IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR
Rhythm meets rising star, and Cassell’s son, Bailey What career advice has your dad passed on to you?
“To be honest, on the musical side he’s shown me pretty much everything. If I didn’t have my dad I don’t know how I’d be able to do anything musical.”
Tell me about your new band, Now As One?
“It actually started right at the beginning of School Of Rock, at the auditions. We’d all just met. There were people like Giles [keys] and Toby [guitar] who I just happened to talk with the most. It was easy to interact with them in terms of music, singing and acting. I texted them individually one day asking, ‘Do you want to make a band?’ It went from there. After School Of Rock ended things really started taking shape. We wrote two songs and now we’re making an EP with four new songs and just trying to get out there.”
Do you feel like School Of Rock helped develop your drumming?
“Definitely. Before School Of Rock I had a little phase where, I loved music of course, but drumming was a bit boring. Then School Of Rock came along and it just refreshed my mind. At that time I was only doing hip-hop. School Of Rock led me to different genres like rock and funk. It made me want to play drums more.”
How would you like your music career to play out from here?
“In the future I want to be like a drumming Nile Rodgers, producing and playing my instrument at the same time. It’s just what I want to do. Maybe I’d even throw some other instruments in there.”