Kenneth William "Ken" Casey Jr. is an American musician who is a bass guitarist, primary songwriter, and one of the lead singers of the Boston Celtic punk group the Dropkick Murphys. Casey was one of the original members, starting the band in 1996 with guitarist Rick Barton and singer Mike McColgan. He is the only original member of the Dropkick Murphys left in the band, though drummer Matt Kelly joined shortly after formation in 1997. He is known for his melodic vocal parts and solid punk rock bass playing. Dropkick Murphys released their ninth album 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory on January 6, 2017. Casey also founded the charity group The Claddagh Fund, owns two Boston restaurants, McGreevy's and Yellow Door Taqueria, and runs his own boxing promotion called Murphys Boxing. Casey has a small role in the 2016 film Patriots Day, about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the subsequent terrorist manhunt.
|Birth name:||Kenneth William Casey Jr.|
|Born:||April 15, 1969, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States|
|Genres:||Punk rock, Celtic punk, Oi!|
|Instruments:||Bass guitar, vocals|
|Labels:||Born & Bred Records, Hellcat|
|Associated acts:||Dropkick Murphys|
|IMDb:||Ken Casey's IMDb|
About Ken Casey
Best known as a bassist, singer, and songwriter with a Celtic punk band called Dropkick Murphys, he contributed to such hit songs as "Tessie," "The State of Massachusetts," and "I'm Shipping Up to Boston."
Before starting Dropkick Murphys, he attended the University of Massachusetts-Boston.
His band's music was featured in the Academy Award-nominated films The Fighter, Restrepo, and The Departed.
Born in Milton, Massachusetts, to a family of Irish heritage, he later settled in the Boston suburb of Hingham, Massachusetts, with his wife and three children.
He and vocalist Al Barr were both members of Dropkick Murphys.
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- American punk rock musicians
- Singers from Massachusetts
- American bass guitarists