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Martyn P. Casey



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Martyn Paul Casey (born 10 July 1960) is an Australian rock bass guitarist. He is best known as a member of The Triffids and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. He is also a member of Nick Cave’s new band, Grinderman. Casey plays either his Fender Precision Bass or Fender Jazz Bass.

Martyn P. Casey was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England and has a twin brother Mark. Casey’s original band was called The Nobodies with Matthew De La Hunty

The Triffids

Casey joined The Triffids in 1983 (replacing Will Akers - who left as a result of drug related convictions), following which the band released its second EP, Bad Timing and Other Stories (April, 1983), the group then having saved up money from support slots with the Hoodoo Gurus, The Church and Hunters and Collectors, went on to record and release their debut 12-inch vinyl album, Treeless Plain, for Hot Records, a Sydney independent label.
In late 1984 The Triffids moved to London, and recorded the EP Field of Glass. The band’s line up stabilised with the addition of ‘Evil’ Graham Lee on pedal steel guitar. In August, 1985 they recorded their second album, Born Sandy Devotional, with Gil Norton (Echo and the Bunnymen). The group were hailed by the British media, were featured on the John Peel show and supported Echo And The Bunnymen.
In 1986 with delays in releasing Born Sandy Devotional the Triffids returned to Western Australia where they built an eight-track machine inside a shearing shed on the McComb family’s farming property and recorded their third album In The Pines.

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