Terry de Castro
Terry de Castro's long-time collaboration with David Gedge started in 1998 when she joined Cinerama shortly after its inception. It was supposed to be for one concert and a Peel Session, but it turned into twelve years of touring and four albums with both Cinerama and The Wedding Present. When she moved from the UK back to her native US, she continued to commute back and forth until 2010, when she played her final concert with The Wedding Present at the first annual At The Edge of the Sea Festival in Brighton.
Terry has been living in Los Angeles for the last 15 years, but her affiliation with David continues as he releases her new mini LP You Can't Separate Light -- her second solo recording on Scopitones (August 2015).
NME Journalist Nathaniel Cramp called de Castro’s 2009 debut LP, A Casa Verde, ‘a delight’ and gave it eight out of ten stars. This new project features all original material by de Castro and British songwriter Dean Frances-Hawksley and offers up a diverse set of beautifully crafted Americana / pop.
Backed up by eclectic guitar sounds, distorted violins, abstracted feedback, intricate banjo parts and evocative backing vocals, she wrangles her far-flung friends and former music colleagues. The record features New Zealand guitarist Geoff Maddock (Goldenhorse), Shetland-born recording artist Astrid Williamson (Goya Dress) and Seattle-based producer / multi-instrumentalist, Paul Hiraga (Downpilot).
Debut LP, A Casa Verde: