BIOGRAPHY FOR THE CAT (CHEETAH AND TIGER)
The Cat is a duet band which has been together for approximately 6 years.
The band consists of two members, Cheetah (Liz Wade) and Tiger (Johnny Tai.) As well as the CAT’s own endeavours, we have been asked at various times by local singers and bands to assist them in their various diverse projects.
Currently, the CAT is associated with mp3.com as well as stationmp3.com and cdbaby.com; we have also been in contact with many fellow artists and fans throughout the U.S. and to a lesser extent within Canada itself. We have also been complimented by famous artists, (such as Emily Richards and John Virag) as a unique and talented band. In this short three year span, the CAT has received about 8,000 song-plays on mp3.com; we have also gained respect and notoriety from a wide network of fans.
Style: pop, folk, soft rock etc.
To be more specific, our style is very unique in comparison with other contemporary bands. We encode sound effects into our recordings to build plots in order for the songs to convey their own stories.
Our recordings consist of cover songs, as well as those which we create ourselves. Both members are great vocalists; our instrumental accompaniment consists of: two clarinets, alto saxophone, acoustic/electric guitar, piano, organ, keyboard, alto and regular recorder, drums, baritone saxophone and an I.B.M. computer. Many of our recordings reveal serious matters in life such as reality, romance and bitterness, but some can be rather funny in their own comical ways. The Tiger can also perform in two different languages, (English and Mandarin.)
Cheetah: Leann Rimes, Kate Wolf and Marianne Faithfull.
Tiger: Corey Hart, Survivor and Dennis Deyoung.
Together: Peter, Paul and Mary, Abba and the Carpenters.
In Apr. 2002, The CAT had their first concert in Canada at the Gateway Theatre, Richmond, BC. The concert was then followed by two others: First, Bowen Island, Aug. 2002. Second, CNIB gathering, Sep. 2002. A tour planned for the summer of 2002 was canceled due to the lack of fund. Both members however have had their own individual histories in musical performances.
Liz Wade (Cheetah) has been performing in concerts since 1983 playing the clarinet and 1985 playing the saxophone. At present and for the past eight years, the Cheetah has been involved with the Delta Music Makers Concert band. This band has toured extensively throughout England, Scotland and Wales, performing at such noteworthy places as Castle Howard, Sterling and Windsor Castle. This band has also recorded one cd two years ago and another will be recorded in February. This August, the band is scheduled to hold performances in Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
Johnny Tai, Tiger: Started singing single since 1998. His musical talents include piano, guitar, vocal, recorders, clarinet, drums, sax, etc.
Johnny started playing piano ever since the age of 7, and wrote his first piece for the Rememberance Day Celibration at the age of 15.
Beside than singing and playing with the CAT, Johnny is also the song-writer for the team.
Johnny was the winner of the Canadian Creative Writing Contest in 1998, and the third place in the same contest in 1997.
He hoasted and performed at a four-hour concert alone for the Richmond Young Mothers’ Club on Christmas day of 1999.
Johnny was also a part-time hoast for the music program for a local Karaoke-Restaurant in year 99.
Alone, He has also taken part in the Canadian Idol four times before the show was canceled.
The CAT’s Bests:
Sounds of Art:
Johnny Tai (tiger): email@example.com
Liz Wade (cheetah): firstname.lastname@example.org