The 'Cats That Got The Cream

Mainstays of the Glasswerk Manchester chart and definitely one of the city's bands to watch this year, the Whiskycats play their first Manchester date of the year this Friday at the Academy 3.

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Friday 28th January 2005 @ Academy 3, Manchester. Tickets £5, Doors 7:30pm.

Describing themselves as a 'Latin edged funk pop 5 piece' and united in their respect of jazz, the Whiskycats link are a band with a style to captivate music fans of all persuasions. Despite only being together since April last year, the band have already played over thirty gigs, playing extensively in Manchester and gigging across the country from London to Carlisle, earning critical plaudits in local TV and BBC Radio to go with a rapidly expanding fanbase. The band's appeal can be summed up by the fact they've been asked to play two such disparate clubs/ club nights as the Blowout and Sankeys Soap already.

They met around the jazz nights that happen regularly in and around Manchester and are all trained musicians. Aside from a love of jazz, each member of the band brings wildly different influences to the band's sound, ranging from Nick Drake and Beck to Debussy and Aphex Twin and musical genres from funk to classical.

The band played their first gig after just one rehearsal and have a sound like no other band in Manchester, playing a complex fusion of jazz, latin, rock, dance and salsa. It is this diversity allied to a considerable stage presence that makes their gigs so joyous and danceable, with a style equally appreciated by casual listeners and connoisseurs.

“… amazing, truly amazing, music with appeal for everyone” Michelle Mullaine, BBC GMR Radio

“How long have I been doing this job? That is by a country mile the best record I’ve heard in three months, just fantastic… Its done with humour, with style, Its catchy as: Oops I nearly swore!… It’s just joyous, one of those records that makes you smile.” Phill Jupitus, BBC 6 Music

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