Casey Berry and the Live Texas Mosquitoes have had a stellar year:
Their single release "Whole Heart" with Smith Entertainment fought its way up the Texas Music Chart and Texas Regional Radio Chart, finally peaking in the twenties and being one of the most played songs in Texas in 2011!
A veteran of the Texas Music scene, Casey managed to grab a coveted spot on the World Famous Larry Joe Taylor Music festival, commanding the attention of promoters and peers alike!
Casey and his band, the Live Texas mosquitoes,were nominated to participate in the first Live at Billy Bobs Recording Contest during which their fans pushed them into a Top Ten finalist spot by rallying in an online voting campaign!
The success of the contest placed Casey Berry on festival stages with Marshall Tucker, Matt Martindale, Larry Joe Taylor, Charlie Shafter, Joe Ely, Casey Donahew, Ely Young, The Tejas Brothers, Gary P. Nunn, and the Dirty River Boys!
The band formed in early 2003 with four veteran musicians playing Casey's original songs, receiving a kick start by a then up-and-coming band called Cooder Graw with they played for Casey on the self-released album "Gleam of Hope." They played all the foot holds they had made in Texas, but it wasn't until 2007 that the band really made its first impact.
As Cooder Graw was disbanding, singer/songwriter Matt Martindale stepped in to produce Casey's second record "Vintage" which was released through Smith Entertainment. The record saw success on Texas and Oklahoma radio, placing two singles in the top 30 on the Texas Music Chart.
This landed the Casey a deal with renowned booking agency Austin Universal Entertainment. The band toured relentlessly for the next year, playing every club in Texas including the stages of The House of Blues and The Austin State Fair and Rodeo. On occasion, they would step in to back Matt Martindale as he continued touring in the post-Cooder Graw days.
Now armed with a catalog of crowd favorites, including their hit single " Whole Heart," Casey is hard at work, preparing the release of the new single "I Lie" for radio in Spring of 2012.
Produce by Roger Hodges with input from Lloyd Maines and Brad Rice, "I Lie " has all the makings of another favorite of Texas and beyond.
Casey says, "I like a lot of music, but the music that never leaves my iPod are the artist that have been influential in my writing: Steve Earle, Joe Ely, Scott Miller, Bob Dylan, Cooder Graw, Reckless Kelly and Jack Ingram. There is something about all those guys that pushes me to write better music. I'm not sure if you can hear them in my music but I hope so!"