CROSS-POLLINATION CXXXIX - TUES APR 24TH - 7:30-10 PM
WAKEY!WAKEY!
CASEY SHEA

If you ask Mike Grubbs' mother, she'll tell you he's the best looking boy in any given room... Raised underneath the old burgundy baby grand Mike soon found music to be the defining factor of his life. Plagued by the inability to concentrate on anything for any reasonable length of time, he found romance and escape in the world of Brahms, Bach, and Beethoven. One day he awoke to find himself a tall, sensitive, string bean of a man, with a wonderful habit of falling in love 20 times a day. So he packed his few belongings and relocated to New York City to tell his story the only way he knew how.

Casey Shea is an artist operating at the very top of his game and, by comprising the very best elements of Lennon, Davies and Stills, has captured a sound long since past. Although gloriously retrospective, Shea injects his own sublime, colourful use of language which, in turn, propels his songs to a far higher plain. / Joel Crane, NME

Casey's stage persona is equal parts James Brown, Elvis Presley, and Bono, but then comes the surprise, etched in cursive on the head of a pin. Listen closely, and the songs are beautiful heartfelt, and wrenching. / MTVNews.com

Sublime combination of wry, insightful lyrics and simply perfect songcraft. / CMJ

Full of charm, sophistication, and straight up fucking rock and roll, listening to Casey Shea might make you want to kick down your cubicle, leave your day job, and start a revolution. / The Robot Soul

In June, 2010, he released "Love Is Here To Stay", the full band follow up to his self recorded solo debut, "Take The Bite." He has since returned to the studio with the band for his third full length album to be released on Family Records in 2011. For more information, visit caseysheamusic.com.

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CROSS-POLLINATION CXXXIX ::: Tuesday, APR 24TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - WAKEY!WAKEY! | wakeywakeymusic.com | myspace.com/wakeywakeymusic
8:45 - CASEY SHEA | caseysheamusic.com | myspace.com/caseyshea
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft WAKEY!WAKEY! & CASEY SHEA!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero