UK rock revivalists CATS in SPACE have announced the name of their new lead singer this week, who takes over the role from Paul Manzi. They announced it in a short video clip posted to Facebook and YouTube, along with additional news that they are working on new studio material and that the tour in support of current album ‘Day Trip To Narnia’ will resume soon.
New vocalist Mark Pascall is a name unfamiliar to me, he is also lead singer in melodic rock band Departed who have toured in support of Inglorious. On the evidence of that band’s songs available to listen to online, he will be a good fit for the band. Possessing a powerful tenor voice, he will have big shoes to fill of course but certainly sounds up to the job of presenting the CATS songs live, alongside incumbent members Jeff Brown (bass), Andy Stewart (keyboards), Steevi Bacon (drums) as well as guitarists Greg Hart and Dean Howard. The band are known for their intricate vocal harmonies and so they have chosen well here.
Meanwhile, former frontman Paul Manzi has joined veteran glam rockers The Sweet; that band (still featuring original guitarist Andy Scott) will be playing dates of their own later in the year.
I look forward to seeing what Mark Pascall brings to the CAT universe, I intend to see the new incarnation as soon as they return to my part of the world.
Presented is ‘Are You Ready’ by Departed featuring vocalist Mark Pascall: