Hello lovely Soundclouders
Thank you for checking out my page.
The style of music here: indie-folk/pop, americana, soul
I'm very pleased to have just completed my debut, 13 track studio album 'Whisper & Holler'. You can check out the videos for the singles 'Nice to "Almost Know You", here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFqUcolGUM4 and "The Streets Round My House", here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfZOPHzqsmI
The making of 'Whisper & Holler' is in no small part due to the encouragement and support I've received from fellow Soundclouders over the last two years. Thanks so much to all of you.
Purchase links for the album:
About 'Whisper & Holler': The album went straight to number four on the NZ Indie Albums Chart and number eight on the Official NZ Albums Chart upon its release on 28 June, 2013. It was recorded with a full band by Lee Prebble at The Surgery studios, Wellington, New Zealand. Produced by Steph Casey in association with production consultant, Age Pryor. Mastered by Mike Gibson at Munki Studios, Wellington. All songs written by Steph Casey except My Lovely Letterbox, co-written by Gary Sunshine and Steph Casey. Featuring Gary Sunshine (USA) on guitar and vocals on two tracks.
International reviews for Whisper & Holler:
"The best moments of singer/songwriter Steph Casey‘s Whisper and Holler fall on the “whisper” side of that equation: when Casey’s songs are stripped down to sparse acoustic guitar and voice, her work shines. “Heavy Warm Heart” and the title track are lent an immediacy by their simplicity, as it feels like Casey had the melodies burning a hole in her pocket and just had to get them out there. The delicate guitar work and engaging vocal tone mesh beautifully, creating magic ...(these) tunes fall right in line with the ethos that characterizes the highlights: take one thing and do it well."
- INDEPENDENT CLAUSES
"I love how even in her higher range, her voice still contains a breathy abandonment, allowing for a feeling of effortlessness to seep through her music in a beautiful way. She delivers real unique heart-touching songs in all 13 tracks and never fakes it, or plays it up to be something it’s not; it leaves her very vulnerable. I think it’s paid off. For someone who has placed as a semi-finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest in which more than 7,000 entries are submitted every year, the humbleness that Steph demonstrates is a lesson to us all. The release of ‘Whisper & Holler’ is yet another accomplishment she should be very proud of."
- GLOBAL MUSICIANS FISH POND
"But Casey casts her net wider than her home shores and the album features collaborations with American singer-songwriter Gary Sunshine, formerly guitarist and songwriter for NYC hard rock band Circus of Power. The interplay of the rough and the smooth creates something special on their two tracks together - My Lovely Letterbox and A Love to Stay in For. Other highlights, often inspired by the ups and downs of falling in love, include the brilliant title track, a charmingly reflective Nice To Almost Know You (plus an alternative version to round off the album), Streets Round My Home (the world needs more whistling), and Kapiti - as warm and summery as a day at the beach."
- NEW CLASSICS
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the tunes.