Patrick “Paddy” Casey is an Irish singer-songwriter from Dublin. His years as a busker on the streets of Galway and Dublin served him well. Not only did it allow him to associate from an early age with future breakout artists like Glen Hansard (of the Frames), Mundy and Mark Dignam, but he developed a keen instinct for the type of melody and songwriting that are immediate, arresting and have a natural intimacy not commonly heard in pop music. He was discovered by a Sony A&R Scout at the International Bar in Dublin, while performing at the singer/songwriter night hosted by Dave Murphy. Paddy was then signed by Sony and eventually taken on my U2’s management company, Principle Management.
In 1999, Paddy released his first album Amen (So Be It). This album was produced by Pat Donne and was certified double platinum. "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. The album was voted Best Debut Album, by Hot Press readers. Paddy Casey has supported artists such as R.E.M., Ian Brown, and The Pretenders amongst others.
In 2003, Casey returned with the multi-platinum album, Living. Living was produced by Fred De Faye, Paddy Casey and Pat Donne. This was the birth of popular Irish chart hits, Saints and Sinners, The Lucky One, and Want It Can’t Have It. In 2004, Paddy Casey won his first of two consecutive Meteor Irish Music Awards for Best Irish Male. His third album was recorded in Hollywood. Addicted to Company (Part One) was released in Ireland in 2007.
The Paddy Casey and Friends gig will be held in The Button Factory, on Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 and starts at 7.30pm.