// Origin: Squamish, BC
// Genres: Indie-Jazz-Rock fusion
// Years Active: 2013- Present
Cat humbly gifts you powerful, raw singing and captivating vocal jazz licks. Marcus Ramsay brings you rootsy rock n' roll style guitar, incredible dexterity, charismatic slide solos and a hyper-energetic stage persona. Together, drummer Drew Crome and bassist Art Barrientos infuse tantalizing grooves with soul drenched low end in a powerhouse rhythm section. Often likened to a cross between Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse; the band are an eclectic mix of classic styles and carry that old soul vibe with a modern twist.”
Squamish based artist "Cat Madden" has come a long way since landing in Canada in 2015. She recently debuted with her band at the inaugural Squamish Constellation Festival and you can catch them playing regular shows in Vancouver at the likes of Guilt & Company and The Railway Stage and Beer Café. Last year they released a powerful music video and their single "Maybe?". They will be releasing a cinematic LIVE video and more tracks this Spring.
Cat humbly gifts you some of the most powerful, raw singing you've ever heard and intertwines it with captivating vocal jazz licks. Writer of the bands songs; Cat also holds down the fort on rhythm guitar. Alongside her is Alberta's finest Marcus Ramsay bringing his country rock n' roll style to the table with incredible dexterity, charismatic slide solos and an entertaining and energetic stage persona. Together, drummer Drew Crome and bassist Art Barrientos infuse tantalizing grooves with soul drenched low end in a powerhouse rhythm section. They transfer you effortlessly from finger clicking swing to intricately patterned pandemonium to Woodstock-era influenced rock. Virtuoso keyboardist, Phil Laessoe, puts the cherry on top with incredible playing and subtle rounding touches. Often likened to a cross between Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse, the band are an eclectic mix of classic styles and carry that old soul vibe with a modern twist. Really it's just laid back-heart-warming-hard-hitting-soul-wrenching-music... fuelled by passion and performed genuinely. That's all.
"Cat's voice is like an opera singer mixed with a Husqvarna chainsaw" - Mike - The Gas Station
"This new video from Cat Madden is incredible!! Nice call Kirsten in booking her before she got huge! I can not wait to see you at Squamish Constellation Festival Cat!!!!" - Tamara Stanners - 100.5 The Peak
“To hear Madden sing, it's hard to believe there was a time when she didn't give it everything she's got. Her vocals are beyond powerful and it's a wonder she can sing with so much heart and soul gig after gig.” - Kirsten Andrews - Director of Aquila Productions
“ Imagine sitting in an underground bar in New York captivated by every single note… fantastic voice… we’ll be following you!”
- Graeme and Richard - BBC UK
" Industry people.. for God's sakes... she needs a record deal!" - Darren - 107.1 MountainFM
“...as soon as she starts to sing, she just dominates your attention and becomes the biggest thing in the room. Her voice is incredibly powerful.” - Ross - Purplecamera.co.uk