Well it’s been a year since our last chin wag so it’s time to stroke our whiskers, curl up in front of the (almost) yuletide fire and muse over what has been another fantastic and eventful 2017!
So what did we get up to last year? – I hear you holler in anticipation from in front of your screens. Well from individual points of view, Kirsty Cat has embraced motherhood with open arms and after her maternity break managed to successfully juggle nappies and microphones to spearhead our band with her usual enthusiasm and talent. Joe Cat has discovered that speed cameras around the Staffordshire area are cunningly placed and actually work. Ste Cat is still attempting to do the splits whilst only being understood half of the time due to his accent. Mike Cat is still perturbed by the lack of success at Everton Football Club and takes this frustration out weekly on his tubs whilst still refusing to explain the significance of those two purple roses at the front of his kit.
Music wise we have had the pleasure to play at some wonderful new wedding venues. Colshaw Hall in Knutsford is a fantastic place which we have graced a couple of times this year. Heath House in Staffordshire was like Wayne Manor with the friendliest hosts you could wish for. We also got to pastures new such as the Fence Gate, Lancashire, the absolutely stunning Inn on The Lake in Glenridding, Cumbria, the 3 Horeshoes in Leek as well as performing at the many venues that we have done on plenty of occasions that would take an age to list.
We had the privilege of playing in Manchester at the Mancunian Way Charity annual ball for the 2nd time in December. The previous year was at The Midland Hotel and was such a success that this year it expanded and was held at the Hilton Hotel. We have already been asked back for later this year so we must be doing something right. Re-bookings are a big part of our calendar too, it’s nice to know people trust in you to give them the party night they crave for.
We are working on trying to get more public gigs into the calendar as well. Unfortunately Hogan’s of Hale sadly changed hands so is no longer a live venue on our circuit, but we should be popping up as always at Granvilles in Stone, Jeremy’s in Brighouse, Jack Rabbits in Knutsford, Platform 5 in Cheadle Hulme and hopefully a couple of others so keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook page for more info. We have already got a definite date for The Filling Factory No.1 in Chorley for Saturday 3rd Feb 2018. This is shaping up to be a firecracker of a gig so hope to see you there!
As always we are constantly adding to our setlist so had a bagful of new songs to put in this year, we have such an extensive list now it’s hard to choose which to leave out – all thriller, no filler, it’s a nice problem to have.
Recently we celebrated our 250th gig as a band too, we are still going strong and have no intention of slowing down. If you guys keep coming for us – we’ll keep delivering the choooons!!
January and February is a surge time for bookings, so get in asap if you want to book us!
Once again, from the bottom of our Cat hearts, we thank everyone who has supported us this year – venues, brides, grooms, clients, pets, husbands, girlfriends, parents, babies, Red Bull, water, buffets, whisky, Lemsip, etc.
We look forward to seeing you all at upcoming gigs. Keep it CAT – it’s where it’s AT!
Steve, Mike, Joe and Kirst xxx