CC the Cat

CC the Cat

 Gold Coast, Queensland, AUS
BandWorldReggae

Brisbane's sassy young rock/reggae/funk diva CC the Cat is ready to rock your world with her astounding vocal range, her thumping acoustic rock tunes, uplifting reggae anthems and pop-catchy funk/soul journeys, her loaded, beautiful lyrics and a live show that gets ya boody shakin and ya soul flyin.

Biography

Gold Coast hard-working reggae rockers CC THE CAT are back on the road with an awesome new line-up, launching their much-awaited debut album INNA BABYLON JUNGLE across Australia. Two years in the making, their genre-mashing reggae-dub-disco-funk voyage has already been picked up by Triple J and is gathering momentum on the roots/reggae underground.

Recorded entirely in-house, then spun through a vintage tape machine and mastered at Benchmark Mastering in Sydney, the album features the anthemic songs and soulful vocals of frontwoman CC the Cat, the amazing dub FX of the band’s own soundmaster Boyd Luadaka, the deep reggae grooves of lady bassist Tracy Stephens (Marshall and the Fro, Hussy Hicks), the incredible international veteran Guy Anderton on drums, and notable special guests Julz Parker (lead guitar), Miles Matheson (guitars), Katia Demeester (backing vocals) and Roberto Roschel (trumpet).

Formed on the Gold Coast in 2006, CC the Cat have played hundreds of shows and amassed a devoted fan base along the East and West Coasts of Oz in the last four years with their house-packing live show, their addictive songs, conscious message and their own reggae-rock-funk sound. Frontwoman CC’s powerful jazz/soul/blues voice and her incredible range and on-stage passion and presence have earnt her huge respect from audiences, artists and industry alike.

The band has expanded from its original line-up of CC (vocals, electric and acoustic guitars), Tracy Stephens (bass), Guy Anderton (drums) and Boyd Luadaka (live FX, vocals), with 2 exciting new members, the amazing French-Mauritian singer/dancer Katia Demeester (also on sax and flute), and Brazilian Roberto Roschel on trumpet.

CC the Cat have packed out headline shows at major venues around Australia and headlined Island Vibe Festival, Nannup Festival, Surfers Paradise Festival, Southern Oracle Festival, Earth Freq, and Nimbin Mardi Grass. CC the Cat had national airplay with their single “Nicotine” in 2008 and topped the Unearthed Roots Charts.

CC THE CAT launching INNA BABYLON JUNGLE at venues and festivals across Australia in 2011.

Discography

Inna Babylon Jungle (April 2010)

Nicotine (2008)

Currently being played on national radio via Triple J
Also 4ZzZFm (Brisbane), Bay FM (Byron Bay) and local radio stations across Australia

Set List

CC the Cat performs with a five-piece reggae/funk band featuring drums, bass, sax, trumpet, 4-part harmonies, with CC on guitars and lead vocals. She also plays solo acoustic shows in smaller venues and when touring solo.

CC the Cat has an extensive original repertoire and also rips up some awesome versions of old-school reggae soul and funk classics.

CC the Cat trio can definitely pump any venue all night, with up to four sets of original music and funked-up versions.

Current original set by CC the Cat:

Funk/Soul/Reggae/Rock set:
Nicotine
It Doesn't Matter
Homeless
Concrete Jungle
Reggae Blues
Bleed
Love Rearranger
Echange (Frenchie)
Music
Live Your Dream
You've Been Gone For Too Long
As I Am
What's Goin On
Tug O War
Release Me

Solo acoustic set:
Some of the above plus
Sing You My Love
Song of Innocence
Oceans of Emotions
Free

Versions (examples):
Glory Box (Portishead)
Roads (Portishead)
No, No, No (Dawn Penn)
Summertime (Gershwin)
Joga (Bj