'wonderful inventiveness' JOEY REYNOLDS SHOW NYC
Witty words, catchy tunes and multi-instrumental virtuosity, this cd tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the boy king with characteristic eccentricity, exuberance
and some stonking good tunes.
Commissioned by Superbreak for the 2007 Tutankhamun exhibition at O2 it was presented to 65,000 visiting clients.
Elegantly Wasted was the first CD to pair Casson's 'clear, haunting voice' with The Academy's 'percussion virtuosity'. It features the best in English songwriting from the last 80 years alongside Casson's original songs - all distilled into two people, a piano, and a crowded bar's worth of percussion.
Casson & The Brannick Academy have played at
Lauderdale House and The Battersea Barge in London,
Don't Tell Mama in New York, and festivals and private parties all over the UK. They have also appeared together on BBC Radio.
The Brannick Academy, alias Chris Brannick is a founder member of acclaimed percussion quartet ensemblebash with whom he has travelled the world. He has been principal percussion of Glyndebourne Touring Opera and performed at the BBC Proms. He also performs regularly with Classic Rhythm.
Casson and Brannick first worked together in jazz-based trio Premier Cru (with cellist Catherine Black) recording several sessions for Nightride BBC RADIO 2 and hosting a regular Sunday night Speakeasy in London.
Other joint projects include music for Alice in Wonderland
(British Library/Dreamchild) Talk to Them (Arts Interactive) and songs for Tom Blackmore's stage play Making History - Intimate Impressions of Nuremberg which played in Sevenoaks and Oxford.
For all performance enquiries contact Sue Casson & The Brannick Academy here.
'Perfection or something close to it' BACKSTAGE
All photography on this page by Dave Morcom
'I sphinx it's a hit' BBC RADIO KENT