Cast star John is Powering ahead with solo dates

John Power.
John Power.
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Singer-songwriter John Power has an impressive cultural CV.

From his early days as bassist with There She Goes hitmakers The La’s, to frontman of Britpop stars Cast and finally as a solo singer-songwriter – not to mention a starring role as John Lennon in the play Lennon – there has been plenty of acclaim in the direction of the affable Liverpudlian.

And with Cast – famous for songs such as Alright, Sandstorm and Flying – recently reformed and another solo tour taking place, he shows no sign of slowing down – although he has ruled out any more acting for the time being.

“I am busy,” he says. “We’re preparing for the acoustic shows, a Cast tour later in the year and my solo albums are getting released in a boxed set.

“I started the acoustic shows about two years ago and they were well received.

“The songs are stripped back. We can play the solo material as well as Cast material which goes down great.

“It’s good to get out on the road

“I am a musician, a singer-songwriter, and I have rediscovered the art of performing.

“I did a play, that was something I never believed would happen, but that’s done and dusted now.

“I have been lucky to keep being creative,”

John brings his acoustic show to Sheffield tonight, with a performance at The Hop, Sheffield city centre tonight.