In their last two centuries, Cats in Space have been to space and back. The UK classic rockers have been away from the spotlight to focus on working with several other projects, but it is good to see them return with a new album. This Autumn they released “It’s Been a Long Time Coming” an acoustic, mellow collection of 11 tracks on vinyl and 14 tracks on a CD.
In a world full of live streaming and Youtube videos, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. But when it comes to live streaming festivals, The Greatest Story Never Told have taken it to a whole new level. The band took their concert from KK’s Steel in Sheffield, England and recorded the event for audiences across the world.
Cats in Space
Cats in Space
|Origin||Horsham, West Sussex|
|Genres||Rock, power pop|
Cats in Space (styled CATS in SPACE - The Band) is a British rock band formed in Horsham, West Sussex in 2015 by guitarist Greg Hart and drummer Steevi Bacon. Following the band's inception, vocalist Paul Manzi, keyboardist Andy Stewart, bassist Jeff Brown and second guitarist Dean Howard were recruited to complete the official lineup. In mid 2019, vocalist Paul Manzi announced that he would be leaving the band to join The Sweet after the first half of ‘The Narnia Tour’. Soon after Manzi’s departure from the band, Mark Pascall joined the band as their new lead vocalist. After a headline tour and a handful of dates including the London Palladium, the band parted ways with Pascall and he was replaced by Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds stage show vocalist Damien Edwards.
Cats in Space began to work on their debut album Too Many Gods. The recording sessions had guest vocal appearances by both key songwriter Greg Hart's fellow co-writer Mick Wilson of 10cc, as well as a guitar/vocal session by Andy Scott of The Sweet.
Cats in Space announced their second album, the follow-up to critically acclaimed debut album Too Many Gods, titled Scarecrow, with an official release date of 25 August 2017.
Track two, "The Mad Hatter's Tea Party" (which the band had previously showcased on the 2017 Thunder support tour) was released on 21 July 2017 as a music promo on YouTube, both albums were then announced as digitally available in their entirety on all the reputable digital media platform outlets.
Tours and shows
Cats in Space made their debut appearance at London's The Half Moon, Putney SW15 on Wednesday 6 January 2016. After a few more understated appearances they accepted their fourth show at the Stone Free Festival at London's O2 Arena in the Indigo at the O2 venue on Sunday 19 June 2016. This weekender featured headliners Alice Cooper on the Saturday and Rick Wakeman on the Sunday.
Their fifth performance was at The Ramblin' Man Fair, on the new Rising Stage at Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent on 24 July 2016. The lineup featured many classic rock bands including Whitesnake, Europe, Thin Lizzy, Thunder, Airbourne and Black Stone Cherry.
Thunder UK Tour March 2017
December 2016, UK rock band Thunder announced that a studio album entitled Rip It Up would be released on 10 February 2017. This would also coincide with a number of live dates. Cats in Space were confirmed on 23 January 2017 as the official UK tour support.
British Summer Time (BST) Hyde Park, London, UK
Fairport Cropredy Convention 2017
12 August 2017, the band played a one-hour set to an over 20,000 plus capacity at the Fairport's Cropredy Convention in Oxfordshire.
Deep Purple Long Goodbye UK Tour 2017
Status Quo - Plugged in Live and Rockin' Winter UK Tour 2017
Bonnie Tyler - The London Palladium, UK
- Damien Edwards – Lead vocals / backing vocals
- Greg Hart – guitars / backing vocals
- Steevi Bacon – drums / percussion
- Dean Howard – guitars
- Jeff Brown – bass guitar / backing vocals
- Andy Stewart – piano / keyboards / synths
- Mick Wilson – co-lead vocals/backing vocals and additional instrumentation
- Paul Manzi
- Mark Pascall
- Too Many Gods (31 October 2015, Harmony Factory Records)
- Scarecrow (25 August 2017, Harmony Factory Records)
- Day Trip To Narnia (1 March 2019, Harmony Factory Records)
- My Kind of Christmas (6 December 2019)
- Atlantis (27 November 2020)
- Kick Start The Sun (Summer 2022)
- Cats Alive! (23 February 2018, Harmony Factory Records)
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