Casey's music has made an impact around the world. He's had hits in Europe, written songs in America, appeared in a top-rating TV show in Australia, and played alongside many international stars, including Mariah Carey and Bryan Adams.
Casey started his singing career in his home state of Tasmania, before relocating to the Gold Coast, which he now calls home. Casey’s songs are honest and heartfelt; the emotions are genuine. This was evident on his previous album Jet Trails, which was released in September 2012 and spawned a string of well-received singles. This album was Casey's first association with Aussie hit-maker Rick Price ('Not a Day Goes By', 'Heaven Knows'). After a chance meeting in Nashville, pair became life-long friends and songwriting partners.
Casey's writing with Rick Price has continued into 2015. His brand new EP Flesh & Bone, which was recorded in Nashville, was released late last year. Flesh & Bone was produced by Price and mixed by Grammy Award winner Jason Lehning. It has so far seen the release of four singles, 'Valentine', 'Flesh and Bone', 'Waiting On The Day' and now 'Hard Times', all receiving regular radio airplay nationwide. The four clips have been featured extensively on Foxtel's Country Music Channel (CMC). All singles have also charted well in the All Australian Top 20 Countdown and CMC Country charts.
Casey has received international recognition, with Flesh & Bone reaching the finals of two prestigious US-based competitions, the International Songwriting Competition and Unsigned Only. The International Songwriting Competition alone had over 20,000 entries worldwide this year.
Flesh and Bone is an exceptional follow up to Casey's previous single 'Valentine', released in 2014, which received national airplay and resulted in a performance on Channel Seven's Weekend Sunrise. The music video was added to Foxtel's Country Music Channel. The clip for 'Valentine' was included in Herald Sun reporter Cameron Adams' top 10 list of 'best real life couples' in music videos. 'Hard Times' is Casey's latest single and first for 2015. It has already been well received by radio stations across the country and backed up with a performance on Channel Seven's The Morning Show.
Family and community are important to Casey. At the start of 2011, his defiant 'Never Break You' became an anthem for strength in the aftermath of the devastating Queensland floods and Cyclone Yasi. The song soared to number one on the AIR charts, made the top ten on iTunes, and was number six on ARIA's Australian Artists Singles chart. Casey donated all proceeds to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal.
The last two years have had many highlights for Casey, with shows in New York, Nashville and Los Angeles. He has been fortunate enough to perform at gigs and festivals around Australia, including main stage at one of Queensland's premier events the Caloundra Music Festival and the very popular A Day On The Green. He also participated in Perth’s Channel Seven Telethon, which raised a record sum for children’s charities in 2014. A seasoned television performer, Casey has also performed numerous times on such shows as
Australians got to know Casey's story when he was a top 12 finalist in the final series of Australian Idol. But Casey already had a career well before appearing on the show, having released three albums, played alongside Bryan Adams at A Day On The Green, Eskimo Joe and Vanessa Amorosi. He'd even had a number one hit in Europe, singing Marco Demark's remake of Elton John's 'Tiny Dancer'.
Casey has continued to go from strength to strength, with a recent special guest appearance supporting US superstar Mariah Carey for A Day on the Green. Casey explains, 'If someone had told me at the start of my career that I would get to open for the highest-selling female artist of all time, I would have most likely laughed in their face ... Supporting Mariah Carey, I would say, is by far one of my greatest achievements to date and an experience I’ll never forget.'
Casey has recently signed a management deal with elite US company Arrow Entertainment and continues to dominate the Australian music festival circuit. With more major festivals in the pipeline for 2015, he is one of Australia's premier performers, with a career that is truly on the rise.
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