John graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Sydney Conservatorium of Music and pursued postgraduate studies in Conducting at the Hochschule Fuer Musik “Franz Liszt” in Weimar, Germany.


After moving to London, he built a busy career as a freelance clarinettist, saxophonist and arranger. John performed in numerous West End musicals, with the Orchestra for English National Opera, the Royal Liverpool Orchestra and with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He became known for his interpretations of contemporary music and worked closely with many composers both in London and Europe.


John’s TV, film and commercial work from that time includes conducting sessions for BBC TV series “New Tricks” to appearing in scenes with Cheryl Crow and Robbie Williams, and arranging and conducting the London Community Gospel Choir at Abbey Road studios


Moving to Sydney in 2006, John began regular work as a freelancer with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. He has toured for Musica Viva as a performer of contemporary music and has performed in numerous film soundtracks  - including Baz Lurhman’s “Australia”, “Happy Feet” and more recently, “Gods of Egypt” among others.


John built KAMMER Studios in North Sydney and produces many recordings. He is active as a songwriter - with writing partner and lyricist Anne Casey, he founded casey+lewis. Their mission is to flood the world with "songs that make your heart sing".

The Casey and Lewis song writing team, is proud to present new music created in Australia by musician and composer, John Lewis and lyricist, Anne Casey. In our Songs tab, you can view song lyrics, and listen to music online - via our mp3 online music links.

John Lewis, Co-Founder

 

Anne Casey is a lyricist, poet and writer with over 25 years' experience in publishing, communications and business development. She has written lyrics for 50+ songs - both under the casey+lewis songwriting umbrella and for various recording artists.

Anne has worked as a business journalist; magazine editor; corporate and government communications director; author and editor. She is an award-winning poet and creative writer. Her poetry has won or  been short-listed for prestigious international awards in the USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Her work is widely published internationally - in newspapers, magazines, journals, books, music albums, videos, broadcasts, podcasts, a stage show and an international art exhibition.


Anne holds a Law degree and qualifications in Communications. She is a Full Writer Member of APRA AMCOS, and a member of NSW Writers' Centre and Australian Poetry. See also: Anne Casey on LinkedIn.

Lisa Osmialowski, Vocal Director

 

casey+lewis proudly support LETS  charity.

Lisa holds a music degree from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and is a professional flautist and choir director. She has worked with London orchestras including The Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and BBC Symphony.


Lisa currently freelances with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and Sydney Symphony. Her work appears on commercial soundtracks including “Australia” (Baz Luhrmann), “Jesus Christ Superstar”(UK, 2000). Most recently, she has been recording on “Carnival of the Animals" for “Playschool” on the ABC.


Lisa also directs parish choirs, for the Catholic Parish of the Lower North Shore where she is Director of Liturgical Music.

Giving back

Rory Lonergan has been a qualified chartered accountant for over 24 years. He has been advising businesses, large and small, in all sectors both in Australia and overseas throughout his career.


Rory's specific areas of expertise include governance, funding, tax and business planning and commercial negotiations.

Anne Casey, Co-Founder

 

Rory Lonergan, Finance Director