Casee Wilson is a singer-songwriter based in York. She is influenced by a wide range of music from 80's pop, synth pop and electronica through to adult contemporary artists like Tori Amos and Florence and the Machine and couldn't tell you a single genre of music that has influenced her the most - her parents dragged her up kicking and screaming to a soundtrack of The Who, The Kinks, and Kate Bush among others. Consequently, although most of her music is acoustic piano and vocal fare, she can occasionally be found writing synth pop and electronica under the moniker Blue Electric Angel.
Casee is a self taught vocalist and pianist who self-released her third album, ‘Here At A Distance’, on 30th October 2015 and is currently hard at work on new material. She has been played on BBC York's breakfast show, thrice on BBC York Introducing, and recently guested for the third time on The Fox's Den show on Vixen 101 FM. She has had a song selected for the soundtrack of short film ("Far Out") which went on to be shown at the Vancouver Film Festival. She can be found playing live around York and the surrounding areas and when she is not gigging or writing she enjoys aikido and chocolate.
But we don’t like to talk about that. *hic*
"Her emotional and allegorical lyrics are the basis of the melodic and powerful songs, taking a lot of their imagery from nature and often focusing on relationships…Casee counts Kate Bush, Tori Amos and Kate Rusby among her influences but it is the singer songwriters of a previous generation that come through strongly – Carole King like vocals in ‘Tapestry’ in the pacing and confessional nature of the song; the genius of Judee Sill in the multi-layered vocals of Shadows On The Run, Scarlet Casanova and The Gin Song; and the emotional directness of Sandy Denny. However, songs like Leave a Light On and Amazing show the influences of Kate Bush and Tori Amos and even Joanna Newsom." - Soundsphere magazine - full review
"Her voice is as clear and pure as a stream, trickling through meadows or sometimes tumbling over mountain passes, drawing you into songs that variously address the vagaries of love (the downside on the happy ever after disillusionment of the witty 'Rubbish Fairy Tale' and the upside on 'Amazing') and the certainties of death (keyboard runs carpe diem opener 'Breathe')" - Fatea Magazine - full review
"A beautiful album" - Tom Mallow, The Cultural Review
"A touch of Tori Amos and Kate Bush in there which is always welcomed with open arms" - Jericho Keys, BBC Introducing
"She creates beautiful songs that span nearly every genre out there" - Edward Lewis, Sangfroid Music