Some exciting stuff coming this year! I recently spent a few days in the studio in London with my UK band feat. Alex Munk (gtr), Henrik Jensen (bass) and Will Glaser (drums). The whole experience was a lot of fun and I think we were all super pleased with the music we came up with. This'll hopefully be out towards the end of this year.
This Week in the Universe also has also been working hard on a new album and some more videos. So keep an eye out for some new stuff from us over the next few months.
In the meantime here's a short EP I made over a quiet week in winter. Just me and a few keyboards. It's a free download/stream on my Bandcamp
I'm happy to announce the release of a new duo recording featuring the fantastic harp-guitarist Tony Barnard (who also happens to be my uncle) and me. 'Inventions' is now available on iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers as well as on CD.
I'm happy to announce that I'll be playing with my new UK quartet on Sept 6 at The Vortex Jazz Club, London. It's an exciting gig for me because it's both my first gig as a leader in London as well as the launch gig for this new quartet. We'll be playing two sets of entirely new music and the band will feature the extraordinary talents of Alex Munk (guitar), Henrik Jensen (bass) and Will Glaser (drums).
I've just launched a new project, called 'This Week in the Universe'. It's co-led my brother Beau and I and is heavily influenced by 80s film music and 70s prog rock. It's been heaps of fun and we've just released our debut album and 1st stop motion music video. You can check it all out through the links below.
In August last year, I went on a short Indonesian tour with the Energetic Zen Quartet. It was an all round great time and our performance from Ubud Village Jazz Festival in Bali has just been uploaded to YouTube. Check out the clip below and the Ubud Jazz channel for the full concert.
We have a few new clips up from some gigs in 2016! Check out the YouTube channel or head over to the VIDEOS page.
//Solo piano set - FREE DOWNLOAD!
I recorded a short set of solo piano music at the University of New South Wales a few weeks back. The piano was not as in tune as I would've liked, but I thought it was a nice vibe so I've put it up on Bandcamp as a free download. Enjoy!
Thanks to Ross A'hern and UNSW Creative Practice Lab for their help with this.
//Energetic Zen Quartet - 'VISION IMPACT' Now Available!
I'm really happy to be involved in a new project led by drummer Deva Permana and featuring Hannah James (bass) and Simon Chadwick (saxes). Deva writes amazing music and we've just returned from an Indonesian tour to launch our brand new album 'Vision Impact'. We have some Australian dates coming up in November and January so check out the gigs page for more info.
Our new EP 'Miniature' is now available! It has been receiving some really nice early reviews from Something Else, Midwest Record and Australianjazz.net to name a few and we're delighted to finally have this music out in the world.
Click on one of the links below to get a copy or check out the MUSIC page
Our new EP 'Miniature' will be released on July 15! This has been a really fun project for us and we can't wait to play some gigs to share this music with you. We'll be playing the following gigs in the week or release
July 12 - NEWCASTLE - The Underground (at the Grand Hotel) for NIMA
July 14 - CANBERRA - Smiths Alternative
July 17 - MELBOURNE - Uptown Jazz Cafe for Melbourne Jazz Co-op.
July 20 - SYDNEY - Lazybones Lounge
Here's a sneak peek of Part I of 'Miniature'
This EP/tour wouldn't have been possible without a Marrickville Council Independant Artist Grant, so a huge thank you to the council and all the great work they do.
//New EP and upcoming gigs!
I'm happy to announce that our new trio EP 'Miniature' will be available on July 15! We've spent a lot of time on it and we're excited to finally be able to release it. The EP consists entirely of a single composition of mine. It's our first time working on an extended composition and we think that it has something new to offer. I'll post some samples soon so stay tuned!
We also have a few gigs coming up in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. Check the gigs page for more info
I was recently interviewed by Broadsheet to talk about the trio and our gig at 505 on December 9, also featuring the amazing Paul Cutlan String Project.
Our last gig for the year will be back at 505 in Sydney on Wednesday 9 December. It's been a great year for us and we're looking forward to ending it on a high note with this show! We'll also be heading into the studio in a few weeks to record a brand new EP. It's scheduled for release mid-2016 so stay tuned for updates!
//'Live at Bennetts Lane' NOW AVAILABLE!
Our new live album, 'LIVE AT BENNETTS LANE' is now available! We launched the album last week in Melbourne at Bennetts and it was really great to play there one last time before this iconic club closes its doors this month. The album has received a few nice early reviews from Australianjazz.net, Marlbank (UK) and UK Vibe
Over the next couple of months, I have a few gigs with some of my favourite projects that I'm really excited about. Hope to see you in Sydney, Melbourne or Canberra.
May 24 - Casey Golden Trio 'Live at Bennetts Lane' ALBUM LAUNCH - Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne
June 2 - Hannah James Trio at Jazzgroove - Foundry 616, Sydney
June 7 - Phillip Johnston's Adventures of Prince Achmed - Street Theatre, Canberra
July 7 - Hannah James Trio - God's Cafe, Canberra
July 8 - Casey Golden Trio (double bill w/Alister Spence Trio) - 505, Sydney
//'Live at Bennetts Lane' Pre-order!
Our new live album, 'LIVE AT BENNETTS LANE' will be available on June 2! We made this record on tour in Melbourne last year around the same time that we recorded 'OUTLIERS'. We've decided to release it now as we think it shows a different side to us as well as capturing the vibe of a really great gig. The album features all new music except for a new version of 'Paralysed' that also appears on 'OUTLIERS'
Our new album 'Outliers' is now available for download or on CD via Bandcamp, iTunes and Amazon! This is our first album with the long-standing trio line-up of Bill Williams (bass) and Ed Rodrigues (drums/perc) and we're very excited that this music is finally out there. Featuring all original compositions from Golden and original cover art by Ron Frenz (Marvel/DC Comics)
Our new record is ready! 'Outliers' will be available on 20 January 2015 on iTunes, Cdbaby and Bandcamp. We'll be launching the album in Sydney on Thursday 5 February 2015 at Venue 505 and following that up with some more gigs on the East Coast. Details to come.
To listen to some of 'Outliers', press play on the music player on the right of this page or visit our Soundcloud.
//Hannah James Trio 'Triliphony' Album Release and Launch!
This coming Thursday (Nov 6), I'll be playing with the Hannah James Trio to launch our new album 'Trilyphony'. We recorded the album live at SIMA earlier this year and we're really pleased with how the album has turned out. This gig is also part of the Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival so it should be a great night.
Foundry 616, Harris St, Ultimo. Thursday 6 November 2014
2014 has been massive for Bill, Ed and I. Besides a lot of playing, we have TWO new albums that will be available in 2015. The studio album 'OUTLIERS', recorded in August and AVAILABLE JANUARY 20, and a live record from a gig at Bennetts Lane in Melbourne in July, recorded by the ABC. The live record has the imaginative title of 'LIVE AT BENNETTS LANE' and will be available mid-year. Both new albums feature cover art by the amazing Ron Frenz (Marvel/DC comics).
There is a track from each album streaming on our Soundcloud and there will be much more coming...
//New Soundcloud page!
I've just uploaded some new music to our Soundcloud page. There are some full tracks and some samplers from upcoming releases, some older demos and a few other bits and pieces that might be of interest.
Our 2014 Winter Tour is about to get underway so if we're playing somewhere near you, we'd love to see you at a show!
We're also recording some radio broadcasts for ABC Classic FM's Jazztrack in Melbourne and Artsound FM's Friday Night Live in Canberra so if you can't make it to a gig, you can still hear these concerts when they are broadcast.
June 24 - The Underground (at The Grand Hotel) - NEWCASTLE
June 26 - Smith's Alternative Bookshop - CANBERRA
July 1 - Bennetts Lane - MELBOURNE
July 10 - JMI Live - BRISBANE
July 16 - 505 - SYDNEY
//New trio album recording!
We're heading into the studio in the next couple of months to make a new trio record. We've been playing and gigging a lot of this music for a few years now so we're looking forward to finally releasing it. It's gonna feature Bill Williams (bass) and Ed Rodrigues (drums). Stay tuned for updates.
//505 gig next week!
My trio and I are playing at 505 this coming Wednesday, Oct 23. It'll be our first gig in Sydney for months and we're really excited to be back. The great Mike Nock is sharing the bill with us so it's sure to be a great night of music. Come down if you're in town!
//Ed Rodrigues album recording!
I've just spent this past week recording for Ed Rodrigues' upcoming album 'Ostrich Eyes'. I've been playing with Ed for years now, both in my own trio and in several other bands so it's great to finally work on some of his music. Stay tuned for updates on when the album will be available
I'm playing a few gigs this July in London. July 29 and 30 at Boisdale Canary Wharf. I'll be leading a trio featuring Tony Barnard (guitar) and Dave Chamberlain (bass)
//'Effigy' by Hannah James now available!
Hannah James's debut album 'Effigy' is now available. We recorded it back in 2011 at ABC and we're really happy that people can finally hear it.
Click HERE to check out Hannah's stuff and buy the album
//APRA PDA Finalists announced!
I'm happy to announce that I've been named as a finalist in the jazz category of APRA's Professional Development Awards. I'm excited and honoured to be included among the high caliber of the other finalists. Winners to be announced in a few weeks time
//New YouTube clips!
I've uploaded some new clips of my trio that we recorded at Trackdown Studios in Camperdown, Sydney last November. There are 3 brand new tunes and I'm really excited for people to finally hear them. Featuring Bill Williams and Ed Rodrigues
There are also clips from some gigs in late 2012 so be sure to check them out too.
Here is one of clips. You can click HERE to check them all out
//New Project Featuring Jazz Legend Bob Barnard!
I've just finished a project featuring Australian jazz trumpet legend, Bob Barnard. Bob's one of my favourite musicians (and also happens to be my grandfather) and he came and recorded a set with my trio at the ABC in Sydney earlier this year