Seamas Carey is a performer, composer and silent film pianist based in London. Hailing originally from Cornwall, at the age of 17 he escaped the clutches of formal education and began work as a multi-instrumentalist and composer for theatre. Since then he has toured continuously throughout the UK, Europe and The Middle East.

He has also worked in his studio, recording numerous theatre and film soundtracks. 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. Later this year he will join Kneehigh Theatre’s production of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips at The Globe Theatre, followed by an American tour.

Theatre work includes; Hetty Feather (Kenny Wax, Novel Theatre & William Archer), Wolfshchild, Yule-Tide Ark-Ive, 100: The Day Our World Changed (Wild Works), Two Punks & A Tandem, The Elves & The Shoemaker, The Ballad Of A Thinman, The Tallest Horse on Earth (Silly Boys), The Ugly Sisters (Bec Applebee), The Giants (Wassail Theatre), Dracula, Great Expectations (Rabbit Theatre), The Winters Tale, Moominland Midwinter, Heidi A Goats Tale (The Egg, Theatre Royal Bath), Little Match Girl (Dot & Ethel Theatre), Winter Dance Symposium (Falmouth University), The Tempest (Miracle Theatre), Griselda’s Grandad (Shanty Theatre), The Last Illusion, The Strongman, The Lion Tamer (Bashstreet Theatre). He has also facilitated workshops with Traveling Light Theatre and guest lectured on silent film music at Falmouth University.

Silent film compositions include; One Week, The High Sign, Steamboat Bill Jr, Sherlock Jr (Buster Keaton) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene) The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Lottie Reiniger) Shoulder Arms, A Dogs Life, Easy Street (Charlie Chaplin) Blackmail (Alfred Hitchcock) and Sunrise (F.W. Murnau).

Band work includes; The Busketeers, Seamas Carey Solo EP, The Kneehigh Band, Underdog, Radjel, My Grannies House, Captain Ska-let and 3 years as Provedore Cafe’s in-house accordionist.


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  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


  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.


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