Biography

After first picking up the sticks aged 8, I started gigging at 13. At the age of 18 I received a Diploma in Popular Music & followed that up with a BA Hons Degree in Music from Edinburgh Napier University. I’ve also been lucky enough to receive lessons & guidance from Thomas Lang & Gerald Heyward.

I have had a wide range of musical experiences including; touring the UK, Europe & the USA extensively with various bands & musical productions. The latest being Honeyblood, since September 2014 we’ve undertaken 4 UK tours (including an NME tour & a Catfish & the Bottlemen support tour), a month long European tour & a 6 week American tour which included a run of support dates with the fantastic Belle and Sebastian. I realised a dream supporting ‘Foo Fighters’ at Murrayfield Stadium in September  2015 & saw in 2016 with Biffy Clyro playing Princes St, Gardens in Edinburgh.12027681_10153623927586796_4846610814584290627_n

In the past I have been lucky enough to support the likes of; Tom Jones to 13,000 people, with a Scottish pop singer, Average White Band & Robert Cray with an 8 piece funk band & I’ve toured the UK with ex-Michael Jackson guitarist Gregg Wright. I’ve played to sold out Theatres across France with a Ray Charles/ Sammy Davis Jnr Theatre show called ‘Movin Melvin Brown’. I have also done a lot of work for The National Theatre of Scotland, playing full kit & creating & triggering electronic beats for a number of theatre shows. The latest theatre performance saw me playing drums, bass, guitar, keys & triggering sound effects with an SPDSX and a midi foot controller. Check out my setup for that one!

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I have been in and out of the studio my whole life and I’m just as happy playing with or without a click. I play full kit, percussion & I also love creating electronic beats and can use a Roland SPDSX alongside my kit to trigger samples. A recent example of my acoustic/electronic hybrid work can be found on ‘Stillhound’s’  latest releases ‘Seethe Unseen’ & ‘Shy’, with more to follow from them in the coming months.

Over the next few months I’ll be gearing up to release Honeyblood’s second album later this year.

I am lucky enough to have had some great compliments and testimonials from some amazing players including; Gerald Heyward, Thomas Lang, Suggs (Madness), Rocky Bryant (Average White Band), Tony Braunagel (Robert Cray Band) & Gregg Wright (Michael Jackson/Mick Fleetwood).

Here is a Facebook status from Gregg Wright after my tour with him;

“Hey y’all! The young lady behind the drum kit is Cat Myers. She played on my recent UK tour and let me tell ya. . . she opened a 2 week can of serious whup ass!! Better hit da woodshed fellas, cuz this Gal can PLAY!!!

I am available for all kinds of session work and touring. Below you can find a list of gear that I currently use. Feel free to get in touch (here) if you have any questions.

PS. I teach! Check out my Lessons page for more info.

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Gear;
Drums;
Tama Superstar Custom; 22”, 10”, (12”), 14” & 14” Snare
Gretsch Catalina Club; 16”, 8”, 10”, 13” & 12” Snare
Yamaha Musashi Japanese Oak Snare 12”
A mix of Sabian AAX Cymbals & Zildjian A Custom Cymbals

Percussion;
De Gregorio Kiyo, Sweet Spot Cajon
..& lots of various percussion picked up around the world including;
many hand drums, tambourines, cow bells, shakers etc.

Electronic set-up;
Roland SPDSX sampling pad, with snare and kick drum triggers.
Roland TD6 electronic kit (used mostly for teaching and practise)
Macbook running Logic X & Main Stage

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