Cast around in Wakefield

Cast, gig in Wakefield.
Cast, gig in Wakefield.

Britpop legends Cast are back on the music scene with new material and a UK tour that includes a stop off in Wakefield this month.

Originally formed in 1992 from the ashes of two of Liverpool’s most lauded guitar bands of all time, The La’s and Shack, it was Cast who went on to even bigger success than those bands with their massive selling All Change debut album.

Second album Mother Nature Calls also went platinum and the band had several top 10 singles before disbanding in 2001.

During that time, Noel Gallagher described watching Cast play live as “a religious experience” and All Change became the biggest selling debut album of all time for Polydor Records. After the band’s split, John Power released three solo albums, and has played intermittently since 2005 with the reformed La’s.

A decade later and the original line-up of John Power (guitar/ vocals), Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson (lead guitar), Pete Wilkinson (bass) and Keith O’Neill (drums) reunited with original producer John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead, The Fall) to make the Troubled Times album.

Earlier this year Cast released a brand new song, Baby Blue Eyes, the first track to be made available from their latest album, which shows they have not lost any of their ability to come up with a fine melody.

They are now heading out on tour and will be in Wakefield at the Unity Works on Friday, November 20. Tickets are available from: www.casttour.com