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 11 years, I’ve been lucky enough to tour the world with some amazing musicians & record albums that I am immensely proud of.

Most recently I’ve been standing in on drums for Mogwai as Martin Bulloch is under the weather. I toured Europe and North America in 2017 & in March I’ll be touring Asia & Australia with them. You can watch my first gig with them for BBC 6 Music at Maida Vale on my ‘Video’ page.

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 followed by the festival circuit in the summer. I’ve been fortunate enough to play some pretty amazing gigs with Honeyblood including supporting Foo Fighters at Murrayfield Stadium, headlining KoKo in London & supporting Belle & Sebastian on a US tour. I play drums & bass with Honeyblood (triggering individual notes on my SPDSX), it allows us to play without a backing track & keeps my chops up as I never have a spare limb!  We’re now hard at work writing album number three.
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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;
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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