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Paddy Casey has released his brand new single ‘Won’t Take Much’ alongside announcing the release of his fifth album ‘Turn This Ship Around’, a double album due to be released this summer.
‘Won’t Take Much’, the latest release from the album is a bouncy, uplifting, guitar-driven song bursting with brass and strings. Featuring on the first part of the double album ‘Turn This Ship Around’, the single reflects the upbeat, electric, synth and guitar driven side to the album, while the second part embodies a more laid-back, acoustic vibe.
Speaking of the single, Paddy Casey said: “‘Won’t Take Much’ is an independent production, recorded and produced in my own home studio. To capture the energy of a new song ‘coming to life’ the single was written and recorded in the same day with friends and bandmates being called on later to add strings and horns.”
Having been at the forefront of the Irish music scene since his multi platinum selling debut album ‘Amen (So Be It)’, Paddy Casey’s career has taken him all over the globe touring with acts like The Pretenders, R.E.M, Ian Brown, Blondie and Tracy Chapman to name a few. Closer to home he has played all over Ireland, including a sold out Dublin Castle, RDS and a record-breaking week long run in The Olympia Theatre, alongside special guest spots with U2, Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan and more.
Paddy Casey’s hugely successful debut album ‘Amen (So Be It) achieved many international highlights including tracks being featured in hit television shows such as ‘Dawson’s Creek’ and ‘Roswell’ alongside extensive American and European tours. Further establishing himself as one of the country’s most successful artists, his second album ‘Living’ went on to become one of the biggest ever selling albums in Ireland (approximately 15 times platinum).
This was followed by the release of ‘Addicted To Company, Part 1’, with this album seeing Paddy Casey continue to tour across America, performing on The Late Show with David Letterman, securing a week-long slot on MTV and even managing to have drinks with Beyonce and Jay Z along the way. After the release of this album Paddy Casey decided that it was time to part ways with his record label and go independent in order to let himself and his music veer off in any direction the wind carried them, resulting in his first release ‘The Secret Life Of’ – a resounding success with the album reaching platinum status.
‘Won’t Take Much’ the brand new single from Paddy Casey was released on the 26 March, with ‘Turn This Ship Around’ is due for release in summer 2021.
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Born in Dublin, Ireland, I got my first guitar when I was 11 or 12 and left home and went busking and gigging for about 12 years. At The age of about 24 I was approached by an A&R scout from Sony by the name of Hugh Murray, He got some demo money for me. I spent about 3 days in Sun studios, Dublin where I worked with Pat Donne, recording 11 songs.I signed with Sony and they released the demos as an album. ‘AMEN (So Be It)’ 1999 . After this release I toured a lot with acts like The Pretenders, R.E.M, Ian Brown, Blondie, Tracy Chapman.
In 2003 I recorded a new album “LIVING” with a French producer named Fred DeFaye. Which went on to become one of the biggest selling albums in Ireland ever (about 15 times platinum). I toured the album extensively for the next few years. This also led to supporting slots with U2, Pearl Jam
In 2006 I went to LA to record with George Drakoulias, who had worked at the Def Jam label with Rick Rubin. Mostly recording Dave Blanco’s Studio in North Hollywood. I had a great time working there with some great musicians i.e. James Gadson (Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band & Bill Withers) Steve Ferrone (Average White Band, Tom Petty) and a few more. I came back to Ireland to finish the album in my Kitchen. I worked on the rest of the album with the producer from “AMEN” Pat Donne. We released the Album in 2007 calling it ADDICTED TO COMPANY (Part 1), After this Album I decided that it was time to part ways with my record label.
For the next few years I began writing and recording at home, I decided when it began taking shape that my next album would be tracks recorded on the day they were written to keep them raw and natural I suppose. In no hurry to have a new album out and I waited till I felt I had about 12 quality songs recorded. My friend Pat Donne began mixing the recordings, which I released in November 2012 The Album is called ‘THE SECRET LIFE OF’
Since Then I have released a new single ‘Out Of Control’ on the 25th July 2014 with Kim Hayden, It is a co write and co produced track, mixed by Pat Donne.