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’ve been a professional drummer for the last 12 years, I’ve been lucky enough to tour the world with some amazing musicians & record albums that I am immensely proud of.

Since Sep 2018 I’ve been playing for KT Tunstall. Both KT & myself aren’t massively turned on by backing tracks so we’ve worked together to re-create her new album using samples for the live shows. It’s a lot of fun & I get to give my geeky side a work out triggering multiple samples alongside playing drums. In the US & Japan we toured as a two-piece (meaning a lot of triggering for me!) & in the UK we play full band so I get to calm down the triggering and ramp up the BV’s. We’ve done multiple headline tours (UK, North America, Europe & Japan), supported Hall & Oates on a UK Arena tour & a festival circuit including Glastonbury! You can hear my most recent work on KT’s live album recorded at Glasgow Barrolands.

From Sep 2017 – July 2018 I toured the world with Mogwai standing in on drums for their drummer Martin Bulloch who was ill.  I happened to be in Greece when I got the call for the gig, the next day I was on a flight home transcribing songs & a week later I played my first gig with them which just happened to be for BBC 6 Music at Maida Vale, you can check it out on my ‘Video’ page. We toured Europe, North America, South America,  Asia & Australia before finishing up playing the festival circuit in the summer. Check out my drum cam video of our headline set at Primavera!

Prior to that I had just come off a huge tour & campaign with my band Honeyblood following the release of our 2nd album ‘Babes Never Die’. We toured the UK, America & Australia multiple times followed by the festival circuit in the summer. I’ve been fortunate enough to play some pretty fun gigs with Honeyblood including supporting Foo Fighters at Murrayfield Stadium, headlining KoKo in London & supporting Belle & Sebastian on a US tour. I played drums & bass with Honeyblood (triggering individual notes on my SPDSX), it allowed us to play without a backing track & kept my chops up as I never had a spare limb!
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In the past I have played for a wide variety of acts including; supporting Tom Jones in front of 13,000 people with a Scottish pop singer & touring 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 samples & 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… I like to keep busy.

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 & create electronic beats/samples too.  A recent example of my acoustic/electronic hybrid work can be found on ‘Stillhound’s’ debut album, you can check out some of the tunes on my Video page.

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 UK 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. When I’m home from tour I teach! Check out my Lessons page for more info.

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Gear;

I proudly endorse Sabian Cymbals.

DW Design Series Acrylic Kit                                                                                                                                            14″ DW Collectors Series Concrete Snare Drum

Tama Superstar Custom; 22”, 10”, (12”), 14” & 14” Snare
Gretsch Catalina Club; 16”, 8”, 10”, 13” & 12” Snare
Yamaha Musashi Japanese Oak Snare 12”

Electronic set-up;
Roland SPDSX, with external triggers.
Roland TD6 electronic kit (used mostly for teaching and practise)
Macbook etc

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