John Power of Cast and The La's, will perform a solo set in Grimsby on Saturday 4th March, with support from Daniel Cliffe.
Saturday 4th March 2023
Age Restriction - 14+ (Under 18’s to be accompanied by an adult)
Tickets | £17+BF
The audience for this show will be standingAll ticket sales handled by See Tickets.
Having first made his mark on the UK pop scene in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s with renowned Liverpudlian quartet The La’s. Power left the group to form a new group called Cast. The timing of the band’s emergence was perfect, chiming with the mid-1990s rise of Britpop and, with guitar-based kindred spirits such as Oasis and Blur dominating the charts, Cast’s first two LPs, All Change (released in 1995 and reputedly Polydor’s biggest-selling debut album) and ‘97’s Mother Nature Calls both sold over 1,000,000 copies.
After Cast split in 2001, Polydor put an offer on the table for John Power to record as a solo artist, but at the time he’d had enough of the whole music business and felt he had to get out. Power finally released his solo debut, Happening For Love, the first of the three full-length albums featured in this box, in June 2003. Producer for the album was John Leckie, whose numerous production credits include Magazine, The Fall and The Stone Roses’ seminal debut LP, as well as both Cast and The La’s. With the distance provided by hindsight, John views Happening For Love as representing “the last remnants of the Cast sound”.
Released in October 2006, Power’s second solo L.P., the stripped-back Willow She Weeps, could hardly have been more different from Happening For Love. Ranging from lonesome country blues to infectious and stomping fare, it’s a gutsily authentic, Americana-flavoured L.P. full of spirit and heart.
Stormbreaker is the third and (to date) last of John Power’s three solo LPs, but while it’s billed as a solo record, it’s actually the sound of The John Power Band firing on all cylinders. Originally released in January 2008, it has become hard to find and expensive to buy. Its reappearance here shows that it’s an absolute gem. Stormbreaker is a glorious extension of the roots-y, neo-Delta blues-rock sound of Willow She Weeps. It’s full of dirt and grit and remains thrillingly raw.
Cast returned with an all-new studio album, Troubled Times, in 2012, but John Power has also continued to work on solo material (all in tandem with guitarist Jay Lewis).
Daniel Cliffe is a singer/songwriter from Grimsby who's played headline shows in the UK, Thailand & Spain, as well as supporting artists such as Peter Doherty, Jake Bugg, Stephen Fretwell, Saint Raymond, James McCartney and Sleaford Mods to name a few. His debut album 'The Early Years is out now on all major streaming platforms. The album is a collection of the songs he wrote in his formative years as a songwriter.
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Tickets are now on sale priced at £17, plus the standard See Tickets commission. The age requirement for this event is 14 plus. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
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