The Katet are Scotland's Shape-Shifting Soulfunk monster. For over seven years, they have held their weekly residency in Edinburgh's prestigious Jazz Bar, Scotland's number one music venue for Jazz, Funk and Soul. The band steals the best of all three genres, creating a hybrid that Stevie Wonder himself wouldn't mess with. Led by singer, composer and keyboardist Mike Kearney, the band not only possess an impressive backlog of hits, but have also developed their own improvisation language using musical hand-signals. Their aggressive combination of deep groove, airtight horns, intricate composition, heartfelt lyrics and Kung-Fu conducting will leave any audience floored. The Katet have long forgotten how to disappoint.
2015 has seen The Katet back in the studio: working closely with engineer extraordinaire, Garry Boyle, the band have produced the very best 10 tracks that they can offer. As is usually the case with The Katet, the new album will be an eclectic mix of songs, ranging from dark, heavy rock to straight-laced funk to orchestral jazz epics.
“Northern Ireland’s answer to Stevie Wonder” The Scotsman
"Dynamic, danceable, and dastardly catchy" Sunday Mail ****
"Something of a funk colossus" Edinburgh Evening News
Sea Bass Kid
Sea Bass Kid are set to take the UK by storm with their original take on Reggae, Blues, Ska and Funk which some call Skariachi!! With a growing community throughout Scotland, the band are bringing honest music back to honest people with their energetic and memorable live shows that are not to be missed.
Event: The Katet, Sea Bass Kid
Date: Thursday 17th December 2015
Venue: Whistle Binkies
Time : 18:00 - 03:00
Saturday 20th January
FI & THE FUNKROCKERS, THE BANNED, TBC, GED HANLEY TRIO
Sunday 21st January
3 WISE MONKEYS, REECE HILLIS TRIO
Monday 22nd January
Open Mic Night