Harry Wayne Casey Musician

Harry wayne casey

Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey (born January 31, 1951) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is most famous for his group, KC and the Sunshine Band, and as a producer of several hits for other artists. Born in Opa-Locka, Florida, to an Irish-American father and an Italian-American mother, Casey became interested in music at an early age. As a teenager he played and sang with several local bands and played piano at the Pentecostal church his family attended. He also attended Hialeah High School in Hialeah, Florida, that is where Casey further developed his music talent. He studied music at Miami-Dade Community College and worked part-time in a record store. KC noticed that often customers would come in not remembering the titles of the records they wanted, and the store would lose the sale — this is the reason so many of his songs repeat their titles over and over. While working at the record store, Casey often made deliveries to the headquarters of TK Records in Hialeah, and spent so much time visiting the studio that he was eventually hired to work in the warehouse.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 31st, 1951
United States of America
Irish American




1. Hialeah High School High school

Hialeah High School is a secondary school located at 251 E 47th Street in Hialeah, Florida, USA.

Type High school
Institution colors
September, 1954
251 E 47th Street, 33013 - Hialeah, Florida
Official web page www.hialeahhigh.org
Wikipedia article

People attended Hialeah High School connected by profession and/or age

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2. Miami Dade College Colleges/University

Miami Dade College, or simply Miami Dade or MDC, is a state college located in Miami, Florida, United States. Miami Dade has eight campuses and twenty-one outreach centers located throughout Miami-Dade County. Founded in 1959, Miami Dade is the largest college in the Florida College System with over 161,000 students. Additionally, MDC is also the largest institution of higher education in Florida, and the second-largest in the United States. Miami Dade College's main campus, the Wolfson Campus, is in Downtown Miami.

Type College
2009. 306 mil. $
Institution colors
300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, 33132 - Miami, Florida
2010. 61,674
2009. 59,120
Local tuition
2011. 3.16 K $
2010. 2.85 K $
2009. 2.59 K
2008. 2.43 K $
Official web page www.mdc.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Miami Dade College connected by profession and/or age

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Musical acts

1.KC and the Sunshine Band Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Funk, Disco

1973 -

KC and the Sunshine Band is an American musical group. Founded in 1973 in Hialeah, Florida, its style has included funk, R&B, and disco. Their most well known songs include the disco hits "That's the Way", " Shake Your Booty", "I'm Your Boogie Man", "Keep It Comin' Love", "Get Down Tonight", "Boogie Shoes", "Give It Up", and "Please Don't Go". The band took its name from lead vocalist Harry Wayne Casey's last name and the "Sunshine Band" from KC's home state of Florida.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Lead Vocals 1973
Lisa Marie Torres
Kenetha Morris
Steve Lashley
Bass guitar
Jeffery Reeves
Lead guitar
Robert E. Lee
Drums, Bass guitar
Guitar 2000
Anika Ellis
Backing Vocals
Rusty Hamilton III
Maria De Crescenzo
Backing Vocals
Janell Burgess
Noah Bellamy
Michael Cordone
Fermin Goytisolo
David Simmons
Chris Cadenhead
Fernando Diaz
Miles Fielder
David Palma
John Reid

Official website

Social media

2.Teri DeSario & KC

Member history

Member Role Start End

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
The Secret Disco Revolution
2012 Him/Herself
Jamie Kastner
Jamie Kastner
Jamie Kastner
When Disco Ruled the World
2005 Him/Herself
Ben Kaplan
Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion
2004 Him/Herself

Regular TV appearances

1. American Idol

Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV
Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Languages Regular cast
Celebrity guest
2009-04-22 June 11th, 2002 15 American English, English

Guest TV appearances

American Bandstand

Program genre

Variety show
Talk show

External resources

American Bandstand is an American music-performance show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989 and was hosted from 1956 until its final season by Dick Clark, who also served as producer. The show featured teenagers dancing to Top 40 music introduced by Clark; at least one popular musical act—over the decades, running the gamut from Jerry Lee Lewis to Run DMC—would usually appear in person to lip-sync one of their latest singles. Freddy Boom Boom Cannon holds the record for most appearances at 110.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S27-E25 March 31st, 1984
S23-E09 December 29th, 1979

Behind the Music

Program genre

Biographical film
Reality television
Documentary film
Historical fiction

Official site

External resources

Behind the Music is a television series on VH1. The series places its generality on documentation of musical artists or groups who are interviewed and profiled, and discuss how their careers became successful and what hardships they undertook. On September 6, 2012, VH1 announced that the show's fifteenth season would premiere on Sunday, September 16 with an episode profiling band Train. Other new subjects include Toni Braxton, Carrie Underwood, Gym Class Heroes, Nicole Scherzinger, and Ne-Yo. T.I. and Pink will have their specials updated.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E27 May 6th, 2001
S02-E12 December 20th, 1998

The Midnight Special

Program genre

Variety show

External resources

The Midnight Special is an American late-night musical variety series that aired on NBC during the 1970s and early 1980s, created and produced by Burt Sugarman. It premiered as a special on August 19, 1972, then began its run as a regular series on February 2, 1973; its last episode was on May 1, 1981. The ninety-minute program followed the Friday night edition of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.nLike its syndicated late-night cousin Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, the show typically featured guest hosts, except for a period from July 1975 through March 1976 when singer Helen Reddy served as the regular host. Wolfman Jack served as the announcer and frequent guest host.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E17 February 8th, 1980

Where Are They Now?

Program genre

Documentary film
Biographical film

Official site

External resources

Where Are They Now? was a television series on VH1 that featured past celebrities and updated on their current professional and personal status. Each episode was dedicated to another genre.nThough not always in sequence, some episodes were a continuation of the motif of episodes from the past. Those episodes sometimes had Roman numerals in their title to signify their sequel status.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E19 October 21st, 2002
S00-E02 June 14th, 1999

Awards won

1978 Grammy Award for Album of the Year

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Saturday Night Fever Disco Album
Bobby Martin
Broadway Eddie
William Salter
Karl Richardson
Bill Oakes
Kool & the Gang
Thomas J. Valentino
Bee Gees
K.G. Productions
The Trammps
KC and the Sunshine Band

1975 Grammy Award for Best R&B Song

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Where Is the Love Composition
Willie Clarke


1.KC and the Sunshine Band

Rhythm and blues Artist
KC and the Sunshine Band is an American musical group. Founded in 1973 in Hialeah, Florida, its style has included funk, R&B, and disco.
Official website


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