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GJ Promotions present CAST
(Doors 7pm)
Saturday 2nd June 2018

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Tickets from Assai Records, Broughty Ferry and GJ Promotions

Cast - Paper Chains

Labelled ‘The Who of the 90s’, Noel Gallagher once described watching Cast play live as “a religious experience.” From playing bass in the legendary Northern band The La’s, John Power (guitar/vocals), Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson (lead guitar - also playing with Robert Plant) and Keith O’Neill (drums) are joined by former La's member Jay Lewis on bass. Cast reunited in 2012 with original producer John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead, The Fall) to release a new album ‘Troubled Times’, their first studio album in over ten years.

After releasing four albums on Polydor the essence of Cast kept making music, John Power released 3 solo roots albums, made a theatrical debut as John Lennon in a stage production of his life at the Royal Court in Liverpool, and as long term collaborator with The Justice Collective (feat. Pete Wylie, Mick Jones, Peter Hooton) featured on the UK Christmas Number 1 'He's My Brother', seeking justice for the 96 people that died at a football match in 1989. The complete studio recordings of John Power 2002-2015 boxset was released in May 2015.

Lead guitarist Skin has been recording albums and touring the world with Robert Plant (Zed Zeppelin) as member of The Sensational Space Shifters and released an album as 'Men From Mars'. When not drumming with Cast Keith O'Neil is Tour Manager for major UK acts (and also drummed with Kealer, check those records out). In 2015 original bassist Pete Wilkinson stepped back from the band and ex-La's and John Power Band member Jay Lewis stepped up to bass duties.

Cast continue to record new music and tour. Noel Gallagher described seeing Cast live as a religious experience. There is still nothing in this world to suggest that he was wrong about that.

Cast - Guiding Star

Cast - Alright (Summer Sonic Japan 2012)

Cast - Walkaway (Summer Sonic Japan 2012)

Cast - Hold On Tight (Summer Sonic Japan 2012)

Cast - Sandstorm (Summer Sonic Japan 2012)