IN CONVERSATION WITH CASEY BURGESS

She was dancing from the moment she could walk; off the back of an extensive career in one of the country’s biggest Kids Bands & Fresh from the launch of her debut solo album, Just Breathe; Casey Burgess was born to the be in the spotlight! With a sense of personal style that’s as accomplished as her music & a laugh that’s completely infectious; it’s fair to say that we could have talked for hours… I wish we did!

Talk to us about your career; had you always wanted to work in music?

I was singing and dancing as soon as I could walk. My dad had a career in the spotlight and my mum was a dancer, so it was inevitable. I started in Annie the musical and went on to do lots of tv commercials, then fell into TV. I loved every second of it. I worked on Girl TV and then worked my little butt off to get into Hi-5 which was extremely life changing! We had a SONY record deal with both, and then when I decided to take my song writing seriously, I took myself to Nashville and self-funded my own country album.  It’s been the most exciting chapter of my life!

Just Breathe has such a beautiful sound; can you share with us a bit about the album and your inspiration behind it.

Thank You!! I am so proud of this album and working with so many incredibly talented musicians and writers really made it an amazing experience. I felt it was time to share my stories, and I wanted to make it relatable to others. I feel that I connect with music with the different emotions I go through in life, and I wanted to be able to share and connect with others who had been through similar experiences. It’s an album of loss, heartbreak, growth, and strength. Finding yourself and feeling free. 

What person, place or experience has shaped you the most?

I think every single aspect of my life has helped shape me. I have been through the ups and downs; I try to take everything on as a learning curve. Touring the world and meeting children and families from all walks of life really helped me to have perspective, and going through the harder times, made me build resilience and work on my values and boundaries - and I feel like I am in the strongest place I have been in.  

How would you describe your personal style?

Simple, with a slight tomboy edge. I did find after working in children’s TV I struggled to wear colour for a few years ha-ha!! I am a big fan of neutrals and sleek lines, keeping the outfit clean but I love to then add simple gold accessories, maybe a red lip and a chic hairstyle.  I’m a big fan of sunglasses too!

 Whose style do you most admire and why?

I REALLY love Diane Keaton.  She is unapologetically herself and pushes the boundaries. She always looks so comfortable in her skin. I’m also a huge fan of Kate Bosworth.  She always looks so chic and clean, and effortless.  

Name three essential items every woman should have in her wardrobe. 

Blue Levi Jeans, A Black oversized Blazer, and a really fun pair of sunglasses!