Music hits people from the beginning of life, said Cast guitarist/vocalist and founder John Power.
"Toddlers find their rhythms by beating spoons on the tables and such," Power said in a thick English accent during a phone call from Seattle, Wash. "Young people get other rhythms from nursery rhymes and are songed to sleep. I was never taught to get involved with music. I just loved what it invoked in me."Cast - featuring Power, guitarist Liam Tyson, drummer Keith O'Neill and bassist Peter Wilkinson - will play the Zephyr Club, 301 S. West Temple, Monday, June 24. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Hollowbodies will open the show. Self will also take the stage that evening.
"I've listened to music all my life," Power continued. "I picked up the bass when I was about 17 or 18. One day I just decided I wanted to be a part of music."
Power, who cites a list from John Lennon to Marvin Gaye, formed the seminal English band the La's - which eventually inspired Noel Gallagher to form his band Oasis.
"I was just following my heart," said Power. "I think if you listen closely to what John or Marvin were singing about, you will find they're singing about the same thing. That is love, life and things. No matter how you dress it up, it will always boil down to what's on people's minds.
"I tend to write songs about life as an experiment," Power said. "The songs aren't analytical. They're about the things I absorb inside me head."
And it doesn't appear Cast will be slowing down anytime soon.
"I've already got the next two albums written," said Power. "I write everywhere I can. But I don't consciously take time to write, I just get bored and begin to write. I don't approach music as a job. I'm not on a mission: impossible. I'm on a possible mission to find something that turns me on. Because at the end of the day and when all things are done I'll look around and wonder what kind of impact I was on the people I've met. But then again, what do I know?"