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Hear Kitty Kitty is the "right Meow!" sexy Hollywood answer to iconic predecessor bands like the Distillers & Hole.
Formed around femme fatale Nikita "Kitty" La Tijera Meow and her partners in crime
Cordell Crockett of Ugly Kid Joe fame, Swiss drummer Carlo Ribaux & the lovely, Leah Provencher on bass.
Having played hundreds of shows throughout the US & Europe,
Hear Kitty Kitty's fierce performances have definitely left a mark on the music scene over the past few years.
Their first release "Tails From The Alley" featured guest appearances by various artists including
Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N Roses), John Dolmayan (System of a Down), Gina Schock
(The Go-Go’s), Kim Fowley (The Runaways, KISS, Alice Cooper) & Chris Vrenna (NIN, Marilyn Manson).
HKK's second LP "Sacrifice" is on the way & the albums first two singles "Lift Off"
(co-written with Golden Globe winner Jimmy Harry (Madonna, Pink, Kyle Minogue))
& "For Better Or For Worse" are already in weekly rotation on Japan's biggest Rock radio station.
"For Better Or For Worse" was also recently featured as video of the week in Revolver Underground.
The Band plans on hitting the road again this Fall to promote their new release which is expected late summer'14.
The band is proudly endorsed by: Jackson Guitars, ESP Guitars, Pickworld Picks, Jet City Amps & Tres Sietes Tequila.
Jonny Kat- lead guitar, vox
“Hello ! My name is Jonny Kat. I play lead guitar in Hear Kitty Kitty. "What's Hear Kitty Kitty?" "Who is Jonny Kat?
"Well..Hear Kitty Kitty is my best friend Kitty's (Nikita La Tijera) band she started a couple years ago.
Kitty & I have played lots of gigs together. From backyard parties, carnivals, charity events....to after hour clubs, theaters, & radio shows.. to U.S. National tours....to Donnington England’s Download Festival.. she’s the voice of the angels & the reason men sin.... Hear Kitty Kitty IS Kitty's vision.....I am the one to bring it into focus....”
“Who is Jonny Kat? I like to think of myself as a Super Hero! Like Batman! Spider Man! Iron man! YA SUPERMAN!
(I leave Wonder Woman for Kitty).... The truth is Jonny Kat is lil ol me... Cordell Crockett! But I think I'm lots cooler than
Bruce Wayne, Peter Parker & Clark Kent combined. Why? Cuz I get to party like a rockstar, touring the world as bassist
of Ugly Kid Joe, having sold more than 5 million hard copies of 4 different albums! Ya Bruce Wayne might be loaded, but
what would you rather be doin? Hangin out with Alfred or sharing stages with Metallica, Motorhead, Black Sabbath,
Soundgarden, Prodigy, Lamb of god, Puddle of Mud, Guns N Roses & so on.....and thats my day job! When I get my super hero tights on & yeah, they're tight, I'm ....JONNY KAT! ..Handlin the shit!!!!”
Nikita La Tijera Meow- lead vox, rhythm Jackson gtr
A little about me:
i sing. play guitar. act. model. dance & bartend. i love 2 work out. i like nature. i like to help people.
i have been working for some time now on my own project called "One Band Army"
about my personal crusade to make a difference in our world.
i got a plaque from the American Red Cross
for HKK's fund raising efforts for Japan. I was very proud of that.
I have now done 5 charity shows & plan on doing a lot more..& continuing trying to make a difference.
i try to live green & be an educator about that.
I play music to make a difference & aim to touch peoples lives.
Hopefully music can help me bridge the gap to people globally..
about a peaceful world & that we need to take care of it
so it will be here for our children & our children's children.
Our world is finite..not infinite.. if we expend our resources & trash our oceans
& pollute our air..then what? Its not out of the question at the rate we are going & we must change our thinking.
Recycle. Reuse. Restore. Waste less. Give more to people who need our help..
& Realize..We are all in this life together. We all bleed red ~one love=music
Together. We can change the World:)
Carlo Ribaux- drums
Carlo has seen 32 US-States playing music & is ready to see the rest of the world.
Born & raised in Switzerland, his musical interest & talent lead him to study the art of drumming at four different universities & colleges in the USA & Europe. He recently graduated "Summa Cum Laude" from the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. His studies there were fully funded with scholarships.
Recently Carlo moved to Los Angeles to further his career in music.
Leah- bass, vox
Hi~My Name is Leah! I love to play bass & guitar & attempt to play anything & everything else!
Before playing music, I played soccer, softball, basketball & ran track. I was very good at sports & won many awards & thought I even wanted to play professionally but ~after stealing all of my parents records & blowing out a few sets of speakers, I knew that I had found my true passion in music. When I was 15, my mom took me to see Alice Cooper & Cheap Trick play live. I was amazed at their performances & said "I want to do that!" At the time, I had no musical talent what so ever & attempted to sing in a couple punk bands. Then, when I was 19, my friends band needed a bassist & asked if I played. I told them "of course I play bass!"~ then went straight to Guitar Center & bought a bass & amp. I faked my way through the audition & got in the band. From that day on, I just kept jamming with everyone I could. At some point I picked up a guitar & played & sang in a few bands. I love playing music & don't know what I would do with out it. I also like sparkly, colorful, magical things. Unicorns, toucans & cats are my favorite animals. I also ride a motorcycle & love to be outside & around trees. I just got my BS in Nutritional Science & am ready to reach out to the world in the most musical, magical & healthiest way possible!! Yay!