Cahill was born in Great Yarmouth England and grew up all over the UK in towns such as Northampton, Torquay, Blackpool and Leeds. from his late teens warren was fortunate enough to escape the colourful uk for that magical musical & artistic island of Ibiza, he's now spent well over a decades worth of seasons working & letting loose on the on his favoured Spanish "white Isle" , he's also spent over 16 months on the ancient lands of india where he's already performed over 35 gigs this year in locations such as Goa, Pune & Mumbai.
Warren Cahill received a guitar on his 18th Birthday and immediately fell in love with it. However his first foray into music came in 1991 when he became a key member of the Delapre Middle School classical band, playing the keyboard and trombone. They came last in the 1992 Northamptonshire Schools Classical Music Competition.
Unfazed by the acquisition of a brand new wooden spoon, in the same year he performed his first ever live solo act, playing the Christmas classic ‘Silent Night’ on the Keyboard to the whole school for the Christmas assembly (he was using the little 8-beat-fingered chord change). Needless to say he smashed it and since then has never looked back.
Cahill has often said he would never have learned the guitar if it wasn't for the song ‘Wonderwall’ by his favourite band Oasis. He then became addicted to Noel Gallagher B-sides such as ‘Take Me Away’, ‘Masterplan’, ‘Sadsong’ and many more. Other earlier influences included Cast, The Verve, Stereophonics and Blur.
In 2005, Cahill was a member of Manchester band The Quiero Somethings (he forgets the name) with front man Craig ‘Booted’ Gillon, Danny Germaine, Matty Anderson, Sammy the drummer and the front man of new London band GLuE, Tom Giddins.
In pursuing his own muscal enlightenment Cahill has developed a unique style of guitar playing. He’s the first person to use his elbow as a kick drum whilst strumming the chords as normal and it is also believed he is one of the first people to switch playing guitar from the standard-position to playing it on his lap in the same song.
In 2008, Cahill discovered Andy McKee on YouTube and was blown away by his style, especially the song ‘Drifting’. This then led him to discover Erik Mongrain, Jon Gomm and John Butler, who have also became huge influences.
The magical white island of Ibiza, Spain has also played a massive part in Cahill´s musical journey. He first touched down on its sands in 1998 and has returned nearly every season since, spending over six years living there in total. It was here where he fell in love with the music, art, people, dimension searching and pure beauty of the island, he also happened to meet his biggest inspiration and musical brother Elliot Hollins. The duo quickly bonded and formed Rat on the Roof a collection of underground artists and musicians.
The pair are both currently working on various different music projects, all of which are being kept secret (watch this space).
Keen to show the world what he has to offer Cahill started busking in the streets of London. His first attempt on Brick Lane was where his first YouTube video was captured and uploaded. It has now received more than 80,000 hits. This followed time spent in India where Cahill spent over 10 months honing his guitar style and seeking further inspiration.
In Mumbai he worked as a volunteer giving lessons at the guitar music school ‘Tune In’. He also spent a couple of seasons playing at various well known bars and venues around Goa including Shore Bar on Anjuna Beech and the Wednesday Flee Market. During this adventure he became a proud member of the family called the Anjuna Allstars, where he's been working with musicians such as Ping Pong & Coco, Mick Doherty, Elliot Hollins, Maria, and Joe Snow.
This year he has appeared in various press features such as Vogue.com, WhiteIbiza.com, and Itsabigthing.com and the Soho Tribune, culminating in an opportunity to perform one of his early songs called ‘White Isle’ on Channel 4 (UK) with Rat on the Roof´s Elliot Hollins and Liverpool artist Bang On.
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Up & coming EvenTS ( Click on Name for more details on Venue )
27th Jan - 24th Feb - 3rd/31st Mar - Bison and Bird - London
30th Jan - The Shoreditch - London
2nd / 16th Feb - Canecão London - London
8th Feb - The Water Rats - London
8th Feb - The Victorian Vaults - London
13th / 15th / 17th Feb / 1st / 20th Mar - Distrikt Bar Leeds - Leeds
14th / 15th Feb - Reds True Barbecue - Leeds
20th Feb - Blueberry - London
26th Feb - Golden Bee - London
6th Mar - Southwark Rooms Cocktail Lounge & Restaurant - London
Previous Shows & Events
The Water Rats - London, Kingscross
Hippodrome - Leicester Square, London
Distrikt - Leeds City Centre
McQueen - London, Shoreditch
Blueberry - London, Shoreditch
Lost Angel - London, Battersea
Bison & Bird - London, Clapham
Luciano's - Newcastle
SaddlerGates - Derby
Tune In - Dombivli, Mumbai
High Spirits - Pune, Maharashtra
SRI Bar - Hill Top Vagator, Goa
Shore Bar - Anjuna, Goa
Anjuna Flea Market -Anjuna, Goa
Janet & John's - Anjuna Goa
Tantra - Anjuna, Goa
Dorago - Little Vagator, Goa
The Banyan Tree - Arambol, Goa
Ibiza Rocks House - Pikes Hotel San Antonio
Atzaro - San Juan K15
Las Dalias Namaste - San Carlos
Canguiri Bar - San Antonio
Zoo Project Closing Villa Party
Guarana - Salinas Beach
La Cava - Ibiza Town
Garden of Light - Benirras KM13