CATtales

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

May 4, 2021

98: The one with Bonnie Tyler

Power ballad queen Bonnie Tyler is proving that The Best Is Yet to Come still with a vibrant new album brimming with the same dramatic, full-bodied husky vocals that propelled her to fame with Total Eclipse of the Heart, It’s A Heartache and Holding Out For A Hero. The award-winning singer went on to sell over 20 million records worldwide and now inspires a new generation of female performers, like Mylie Cyrus, who cite Bonnie as an influence. Quite simply, she is nothing less than a nationa…

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April 21, 2021

97: The one with Hazel O'Connor

I have a virtual girls nights in with one of life’s true survivors. Award-winning singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor rose to fame over forty years ago starring in the ground-breaking film Breaking Glass. Hits and eye-catching appearances followed including Will You, Big Brother, Monsters in Disguise, Give Me An Inch, and of course, Eighth Day, which now seems even more relevant in our present day times. We look back at how Hazel got the part in the film and how her music career started, abo…

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April 10, 2021

96: The one with Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess

In his late teens, classically trained pianist, Jordan Rudess, turned against the counsel of his parents and went on to be one of the most respected, loved and sought-after progressive-rock keyboardist of all time. He was voted “Best New Talent” in a Keyboard Magazine poll and later “Best Keyboardist of All Time” by Music Radar Magazine. Now, he is best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for platinum-selling Grammy-nominated prog rock band, Dream Theater. But Jo…

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March 22, 2021

95: The one with Petula Clark

There are stars and then there are superstars. And my guest today is nothing short of a superstar.  Petula Clark is one of the most successful British female recording artist of all time. She established herself as a child performer during the Second World War and went on to achieve major success as a recording artist clocking up record sales in excess of 68 million. The enormous popularity of her ‘signature song’ Downtown in 1964 led to an  incredible international career, a series of co…

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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.

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