RoXi and the Blue Cats

RoXi and the Blue Cats

 London, England, GBR
BandBluesClassic Rock

Feisty, fun rockingly good blues with bite

Biography

RoXi and the Blue Cats are a 5 piece blues / rock band turning up the heat with an eclectic, raunchy and dynamic mix of old and new mainly blues / rock covers and original songs with shades of jazz, country or anything else with a blues vibe that takes their fancy, their sound is a fusion that flies through soulful and intimate to searingly hot foot tapping tunes.

Dynamic vocalist RoXi has appeared in venues throughout the UK, Europe and the USA as solo artist and frontwoman for a variety of bands. With appearances on Radio and TV, her powerful, versatile range and raunchy style has been likened to such artists as Janis Joplin, Etta James and Stevie Nicks. From the gruff growl sliding into mellow sexy tones through to stratospheric notes, Roxi was born to sing the blues!

Versatile lead guitarist Martin, has accompanied a range of artists including his opera singer wife and multi-instrumentalist / singer daughter as well as being a well respected teacher with students who have toured and released albums with their own bands.

Singer-songwriter Rick wrote and played his own songs and acoustic blues in North London folk clubs and festivals before joining the Blue Cats as rhythm guitarist. His quirky style and vocals provide an interesting mix to the bluesy feel of the band.

Master of the Bass Guitar Phil has spent his life playing professionally with a number of bands including Stomu Yamash'ta, Mike Heron's Reputation, 'Woody' Woodmansey's U-Boat. His playing is on several albums and film soundtracks, including 'The Man Who Fell To Earth'. With a wealth of touring under his belt, he has returned from a long needed break to wow the audiences again with his unique and solid style.

Drummer Brian has played, deputised and performed in recording sessions with various pro and semi pro bands, orchestras and artists of all styles and genres over the years including supporting some of the biggest names in the music business!

Together, their influences fuse into a unique blend of blues, country, folk, jazz and rock with a powerful and lyrical feel that gets bums on seats & feet tapping on the dance floor.

Lyrics

Blue Cats Strut

Written By: T Howard-Baker, Martin Ellins, Philip Plant, Rick Moxon, Brian Johnson

Crying in the night time, sleeping in the day
Can you hear us calling, we are coming your way
Jumping to the rhythm, moving to the beat
Tap tap tap a tapping, to the padding of our feet

Crowd is going crazy, expectation in the air
and a syncopated wildness emerging from our lair
there is no place to hide, we'll find where you're at
We're the rock it out, foot tapping, Blue Cats

Chorus
Blues is the rhythm deep in our gut
We're out on the town doing the Blue Cats Strut
the Blue Cats Strut, the Blue Cats Strut
We're out on the town, doing the Blue Cats, Blue Cats Strut

It starts with a growl and then comes the din
Turn up the volume if you don't dance its a sin
Cos we're jumping on Jazz and Rocking the Blues
So call up your friends and tell them the news

When Baby Gets The Blues

Written By: T Howard-Baker, Martin Ellins, Philip Plant, Rick Moxon, Brian Johnson


When baby, gets the blues
When baby, gets the blues
Can't stop crying, don't know what to do

Every night, walking up and down the floor
Every night, walking up and down the floor
Come back baby, don't you want me any more

Guitar Solo

Every night, crying all alone
Every night, crying all alone
Come back baby, back to your happy home

When baby, gets the blues
When baby, gets the blues
Can't stop crying, don't know what to do

Discography

RoXi and the Blue Cats 9 track album released 28 Aug 2011, some tracks available to stream on Reverbnation, the album has received excellent reviews with tracks aired on over 40 blues stations and growing!

Lotus Elise Blues : single and track 2 from the album

Cuddle Up Santa : rough mix without drums we did for fun at a rehearsal for christmas received tons of airplay! Currently streaming at Reverbnation.

Several other original songs that we recorded a rough mix of are also already receiving exclusive airplay.

Set List

Set List (Covers & Originals - not listed in order of play)
( * = released & receiving worldwide airplay)

Set List (Covers)
The Chain (Fleetwood Mac) *
Built For Comfort (Howling Wolf) *
Woke Up This Morning (BB King) *
Rock Me Right (Susan Tedeschi) *
Ball & Chain (Big Mamma Thornton/Janis Joplin) *
Ain’t Got You (Yardbirds)
All Right Now (Free)
All Your Loving (Otis Rush/John Mayall)
As The Years Go Passing By (Albert King)
At Last (Etta James)
Bad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Before You Accuse Me (Bo Diddley/Eric Clapton)
Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf)
Born Under A Bad Sign (Albert King/Paul Rodgers)
Don’t Start Me Talking (Sonny Boy Williamson/Etta James)
Everyday I Have The Blues (B.B. King)
Gangster Of Love (Johnny Guitar Watson/Johnny Winter)
Gimme Some Loving (Blues Brothers)
High Heeled Sneakers (Ike & Tina Turner)
Hoochie Coochie Man (Paul Rodgers)
Hound Dog (Big Mama Tho