention, even at his quietest moments, and you can’t help but wonder just what planet, time period, or musical incarnation he arrived from. I could have been guessing all night, but decided to just enjoy the sweet songs coming from mysterious man in front of me. - CMJ.com


Discography

2011: In Your Head (LP)
2010: Love Is Here To Stay (LP)
2006: Take The Bite (LP)

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"Casey's stage persona is equal parts James Brown, Elvis Presley, and Bono...but then comes the surprise, etched in cursive on the head of a pin. Listen closely, and the songs are beautiful, heartfelt, and wrenching." - MTV News

Florida native, Casey Shea, grew up tuned into classic rock radio. While his friends were head banging along to the grunge bands of the 90s, Shea found solace in Brian Wilson's, "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times."

After fronting numerous rock bands in Tallahassee and Nashville, Casey moved north where he established himself as a New York City staple. A gifted performer with undeniable charm, he is known for engaging his audience and filling the stage with a charismatic performance both as a solo act and as a frontman of his five-piece rock outfit. He is at once quirky and heart wrenching, and the result is a rare treat that is both musically gratifying and raucously entertaining.

Shea's third full-length effort, In Your Head, is a deliberately cleaner, harder edged version of what his fans have come to expect: irresistible hooks, airtight melodies, and masterfully crafted, heartfelt lyrics. In Your Head is the result of a year dedicated to honing a cohesive, genuine rock n' roll sound, and the final product is a mix of classic and modern rock calling to mind Tom Petty, Kings of Leon, and The Beatles. A self-proclaimed explorer of genres, he effortlessly moves through time periods and styles, all the while staying true to his own unique songwriting voice.

In addition to his city success, Casey has toured around the country and across the pond, opening for much buzzed about fan favorites including Wakey!Wakey!, Tally Hall, and Jukebox the Ghost. His work, both recorded and live, has been reviewed by NME, MTV, CMJ, and The New York Times, and his songs have set the scene in episodes of One Tree Hill, Necessary Roughness, Friends With Benefits, The Gates, MADE, and the independent documentary Mr. Rogers & Me. This year, Shea's music videos for the introspective "Let It Slide" and the pounding "In Your Head" debuted on Relix and NME respectively.

For more information, please visit CaseySheaMusic.com