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Katella

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States | SELF

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States | SELF
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Discography

Winds of Change - 1992 - 3 song EP
Shades Of Grey - 1995 - 6 song CD
Freakshow47 - 2000- 11 song CD

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THE BEGINNING -
KATELLA'S ROOTS START WHEN DRUMMER/SONGWRITER BRIAN NOONAN BEGINS WORKING ON SONGS WITH LONGTIME FRIENDS HENRY AND SCOTT SCHLIPP(GUITAR & BASS). THE TRIO SOON REALIZED THEY HAD SET THE FOUNDATION FOR A GREAT ROCK ACT AND SEARCHED FOR THE MUSICIANS WHO WOULD COMPLIMENT THEIR STYLE AND SHARE THEIR DETERMINATION. ADDING VOCALIST TIM RICE AND GUITARIST/SINGER JEFF RANDALL, KATELLA BEGAN PLAYING SETS OF LIVE ALL-ORIGINAL SHOWS WHEN COVER BANDS WERE THE NORM. PLAYING AS MANY SHOWS AS POSSIBLE, KATELLA BEGAN TO AMASS A LARGE FOLLOWING AS AN EXCITING, HIGH-ENERGY, CONSISTENT HARD ROCK ACT.

1995 -
KATELLA RELEASES THEIR DEBUT CD ENTITLED "SHADES OF GREY". THE CD ESTABLISHES THE BAND AS A LEGITIMATE FORCE ON THE MILWAUKEE MUSIC SCENE. THE BAND SOON FOUND THEMSELVES PLAYING LARGER VENUES OPENING FOR VARIOUS NATIONAL RECORDING ACTS. THE BUZZ ABOUT KATELLA QUICKLY SPREAD, ENABLING THE BAND TO BUILD ON THEIR LOYAL FOLLOWING AT EACH SHOW AND EVEN RUN SOLD-OUT BUS TRIPS, TAKING FANS WITH THEM TO SHOWS ALL OVER THE MIDWEST. THE POPULARITY OF "SHADES OF GREY" AND HUNDREDS OF PACKED SHOWS STATEWIDE HAS KATELLA ON THE VERGE OF REGIONAL AND NATIONAL SUCCESS.

2000 -
KATELLA WAS POISED TO SOLIDIFY THEIR SPOT AS ONE OF THE PREMIER REGIONAL ROCK ACTS. THE RELEASE OF THEIR SOPHOMORE EFFORT, "FREAKSHOW 47", FINDS THE BAND BRUSHING OFF THE TARNISH OF ALMOST A DECADE OF GRUNGE MUSIC DOMINATION, AND STAYING TRUE TO THEIR ROOTS WHILE OPENING NEW DOORS OF MUSICAL TEXTURES, EMOTIONS AND DIRECTIONS. THE DEPARTURE OF LONGTIME DRUMMER BRIAN NOONAN AND THE ARRIVAL OF DRUMMER GEOFF "KILL" MCCORMICK BRINGS KATELLA ON THE CUSP OF NATIONAL ATTENTION. WITH KATELLA'S UNIQUE STYLE AND PRESENTATION, SUPERB SONGWRITING AND EVER GROWING REGIONAL FAN BASE, KATELLA PROMISES TO BE THE BEST ROCK ACT IN THE COUNTRY, AND STRIVES TO FIND WORLDWIDE SUCCESS WITH HARD WORK, DETERMINATION AND TALENT.

2006 -
AFTER OVER A DECADE OF SHOWS, STUDIOS, AND SEEMINGLY ENDLESS MILES ON THE ROAD, KATELLA DECIDES TO DISBAND AND EMBARK ON OTHER VENTURES. BUT IT SEEMED THAT OLD HABITS DIE HARD...

2011 -
KATELLA DECIDES TO REUNITE. THE BAND AND VOCALIST TIM RICE PART WAYS, AND HE IS REPLACED BY JIM MAHR. WHERE WE GO FROM HERE IS ANYONE'S GUESS, BUT THE FIRE THAT BURNS IN ALL OF US STILL RAGES, AND IF OUR RECENT LIVE SHOWS ARE ANY INDICATION, WE'LL HAVE MANY MORE ADVENTURES TO SHARE WITH EVERYONE. STAY TUNED...