Free Range Cats is a 7 piece band of valley music scene veterans. The previous projects associated with these guys are impressive. King Radio, The Drunk Stuntmen, Shokazoba, Page 6, The Lisa Palumbo Band, and an oldie but goodie (from the 90’s).. Rockin Dave and The Rent Party.
This is an instrumental-based band with a peppering of vocals at just the right points in their set. New Orleans, Afro beat, funk, some soul inspired bits and some simple songs that tell great stories. One minute you are moving to an upbeat, body moving jam, with chaotic yet beautiful horns and then it will quiet down to a whisper with a cool ballad.
Out front is Dave Trenholm; an exciting horn player, who has been a go to guy for years, it’s worth the trip just hear him play.
Tasteful piano and organ playing, percussion reminiscent of Fela and The Talking Heads, subtle and soulful guitar playing, and a bass and drum combo that lock the whole thing together.
In addition to the vocal prowess in the band, FRC has been known to invite local talent such as Lesley Smith, Lisa Palumbo and Tom Sturm to come down and sing a tune.