Michael Cassidy

Michael Cassidy

 Glasgow, Scotland, GBR
BandPopFolk

From classic folk to pop with a tinge of country licks, Michael Cassidy is quickly evolving from solo singer/songwriter to fully fledge big stage band.

Biography

Michael Cassidy is a singer songwriter, whose take on folk is characterised by his fragile, tender voice and intimate lyrics, buoyed by uplifting choruses, all delivered in his distinctive Paisley brogue from Paisley. Michael sites a great variety of influences ranging from Folk heavyweights such as Richard Thompson and John Martyn to more contemporary acts such as Rufus Wainwright and Radiohead.

Michael has built on his already growing reputation in Scotland as he supported Ben Howard on his Every Kingdom UK tour. He has also recently supported Kimbra on her UK tour as well as support slots with the likes of Josh T Pearson, King Krule, Frightened Rabbit, Amy Macdonald, Admiral Fallow, John Grant & Nathaniel Rateliff for their Glasgow shows.

Michael has recently released his new single "Battleships" and finished recording his debut album with some great musicians such as Aidan O'Rourke (lau) on fiddle, Liam Bradley (Van Morrison) on drums and Calum Malcolm producing the album (The Blue Nile, Simple Minds).

He recently headlined King Tuts in Glasgow where he received great reviews (Sunday Mail "This guy is a star in the making"), and he also played a number of festivals around the country including T in The Park, goNORTH, Wickerman, Boardmasters and Celtic Connections.
As well as being invited to play NXNE festival in Toronto in 2013.

Discography

Michael Cassidy - Self titled EP
Battleships - single
Everybody's Scared - single

Set List

Guy Fawkes
15 Years
My Electric Heart
Battleships
The Men Who Stood Beside Me In The War
Montpellier
Everybody's Scared
Real Love