(1999 – 2002)

Meaning bandname: Just a random last name which sounds kinda cool.

Bio: In autumn 1999 vocalist Susanne Clermonts and bassplayer Tom Sjonger start a punkband called Plakband. After a couple of memberchanges, guitarplayer Wouter and drummer Erwin gets added in spring 2000 and the name changes into Cassady. Things get serious when Cassady enters a local band competition, Pop Up, one year later. They are amazed they win that one. That means they get to the next round, Grote Prijs van Groningen. And they win again.
Next they enter the national semi-finals of Grote Prijs van Nederland in September 2001, where they play at the kick ass Vera Club in hometown Groningen, and get through to the national finals. The finals take place at the Melkweg in Amsterdam in November and they play one of their best shows ever. Susanne receives an award for Best Musician. In june 2001 they record their first demo with 6 songs and get some media attention because of a cover of The Carpenters (“Top Of The World”). In october another demo is recorded in the Square Wave Studio in Groningen. In December 2002 the band splits up due to personal differences. 

Lyrics: The songs are written by Susanne Clermonts. Except for the lyrics of “Twenty Second Break”, written by Erwin Jaeggi. The songs are about broken hearts and love sickness.

Description: Poppunk like New Found Glory, The Ataris or Blink 182.

Lineup: 
Erwin Jaeggi – drums
Susanne Clermonts – vocals, guitar
Hans Van Der Horn – guitar (2002-2002)
Arno Hoogma – bass (2002-2002)

Maarten van der Werf – bass (2000-2002)
Wouter Nip – guitar (1999-2002)
Tom Sjonger – bass (1999-2000)

Other bands:
Erwin Jaeggi – Long Way Down
Maarten van der Werf – Brito, Go! Revolution Go, Marat, Podgy, We Swim You Jump
Susanne Clermonts – My Sister Harold, Krause

Discography:
2001 – My Little Pilot demo (Selfreleased, NL)
2001 – Hit The Lights, Ugly! demo CDr (Selfreleased, NL)

Various:
2001 – Grote Prijs Van Nederland 2001 CD/02 Pop/Rock CD (Vitaminic, NL)
2002 – Still Naked CD (Naked Records, NL)

Concerts: (assorted)
2001.06.29 Huize Maas, Groningen (+ Machines & Monkeys and more) (Grote Prijs Van Groningen)
2001.09.21 Vera, Groningen (+ Vicious Visjes and more) (Grote Prijs Van Nederland)
2001.10.14 Platformtheater, Groningen (+ Burn The Elite, S.A.M., The Pushovers)
2001.11.02 De Troubadour, Groningen (+ S.A.M., B.G.R.)

2002.01.05 Vera Downstage, Groningen
2002.01.09 Plato, Groningen (+ This Beautiful Mess, 16 Down, Caesars Palace, The Plan, Zornik, Mardi Grass B.B. and more)
2002.01.11 De Troubadour, Groningen (+ Vicious Visjes, Nomen, Shikari, Zebra, Noon, Liquid, Antapnux, Cousin X)
2002.03.01 Oude Ulo, Leek (+ Incense)
2002.05.05 Bevrijdingsfestival, Groningen (+ New Cool Collective, The Shella Divine, Elijah & His Roots Reggae Team, Zebra, Extince, Fertile Ground, Millionaire, The Bornfunk MC’s, Zen Guerilla)
2002.05.09 Indorppop, Zuidwold (+ Frusthatred, Dot, Heren 3, Echos Minor, Kirsten, Luie Hong, Handsome3some, Peter Pan Speedrock, The Semi-Tones, Def P & The Beatbusters)
2002.05.20 Podium Nienoord, Leek (+ Grief and more) (Flinke Pink Popfestival)
2002.12.12 Simplon, Groningen (+ Grasp, Clueless and more)