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Ken Casey on October 24, 2011 at the 2011 Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest
31 December 1969 |
|Genres||Celtic punk, hard rock|
|Labels||Born & Bred Records, Hellcat|
Ken Casey (born 31 December 1969) is the bass guitarist, primary songwriter, and one of the lead singers of the Boston Celtic punk group Dropkick Murphys. Casey was one of the original members, starting the band in 1996 with guitarist Rick Barton and singer Mike McColgan. He is the only original member of the Dropkick Murphys left in the band, though drummer Matt Kelly joined shortly after formation in 1997. He is known for his melodic vocal parts and solid punk rock bass playing. The Dropkick Murphys song "Boys on the Docks" is dedicated to Ken Casey's grandfather John Kelly, a union worker in the middle of the 20th century. Ken is also the owner of a bar in the Back Bay of Boston near Fenway, McGreevy's Third Base Saloon. It's dedicated to the memory of the founder of the Royal Rooters, "'Nuf Ced" Michael T. McGreevy. It is located at 911 Boylston Street, Boston MA.
Casey, who was born and raised in Milton, Massachusetts currently lives in Hingham, Massachusetts with his wife and kids. He is of Irish descent on both his mother and father's side. Casey considers himself a die hard Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins fan, and also participated in the Boston Bruins AT&T Legends Classic hockey game on 2 January 2010. Other celebrities that participated were Tim Robbins, Bobby Farrelly, Terry O'Reilly, and Lenny Clarke among others. Casey's team won with him burying the winning shot in the second period.
Nazi salute concert incident
On March 13, 2013, Casey was alleged to have assaulted a concertgoer who went on stage and displayed the Nazi salute. He then went on to say "Nazis are not fucking welcome at a Dropkick Murphys show!"
- Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Dropkick Murphys". AMG. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
- Nash, Peter (2005). Boston's Royal Rooters. Arcadia Publishing. p. 8. ISBN 9780738538211.
- "Ken Casey: 'We'll get 'em in Game 6'". ESPN Boston. ESPN. 11. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
- Bruins, Boston (2009-11-16). "Boston Bruins AT&T Legends Classic". NHL.com. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
- Zakarin, Jordan (3/19/2013). "Dropkick Murphys Singer Beats a Skinhead Giving Nazi Salute Off Stage at NYC Concert (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
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