Katty Whomp Us
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Bluegrastafari (2010)
Extra Frisky (2012)

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Katty Whomp Us' genre-bending style is grounded in influences including Alison Krauss & Union Station, Newgrass Revival, Dan Hicks, and James Taylor. The band uses bluegrass instrumentation in its interpretation of artists such as the Beatles, the Doors, Supertramp, Pure Prarie League, and Fleetwood Mac as well as contemporary and traditional bluegrass acts. With a repertoire of over 200 songs, many of them originals, Katty Whomp Us never plays the same set list twice. The band's upbeat vibe, 3-part harmonies, and instrumental virtuosity have allowed them to develop a large regional following and loyal fans.

Kevin Dread has had a lifetime of experience in the music business, starting performing at age 7 in his father's variety band. He spent much of his career in reggae acts including Identity, the Decals, Ras Bonghi, and the Ark Band before forming Katty Whomp Us in 2006. Kevin's virtuosity on the guitar anchors the band's sound, and his baritone-bass range expands the vocals.

Stacy Williams's sweet countertenor vocals make her the band's songbird. She grew up singing with her family and joined Kevin in the Decals in 2000. Stacy is one of the original members of Katty Whomp Us and remains the glue that binds the group.

Sylvie's crystal soprano tones enhance the band's harmonies. Rejoining the group after a two-year hiatus, she brings her joyous energy to every show. Sylvie comes from a musical family that taught her to let her voice and spirit soar.

Todd Dean brings the passion and enthusiasm he employed in his heavy metal drumming days to his wicked banjo playing in Katty Whomp Us. He also adds his baritone to the band's vocal range.

Brandon Austin, the newest member of the band, is a Berkelee School of Music-educated powerhouse, rooted in the Nashville music scene. His massive beats get people moving!

Noriko Toshiba's onstage presence is unobtrusive, but her bass playing is not! This talented musician rounds out Katty's percussion section with perfect precision.