Paul Casey

Paul Casey

 Derry, Munster, IRL
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Paul Casey is a talented singer-songwriter from Northern Ireland with smooth vocal sensibilities, exceptional guitar chops and a spirited international following. His songs range from catchy hooks to sweeping cinematic orchestral arrangements.

Biography

Irish songwriter, guitarist and singer Paul Casey is being talked of among Ireland’s new music followers as “the new cool.” He's constantly in demand in his home country, performing for enthusiastic fans with a challenging near-daily schedule. The hard work has paid off as his songwriting, guitar playing and distinctive voice are set to cause quite a stir on both sides of the Atlantic. With his latest album, Scrapbook, the Derry, Ireland, musician has raised the bar yet again with a collection of stunning new tracks showcasing masterful production and songwriting.

In 2010, Casey made major waves in the UK after playing to a total of 55,000 fans on an epic 23-date tour of the UK and Ireland supporting legendary guitarist and 30-million album-selling Chris Rea. The tour took in venues such as the Symphony Hall in Birmingham and the Hammersmith Apollo in London.

Casey displays an exceptional command of slide guitar and a unique flair for penning striking tunes. He has been compared to artists ranging 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, Casey’s latest single “Big World” has been receiving heavy rotation on BBC Radio as well as on a myriad of independent radio stations in the U.K., the former of which prompted an in-studio performance on Gerry Anderson’s show. He has had numerous film and TV placements on MTV, E! and ABC Family; most recently his song “Blow Away The Clouds" was featured on “The Spin Crowd.” Earlier this year, Casey performed showcases at both South By Southwest in Austin, Texas and MIDEM in Cannes. His performance at the latter helped earn him a gig writing cues for a few acclaimed American TV shows.

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 a review by Jackie Hayden (the man who signed U2 to their first ever record deal). Along with a handful of other songs, "Big World" marks a a stylistic departure from his previous material. While still maintaining his acoustic-driven pop undertones, his new songs reflect his love of orchestral and cinematic elements.

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 and an engaging performer, Paul Casey is a musician for fans of real music.

Lyrics

Big World

Written By: Paul Casey

Outside is a big world
Where big shots play
Inside are nightmares
That won’t go away

It stops for no one
It can be yours
From the sun in the desert
To the waves on the shore

In this little box
So much trying to get out
They suck you in
Make you believe all you want

Now It's Done

Written By: Paul Casey

And now it’s done
We’ve seen it through
I gotta say
Couldn’t do it without you

But there were times
I thought we’d fail

But I believe in you
I believe in you
I always will

And now it’s here
It’s gonna stay
So many things now
They can’t take away

But there were times
I thought we’d fail

But I believe in you
I believe in you
I always will

Hindsight

Written By: Paul Casey

I’m gonna beam out very soon
I’m lying here half awake waiting for the moon
I’m gonna let my video play
I wasn’t watching anyway

Dreams that play like old movies
People walking away from me
You left me feeling so alone
Knowing you won’t be coming home

Dark skies and rainy days
I feel like calling out your name
Sun is shining far away
I wanna go there someday

Comfort can be found in the bottle
But happiness won’t come in days
When I close my eyes I see you
Every lie on your face

Dark skies and rainy days
I feel like calling out your name
Sun is shining far away
I wanna go there someday

I’m gonna beam out very soon
I’m lying here half awake waiting for the moon
I’m gonna let my video play
I wasn’t watching anyway

Thanks For Letting Me Crash

Written By: Paul Casey

Thanks for letting me crash
My head was spinning so fast
I got people staring at me
But they don’t see what I see

Silver walls around me
I got bubbles on my windscreen
Thanks for letting me crash

There’s nothing coming at me
It’s like living in a movie
My eyes are coming down on me
But I’m so blind that I see

Silver walls around me
I got bubbles on my windscreen
Thanks for letting me crash

We step outside
Into the night sky
The stars they hypnotize
My body feels terrorized

Silver walls around me
I got bubbles on my windscreen
Thanks for letting me crash

This road is coming fast
I’m wondering how long will it last

Silver walls around me
I got bubbles on my windscreen
These mountains stand before me
Thanks for letting me crash

Something's Gotta Give

Written By: Paul Casey

Something's gotta give
It's all gonna breakdown
And if it's gonna work
Something's gotta change

Hanging on a thin line
Praying for a break
I cannot see my way out
It's coming to an end

And I'd give my right arm
To take it from the top
Would you take the chance, love
If I could work it out

I hope to God you're alright
You're always on my mind
I'm praying for an answer
Someday I might find

Something's gotta give
It's all gonna breakdown
And if it's gonna work
Something's gotta change

Discography

Scrapbook
Slow Water
Songs In Open Tuning
Blow Away The Clouds
Modern Life Routines