Thu Jun 14 2018

8:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

The Coach House

33157 Camino Capistrano, Suite C San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

$15.00

All Ages

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Bassist and vocalist, Casey Abrams, will make his Chesky Records debut this Spring with a new album combining electrifying originals and compelling covers. "Robot Lovers" is the first single from this new release, showcasing both the frenetic energy of the band, as well as the unique nature of Abrams' creativity as a songwriter and performer. 

All around musical wunderkind, Casey Abrams, has built a strong following through the years building on his public debut on American Idol in 2011. High praise was heaped on him early from fans and judges alike, prompting Randy Jackson to state that "I don't think I've ever seen in my life, on this show definitely, somebody as talented as you are in a musical aspect." Following his stint on the show, Casey released his debut album, Casey Abrams, co-produced by Jackson, which featured the Billboard Holiday 100 single "Baby, It's Cold Outside". In addition to releasing his sophomore effort, Tales From the Gingerbread House, Casey has been a regular contributor to rotating musical collective Postmodern Jukebox, touring with the band internationally. 

Casey Abrams

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    In this life, music might be the closest thing we have to real magic…

    Conjured by the interplay of instruments and the energies of musicians, it seemingly materializes out of thin air, captivates, and takes up residence. Casey Abrams cooks up that kind of magic on his second full-length and first release for Chesky Records—the aptly titled, Put A Spell On You. Collating together seven covers and six originals, he enchants, entrances, and engages throughout all thirteen tracks.

    “I wanted to put a spell on the audience with the new record,” he affirms. “I’m mixing a lot of covers that fans have heard live with originals that they’ve never heard before. It’s been fun to write songs about the new and cover things that are old. No matter what though, everything should put you in that kind of wonderful trance.”

    Spellbinding performance has become something of a tradition for the critically acclaimed singer and multi-instrumentalist. After a head-turning stint on the tenth season of American Idol, his 2012 self-titled debut garnered praise from The Hollywood Reporter, Bass Musician Magazine, She Knows, and many more. Worldwide touring followed as well as numerous collaborations alongside “musical soulmate” Haley Reinhart, including the holiday hit cover of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and a rollicking take on “Hit The Road Jack.”

    2016 saw Casey successfully complete a PledgeMusic campaign for the independent release of his EP, Tales from the Gingerbread House. In 2017, he re-teamed with Reinhart for two fan favorite songs on her third offering What’s That Sound? Regularly averaging over 200K monthly listeners on Spotify, he spent the year touring internationally as part of the renowned collective Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox between launching his own nine-piece “funk orchestra” via select FunkHaus gigs at venues like Hotel Cafe.

    In the midst of this whirlwind, he retreated to a decommissioned church in Brooklyn to track Put A Spell On You. During a two-day marathon session, he was joined by the members of his trio—Jacob Scesney [saxophone, cajón] and Taylor Tesler [guitar, vocals]—David Chesky in the producer’s chair, and a “mannequin microphone.”

    “The church was amazing,” he smiles. “There was a natural reverb that you can’t get digitally. We recorded using this mannequin with microphones in it. You’re singing to this thing like an audience member and getting real stereoscopic sound. There’s a difference here. The first album was super clean. As time progressed, my sound has gotten more live and dirty. It’s more like you’re sitting in my living room now. It’s very spontaneous and rugged. That’s the beauty of this.”

    Casey introduced the album with the cyborg waltz of “Robot Lovers” in late 2017 before kicking off 2018 with the single “Let’s Make Out.” A brazen plea for lip-locking punctuated by lyrics about “Star Wars figurines”, a simmering groove, and light bounce, it illuminates the spark at the heart of the new tunes.

    “I tried to write a song about a loser who wants to make out with a chick, because he never gets to,” he laughs. “It’s got a little bit of comedy vibe, but real life too!”

    In the studio, the live combo of his signature upright bass, horns, guitar, and cajón add a new dimension to familiar staples a la “Meet The Flintstones,” “Have You Ever Seen The Rain,” and, of course, the title cut “I Put A Spell On You.”

    “Recording the covers brings things full circle for me,” he explains. “So many fans got to know me because of American Idol where that was what I did. It’s cool to give them a bit of that. At the same time, I’ve grown so much.”

    Elsewhere, he picks up the 12-string guitar for the lunar love letter “Moon Song,” while another original “High Drunk Love You” proves instantaneously infectious and intoxicating. “It’s a very common subject,” he elaborates. “When I fall in love, I feel like I’m drunk. It’s that initial feeling. You ask, ‘Is right wrong? Is wrong right? Should I be loving you?’ Everybody goes through it.”

    In the end, the most magical thing about Casey’s music is how intimate it always remains.

    “When you hear this album, I hope you feel like you were hanging out with me for the whole day at a jam session,” he leaves off. “With any luck, you’ll want to grab a beer with me after!”

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Casey Abrams

Thu Jun 14 2018 8:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

The Coach House San Juan Capistrano CA
Casey Abrams

$15.00 All Ages

Bassist and vocalist, Casey Abrams, will make his Chesky Records debut this Spring with a new album combining electrifying originals and compelling covers. "Robot Lovers" is the first single from this new release, showcasing both the frenetic energy of the band, as well as the unique nature of Abrams' creativity as a songwriter and performer. 

All around musical wunderkind, Casey Abrams, has built a strong following through the years building on his public debut on American Idol in 2011. High praise was heaped on him early from fans and judges alike, prompting Randy Jackson to state that "I don't think I've ever seen in my life, on this show definitely, somebody as talented as you are in a musical aspect." Following his stint on the show, Casey released his debut album, Casey Abrams, co-produced by Jackson, which featured the Billboard Holiday 100 single "Baby, It's Cold Outside". In addition to releasing his sophomore effort, Tales From the Gingerbread House, Casey has been a regular contributor to rotating musical collective Postmodern Jukebox, touring with the band internationally. 

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There is a Two Drink Minimum per person unless you have made a Dinner Reservation.

Dinner reservations get you reserved priority seating for the entire evening that is in front of general admission seating and closer to the stage. There is no additional cost to make a dinner reservation but you are required to purchase a minimum of $15 in dinner the night of the show EXCLUDING DRINKS with your food server. Dinner reservations require you arrive no later than 1 hour after the doors open. To make a dinner reservation please call 949-496-8930.

ALL SALES ARE: FINAL, NON REFUNDABLE, NON EXCHANGEABLE