Gene Casey
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Gene Casey

Greenport, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | SELF

Greenport, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2000
Band Americana Roots




"Review of Gene Casey's music and performance"

“Let it be said at first, the man has a great voice. And the guy knows how to make a record…tracks have a dramatic Spector-like drama that cries out for inclusion in movie soundtracks. This may be esoteric praise, but to the masses, Casey is the premier barroom troubadour of Eastern Long Island. That includes Montauk, the Hamptons, on up to Riverhead and any town with an Indian name. But there’s no doubt he would sweep the Sons of Herman Hall crowd in Dallas off their feet, not to mention the Broken Spoke in Austin…” - JOSH ALAN FRIEDMAN

"Review of Gene Casey"

“(Gene Casey’s) songs about lyin’, dancin’, rainin’, cheatin’, dyin’, lovin’ ‘n’ leavin’ make it an album most of us can relate to, and when Gene lets his deep baritone loose, you’d swear the Man in Black himself just walked in the joint Bottom line: this album is as American as you can get.”
“I’d put Gene Casey against any national act you can name. He’s that good,” said Howard Thompson, a former talent scout for record labels and music director at WPKN radio in Bridgeport, Conn. “I think Long Island really should know that they have someone very special in their midst.”

Musical Director WPKN Bridgeport, NY - HOWARD THOMPSON

"Gene Casey Review"

“From a professional level, he and his band are just some of the best musicians around, not just the East End and Long Island but beyond,” said Bonnie Grice, WPPB broadcaster and host of “Bonnie in the Morning.” “[Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks] are like the East End’s Johnny Cash.””

WPPB Radio, Southampton, NY - Bonnie Grice




GENE CASEY formed his band, Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks after moving to Long Island’s East End in 1988, having received his baptism performing in the NYC / NJ area (Mudd Club, CBGBs, Maxwell’s, et. al) the waning days of punk/new wave. The Lone Sharks became a mainstay in the late 1990s Hamptons music scene, when bars were plentiful and audiences robust and loyal. Throughout the 90s and into the new century Gene and the evolving line-up of Sharks men were the house band at The Wild Rose Cafe, a Bridgehampton night spot where packed houses danced to the roots rock and swing.

Gene’s original music emerged periodically to great acclaim and local and international indie radio play. Several of Gene’s roots-drenched songs have been used on the soundtracks to television and feature films, including “Justified” and “Sons of Anarchy” ; the 2012 thriller “The Tall Man” starring Jessica Biel, the 2013 release “The Killing Season” starring Robert DeNiro, and Rob Reiner’s acclaimed “Being Charlie”.

March 2017 saw the release of Gene’s latest CD, “Guitar In The Rain” an album celebrating the roots of contemporary Americana with original songs that evoke the romantic sweep of 60s pop, classic C&W and the raw untamed spirit of early rock & roll. Selections from the album and those preceding were featured at a wildly successful concert at the prestigious Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.

In 2014 Gene and his band were inducted into the Dan’s Papers “Best of the Best” Hall of Fame, having been honored for the better part of 20 Years as favorite musicians/band.  In 2015, Gene Casey received the LISA, aka , the Long Island Sound Award by the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, for his contributions to the Island’s musical landscape. In 2017, the (the on-line arm of the Suffolk Times) named Gene and the group “People of the Year” for 2016.