Pete’s ready to Cast a spell in sup­port of Brit­pop stars

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket -

A busy cou­ple of months await Pete MacLeod as the Coat­bridge mu­si­cian pre­pares to sup­port one of the big­gest Brit­pop bands – and spin the decks at his de­but DJ set.

The pop­u­lar singer-song­writer will share a stage with Scouse rock­ers Cast dur­ing two gigs next month, in Ed­in­burgh and Leeds.

Pete works for the same mu­si­cal la­bel as the tour­ing su­per­stars, Alan McGee’s Cre­ation Man­age­ment, and will re­alise a long-term am­bi­tion when he steps out to sup­port the group.

He told the Ticket:“Twenty years ago I or­gan­ised a bus for my friends and I to go and see Cast in Liv­ingston at the Fo­rum.

“We left from Kirk­wood Sports Barn in Coat­bridge, a place where sev­eral of us would gather in our youth.

“We all had a great laugh on the bus and Cast were great. I’m very pleased to an­nounce that 20 years on from that night I’ll be sup­port­ing Cast in Ed­in­burgh at the Liq­uid Rooms on April 7 and in Leeds on April 23.

“The Leeds gig is now sold out, but tick­ets for the Ed­in­burgh show are still avail­able, from tick­ets-scot­”

Be­fore his sup­port­ing slots with Cast, though, Pete is host­ing ‘A Balearic Beat Bou­tique’, his first ever DJ set.

Pete will use decks and ef­fects to re-edit tracks from his as-yet-un­ti­tled up­com­ing al­bum with cel­e­brated pro­ducer Youth.

The Kirk­wood rocker will be sup­ported by man­ager Alan McGee, with a two-hour set of Acid House and in­die tracks which have in­spired him over the years, and tal­ented Glas­gow DJ and pro­ducer Craig Moog, who will kick off the night with a set made up of Cos­mic Disco and down tempo Balearic beats.

The DJ show­case takes place in The Berke­ley Suite on Glas­gow’s Char­ing Cross on Satur­day, March 12, from 6pm to 11pm and ad­vance tick­ets – priced £5 – are avail­able now from www. tick­ets-scot­

Busy man Pete will spin the decks at his de­but DJ set be­fore sup­port­ing Cast on two of their tour gigs

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