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.

Sheafstock Video - "Black Cat" live

Black Cat perform their signature funk instrumental live, headlining at Sheafstock 2018 festival, Ingleton, UK (30th March 2018). Written by P Haygarth, A Stafford, D Ainsworth and A Reynolds. Here featuring guest Matt Haygarth, deputising on keyboards.

Sheafstock Video - "Force 11 Mojo" live

We had a great night headlining at Sheafstock 2018 and as a result managed to get a few videos taken by folk in the audience. Here we perform our country blues "Force 11 Mojo", written by Phil Haygarth of Black Cat, here featuring guest Matt Haygarth deputising on keyboards.

Black Cat with Brass

Thrilled to be headlining the Sheafstock festival on Good Friday at the Wheatsheaf in Ingleton. We’ve had lots of fun working with some new musicians to create a special sound and the rehearsals have been .... well a blast. We’re on stage at 8 pm supported by The Corners. Check out the Facebook page for details. It’s free entry and it’s a beer festival. What’s not to like about that?