CATtales

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

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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March 17, 2021

94: The other one with Ricky Warwick

Unleashing his 5th solo album, When Life Was Fast & Hard, Ricky Warwick aimed to deliver a collection of songs with the simplistic melodies of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers charged with the electric hedonistic fury of Johnny Thunders And The Heartbreakers. And, boy, has he done that! Somehow The Almighty, Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy frontman has managed to squeeze in the release of the album amidst sell-out live virtual shows and lockdown, all with a little help from his friends. And, of…

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March 4, 2021

93: The one with Inglorious' Nathan James

Rock band Inglorious are nothing short of glorious, fronted by the powerhouse vocals of founding member Nathan James. With the release of the band’s fourth album, We Will Ride, several new things surround them, not least of all a new line-up, songwriting process and producer.  We chat about how they managed to write and release a fabulous new album adhering to Covid restrictions during lockdown, the current struggles in the music industry, writing about bad ass women, the joys of being a …

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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...