Coming up - Grub 'n' Groove at Bernies

On 17th August we will play our debut at Bernies Cafe Ingleton, with a grub and groove night.  What's not to like about that?  Hope to see a few of you there.

Jumpin' Jack Flash - live with brass





Our arrangement of 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' (written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards) was recorded on 23rd June 2018 when Black Cat performed with some talented young brass musicians as as 'surprise' for their father's birthday. The arrangement of the brass was by Matt Haygarth and the performance was at Aughton, Lancashire, UK. the recording was made on a smartphone by Darren Jones, with thanks.

Hard to Handle - live audio with brass



On the 23rd June 2018 Black Cat performed with some talented young brass musicians as as 'surprise' for their father's birthday, this version of Otis reading's "Hard to Handle". The arrangement of the brass was by Matt Haygarth and the performance was at Aughton, Lancashire, UK.

Sheafstock Video - "Black Cat with Brass" live

Here is a short video medley of our late night live brass set headlining at Sheafstock 2018, on 30th March 2018. First is "Short Changed" a blues in Am written PM Haygarth of Black Cat (1996), second our arrangement of Mack Rice's "Mustang Sally" (1966), and finally the Otis Reading's classic, "Hard to Handle" (1966). It was our pleasure to work with brass musicians Fiona Duxbury (trombone), Isaac Weber (trumpet) and Susie Duxbury (trumpet), and special credit to Matt Haygarth guesting on keyboards who also scored and arranged the brass parts. The BC regulars are also featured with Dave Ainsworth is on drums and Andy Stafford on bass guitar, with myself on voice and guitar. Unfortunately Alex Gordon was unable to play with us on this occasion being on holiday! Great fun - I am sure we will do this again some sunny day!

Sheafstock Video - "Bring it on Home" live

Black Cat perform Willie Dixon's blues classic at Sheafstock 2018 festival, Ingleton (30th March 2018). The first known recording of the song was by Sonny Boy Williamson II in 1963 and was covered by Led Zeppelin and others. This version features Matt Haygarth deputising with Black Cat as guest on guitar. It was the opening tune of the headline set. This is a smartphone recording only, but it captures the energy of the show.