Kascarade Clinch Big-Name Tour Dates
Posted 3rd February 2017
The band will be supporting Scottish singer-songwriter Pete MacLeod on his UK tour next month, joining MacLeod for his London and Manchester performances. The back-to back gigs take place at The Water Rats in London on Thursday, February 16, and Manchester’s Night and Day Café on Friday, February 17.
MacLeod will be promoting his new album, Crestfallen, as well as playing numbers from his debut album Rolling Stone. He will be performing with guitarist Steve Cradock of Ocean Colour Scene and Paul Weller Band fame.
MacLeod’s sound blends classic influences from Oasis, The Stone Roses and the La’s with an accessible pop twist. His career was given a massive boost in 2014 when he was signed up by the man who discovered Oasis, fellow Scot Alan McGee, for his new 359 Music record label.
Kascarade keyboard player Martin Horton said: “I’m a massive fan of Pete’s music and got networking and chatting with him online. He mentioned that he was looking for support for the show in London and I put forward Kascarade.
“Pete knew a few people in the industry who we’ve supported in the past, and checked out our album online and a few of our videos. He said he liked what we do and he'd be more than happy to have us along not just for London but for Manchester as well.
“We are really excited about this opportunity and hope a few folk will come along to one of the nights and help us to show people what Bradford’s got.”
Five-piece Kascarade have played around the country over the years since getting together in 2010 and have already supported well-known acts and musicians including Simon Fowler (Ocean Colour Scene), Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets), Proud Mary, The Hoosiers, Chris Helme (The Seahorses), Scars on 45 and the Levellers.
The band’s sound draws on their wide range of influences from 1960s – 1990s rock and pop genres. The audience can go from experiencing up-tempo, guitar/synth and drum-driven tracks to slower-paced acoustic/piano numbers, making for an especially varied and melodic recorded and live sound.
For more details visit www.kascarade.com