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Hear Kitty Kitty Bio
For several years, Nikita La Tijera Meow (Kitty) has been one of LA’s best kept secrets.
Kitty has built a musical pedigree working with a virtual "who's who" of the rock scene in LA.
Such standouts as Tommy Stinson (Replacements/Guns N’ Roses), John Dolmayan,
(System of a Down), Gina Schock (Go-Gos), the legendary Kim Fowley (Runaways),
Cordell Crockett (Ugly Kid Joe), Chris Vrenna (NIN) and multi-instrumentalist, Jimmy Harry
(Madonna, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Pink)
have been major influences as well as personal friends of Nikita's.
The band self-released their first LP, "Tails from the Alley" in 2009,
featuring guest appearances and/or songwriting contributions from
Tommy Stinson, Chris Vrenna, Gina Schock, Kim Fowley, Cordell Crockett and John Dolmayan.
In 2010, Hear Kitty Kitty signed an early record deal with EFM/UNIVERSAL Records.
A single and video was released entitled "Moody".
In support of this release, the band hit the road performing their first national tour.
Exciting moments on the tour included appearances with Buckcherry, Drowning Pool and Quiet Riot.
During this tour, Hear Kitty Kitty won over a rabid new national fan base.
After returning to LA to record new tracks for their next release,
the band hit the road again in 2011. This tour took them throughout
the Midwest, Southwest and East Coast of the United States.
The band returned home from their "Spring Fling" tour April 9-May 9, 2012
having played 17 shows going through 25 states with highlights such as playing the
Sunset Cove Ampitheater in Boca Raton, FL and playing the Legends Of Rock Festival in Cape Coral FL.
Lead guitarist Jonny Kat (Cordell Crockett) then spent 1 month touring Europe
with his other band prior to Hear Kitty Kitty, Ugly Kid Joe, in which he plays bass.
UKJ played some very exciting festivals in Europe such as Download, Sweden Rock and Gods Of Metal,
playing to crowds upwards of 60000 a show and opening for bands such as Guns and Roses and Metallica.
UKJ also went to BRAZIL August 9-12.
Then the U.K. and Ireland supporting Alice Cooper 10/22-11/5/12
then back to the UK 11/26-12/2 to play Hard Rock Hell.
UKJ had their first US show in 17 years in Wisconsin on 6/8 and another 7/4 weekend in Michigan.
HKK has a few exciting things on the table and have officially retained Mark L. Levinson as their legal representation.
Never ones to neglect their hometown roots, Hear Kitty Kitty
have been a regular draw at such world renowned Sunset Strip showcases as
The Viper Room, The House of Blues on Sunset, The Key Club and The Roxy.
They revisit these haunts frequently.
The band is presently picking tracks for their next record, slated to begin spring 2013, entitled,
"Sacrifice" which will also feature another Kim Fowley co-written track called "Raw Surprise"
as well as a track co-written with Jimmy Harry, entitled "Lift Off."
The band returned home on June 4, 2013 from a co-headlining, just over 1 month US tour, called "Femme Fest."
The tour featured 4 diverse, super talented females, including fellow ATI artist, The Fabulous Miss Wendy,
who is not only an HKK alumni guitarist as well as, like Kitty, has written extensively with Kim Fowley.
In addition to covering "Cherry Bomb" together,
Wendy will be recording guitar on 2 tracks on HKK's new record... New Runaways?
Well, it is a rumour..The girls smile coyly when asked.
The future is unwritten.
HKK is also very excited to have just returned home on June 17th from
their first ever European Date ~ which was The Download Festival (6/14-Jager Acoustic stage)
as well as a headlining club date in Carlisle, UK at Club Rock.
One highlight of the tour, was having son of legendary welsh drummer, Chris Slade, Jack Slade, join HKK in the UK for both shows on drums.
One exciting, highly anticipated moment at Download was HKK closing with Highway to Hell at Donnington,
walking in the same path as his father, who played with ACDC at Donnington years ago.
The second leg of Femme Fest is presently accepting offers for a quick run 7/8-7/22
in between UKJ's appearances on 7/4 in Michigan and 7/26 in Germany.
HKK recently self released two new videos, shot and edited by Cordell.
They can be seen on the band's Official YouTube:
Hear Kitty Kitty is truly a band with the brightest of futures.
If you see them heading your way ~don't miss the opportunity
to see and … Hear Kitty Kitty!
- Band Members:
- kitty-vox, jonny-lead gtr, cordell-bass/programming:), jack slade- drums/percussion, echo-dancer
- Artist Name:
- Hear Kitty kitty
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- Active Since:
- Alternative / rock / punk
- Redondo Beach, CA
- Booking Agent- Mark Hyman
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