CC The Cat

Brisbane/ Gold Coast party-starters CC the Cat deliver cool, conscious reggae funk and soul music, featuring enigmatic frontwoman Claire Cottone’s powerful voice and anthemic songs about love, spiritual growth and freedom. The bangin’ 6-piece features some of the country’s best musicians, consistently proving themselves to be one of the most enduring and loved acts in the Australian roots scene. CC the Cat’s live show is packed with epic vocal hooks and harmonies, fat drum and bass grooves, punchy brass breakdowns, dubalicious keys, with a conscious message and a heap of fun, love and positive energy.

 

CC the Cat have toured Australia extensively for over 10 years, rocking festival crowds at Woodford Folk Festival, Island Vibe Festival, Nannup Festival, Byron Bay Falls Festival, Surfers Paradise Festival, Mullum Music Festival, Earth Frequency Festival, Nimbin Roots, and countless more stages across the nation. The band features Dave Bell (Kingfisha) on drums, Stevie Buchanan (Bullhorn) on trumpet, Ange Gadd (One Dragon Two Dragon) on trombone, Rohan Seekers (Bearfoot) on keys and CC’s sister Julia Rose (Alysha Brilla) on bass. Between them members have played nearly every festival stage in Australia. Together, they are a musical force to be reckoned with. 

 

This prolific songwriting dreamteam have independently produced 4 studio albums, with regular spins on Triple J’s Roots & All and community radio across Australia. Most recently, the band recorded reggae-dub spiritual exploration Free Spirit in Ubud, Bali in 2016 with international producer Ben Last. This was the second album that was crowd funded by CC’s devoted fan base, taking out a nomination for best song at the Gold Coast Music Awards 2017. 

 

Songs From the Sea (2013), produced by Paulie B (George, Beautiful Girls, Bobby Alu) sat in Airit’s coveted Top Ten nationally for two months running,  and hit #1 at Brisbane’s 4ZzZ, as well as taking out Best Reggae Track North Coast Entertainment Industry Dolphin Awards 2014. 2010’s dub reggae odyssey Inna Babylon Jungle was reviewed by Rave Mag to be “one of the best Australian reggae albums” of all time. CC’s first EP Nicotine (2008) was produced by Govinda Doyle (Angus Stone) and features an unforgettable cover of Portishead’s Glory Box.