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'I've been writing songs since I was a teenager, and playing the piano for even longer than that, so all the songs I write begin with me sitting down at a piano and singing. It's as simple as that.'
Casson has been writing and performing songs all her life.
Beginning by accompanying herself at the piano, during her career she has been accompanied by arranger and conductor John Jansson, led jazz based trio Premier Cru and quartet Sharp Practise from the piano, and sung and played alongside multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire
Her songs have been played on BBC Radio, select credits include Pen to Paper, Pick of the Week, Stop the Week, Radio 2's NightRide, Kit & The Widow's Cocktails and Word of Mouth; on film and websites, in stage plays and on CBBC. Drawing on her ever expanding repertoire of original songs, she also revisits her musical shows and film scores and pares them down for the intimacy of cabaret.
At the Edinburgh Fringe last summer she told her part in the search for the tomb of Nefertiti, performing songs inspired by the quest in
a woman, a piano... and Last Call for Nefertiti, at C Venues.
Here's a selection of some of her songs.
This year Casson has been working on a series of music, words and pictures films. Watch below and on her YouTube channel.
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Six songs by Casson are available on CD as part of her ongoing Beachcomber project. Find out more by clicking here.
'Haunting original songs'
'Casson has a great rapport with the audience and gorgeous voice'