About

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Seamas Carey is a performer, composer and silent film pianist based in London. Hailing originally from Cornwall, his career began at the age of 15, playing accordion, piano and double bass for various different  bands and theatre projects.

He has toured throughout the UK, Europe and Middle East, working with Wild Works, Horse & Bamboo, Kenny Wax & The Rose Theatre Kingston, Rabbit Theatre, Bec Applebee, Traveling Light Theatre, The Egg Theatre Bath, Bash Street Theatre, Shanty Theatre, Kneehigh Theatre, C-Scape Dance, Wassial Theatre, Dot & Ethel Theatre, Colchester Arts Centre and The Eden Project. 

He is a founder member and joint artistic director of Bristol based theatre company Silly Boys, of whom he performs, composes and co-writes with. Silly Boys recently completed a successful 5 month tour of their show ‘The Elves & The Shoemaker’ ending with a sell-out Christmas run at Colchester Arts Centre.

Seamas also facilitates workshops and lectures for primary, secondary and A – level students. His focus is on music for silent film, theatre soundtrack, performing and puppetry. He regularly accompanies silent films with live piano soundtracks, specialising in early comedies such as Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin films.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi there, just to say I attended the buster Keaton night at the poly yesterday and really enjoyed it. I have a great love of silent films and to watch the film with your amazing music made me feel very privileged indeed. I have seen your website and am certainly going to buy your music. Are you planning to come to the poly again? Would you score any Harold Lloyd or laurel and hardy ?

    Many best wishes

    Ben

  2. Hi Ben. Thanks a lot for coming and getting in touch. Really glad you enjoyed the show. It was the first time I’d done that film, so it is great to know people enjoyed it. I will most certainly do it again.
    I’m returning to The Poly on the 6th March – with a theatre show called Two Punks & A Tandem. It’s nothing like Buster Keaton, but should be good.
    I’ve done Laurel & Hardy films before, but haven’t got any scheduled in at the moment. But do check the gigs page, as I will always post them on there.

    Many thanks.

    Seamas

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