Celebrating The Music Of The Beatles Paul McCartney And Wings
Working with Paul and Wings was one of the best periods of my life as a sax player.
Starting in the early 70’s with “Band On The Run” and being asked to tour on the first and second world tours.
Also recording “Wings At The Speed of Sound” “Wings Over America” ““Back To The Egg” The Films “Rockshow
and “Wings Over America”“Rock For Kampuchea” and many more projects.
Howie Casey Saxophonist has performed all over the world in Rock, Jazz and R & B bands.
In 1960 Howie formed the Liverpool band Howie Casey & the Seniors, they went to Germany and this started the Rock & roll connection between Hamburg and Liverpool. This paved the way for many bands including The Beatles to go to Hamburg, Howie and his band regularly played with The Beatles and also had Stuart Sutcliffe as a member of the Seniors. Howie and The Seniors were also Liverpool’s first R & R band to record with a major record label (Fontana).
Howie has also appeared on many more Albums with Artists including ABC, Mark Bolan (T.Rex), Paice Ashton Lord (PAL), Elkie Brooks, John Entwistle, Ringo Starr, Cliff Richard, The Who (Quadrophenia, Tommy) and countless other recording sessions.
About Beatles With Wings
This is how the band started. A few years ago, whle sorting through his sheet music, legendary sax player, Howie Casey, unearthed the complete set of musical arrangements for the Wings over America tour that he played tenor sax on as a member of Paul McCartney's Wings in the 70s. As he went through it and enjoyed great memories of that time, an idea sprang to mind.
Why not form a new band like that, celebrating the fabulous music of Paul McCartney, the Beatles and Wings, playing to this original score? So the band began to form, with help from other experienced and professional musician friends, such as John Jones lead Vocals John Christopher rhythm guitar, Dave Christopher bass, Tim Wedlake lead guitar, Paul Gill drums, Tony Waller trumpet, Steve Hayes trombone, Bev Miller sax, clarinet, flute, and backing vocals, Vicky Barents lead, back vocals and flute, Helen Hardy lead and back vocals, and myself on sax. The band also uses other musicians from time to time, all of the musicians and singers are of the highest quality, and put on a great show.
Over the last couple of years, Beatles with Wings have performed brilliantly successful, sell out shows at venues around the UK.
Don't miss the opportunity to see this great band.