Casey Shea - Guitar, Vocals
Gilber Gilmore - Guitar, Vocals
Matthew Basile - Bass
Len Monachello - Piano, Vocals
Dave Burnett - Drums, Vocals
"Casey's stage persona is equal parts James Brown, Elvis Presley, and Bono...but then comes the surprise, etched in cursive on the head of a pin. Listen closely, and the songs are beautiful, heartfelt, and wrenching." - MTV News
Casey Shea spent his youth tuned into classic rock radio. While his friends were headbanging along to the grunge bands of the 90s, Shea found solace in Brian Wilson's, "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times."
Born in Louisiana and raised in Florida, Casey spent two years in Nashville honing his songwriting style before moving to New York City. Now in his tenth year in the city, Shea, who for a couple of years found himself fronting three separate bands, has spent the past few years re-dedicating himself to his solo career. He's kept busy those three years, persistently touring the U.S. and Europe and releasing two albums with a third on the way.
His latest recordings are a tongue-in-cheek return to his southern roots, channeling Petty-esque rock and reaching further into classic country. Shea says the band Ween's commitment to writing great songs uncommitted to style, sound, or time period is one of his biggest influences. Listening to his three eclectic solo albums, it's apparent his aim is clear and with purpose.
His work, both recorded and live, has been reviewed by NME, MTV, CMJ, and The New York Times, and his songs have set the scene in episodes of One Tree Hill, Necessary Roughness, MADE, Friends With Benefits, The Gates, the movie Peace Love and Misunderstanding, and the independent documentary Mr. Rogers & Me.