Harry Wayne Casey


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Harry Wayne Casey was born on the 31st January 1951, in Hialeah, Florida USA, and is of Italian and Irish descent. He is a musician best known to the world as the founder of the band KC and the Sunshine Band, with which he has released a number of studio albums, but he also had a successful career as a solo artist, spawning hit songs like “That`s The Way (I Like It), “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty”, and “Give It Up”, among others, all of which increased Harry`s net worth and popularity. His career has been active since the early 1970s.
Have you ever wondered how rich Harry Wayne Casey is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Casey`s net worth is as high as $15 million. Apart from his successful career as a part of the band, he has also written and produced songs for other artists, including Teri DeSario and George McCrae.Harry grew up in the Greater Miami area; his love for music came at an early age, as he firstly fell in love with the sound of the organ when he attended church with his parents. As he grew older his interest intensified, and his parents signed him up for piano lessons. After finishing high school education, Harry enrolled at Miami-Dade Junior College, but wasn`t much interested in education. Instead, he went to work in a drugstore, and later in a record store, where he met and befriended employees of Tone Distributors and its subsidiary label, TK Records. On account of this new found friendship, Harry was invited to the TK recording studio, and began to hang around the studio more often, until the president of TK Records, Henry Stone, gave Harry a job as a sweeper, and also packing records for shipment.
At TK he met Richard Finch, record producer and bassist, with whom he started KC and the Sunshine Band. Their first recordings together included songs such as “Blow Your Whistle” and “Sound Your Funky Horn”, which came out as singles. Their debut self-titled album was released in 1975, which reached No. 1 on the US R&B chart, and achieved triple platinum status, increasing Harry`s net worth to a large degree. They continued successfully throughout the 1970s, releasing albums “Part 3” (1976), “Who Do Ya (Love)” (1978), and “Do You Wanna Go Party” (1979), all of which achieved at least platinum status, which only increased further Casey`s net worth.
The 1980s were rough for Casey, as the band`s popularity was in decline, and he was in a car accident which left him paralyzed, and he needed to re-learn how to walk and play piano as well. The Sunshine Band was also disbanded, as he and Finch had several arguments.
Nevertheless, Casey return to the industry in the 1990s, reforming the group with new members, and since then has released three albums, however, they have been nowhere near as successful as in the 1970s. Casey and the band released their last studio album in 2007, entitled “Yummy”, but to low critical acclaim.
Regarding his personal life, there is no information about Harry in the media, assuming the fact that his career has kept him busy, and more importantly, satisfied.

Full Name Harry Wayne Casey
Net Worth $15 Million
Date Of Birth January 31, 1951
Place Of Birth Opa-locka, Florida, United States
Profession Musician, Record producer, Singer, Songwriter
Education Miami Dade College, Hialeah High School
Nationality American
Parents Jane Ann Casey
Siblings Savina Casey Barnsley III
Nicknames Harry Wayne “K.C.” Casey , KC , K.C. , Harry Wayne ‘K.C.’ Casey , Harry Casey , K.C. & The Sunshine Band , Harry ‘KC’ Wayne Casey , KC & The Sunshine Band , H.W. Casey
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/hwcasey
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1241044/
Awards Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, That’s the Way I Like It, Get Down Tonight, Give It Up
Music Groups KC and The Sunshine Band
TV Shows American Idol