Thursday, 1 October 2020

"Salford Sessions" Album now available on all major streaming platforms - links here

We are pleased to share links to our album 'Salford Sessions' now available on all major streaming platforms. First recorded and produced by Richard Hannaford as a live session in December 2012 in the famous hallowed studios, 'Salford Sessions' has previosuly only ever been sold as a CD at our live shows. This is the first time we have uploaded it to streaming channels. Some of the versions that are released here are slightly diferent to the CD, being fuller and longer than the slightly clipped versions on the original CD. In addition we also added 3 extra tracks from the session: these are an alternative and more raw sounding version of 'And then There Were Non'; a cover of the Bill Withers classic 'Ain't no Sunshine' (always a great live show closer), and; a new original 'No more Problems' stealing influence from John Lee Hooker, with a nod to 'Force 10 Mojo'. Please have a look and share with your friends: Apple Music here Google play here iTunes here Spotify here
Phil and the BCs

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Salford Session - Pre release

We are excited to share the news that our 2012 album 'Salford Sessions' is soon to be available on all major outlets including Spotify, Google Play, Amazon etc.. This will include the addition of three tracks recorded in the Session that were never released on the original 2012 CD. Click here for a little teaser and more information to follow when it is available.…

Sunday, 26 April 2020

Mystery Train - Live in Tenerife

Phil Haygarth (from Black Cat) with Davey Jones guest on guitar jamming Junior Parker's Mystery Train - Recorded and Filmed in Tenerife, Spain, by Roger Appleton of Brighton Media, February 2019.  Something uplifting to blow away the isolation blues!

Davey and Phil are long-term friends/colleagues and always try to pack an acoustic guitar whenever they travel together on fieldwork. Davey has guested with Black Vat live on one occasion.  This was recorded on a balcony in an exotic location one evening in February 2019, and features a sketchy harmonica with a blown reed!

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Talk to My Baby - The Sheafstock lockdown alternative





Hey folks - difficult days for us all, Covid-19 isolation time.  So sorry that we were not be able to play the Sheafstock festival this weekend - probably the best ittle beer and music festival in the world! Here is a fun alternative played by Phil

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Black Cat to play Sheafstock Festival

We've been invited to play Easter Sunday at Sheafstock at Ingleton. Here is a photo taken by Keith Beven to celebrate.  Hope to see you all there. 

Monday, 25 November 2019

Saturday in The Kings...

Delighted to be playing in the Kings Arms in Kirkby Lonsdale,  this Saturday 30th November 2019, with guest Angus Haygarth on the drums as a 3 piece set up.  It's going to be great night, in a great bar in a great town!  Come on down, live from around 9 ish.


Thursday, 3 October 2019

Lancaster Music Festival

We're excited to by playing a Sunday night headline slot on 13th October 2019 at the best live music venue in Lancaster - the famous John O' Gaunt music pub on Market Street. We're live from 10pm so come out to #LMF2019 #LoveLancaster #BluesnFunknRocknRoll

Friday, 7 June 2019

Blockbuster weekend of Black Cat and brass

This weekend we have a double billing. Tonight Friday we're on in Ingleton at the BC Club from 830pm until late and then on Saturday we are playing Kirkby Lonsdale festival of music 1830 til 2000 in 'The Orange Tree'. We are aiming to have some brass musicians with us.  Details of both on the events on our Facebook page.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Autumn and Christmas shows

Thanks for your support at the autumn shows.  

On November 2nd we played the John O'Gaunt in Lancaster, always one of our top venues and were joined by guests Matt Haygarth (piano) and Dave Haygarth (guitar).  Rob Dorrington also showed up, another guest who has played with us before. A terrific night here are some  pictures.






On December 2nd we had our first gig at Ingleton's Bottom Club and enjoyed a warm reception and great acoustics. 

Our next outing is Friday 14th December back at the John O'Gaunt in Lancaster. 

Monday, 6 August 2018

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.