Cat London
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Cat London

Oceanport, New Jersey, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Oceanport, New Jersey, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Alternative Indie

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Jun
04
Cat London @ Mexicali Live

Teaneck, New Jersey, United States

Teaneck, New Jersey, United States

Mar
18
Cat London @ Square Cat Vinyl

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Mar
17
Cat London @ Be Here Now

Muncie, Indiana, United States

Muncie, Indiana, United States

Music

Press


"Good...for a girl."

In a year permeated by accounts of sexual misconduct and inequality, working musicians Lisa English, Pamela Flores, Anna Lies, Cat London, Sharon McDonaugh and Natalie Newbold gathered in Asbury Park to share stories of harassment and marginalization across the Garden State arts scene. The roundtable discussion revealed alarming accounts of life as a local artist; each performance carries its own risk.

“I’ve been followed out to my car,” says London, a singer-songwriter based in Monmouth County. “I made the mistake many years ago, and I don’t make it again.”

The women say such dangers exist not only with the occasional drunken fan but with gatekeepers — promoters, producers, label executives — who can potentially book them in better slots or help them earn more cash … or keep them playing Sunday nights in the suburbs for gas money................... (article continues) - nj.com


"35 NJ Bands You Need to Hear In 2017"

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"Cat London Feature"

This was a straight to print article. The url is a post showing pictures of the interview. Please scroll left when you click the url. - Breaker Zine


"Spotlight NJ Covers Cat London's #TheRightWay"

#TheRightWay is a bullying awareness campaign Cat London put into motion in 2014. The campaign video, an offshoot of London's duet "The Right Way," was honored on NJ's news station on Della Crews' segment, Spotlight TV.
Cat London later returned in 2016 for yet ANOTHER segment because her music video for The Right Way was to appear in the Garden State Film Festival. And it won!
London's music video also won awards and screened at Ridgewood Film Festival, Asbury's Music in Film Festival, and Rahway Film Festival in New Jersey. - Della Crews


"Cat London's Happy Monday's Wonderbar Promo Video"

Hit and Run promo for Cat London's performance at Dark City's Happy Mondays. - Carlo Anthony


Discography

Yes, the Dove (Single) 2019

This Again (Single) 2018

Dangerous Me (EP) - 2016
Take You Home (Single)- 2015 (Rich Aveo)

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Bio

Cat London is a New Jersey, USA indie artist backed on stage and in the studio by her collaborators Rich Aveo (piano/vocal), Paul O’Keeffe (bass), and Anthony Freda (drums). London's sound, performance, and songwriting combines Ryan Adam's and Damien Rice's tender portrayal of love and conflict with electrified indie-pop tunes invoking the energy of Lana Del Rey and Lady Gaga.

Then simply billed as “Cat,” London’s 2012 debut EP, Box of Chocolates, produced and engineered by Robert Frazza (Tony Levin, Donna Lewis) in Woodstock, New York, showcased introspective lyrics and melodic acoustic guitar. Following a BMI A&R rep’s fortuitous suggestion that her voice was better suited for piano than guitar, London taught herself to play the piano, and “Cat London” was born. Armed with a more refined sound and streamlined editing process, London developed the controlled musicality and darker, more substantial narratives that her songwriting exudes today.

London has shared the stage with world renowned performers like Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) and has opened for international indie band, The Head and The Heart. She has performed at legendary venues like the Hard Rock San Francisco, Club Passim in Boston, Stone Pony, and Carnegie Hall. She is an avid Sofar Sounds performer in the Boston, NYC, and Washington, D.C. locations. London is a unique performer in that she is also a film and stage actress and improv comedian. Often times the band will perform a completely improvised song during a show.

London’s EP, Dangerous Me, finds the singer confronting the monster of self-doubt.  On the album, London questions how she can trust herself if she is made up entirely of contradictions: the strong, enigmatic femme fatale of “Dangerous Me” is also the vulnerable girl of “With Him,” and the detached lover of “Involved.” The record deftly reveals that there is knowledge to be found in the mystery of the human condition. London challenges listeners to engage in their own self-reflection and find confidence in their complexities.

In Spring 2016, "Involved" was submitted and accepted by the casting directors of television show "The Song," making London a successful entrant and finalist for its pilot episode. During filming, London was on set with Lisa Loeb, Eliot Sloan (Blessid Union of Souls), Andrew Copeland (Sister Hazel), Shelly Peiken (wrote "Bitch" and "What a Girl Wants"), and other industry names. The Song is a competition based show for songwriters.

In 2014, London recorded her haunting duet, “The Right Way” featuring Jerzy Jung and produced by Rich Aveo, at Lakehouse Recording Studio in Asbury Park, NJ. The single is the heart of London’s #TheRightWay, a bullying awareness and kindness campaign encouraging unity among peers. Both the campaign video and music video garnered the attention of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, National Dance Week Foundation’s Kicks for Kindness, News12 NJ Spotlight TV, and Dance Magazine’s video-of-the-month. It took home awards at the Garden State Film Festival and Ridgewood Film Festival, and screened at the Asbury Park Music in Film Festival and Rahway Film Festival.


 


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