Paul McCartney’s saxophonist to play in Lyme Regis 

Saxophonist Howie Casey pictured with Paul McCartney

HOWIE Casey has played with the Beatles, Paul McCartney, T Rex, The Who, Cliff Richard and Mark Ronson.

On Saturday, April 9 he brings his 11-piece band to the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis to celebrate The Beatles and The Wings, who he toured with in the early 1970s.

Casey has performed all over the world in rock, jazz and R&B bands, as well as leading his own band for many years.

He formed Howie Casey and The Seniors and it was this Liverpool band in 1960 that started the connection between Liverpool and Hamburg, Germany.  

The Seniors were also the first Liverpool rock ’n’ roll band to record with a major label (Fontana).  

In Hamburg in 1960 The Seniors jammed regularly with The Beatles and also had Stuart Sutcliffe as part of the band.

Casey has stated that working with Paul McCartney and Wings was one of the best period of his life as a saxophonist.

His current band started when Casey was sorting through his sheet music and came across some of the songs he used to play with the Beatles and Wings in the 60s and 70s.

As he went through it, enjoying great memories of that time, an idea sprang to mind — why not form a new band like that, celebrating the music of Paul McCartney, the Beatles and Wings, similar to the lineup used on the Wings Over America Tour?

So the band ‘Beatles With Wings’ began to form, with help from other experienced and professional musician friends. They have since played sell-out shows at venues all over the world.

The show at the Marine Theatre will start at 8pm, with doors open from 7pm, and tickets for £17 are now available at www.marinetheatre.com

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