CAST // O2 ACADEMY, GLASGOW

Liverpudlian Brit Poppers Cast rolled back the years and rolled into Glasgow for the Scottish leg of their 30th Anniversary tour, and gave the crowd all the big hits and more.Liverpudlian Brit Poppers Cast rolled back the years and rolled into Glasgow for the Scottish leg of their 30th Anniversary tour, and gave the crowd all the big hits and more.

CAST PERFORMING AT GLASGOW’S O2 ACADEMY - 20.12.2018
PICTURE BY: STEPHEN WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY

★★★★☆ (4.5/5)

Sandstorm, Finetime, Walkaway, all from the bands debut album All Change from 1995, these tracks set the tone for the evening, and the bands whole catalogue would be delved into on more than a few occasions.

John Power leads from the front, as always and on this tour he Is joined by Liam Tyson on guitar, Jay Lewis on bass and Keith O’Neill on drums, so other than original bassist Peter Wilkinson, it’s the original line up.  The setlist continues with other big tunes. Magic Hour, Live The Dream, Beat Mama.  The band are in fine form and Power’s voice has lost none of its grit and aggression, and fits the songs perfectly.

Tonights crowd is far from capacity but those that braved the weather were treated to a fantastic set from the band.  They were well up for it, word perfect on the big numbers and gave the band plenty encouragement and enthusiasm.  Beat Mamma, Flying, Guiding Star and the first part of the show was over, the band leaving to a fantastic ovation from the Glasgow audience.

After a short break the band return to the stage. Baby Blue Eyes, Giving It All Away, History and Alright, the bands second single from All Change, and the evening was over.

As the crowd left the venue into the cold and wet Glasgow December, it was another gig showcasing the music from another era, and shown to stand the test of time.  You just cant beat good music, and as long as Cast keep going, the fans will keep coming.  A great night out !!

 SETLIST: CAST - O2 ACADEMY, GLASGOW - 20.12.2018

  • Time Bomb

  • Do That

  • See That Girl

  • Sandstorm

  • Finetime

  • Never Gonna Tell You What to Do (Revolution)

  • I’m So Lonely

  • Magic Hour

  • Live the Dream

  • Paper Chains

  • Walkaway

  • Beat Mama

  • Flying

  • Guiding Star

  • Free Me

ENCORE:

  • Baby Blue Eyes

  • Giving It All Away

  • History

  • Alright

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REVIEW + PHOTOS BY: STEPHEN WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY

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