How it all

began.....

Casson began singing her songs on BBC Radio whilst still a student at Oxford, and her quirky, topical songs have been heard on Pen to Paper, Pick of the Week, Stop the Week, Cut the Mustard, Kit & The Widow's Cocktails and Word of Mouth as well as local TV. For a time she had a weekly spot on The Martin Young Show on London Talk Radio.

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With jazz-based trio Premier Cru (featuring Chris Brannick on percussion and Catherine Black on cello) she hosted a regular Sunday Speakeasy in London, and recorded several sessions of her ballads, alongside classic interpretations for Radio 2's Nightride.

 

She continued this jazz exploration with pianist John Jansson in

Ivory Images, her one woman show which played Jermyn Street London and showcased in New York. Beachcomber marks a return to this acoustic storytelling.

'Sparkling entertainment'

Edinburgh Festival Review

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A Vivian Ellis Prize finalist with her first musical Two Tigers (based on the life of New Zealand short story writer Katherine Mansfield) her second, a musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince toured nationwide in the '90s and has recently enjoyed a successful revival, with Casson leading the cast as Chorus. She has also written a satirical Requiem with poet Simon Rae.

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Piano/vocals Casson; Cello Catherine Black ; Percussion Chris Brannick.