The Wildcats

The Wildcats

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The Wildcats cook up a hot stew of mostly original blues in varied styles of R & B, soul, swing, & rock & roll. Fay & Jeff Adams front a high-energy show packed with vocals & harmonies, scorching electric guitar, keyboards and saxophone, all backed by a hard-hitting and funky rhythm section.

Biography

The Wildcats are party band favorites, and the name of their game is "dance & jam blues" featuring hot blues/rock guitar, vocals, and variety, with tunes made for a spin on the dance floor. They draw on influences "from Ruth Brown to Savoy Brown, and from Doo-wop to Woodstock".

The Wildcats feature the soulful female vocals and songwriting of Fay Adams and the creative lead guitar work, vocals and harmonies of Jeff Adams - all backed by funky, joyous grooves.

The band includes some of the areas finest blues musicians: big jammin?bassman Rick Calcagni, phenomenal organ and piano of Shinichi Otsu (Greg Piccolo) and Boston-area veteran sax players, Bruce "the Goose" McGrath, Mark "the Shark" Seibel, and Scotty Shetler, who also provided the horn arrangements on their new CD on Black Rose Records, "By the Light of Day."

With the addition of young lion Dana Bonardi on drums, the combined influences of this group result in a varied show that runs the musical gamut of blues styles.

The Wildcats have played opening sets for many notable blues artists, including Johnny Winter, Sam McClain, and Savoy Brown, and have enjoyed playing Blues Fests, including Mt. Wachusett, Union Station Festival in Attleboro, Boston's "Save the Harbor" blues cruise, Marsfield Fair, and were a showcase band at the 2002 NXNE (North by Northeast) Music Conference in Toronto Canada.

The Wildcats were winners of the 2003 “Best Blues Act?in the Worcester, MA Best Music Poll, the “Wormtown Sound Awards.?Their CD, “By the Light of Day? their first studio effort, contains 10 original tunes and has received positive reviews from a variety of local and national blues sources.

Lyrics

BY THE LIGHT OF DAY

Written By: Fay Adams


By the light of day
Every thing has changed
Things are much better than yesterday
Time has been lost to the pain
I want to change myself

Out from the shadows
And into the light
I want to go for just one night
I want to fly above the pain
I can change my world

How it feels is what it is, and how it was last night
How it seems the tables turn and everything is right …

By the light of day
Nothing’s the same
Love me tonight if you feel that why
Let’s ride on the train (love train)
There is no truth

There is only love
And love is all you need
You’ve heard it said, now it speak to me
We can make it our own
And we’ll have everything. We’ll have everything.

LAND THAT TIME FORGOT

Written By: Jeff Adams

It’s a rainy night, a lonely road and I walk along
Can’t remember when I’ve ever felt so all alone
Time goes on without me and left you on my mind
Forever you will stay there
I thought forever you’d be mine

Well, I’m headed for the northlands
Headed for the south
Take my blues with me
Gotta get this feeling out
Wish that you could be here to take away the pain
Take away my loneliness; take away the rain

And I could love you like I never could before
And I could hold you close
Make you mine forever more

Well, the dream goes on forever
I cannot let it die
I’ll take all the memories and dreams that you’ll be mine
Carry them so carefully right up to my grave
Lay them down so gently

And I could love you like I never could before
And I could hold you close
Make you mine forever more

SATISFIED

Written By: Fay Adams


I’ve got lovin’, it was the kind that was meant to last
I’ve got friends, baby, I’ve got no problems in my past
So tell me, I just wanna know now
When will I be satisfied?

I’ve got money, though I don’t have much to spare
I’ve got a real fine car to drive and I’ve got nice clothes to wear
So tell me, I just wanna know now
When will I be satisfied?

When I see you, I see you walkin’ along
And I want you, though I know this feeling’s wrong
That’s the reason I just can’t get satisfied

Satisfied, satisfied, when will I be satisfied?
Oh tell me, tell me baby, when will I be satisfied?
I just wanna know, I just wanna know,
When will I be satisfied?

I want passion, I want the kind with all the thrills
I want kissin’ , I want a touch to give me chills
That’s the reason I can’t get satisfied.

Satisfied, satisfied, when will I be satisfied?
Oh tell me, tell me baby, when will I be satisfied?
I just wanna know, I just wanna know,
When will I be satisfied?

Discography

By the Light of Day - Black Rose Records (Indy label) - first studio effort, 2002
11-10-2000 - Live at Gilrein's
Blue in the face - Live on WJUL radio, 1998

Radio Airplay on Boston and Worcester area blues shows. MP3's can be downloaded on http://artist.amazon.com/thewildcats

Set List

A Wildcats set list:
Satisfied (F. Adams)
Sorry (F. Adams)
It ain’t the meat (L. Mann, H. Glover)
I must be crazy (J. Adams)
Groovin' (Young Rascals)
One More Heartache (P. Butterfield)
Angel from Montgomery (J. Prine)
Turn back the hands of time (T. Davis)
Country Man (Big Maybelle)
Long Time Gone (David Crosby)
Wildcat (F.Adams)
Land time forgot (J. Adams)
King Bee (F. Adams)

This is about a 75 min. set - we usually do either 2 or 3 sets, from 45 - 75 minutes in length.

Our typical repertoire, similar to above, includes original tunes and both eclectic blues covers or a well-known rock and roll gem, re-done in Wildcat fashion.