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Kirk Casey / Bio

Guitarist, Composer and Producer. Performing since the age of 12. Playing with bands from England, Jamaica, South Africa and S.F as well as my own bands. Lot's of Studio work for T.V. Composed,Produced,Perform SimCity & SIMS Game Music. Over 100 million happy fans.

From my Bio:This is my musical background:By Ben Fong-Torres

"Not many musicians can say that they opened for the Grateful Dead … at a high school gig. But Kirk Casey, the guitarist, composer, arranger and founder of TayMusic.net, not only shared a bill with Jerry Garcia and the gang, but he wasn’t even old enough to be in high school himself when it happened."

"It was 1969, and Casey, who was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, was attending junior high school in the East Bay town of Moraga. Having played guitar, sort of, since fashioning one together out of plywood and kite strings at age nine, he was in a band called Velvet Hammer when he was in seventh grade. The band got a gig at Campolindo High School. “I remember, our drummer had to drive!” says Casey. The engagement, he adds, is actually listed in a published log of Dead concerts. The bands played in the school gym. Later on, the Velvet Hammer also opened for a just-getting-noticed Santana Blues Band at Campolindo High Scool."

"After graduating from Campolindo High himself, Casey studied music and composition at two Bay Area colleges, learned Cuban classical guitar, and developed a strong interest in world music and jazz. He then studied with Miles Davis guitarist Dave Cramer and segued into a career as a guitarist in various rock fusion bands and as a session player, working with members of Journey, Montrose, Santana, Tower of Power, and others. He slid into record production, scouting musical talent and taking them into recording studios.
Kirk, then spent several years touring with Reggae artists, The Twinkle Brothers, Della Grant, The Amandala Poets, Don Jeron and Isikojam."

"As he honed his writing, arranging, and production skills, Casey found work making music for commercials, for soundtracks and, beginning in 1999, computer and video games. A friend who worked for Maxis hired him to compose and produce music for “Sim City 3000,” and Casey became a familiar musician around town. "

"But not everything fit into the game environment—and that resulted in another Casey album, Parallel View—and his new label. “Every year, after doing another batch of games, you come away with a good quantity of music that didn’t work for the games, but it’s good music. And I’d say, ‘I’ve got to put it out!’” .
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Currently, I am Composing, Producing music for Film and T.V and am performing around the Bay Area.

My recordings included four albums now available through TayMusic.net and CDBABY: Ten Soundscapes, Lazy River, Parallel View , Isikojam, and Dream Catcher.

General Info

Band Members
I am a Composer, Guitarist and Producer
Artist Name
Kirk Casey
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/kirkcasey
Active Since
01/71
Genres
Other / Acid Jazz, Film Music, Rock Electronica, Chill, Lo / Electronica

Contact Info

Location
San Rafael, CA

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