What a way to kick off Arts Bar Live at the Baltic than with one of the resident bands of Elevator studios and one of our favourites on the Liverpool music scene right now!
Casino will be dropping in to play some stripped back tunes for us as we film for a new season of Arts Bar Live. This ones not to be missed!
‘The band, who describe themselves as ‘the bastard sons of Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding’, comprises Dillon Kelly (vocals), Jamie Wild (drums), Anton Jackson (bass), Oliver Stone (keys) and Tom Donoghue (guitar). Jackson and Kelly have been friends since their childhood and they met Wild via Facebook, after he moved from Wales to Liverpool to go to university. ‘Our name comes from The Wigan Casino, that soul stuff from the 70’s,’ Kelly said. ‘We used to be called The Sonder but there was another band called that.’ (The Wigan Casino was a nightclub in Wigan, England in the 70’s, which became known as a primary venue for Northern soul music.)’ – Inthebucketplaylist.com