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"What's Up Philly"

Ryat listed as top 5 upcoming Philly Artists. - Straight No Chaser

"On the Side"

This year is prime for multi-instumentalists/producer Devin Greenwood and drummer Tony Catastrophe. Thats because Greenwood (known to cavort with the likes of Amos Lee, Birdie Busch and John Francis) dropped his eponymous EP with an album to follow. And Catastrophe (spotted with Lauen Hill, Steph Pockets and Jimmy Luxury) finishing two records with sensual, scat-happy songstress Ryat, who's no side stepping slouch, having song for King Britt, Calvin Weston and Disco Bisquits as Kilo (the jazzier ensemble) and Ryat Catastrophe (their electro-loopy duo).

A.D. Amorosi

*issue-Jan 4-Jan 11,2007 #1129 - Philadelphia City Paper , written by A.D. Amorosi

"Jazz is not Dead in Philadelphia"

A great place to take in some culture in a laid back setting is the Fire at 412 W.Girard ave. Although it is a bar and grille,you walk through a doorway and there is an open room that is meant for live shows. On Dec 8th at 9Pm you can hear KILO demonstrate their versatility of mixing jazz,rock and electronic music.

Maureen Malloy Dec 4-17 2006
*permission to reprint by Key To Philadelphia - Key To Philadelphia

"New Generation Rising from the Ashes of Burned Out Music Mecca"

One of the groups that really came together at the 5 Spot is KILO. An open Mic called the Big Picture morphed these musicians and friends into something that worked well as a collective. They will be at the Fire on Feb 16 at 8 PM. - Key To Philadelphia,written by Maureen Malloy


KILO(debut album)
Live from World Cafe, Philly
Radio Airplay:
WRTI 90.1 (Philadelphia)
91.7 (Drexel Radio)



As Human is a weight that breaks the mold of all specific genres. Influences? All music that is good in the world. Of course we love the ambient colors of Radiohead, and the in your face attitude of Rage Against The Machine. And we all can't stop listening to Bjork, Jimi, and Square Pusher. But when it comes to As Human, what we love is funneled through our music. Who we are is quite interesting.

This is a group of musicians who individually have been performing in many different genres of music for years. Starting with the "Rocky Balboa of Drumming", Tony Catastrophe hails from the broken beat streets of Philly destroying the drums with equal parts fire and heart. Tony has performed in the hip hop, drum and bass, and soul scenes with artists such as Lauren Hill and G. Love, while sharing stages with Iggy Pop and the Black Crowes. Guitarist Dion Paci can be caught posing as the "phantom keyboard player" (where is that sound coming from ?) weaving texture and ambience with an ear towards the "greater good". Dion's background is in fusion, funk, and experimental music, performing with the likes of John Medeski, Jaamaladeen Tacuma, and DJ Logic. The other guitarist and keyboardist Tim Conley has focused not only on jazz and improv music but also on composition. For three years, Tim led the jazz fusion group Ocean Exposition, spending most of his time with "pencil in hand". Upright Bassist J Frat plays his instrument with an array of effects and is pioneering the sound of stand up bass in a whole new musical context. He has performed with Bobby McFerrin, Matisyahu, the Duo, and almost everyone else. Ryat's explosive energy is most at home on stage. She's performed in the improv scene with musicians such as Mike Dillon and Skerik. Ryat has also recorded in projects with King Britt and the Disco Biscuits. Via the use of multiple effects and sampling, her approach is more like an instrument than a common vocalist.

When these five dynamic people crossed paths they not only found a common connection through their love of music, but developed a deep respect for each other. This could be why their energy on stage is so intense, you can almost reach out and touch it.