There are multiple artists with this name: 1. Cast of Thousands was a Texas rock n roll band with a then 16-year-old Stevie Ray Vaughan playing in it. The original members were (besides Vaughan) Stephen Tobolowsky, Jim Rigby, Mike McCullough, and Bobby Foreman. The group was featured on 'A New Hi', a 1971 compilation album of local Dallas bands. 2. Cast of Thousands was a Northern Irish indienew wave band that formed in the mid-80s and was based in London, England.