Casey reaping the harvest in Strabane

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Songwriter, guitarist and singer Paul Casey will be debuting tracks from his new album ‘After the Harvest’ this Friday, May 29 at the Alley Theatre as well as tracks from his last album ‘Somebody I’m Not’.

Music fans will be delighted to hear two hours of wonderful songwriting in the cabaret style auditorium.

‘After the Harvest’ is a collection of stunning new tracks showcasing masterful production and songwriting. Paul is 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 have caused quite a stir on both sides of the Atlantic.

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 song “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 “Still In Love With You” was featured on The hit U.S ABC Series ‘The Neighbors’. Casey has also 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 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.

Tickets are £10 available from the Alley Theatre Box Office on 028 71 384444 or online www.alley-theatre.com