CATS in SPACE have landed! A brand new six piece band who, armed with their exciting brand of ‘Power Pop Rock’, will transport you back to the heady days of the 70s when bands like ELO, Queen, 10cc & Cheap Trick, in particular, ruled the airwaves. CATS in SPACE featuring band members with a wealth if experience in the music business for over 30 years, both as writers and performers for bands like: The Sweet, Asia, T’Pau, Ian Gillan Band, Mike Oldfield,Airrace & Arena to name a few, you can expect performances if the highest caliber. Their debut album ‘Too Many Gods’ is released worldwide in October 30, 2015 via Harmony Factory/Cargo Records.
From the album ‘Too Many Gods‘, a debut single, ‘Mr. Heartache’ is released as a digital download on SEPTEMBER 7th 2015. Co-written by founder member and guitarist GREG HART and MICK WILSON (10cc), it also featured a guest appearance by legendary Glam Rocker ANDY SCOTT from THE SWEET on both vocals and guitar. The new ‘Mr. Heartache’ video can be viewed below.
The new album ‘Too Many Gods‘, in typical vintage fashion, will be available in limited 12” deluxe gatefold vinyl and also as a replica LP Compact Disc and digital download.
1. ARRIVAL 2. TOO MANY GODS 3. STOP 4. LAST MAN STANDING 5. MR HEARTACHE ** Guest appearance by Andy Scott (SWEET) 6. UNFINISHED SYMPHONY 7. SCHOOLYARD FANTASY ** CD only 8. THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD ** Orchestra arranged and composed by Mike Moran, ** Guest lead vocals Mick Wilson 9. ONLY IN VEGAS 10. MAN IN THE MOON ** Guest lead vocals Mick Wilson 11. FIVE-MINUTE CELEBRITY 12. VELVET HORIZON
‘Too Many Gods’ was recorded and produced at Yellow Fish studios in Sussex, with long-term copilot IAN CAPLE. All songs were written by GREG HART, or co-written by GREG HART and MICK WILSON, who also features on backing vocal and guest lead vocals, alongside PAUL MANZI, creating a spectacular result… Also, for the album’s centerpiece, the band recruited legendary producer and orchestral genius MIKE MORAN, famous for many musical contributions including FREDDIE MERCURY’S ‘Barcelona’. Mike arranged and scored an 80 piece orchestra for the seven minute epic ‘The Greatest Story Never Told‘.
With soaring skyscraper vocal harmonies, hook laden choruses, drenched in guitars, vintage synthesizers and orchestrations, the ‘CATS in SPACE’ pull no punches in delivering their symphonic ‘Power Pop Rock’ and hide no influences along the way. As the band say, this album is “All killer, no kitty litter!”
GREG HART – Guitars, Vocals, Synthesizer PAUL MANZI – Lead vocals STEEVI BACON – Drums, Percussion DEAN HOWARD – Guitar JEFF BROWN – Bass guitar, Vocals ANDY STEWART – Piano, Synthesizer, Vocoder, Wurlitzer
Special guest players:
MICK WILSON – Guest Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Keys ANDY SCOTT – Guitar, Vocals JANEY BOMBSHELL – Backing Vocals GREG CAMBURN – Saxophone MIKE MORAN – Orchestra arranger and performer, Piano, Organ
CATS in SPACE, it’s like ELO and New England colliding with Queen, whilst 10CC look on from afar. I get listen to an awful lot of music, and this is the first thing this year that has gotten me genuinely excited. (Rob Evans – PowerPlay)
CATS in SPACE ‘Mr Heartache‘: This is a very stylish specimen of AOR, with keyboards that wobble and choruses that soar and voices that harmonise like E.L.O. meets REO Speedwagon round at 10CC‘s house. It’s made by people who’ve played with everyone from Asia to Ian Gillan to Mike Oldfield and The Sweet (original Sweet guitarist Andy Scott is on board), so they clearly know what they’re doing. And what a great name! Everybody now: CATS… IN… SPAAAAAAACE! (TeamRock)
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