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