Biography

Cast are an English rock band from Liverpool, formed in 1992 by John Power (vocals, guitar) and Peter Wilkinson (backing vocals, bass) after Power left The La's and Wilkinson's former band Shack had split. Following early line-ups with different guitarists and drummers, Liam "Skin" Tyson (guitar) and Keith O'Neill (drums) joined Cast in 1993.

Emerging from the Britpop movement of the mid-1990s, Cast signed to Polydor Records and their debut album All Change (1995) became the highest selling debut album for the label. Further commercial success continued with the albums Mother Nature Calls (1997) and Magic Hour (1999), however the band's fourth album Beetroot (2001) was far less successful which led to the band's split soon after. Cast reunited for a UK tour in November 2010.

Noel Gallagher of Oasis described watching the band live as being like a "religious experience" and they were labelled "The Who of the 90's". It has been suggested that the name "Cast" was taken from the final word on The La's eponymous album (the song "Looking Glass" ends with the repeated line "The change is cast"), John Power has since confirmed this to be true, stating that he avoided answering this question for some time.

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Cast News

Cast announce April 2012 UK tour – ticket details

Cast announce April 2012 UK tour – ticket details

Band will hit the road in support of 'Troubled Times', their first new album for a decade

  • Dec 6, 2011

Cast announce release date for first album in 10 years

'Troubled Times' is their first LP since 2001's 'Beetroot'

  • Nov 29, 2011

Cast complete recording sessions for comeback album

Singer John Power takes to Twitter to reveal 12 tracks have been laid down for their first LP in a decade

  • Sep 26, 2011

Cast play greatest hits set at London comeback show

Original line-up also cover The Who's 'The Seeker' for their first gig in the capital since 2001

  • Dec 4, 2010

Cast ask fans to help fund new album

Reformed band to work on new record following reunion tour

  • Nov 12, 2010

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Cast Music Videos

The Appleseed Cast at The Knitting Factory - 3/17/2007 Play Video

The Appleseed Cast at The Knitting Factory - 3/17/2007

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I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday Play Video

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

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From The Modular (Original Mix) Play Video

From The Modular (Original Mix)

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Final Crack (Original Mix)

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Cast Reviews

Cast - 'Troubled Times'

Cast - 'Troubled Times'

Cast are just doing what they are good at: guitar-pop

  • Mar 2, 2012

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