Doppelganger Open Mic happens every Thursday! Catch CATS IN LOVE and PETER HASSAN BROWN live this week! Keen to do an open mic? Just sms Jaz (zero one seven 623 0288) and inform her. See you then!
Like every other story of hopes and dreams, Cats In Love began life as a rock band hell-bent on getting its brand of retro rock out to the world. But like every other fable of lofty ambitions, nothing ever quite works out as planned. And while the band's personnel was constantly ushered through a revolving door, the three seats that were finally filled included that of Lohan (guitar, vocals), Zul (bass) and Reuben (drums). Even after the dust had settled, though, there was time for one last change with Ash taking on the role of skinsman. And rounding off the band's gigging lineup are Ida and Azahar on backing vocals and percussion.
The trio is under no grand illusion that life is going to be easy plying a route less-travelled, but the band's guiding light has always been (and hopefully, will continue to be) the music, and that's exactly what these three musicians live (and die) for. And with rock music from the golden era of the genre - 60s and 70s - Cats In Love throws in smatterings of all things that have come to define classic music, so there'll be equal amounts of rock, blues, funk, pop, country and jazz (ok, we exaggerate).
The band is on the cusp of releasing its debut album, No Paws For Regret, which, if all goes to plan, will see the light of day sooner rather than later. Till then though, CIL will see you under the glare of stage lights at a joint near you.
Lohan: guitar & vocals
Ida: backing vocals & percussion
Azahar: backing vocals & percussion