Local reggae diva getting back into the studio

LOCAL reggae diva CC the Cat is preparing to get back into the recording studio later in the year to work on a new EP.

"We are planning to record in September, and I will be announcing its name and exciting news about it very soon," she teased.

CC the Cat is hoping to release the new EP in early 2016. In the meantime, Northern Rivers fans can get a sneak peek of the new EP at one of her live gigs around the area.

"I also get to do bigger showcase gigs, like the one coming up at the Hotel Brunswick with the full band as a five-piece.

"At the moment, all my local gigs are as a duo, with my very first bass player, Tracy Stephens. She played in my very first album, Inna Babylon Jungle (2010).

"We've reconnected and we are doing duo shows around the Northern Rivers."

Her full length album Songs from the Sea, released in 2013, included Dream Boy, a song that received the NCEIA Dolphin Award in the Reggae/World category last year.

Dream Boy included singer songwriter Bobby Alu on drums, who is currently touring the US as Xavier Rudd's drummer, and Shannon Green from Kingfisher on bass.

The singer said winning that Dolphin Award was a pleasant surprise.

"I really did not expect to win that award," she said.

"I find in life that if you expect something you have more chance of being disappointed, so I normally don't expect to win anything.

"But when they played my song and the whole audience started bopping and cheering I had a feeling I was in with a chance."

The singer chronicles her experience as a professional artist in her blog http://freedomjunkie.com.au/


Supporting Dallas Frasca on Sunday, May 31, at Hotel Brunswick from 4pm. Free family friendly show.


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