CATtales

A fortnightly podcast where Cat brings you backstage tales with influential musicians about music, life, and their own personal journeys.

Feb. 20, 2021

92: The one with Sarah Class

Emmy and Brit Award-nominated composer, Sarah Class, has become one of Britain’s most sought-after composers and is described as having the ‘Midas touch’ when it comes to creating music.  She’s an accomplished musician and highly acclaimed at scoring for film and television, winning a Best Score Award for Sir David Attenborough’s BBC TV series ‘Africa’ and has been invited to performing tracks from her beautifully ethereal album, Natural High, on Songs Of Praise. Exploring nature’s euphori…

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Feb. 6, 2021

91: The one with Beautiful South's Dave Hemingway

Evolving from The Housemartins, whose impressive catalogue would keep any chart-watcher busy, The Beautiful South was almost ever-present in the charts from the late 80’s with hits like Song For Whoever, A Little Time, Perfect 10, Rotterdam, and Don't Marry Her. After they split up in 2006, founder member Dave Hemingway retired from live music, working behind the scenes, only to emerge late last year with a brand new band, new songs, and a new sound. Dave Hemingway is back with Sunbirds and …

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Jan. 21, 2021

90: The one with Michael Schenker

It’s been 50 years since German guitar virtuoso, Michael Schenker, made his recording debut with the Scorpions at the tender age of 16.  From the start it was obvious he was playing at a level that was way beyond many of his contemporaries, a little detail that did not go unnoticed by UK rockers UFO who were quick to poach him. Michael has influenced an entire generation of guitar players who define the 1980s heavy metal era from Slash and Randy Rhoads to Kirk Hammett, was asked to join O…

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Jan. 8, 2021

89: The one with Quiet Riot's Rudy Sarzo

Rudy Sarzo is a bass playing hero. With a career spanning over 40 years, he’s headlined worldwide tours with Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, and Dio, recorded multi-platinum albums, and appeared in numerous MTV videos.  But, without knowing what he’s been up to for the better part of his life, you’d never tell he’s one of the most fierce bass guitarists hard rock ever boasted by talking to him alone. Charming company, entertaining and interesting, there’s a great depth to him that ref…

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About the Host

CAT

Host & Producer

An accomplished journalist, Cat’s words and images have appeared extensively in offline press, online media, and radio.

As a music journalist, she has written features, reviews and interviews for Get Rhythm Magazine, Fatea Magazine, Fine City Magazine, Norfolk On My Mind Magazine and Deep Red Magazine.

Shows featuring Cat’s recorded interviews have been broadcast on CMR Nashville Radio and Deep Red Radio, and she has produced radio and podcast shows for Siren FM, Endeavour Radio FM and Ashwood Music.

Cat herself has been interviewed as an award-winning PR & Journalist on Star Radio FM and also hosts a podcast, CAT Business Show, interviewing influential business people.

And the show isn’t over yet...