Episodes

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 res…

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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…

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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 th…

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May 9, 2022

120: Cat o’ Nine Tales: The Proclaimers

Tale 7… It was 30 years since The Proclaimers made their legendary TV debut on The Tube, performing the now classic song Lette…

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May 7, 2022

119: Cat o’ Nine Tales: The Animal’s Mick Gallagher

Tale 6… There are few keyboard players as accomplished as Mick Gallagher. He’s contributed to albums by iconic punk-rockers Th…

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May 1, 2022

118: Cat o' Nine Tales: Laura Cantrell

Tale 5… Laura Cantrell’s country vibe struck a chord with the Cambridge Folk Festival crowd with her soft, melodious tones woo…

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April 28, 2022

117: Cat o' Nine Tales: Aztec Camera’s Roddy Frame

Tale 4… Roddy Frame is an absolute delight.  It’s rare for a performer armed only with an acoustic guitar to create a sound…

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April 24, 2022

116: Cat o' Nine Tales: Phill Jupitus with The Blockheads

Tale 3… Phill Jupitus may be best known as a stand-up comedian and for his time presenting Never Mind The Buzzcocks than singi…

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April 21, 2022

115: Cat o' Nine Tales: Nils Lofgren

Tale 2… There’s so much more to Nils Lofgren than just being part of Bruce Sprinsteen’s E-Street Band. He’s played with Nei…

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April 16, 2022

114: Cat o' Nine Tales: Fairport Convention's Vikki Clayton

Tale 1… There’s more to ex-Fairport Convention Vikki Clayton than excellent song writing, a haunting singing voice and musical…

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March 8, 2022

113: The one with Wishbone Ash's Andy Powell

Wishbone Ash are the musicians’ musicians and original and founding member Andy Powell is happy with that.  With over 50 years…

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Feb. 25, 2022

112: The one with Blue Öyster Cult's Albert Bouchard

Albert Bouchard has been in the rock game for a long time. A lover and appreciator of all things music, Albert was one of the fou…

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Feb. 18, 2022

111: The one with Genesis' Steve Hackett

British guitarist Steve Hackett has thrilled audiences for decades with his epic electric guitar work, first as a member of the P…

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Feb. 11, 2022

110: The one with Neville Staple From The Specials

Original rude boy, 2-tone pioneer, and former frontman for The Specials, Fun Boy Three and Special Beat, Neville Staple has been …

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Feb. 1, 2022

109: The one with Steve Harley

Steve Harley has spent over 50 years making us smile. The rebel with a cause really has done it all; achieving number one chart s…

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Jan. 28, 2022

108: The one with Tight Fit’s Steve Grant and Denise Waterman

Anyone living in 1982 couldn’t possible avoid signing, no dancing (well in my case anyway), to the iconic tune The Lion Sleeps To…

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Jan. 24, 2022

107: The one with Rick Wakeman

The words ‘legend’, ‘superstar’ and ‘world-renowned’ are over-used these days but when referring to Rick Wakeman, they are more t…

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Dec. 8, 2021

106: The one with The Sensational Alex Harvey Band's Zal Cleminson

Back in the 70s there was no other gang quite like the aptly named Sensational Alex Harvey Band (SAHB). With a unique combination…

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Nov. 22, 2021

105: The one with Rozalla

Dance anthem Everybody’s Free is the defining song of the 90s peaking at No.6 in the UK, selling more than 6 million copies, and …

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Nov. 17, 2021

104: The one with Love Affair's Steve Ellis

Steve Ellis is the Great White of soul singers who fronted 60’s mod, pop, soul group Love Affair best remembered for their stunni…

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Oct. 6, 2021

103: The one with James Zada aka Llewellyn

If selling over a million albums of new age, meditation, and relaxation music under the name Llewellyn wasn’t enough, multi-talen…

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Sept. 11, 2021

102: The one with Dean Friedman

American singer-songwriter Dean Friedman first entered into the international pop consciousness in 1977 with the Top 20 chart suc…

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July 1, 2021

101: The one with The Icicle Works' Ian McNabb

Mercury-nominated and The Icicle Works frontman, Ian McNabb has done it all.  The band’s 1984 debut album, The Icicle Works, b…

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June 17, 2021

100: The other one about CATtales

CATtales reaches 100….and aren’t we looking good on it! Cat celebrates 100 episodes.

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