Having toured with U2 and performed on Letterman off the back of the huge success of his first three albums, ‘Amen (So Be It)’, ‘Living’ and ‘Addicted to Company’, singer-songwriter Paddy Casey decided to take an extended hiatus from recording in 2009.
His first two albums sold in excess of 250,000 copies in Ireland alone, with songs such as ‘Saints and Sinners’, ‘Bend Down Low’, ‘Everybody Wants’ and ‘The Lucky One’ marking him out as a cut above the rest of the singer-songwriter mob.
After parting ways with major label Sony, he adopted a more considered approach to songwriting, free from the burden or corporate pressure, and finally returned last year with his fourth full-length offering, ‘The Secret Life of’, which saw him work with ‘Amen (So Be It)’ producer Pat Donne.
With songs written over a five-year period, it represents not so much a return to form as a re-invention, and sees him experiment with a more indie-pop sound and even includes an electronic track, ‘Lightsong’.
Paddy Casey returns to Monroe’s Live on Saturday, 10 August. Doors open at 9pm and tickets are available for €12.50 on the door or for €10 online at www.monroes.ie.