Kitten On the Keys
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Kitten On the Keys

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The best kept secret in music


"Burlesquefest" - Denver's Westword

"One Of The Highlights Of The Evening..." - The Villiage Voice

"Sophisticated Boom Boom" - Sf Weekly

"Bawdy Beautiful New Burlesque In San Francisco" - SF Gate

"Bulesque In San Francisco" - The Wave Magazine

"Kitten Wins SF Weekly Award for New Genre 2003"

Kitten on the Keys

A musician who began playing piano with Courtney Love in the mid-'80s with a band called Sugar Baby Doll (which became Sugar Babylon shortly before breaking up in 1987), Suzanne Ramsey could have easily ended up merely an obscure piece of music trivia had she not moved to San Francisco. It was here that she discovered some risqué old tunes through a customer in the antique shop where she worked. Now, as Kitten on the Keys, she's one of the bright, giggly spots on San Francisco's burlesque scene.

From her swingin' home base out in the foggy depths of the Sunset District, Ramsey concocts sweetly twisted songs that channel her love of cabaret through a beautifully kinky mind. While the piano is her primary and most wonderful instrument, Ramsey also has a knack for bringing the best sounds out of just about anything, from an accordion to a Hello Kitty vibrator (the latter is featured prominently on her song "Mr. Buzzy Happiness" from her 2002 sophomore album, Kitty Muffins, released on her own Rugburn Records).

Ramsey performs campy vaudeville acts at her own shows as well as with the Cantankerous Lollies and the San Francisco Famous Burlesque Orchestra. With the greatest of ease, this instantly memorable doll transforms herself from a saucy Shirley Temple (with an infamously naughty cover of "On the Good Ship Lollipop") into the female version of a fanciful Liberace, from a sparkly fairy on roller skates to a ukulele-wielding flapper.

- SF Weekly 2003

"Uke Til You Puke" - SF Weekly

"Burlesquefest Tour In Dallas" - Dallas Observer

"Kitten On The Keys Aims To Please" - Spectator

"Musical Burlesque by Kitten On the Keys"

PERFORMANCE: Musical Burlesque
Kitten on the Keys

when: Wed 12.24 (8pm)
where: Rite Spot Cafe (2099 Folsom St, 415.552.6066)
price: Two drink minimum
links: Kitten on the Keys | Rite Spot Cafe
New York may have Broadway, but San Francisco has Suzanne Ramsey, aka Kitten on the Keys, a talented burlesque singer who writes her own music, sings, dances, and plays the piano, ukulele, and accordion. When she belts out tunes like "Pony Girl" and "Grandma Sells My Panties on eBay," you can see why she won SF Weekly's Music Award in the category of Genre/Beyond and has a strong following in the Bay Area. This may be unconventional holiday fare, but it's spirited indeed. (EF)

- Flavorpill


Kitten On the Keys -16 songs of Tin Pan Alley and Haunting Cabaret Ballads

Kitty Muffins- Over the top feline shenanigans and tender punk rock covers!

Songs heard on KUSF, KZSU, Radio Nova Paris, CD Baby,

(it's not) a Pretty Princess Day-18 tracks of over the top ditties that will make you laugh and cry until your sides ache!

Salty Meat Girl 17 songs Tin Pan Alley Mae West vs Betty Boop



Firkeytoodlin' frisky feline, Suzanne Ramsey, aka Kitten On the Keys, serves up a mirthful smorgasboard of Punky Cabaret tunes that will stir your nethers and tickle your funnybone!

She's toured the US with Burlesquefest featuring Devotchka, opened for the DAMNED in the Twisted Cabaret of the DAMNED in the UK, Wales, Ireland, performed in France including famed venue Le Zebre de Belleville, MC'd venues in Las Vegas and MORE!
She plays piano for Bauhaus legend David J in LA and SF.

Inspired by a trip to Japan,
"Mr Buzzy Happiness" features a Hello Kitty Vibrator
solo and rascally toy piano playin'. Ahhhhh, enjoy your
kitty yes in-deed-ey!She'll charm your ears off with
her infectous giggles!

Dramatic remakes of The Sex Pistol's "Sub-Mission" and Patrick Fitzgerald's "Safety Pin Stuck In My Heart" are featured on "Kitty Muffins".

Excerpts from
Kitten's first CD of naughty Tin Pan Alley ditties
can be heard at the New York Museum of Sex's audio tour.
She revives madcap gems of yesteryear in elaborate productions with San Francisco's award winning Burlesque troupe, The Lollies!

Kitten's burlesquin' and songbirdin' is mentioned in a recent article on Burlesque Music by Vern Stoltz in Cool and Strange Music Magazine! Other reviews of "Kitty Muffins" can be found in Keyboard Magazine, the SF Weekly, Cool and Strange Music, SF Spectrum, Star and Garter Magazine, West Coast Performer, Belgiun Elle, Style Monte Carlo, Paris Crossroads,German Fetish Mag Marquis , SF Gate, San Francisco Chronicle and The Examiner, BAR and the Spectator!'
She caused a ruckus on Playboy Radio in October 2003,
performed live on Liberation Radio, KZSU Stanford,
WFMU, and Radio Nova in France. She can ne currently be seen on French TV with Canal plus.

She has been pictured in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Nova Magazine in France, Katherine Bosse's Burlesque Portraits Book,
"The New Burlesque", and Michelle Baldwin's
"The New Bump and Grind".

The title track to this CD can be heard in the Super 8 Exploitation Flick , "Broad Daylight" by Victoria Renard and
John Micheal McCarthy shown at Sundance 2003!

Kitten's original ditties can be heard on the first
North American
Burlesque Tour... Burlesquefest! Look for her in Hollywood
October 10-12 2003 as the musical MC for the
3rd Annual Teaseorama
Burlesque Convention!

Kitten On the Keys won a SF Weekly Music Award in the New Genre/Beyond Catagory for her frisky antics and lively songsmithin'! Yipppeeee Doodle!

Hear Kitten On the Keys in FRANCE! Kitten takes part in the Cabaret New Burlesque in Nantes, France.....3/5,3/6 for the Ideal Festival.
Live in store in Nantes largest record Store, FNAC, and live broadcasting on Radio Nova!
Great Press in Le Monde, Liberation, and Oceane Press!
August 2005 finds her in Paris with Cabaret New Burlesque at Le Zebre de Belleville! 7 Sold Out Smash Shows!

Her three female role models are Freddie Mercury, Alice Cooper, and Liberace!

Kitten's third CD, "(It's Not) A Pretty Princess Day"
will be out Spring 2004! It includes 18 outrageous tracks that will be sure to tickle your funnybone and stir your nethers! Artwork by
Kitten on the Keys returns to Europe with Cabaret New Burlesque Augst 1-6 2005. A quick jaunt to
Monte Carlo will have our little Kitty taking photos in one of the most glamourous spots in the UNIVERSE!