Bent Pussycat is a true Rock and Roll band. With influences like The Who, Sloan, Cheap Trick, Weezer, The Foo Fighters, The Ramones, The Beatles, Green Day and other pioneers and masters of melody driven power rock, it's no wonder the band gains devotees no matter where in the world they are performing. The bands live show has an energy, attitude, and musicality that Rock and Roll has been missing for years. Audiences are mesmerized by the musicianship and captured by the hook driven melodic songs. The band appeals to listeners of all ages and genres. Their sound is more current then ever, Tom Cavanagh recently made a comment on radio saying the rest of the world has finally caught up to us with bands like Jet, The Strokes, The Hives and Fountains of Wayne having international success. The band is from New York, however many other parts of the world now claim them as their own. The success of their first self-titled CD has been over whelming. With sales world wide thanks to the Internet, the band has been able to reach fans of 'True Rock and Roll' from the largest cities of United States to the smallest towns of far off continents. With a new CD Released March 2004 called STATIC the band will embark on an extensive promotional tour. The new CD has everything fans of Bent Pussycat would expect, hard driving melodic rock pop punk tunes, lyrics filled with satire, sarcasm, humour, love and philosophy. The band released their first CD single and video in February 2004 and recieved huge success from every demographic. The band and record company was surprised by the vast amount of emails from the 12-16 year old genereation which normally shun bands not on MTV or with in their age. Bent Pussycat's sound is a result of the varied musical interests and experiences of each of the band members. Guitarist/Lead Vocalist Tom Cavanagh has recorded and toured with several successful independent bands and major label acts such as Rhino Caravan, Wardance and The Sons of Infinity. His guitar playing can be heard on well over 100 internationally released CDs and in several movies. He is a reknowned private music teacher with his own music school and has appeared on commercial radio station worldwide as well as MTV, VH-1, Much Music, CNBC and a variety of cable channels. He also performs with Mean BLue Spirit, Christine Vaskas, Wonderous Stories, News of The World and quite often solo. Guitarist/vocalist James Erickson fills out the huge guitar tone that the band has and is a vital part of the bands sound. His ability to layer guitar lines and chord embellishments behind Tom is a result of his extensive musical training and performance experience. Outside of Bent Pussycat James is a well known classical guitarist that tours internationally. He appears on many rock and classical CDs and is currently working on his newest solo album. Drummer Paul 'coach' Davidson is the driving force behind the band. He is the 'playmaker'. His precise playing style and varied musical influences provide the backbone behind the band. Paul's experience as a session musician makes him the perfect drummer for Bent Pussycat. Paul has also been the drummer in the bands Manetto Hill and Level. Bent Pussycat has received rave reviews from magazines, radio D.J.s, club owners, critics and most importantly music enthusiasts from around the world and their peers hold them in the highest regards. But don't just base your opinion on a piece of paper. Listen to their CDs and get out and see them! Check ON STAGE to see their perfromance schedule. To contact Bent Pussycat: call: 516-796-2751 email: email@example.com or write to P.O. Box 7346 Hicksville, NY 11801.
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