BRADFORD indie rock band Kascarade have landed a top-flight support slot for the winter.
The band will open for Scottish singer-songwriter Pete MacLeod as his UK tour lands in London and Manchester.
The back-to back gigs take place at the renowned Water Rats in London on February 16 then the following night at Manchester’s Night and Day Café.
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 the Paul Weller Band.
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 band Kascarade have played around the country regularly 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 rock and pop influences from the 1960s to the 1990s.
The audience can go from experiencing up-tempo, guitar/synth and drum-driven tracks to slower-paced acoustic/piano numbers, making for an varied and melodic recorded and live sound.
Kascarade are singer and rhythm Matthew ‘Maf’ Milnes, lead guitarist Luke Milnes, bassist Adam Brankin, drummer Carl Bower and keyboard player Martin Horton.
Visit petemacleod.net/gigs to book tickets for the Manchester gig.