Cat Malojian

Cat Malojian

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Cat Malojian are singer-songwriter Stevie Scullion along with multi-instrumentalist siblings Jonny & Rachel Toman. The music they make is melodic & fresh while hinting at sounds from a bygone era! They are building a solid fanbase in Ireland & beyond! 'They're phenomenal,' Gary Lightbody.

Biography

Cat Malojian are a 3-piece band from Northern Ireland, consisting of singer-songwriter Stevie Scullion & multi-instrumentalist siblings Jonny & Rachel Toman.

Though having grown up within minutes of each other, Jonny & Stevie only met in 1999, while attending the same course at University. They have been making music together ever since.

Having played on all of Cat Malojian’s recordings & more & more often playing live, Rachel was added as a full-time member of the band earlier this year.

With the release of 2 albums & 2 e.p.’s, to widespread critical acclaim, radio & TV appearances and a steady stream of gigs (including high profile support slots such as John Martyn & Arlo Guthrie) Cat Malojian have spent the last few years carving out their own niche in the Irish music scene, adding such names as Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) to their list of fans along the way!

The title track from their “Life Rolls On e.p.” was used for a Vodafone radio advertising campaign in Feb’ ‘07.

Jonny has just returned from Nashville (Oct’ 09) where he was recording with Grammy award-winning producer Bil Vorndick. He was playing with European Bluegrass Band of the Year, Carmel Sheerin & The Ravens. They were recording one of Stevie’s songs, “Skylarking”!

Lyrics

Alphabet Song

Written By: Stevie Scullion

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O,
P, Q, R, S, T, U, V & W, X, Y, Z

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
12 Disciples right beside me I must be in hell

I love the city but it gets me in a spin
So many places that I don’t know where I’ve been
Well it’s a pity that we can’t move out of here
Should see the place where I come from this time of year

Well we’re rippin up, we’re throwin down,
We’re messin around with bottles,
Lightin fires, burnin buses,
Havin a good old time

Yeah we’re smokinbuckets, eatin truffles,
Out of our minds on mushrooms,
Doin things we shouldn’t do
Like drinkin petrol and wine

Mr. KP’s gonna get me in my room
Cos I think we took the 2nd dose too soon
Well you could save me if you wanted to be kind
But you just keep on playin with this heart of mine

You’re so fine
You’re so fine
And in time
You’ll be mine

I love the city but it gets me in a spin
So many people only God knows where they’ve been
Well it’s a pity that you won’t move out of here
Because the countryside’s so nice this time of year

It’s on fire
It’s on fire
It’s on fire
It’s on fire

Life Rolls On

Written By: Stevie Scullion

Worked himself into the ground
Built it up then watched it tumble down
Moved in from the east, stole in slow
Came and took away his home

Said there’s nothin left for me
I ain’t got no place in this throwaway society
Ye know I hear it’s good way out west
Need to give my bones some rest

If you go there with me
We can share the load
Life rolls on now you’ll see
Good times come and go

Got a place right by the sea
I know there’s not much space but it’s big enough for you and me
We can watch the tide come and go
Wash away our sorrow

If you go there with me
We can share the load
Life rolls on now you’ll see
Good times come and go

Life rolls on

Pettigoe

Written By: Stevie Scullion

Took my chance on a Friday
Took my girl and we flew away
Sweet romance was our way
For the world to play

Oh the wind blew cold around us
But we stayed close
And we rolled on down
To Pettigoe

Didn't move on the Saturday
Brings you down you said
Feel the groove of the better days
Coming up ahead

Still the wind blew cold around us
But we stayed close
And we rolled on down
To Pettigoe

Seems to me such a long, long time
Since we took our first steps out
Some may think we were wrong but how
They don't know what they're on about

Who wants to go to Pettigoe?

So far to go
But the journey's easier with you
So far I know
That the only one for me is you
I was last but
Now I'm first it's all because of you
I will love you
Till the day I die

And if the wind blows around you
I'll hold you close
And we'll roll all night
In Pettigoe
Do what's right
And build a home
Just some place where
You, me and
Our wee Namno can grow

The Dawn Chorus

Written By: Stevie Scullion

Hear the birds sing at dawn
Lift your head then you yawn
Rise and shine now my dear
It’s almost been a year
We took a chance on it
Then we grew strong

See the world from our door
We don’t need anymore
I was lost in some place
Now I’m lost in your face
The birds are calling
Let’s sing along

The song rang out and it filled up the morn
Seemed to herald the love that was born
All at once brought me down to my knees
All at once fought away the disease

The fear and doubt that had me so forlorn
Were ripped out & discarded with scorn
My hopes & dreams found a way to collide
With my life & they rose up with pride

La la la la laaaaa
La la la la la ooooh
La la la la laaaaa hear the birds sing for you

Let it go over your head
Don’t heed a word that they say
It all means nothin you see
As long as you believe

Let it wash over your soul
Till you’re so out of control
You’re fallin down on your knees
It’s takin your disease
Now you can be free

La la la la laaaaa
La la la la la ooooh
La la la la laaaaa hear the birds sing for you

Purity Of Your Smile

Written By: Stevie Scullion

Purity Of Your Smile – Stevie Scullion

The purity of your smile
Has got me all hypnotized
Know you’re too beautiful for these times

I wanna hold you near
Tell you when the coast is clear
Watch you sail across the atmosphere

All I know is
You’re never ever gonna be
Nothin like me
If I can help it

You’ve got your mother’s ways
That’s the way I hope it stays
Gentle, innocent and full of grace

In this world of need
Half of us are filled with greed
All I want is that your heart won’t bleed

But all I know is
You’re never ever gonna be
Nothin like me
If I can help it

(Instrumental)

All I know is
You’re never ever gonna be
Nothin like me
If I can help it

All I know is
You’re never ever gonna be
Nothin like me
If I can help it

I love you’re smile

Discography

Life Rolls On e.p. - June 2006.
We're Alright e.p. - April 2007.
Cat Malojian (album) - June 2008.
The Dawn Chorus (album) - Sept' 2009.

The BBC and other local radio stations play our music regularly as well as other radio stations & internet podcasts etc. elsewhere around the world. We have also made several TV appearances for the BBC & other TV channels.

Set List

1. Who Knows
2. Life Rolls On
3. Can You Hear Me
4. Dely Delee Delo
5. Pettigoe
6. Skylarking
7. Goodnight
8. Mario, You Brought All The Computers
9. (Little Darlin') You're Bringin' Me Down
10. Parsnips & Carrots

11. Borneo
12. Shame On Me
13. Alphabet Song
14. Hear It Come
15. The Dawn Chorus
16. You Don't See Me

We usually play two 45 minute sets with an interval in the middle!
We have over 100 original songs, so we mix the sets up from gig to gig. We occasionally like to play covers, if we really love the song, by artists such as Neil Young, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan. Jonny also likes to play some instrumental pieces by artists such as Rory Gallagher, Pierre Bensusan, Bela Fleck.