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Casual Friday

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Performed By Casual Friday
Album UPC 889211311835
CD Baby Track ID TR0001176928
Label Casual Friday
Released 2015-02-13
BPM 106
Rated 0
Year 2015
Spotify Plays 23
Writer Gary John Ó'nualláin
Pub Co Gary John Ó'nualláin
Composer Gary John Ó'nualláin
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original


Casual Friday takes most of its inspiration from British bands. We like to combine the rhythmic feel, and groove of The Stone Roses, and The Smiths, with an understated vocal like that of Chris Martin, and the balladeer nature of Noel Gallagher.


Casual Friday takes its inspiration mainly from British bands, but there are some American influences in there too. Gary Ó'Nualláin is the songwriter of the group and has always felt a strong connection to the city of Manchester. A lot of his songwriting can be traced back to Manchester roots.

His first go-to when stuck on a new song is the music of his idol, Noel Gallagher, to try and bring forward some of the hope Noel portrays no matter how dark the times. He tries to combine this with some of the lyrical styling of The Smiths and strives for a guitar sound like that of Johnny Marr, or John Squire to really round the song off. Then it is put to a Stone Roses or Smiths type beat and a new Casual Friday hit is born.

Gary started with traditional Irish music before he ever went near contemporary music and this can be heard in his ballads. They often have quite a traditional Irish feel and the rest of the band try to embellish on that premise.

In terms of American influences The Lemonheads, and The Goo Goo Dolls are also big inspirations.

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