Cast play at the Buttermarket in August 2021!
08 Jul 2021
by Cathy Block

English indie rock band Cast is coming to Shrewsbury's Buttermarket this Friday, August 20. 

We're all desperate to go to gigs and are delighted to see these mid-1990s Britpop giants heading to town! Noel Gallagher of Oasis is said to have once described watching Cast live as being like a 'religious experience'! 

Cast was originally formed in 1992 from the ashes of two of the most legendary and lauded guitar bands of all time, The La’s and Shack. The band released four albums - the second, ‘Mother Nature Calls’ also went platinum (three of them top 10), and had ten top 10 singles, before disbanding in 2001. ‘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 played intermittently with the reformed La’s.

A decade later in 2012, the band’s original line-up reunited with original producer John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead, The Fall) for ‘Troubled Times’. The reinvigorated band produced an album full of the anthemic, melodic and beautifully written songs for which they have always been loved by their fervent fanbase.

With Founding member Pete Wilkinson retiring from the band in 2013. John Power (guitar/vocals), Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson (lead guitar – also playing with Robert Plant) and Keith O’Neill (drums) were joined by former La’s member Jay Lewis on bass.

At the end of 2015, Cast celebrated the 20th anniversary of their classic album ‘All Change’, with two sold-out shows at the historic Liverpool Philharmonic Hall where they played the record in its entirety accompanied by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

The band’s latest album ‘Kicking Up The Dust’ was released on 21st April 2017. The album, Cast’s sixth studio album, was recorded at The Motor Museum in Liverpool and was produced by resident studio legend – Alistair Groves.

Support comes from The Bartells. 

WIN a pair of tickets to see CAST at The Buttermarket on August 20, 2021. 

All you have to do is answer this question and email us at

Q: Which anniversary of their classic album 'All Change' did the band celebrate in 2015?

We will contact the winner and announce it on FB on August 14th - so please send all entries to by midnight on Friday, August 13. Please include your names and email addresses. 

Tickets for the CAST show available from:

Friday, August 20 2021

SHREWSBURY – Buttermarket

Doors – 7.00pm / On-stage – 7.30pm

Tickets - £22.50 advance

Box Office No:  01743 281751

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