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CATtales

Award nominated ~ 5 star rated ~ chat show podcast

Cat brings you backstage tales with influential musicians about music, life, and their own personal journeys.
If you’re new to the show, take a listen to what’s it’s all about or catch one of the latest episodes…

June 6, 2022

124: The one with Dr Feelgood's Wilko Johnson

This tale is about a legendary guitar hero who has officially cheated death. To successive generations of guitar aficionados, Wilko Johnson is a cult figure in the rock world. He’s been a Blockhead and a founding member of Canvey Island’s celebrated punk precursors: Dr Feelgood whose unwavering devotion to old-fashioned rhythm and blues and Wilko’s explosive guitar playing inspired everyone from Paul Weller to Joe Strummer.  Life made a cruel twist in 2012 when Wilko was diagnosed with te…

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May 18, 2022

123: The one with Carl Palmer

Carl Palmer is a drummer’s drummer. His dazzling speed and mastery of the drums has secured him multiple awards and well as a respected place in history as one of rock and roll’s greatest drummers. A consummate professional, a brilliant technician and a dynamic showman, he has thrilled audiences for nearly six decades playing with some of music’s most memorable bands from Atomic Rooster and The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown to multi-platinum selling supergroups Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and ASIA…

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May 10, 2022

122: Cat o’ Nine Tales: Fairground Attraction’s Eddi Reader

Tale 9… Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi Reader has three BRIT Awards to her name, fronted punk outfit Gang of Four, harmonized with Annie Lennox touring with the Eurythmics, and topped the UK charts with Fairground Attraction. But when I caught up with her at Cambridge Folk Festival she revealed a bit of her more private side as she reminiscing about getting old, Cambridge men and travelled around Europe with a circus! This tale dates back to 29 August 2006, read the transcript below f…

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May 10, 2022

121: Cat o’ Nine Tales: Malinky’s Karine Polwart

Tale 8… Karine Polwart’s edgy and evocative writing and vocal poise have been steadily winning her respect and affection in the UK and internationally over the past six years as a member of traditional groups Malinky and Battlefield Band.  But now the Scottish Borders based singer-songwriter has established herself at the forefront of the UK folk-roots scene after scooping three prizes at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in February 2005. She’s also a wonderfully genuine person. Here’s how the…

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About the Host

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

She has presented weekly radio shows on Thrive Radio, The Feel Network and Galaxie Radio and 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 Radio Gets Wild, and CATtales interviews have also been broadcast on CMR Nashville Radio and Deep Red Radio.

A published author, Cat has also written features, reviews and interviews for many magazines including; Get Rhythm, Fatea, and Deep Red, as well as penning monthly music columns for Fine City and Norfolk On My Mind.

In addition to CATtales, Cat also hosted a podcast interviewing influential business people entitled CAT Business Show.

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