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Casey Barnes

 

Casey’s music has made an impact around the world. He’s had hits in Europe, written songs in America, appeared in a top-rating TV show in Australia, and played alongside many international stars including both Mariah Carey and Bryan Adams.

Casey started his singing career in his home state of Tasmania, before relocating to the Gold Coast, which he now calls home. Casey’s songs are honest and heartfelt. The emotions are genuine. This was evident on his previous album ‘Jet Trails’, released September 2012 and spawned a string of well received singles. This album was Casey’s first association with Aussie hit-maker Rick Price (Not a Day Goes By, Heaven Knows) after a chance meeting in Nashville led the pair to become life long friends and songwriting partners.

Writing with Rick Price continued into 2014 with Casey’s EP 'Flesh & Bone', which was recorded in Nashville and was released late last year. This EP was produced by Price and mixed by Grammy Award winner Jason Lehning and saw the release of four singles, ‘Valentine’, ‘Flesh and Bone’, 'Waiting On The Day and 'Hard Times, all receiving regular radio airplay nationwide. In addition all four music videos were featured extensively on Foxtel’s CMC and all singles charted well in the All Australian Top 20 Countdown and CMC Country charts.

‘The One You Love’ is Casey’s latest exciting single release, which was produced by ARIA award winning producer Nick Didia. Nick has been responsible for working with such music heavy weights such as Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine and Australia’s own Powerfinger and Kasey Chambers.

Family and community are important to Casey. At the start of 2011, his defiant ‘Never Break You’ became an anthem after the devastating Queensland floods and Cyclone Yasi. The song soared to number one on the AIR charts, Top 10 on the mainstream iTunes charts and number six on ARIA’s Australian Artists Singles chart, with Casey donating all proceeds to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal.

The last 3 years have had many highlights for Casey with shows in New York, Nashville and Los Angeles. He has also been fortunate enough to perform at gigs and festivals around Australia including main stage at one of Queensland’s premier events the ‘Caloundra Music Festival’ where he is due to play again this October and the very popular 'A Day On The Green'.

Another highlight was participating in Perth’s Channel Seven Telethon in 2013. Casey will once again be supporting this charity as he takes part again this October. A seasoned television performer, Casey has performed numerous times on such shows as Sunrise, Mornings with Kerri-Anne, The Morning Show, The Circle and the Marngrook Footy Show.

In July 2015, Casey won People’s Choice Award at the Gold Coast Music Awards and followed this up with a win in September at the NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards for the second year running. This year Casey won ‘Best Male Vocal’ for his single ‘Hard Times’.

Australians got to know Casey’s story when he was a top 12 finalist in the final series of Australian Idol. But Casey already had a career well before appearing on the show, having released three albums, played alongside Bryan Adams (for A Day On The Green), Eskimo Joe and Vanessa Amorosi and had a number one hit in Europe, singing Marco Demark’s remake of Elton John’s Tiny Dancer.

Casey has gone from strength to strength with a special guest appearance as support to US superstar Mariah Carey for A Day on the Green. He also has performed on premier music events such as Broadbeach Country Music Festival.

Now under the wing of elite US based management company Arrow Entertainment, Casey recently signed an exclusive worldwide management deal. This new union will help build Casey’s profile internationally creating opportunities both here and outside Australia. Arrow Entertainment is headed up by Chris Sobonya (President) and has a roster of worldwide artists from countries such as the US, Canada, Sweden, The Netherlands, New Zealand, UK and Australia.

Casey continues to dominate the Australian music festival circuit and with more major festivals in the pipeline for 2015/16 sees him as one of Australia’s premier performers with a career truly on the rise.

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