a woman a piano

'Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me'

DH Lawrence 

'If it were drawing it would be a fine line drawing' Thos Ribbitts MusicalTalk

'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

The Brannick Academy.

 

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.

 

Now she has returned to her roots, to explore life as a solo performer once again, beginning by playing host to

English Cabaret Hour at C Venues for a couple of seasons

This year Casson has been working on a series of short films featuring her music and lyrics.

Catch up with them at  Words & Pictures or on her YouTube channel.

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'Casson is a seasoned performer and holds it all together as she sings original songs, including a tribute to political journalist Jeremy Paxman.... she has a great rapport with the audience and a gorgeous voice'

BROADWAY BABY

and most recently in her first solo show

a woman, a piano... and Last Call for Nefertiti

telling her part in the search for the tomb of Nefertiti

in the way she knows best - a series of original songs inspired by the quest.

 

Here are a selection of her songs. You can hear recordings from her CD  Beachcomber by clicking here.

'Haunting original songs'

Scotsman

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