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Dennis Casey of Flogging Molly

October 20, 2007 by  
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fmmainGuitar, bass and drums..sure, sounds like the recipe for a great band.  Add mandolin, accordian, tin whistle and fiddle and you’ve got yourself a party, a party that calls themselves Flogging Molly.  With their uniquely delicious blend of pop-punk and traditional Irish sounds, for Flogging Molly it’s just second nature.  The seven piece band (Dave King on vocals and acoustic guitar, Bridget Regan on fiddle and tin whistle, Dennis Casey on electric guitar, Matt Hensley on accordion, Nathen Maxwell on bass, Bob Schmidt on mandolin, banjo, and George Schwindt on drums) is the brainchild of Dave King, who came to the US with a previous band, and searched to find his niche in the music industry.

“The first time we came together to play, there was an energy in the room that I’d never experienced in any other band I’d been in and it wasn’t due to any single ingredient, instrument, or musician” states King.  It was about the symbiotic nature that the instruments and musicians bring together as a whole, a sound best played live.  Indicative of this strength is the fact that the inspiration for their name was the club called Molly Malone’s in L.A. where King and fiddle player Regan first came together.

Flogging Molly spent the summer on Warped tour playing to tens of thousands of fans new and old, and are currently working on their new album due to be released in early 2008.  During their Warped stint, guitarist Dennis Casey sat down with TWRY staffer Lexi to discuss touring, tats, beer and of course all things Flogging Molly.

Interviewed by: Lexi Shapiro| November 2007
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