NME ARTISTS

Cast

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.

Powered by Wikipedia

Read More

Cast Tickets

Paolo Nutini
,

FROM £35

BUY TICKET

Paolo Nutini
,

OUT OF STOCK

BUY TICKET

The Sadies
,

FROM £15

OUT OF STOCK

The Orb
,

FROM £16

BUY TICKET

Thought Forms
,

FROM £6

OUT OF STOCK

Asking Alexandria
,

FROM £16

BUY TICKET

Rick Thorne Bmx Legend
,

FROM £5

OUT OF STOCK

Rival State + Special Guests
,

FROM £6

OUT OF STOCK

Turin Brakes
,

FROM £18

BUY TICKET

Ed Sheeran
,

OUT OF STOCK

BUY TICKET

Ed Sheeran
,

FROM £32

BUY TICKET

The Drop
,

FROM £8

OUT OF STOCK

Sam Smith
,

FROM £16

BUY TICKET

Lisbon + Special Guests
,

FROM £8

OUT OF STOCK

Jongleurs Comedy Club:on The Road
,

FROM £12

OUT OF STOCK

Th' Legendary Shack*shakers
,

FROM £12

OUT OF STOCK

Lisbon + Prides
,

FROM £8

OUT OF STOCK

Chimaira
,

FROM £14

BUY TICKET

Real Estate
,

FROM £14

BUY TICKET

The World Alive
,

FROM £11

BUY TICKET

View All Tickets

 
Featured Video
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM