'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.
Casson and the multi-talented Chris Brannick alias The Brannick Academy, have made magic together in a series of guises, since first working together in jazz-based trio Premier Cru (with cellist Catherine Black). Following a successful debut on the Edinburgh Fringe they recorded several sessions for Nightride BBC RADIO 2 as well as hosting a regular Sunday night Speakeasy in London.
Since then they have written and performed 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
before going out on the road as a cabaret duo.
If having read all this you'd like to book us 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
Chris is a founder member of the internationally renowned percussion quartet ensemblebash and has performed at the BBC Proms. He also writes
award winning screenplays, and stage plays, in which he sometimes acts.
The latest, Painted Love was at EdFringe August 2018.