Patrick "Paddy" Casey is an Irish singer-songwriter from Dublin. Casey was discovered by Sony A&R Scout Hugh Murray at the International Bar in Dublin, while performing at the singer/songwriter night hosted by Dave Murphy. He was signed by Sony, and...
Patrick "Paddy" Casey is an Irish singer-songwriter from Dublin. Casey was discovered by Sony A&R Scout Hugh Murray at the International Bar in Dublin, while performing at the singer/songwriter night hosted by Dave Murphy. He was signed by Sony, and was eventually taken in by U2's management company, Principle Management.
Casey released his first album Amen (So Be It) in 1999 . This album was produced by Pat Donne and was certified double platinum. Casey played a range of different instruments in the time spent recording it, and the track Winter's Fire featured Mundy as a guest guitarist. Sweet Suburban Sky surfaced the following year on the soundtrack to the award winning US TV teen drama Dawson's Creek. Paddy received nominations for Best Irish Songwriter and Best Male Singer at the Hot Press Awards. Hot Press readers themselves voted the album Best Debut Album, as well as voting Paddy the year's Most Promising Act and nominating him in seven other end of the year categories. Touring saw Casey providing support to artists like R.E.M., Ian Brown, Ani DiFranco and The Pretenders.
Casey returned in 2003 with the multi-platinum album, Living. Living was produced by Fred De Faye, Paddy Casey and Pat Donne. It spawned the Irish chart hits Saints and Sinners, The Lucky One (in 2003) Bend Down Low and Want It Can't Have It (in 2004). Living spent the majority of the year in the top ten, climbing to the top of the charts 21 weeks after its initial release. In 2004 he won his first of two consecutive Meteor Irish Music Awards for Best Irish Male. He also garnered good reviews for a performance at that year's Oxegen Festival. 2004 saw Living confirmed as the highest selling Irish album of the year. He had a week long residency at the Olympia Theatre. The year ended with a sold out performance at Dublin's RDS.
In 2005, Casey headlined a concert at the Heineken Green Energy Festival and also supported U2 on their Vertigo tour, performing in Ireland, Scotland, and Norway. He is a personal friend of fellow Irish singer-songwriter Declan O'Rourke, who played guitar in Casey's band before his own solo career took off upon the release of his album Since Kyabram.
Casey's backing band consists of Tim McGrath (drums), Cion O'Callaghan (percussion), Fiona Melady (keyboards and backing vocals), John Colbert (bass and backing vocals), Andy Coogan (guitar and backing vocals) and Jonathon O'Halloran (flute and trumpet). Influences cited by Paddy Casey include Duke Ellington, John Martyn, The Waterboys, Prince and Sly & the Family Stone.
Paddy recorded his third studio album in Hollywood. Titled Addicted To Company (Part One), it was released in Ireland on September 7, 2007, and in the US on April 1, 2008. In March 2008, MTV US promoted him as MTV Buzzworthy Artist on their TV channel and website and on its student lead brand, MTVU.
On the 3rd of April 2008 Paddy performed on the hit American CBS chat show the "Late Show with David Letterman".
Since then, Paddy chose to part ways with Sony, and Paul McGuinness, and in November 2012, returned with an independent, long-awaited album titled "The Secret Life Of". It was recorded, produced and mixed in Paddy's home with longtime producer Pat Donne. The first single, "Wait", featuring the Shannon Gospel Choir, was released in May 2012.