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90s legends Cast set to perform at Aquarium

PUBLISHED: 12:45 19 February 2016 | UPDATED: 13:18 19 February 2016

Cast performing live

Cast performing live

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Popular Britpop band Cast are set to take to the stage tonight at the Aquarium, on the Claremont Pier.

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Originally formed in 1992 from the ashes of two of the most lauded guitar bands of the 90s –The La’s and Shack – Cast have a high pedigree and fervent fanbase.

Known for their anthemic and melodic songs, Cast released four albums. The second, Mother Nature Calls, went platinum and the band had 10 top-ten singles including Flying, Guiding Star and Walkaway 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, frontman 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 and Radiohead) to record 2012’s album Troubled Times.

Since this release Wilkinson has left the band, being replaced by Jay Lewis on bass and the band have signed to music industry executive Alan McGee’s newly formed music management company ‘Creation Management’.

The supporting act on the night will be East Anglia’s Distant Sun, in what promises to be an evening full of high quality entertainment.

Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are priced at £17.50.

For further information visit www.theaquariumlive.co.uk

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