Kivi Kittenhead – lead vocals, cowbell, doughnut pusher
Kivi Kittenhead is a classically trained vocalist who grew up in the back forests of the Oregon Coast. She has played in various bands up and down the West Coast (Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles), which include the Blue Water Corporation, BAMBAMBAM, Blackjack Bettie and Feral. Influenced by the jazz, blues, punk and rock genres, Kivi has toured both the US and Europe, wreaking havoc on the stench of unwashed band members. In addition to singing, she plays the guitar, kantele and ukulele. She currently is a spiritual advisor to many of the Hollywood stars, as well as using her influence to lead guided map tours to the stars homes in West Hollywood. Kivi has three cats, Roary the Adorable, Mercedes Queen Bitch and Jett the Pretty-Pretty, whom all vie for the attention of the downstairs neighbors by tossing toys over the balcony on a daily basis.
DD Kittenhead – guitars, bass, backing vocals
DD Kittenhead was born and raised in Los Angeles, currently lives in San Francisco. DD has been been playing guitar since the age of six and grew up listening to Elvis and country music. DD has studied at the Juilliard School in New York City and studied under Terry Kilgore in Pasadena. DD has toured and recorded with the White Trash Debutantes, Butt Trumpet, Lucid Nation, Superkill and Lisafer. DD is an active member of ASCAP, and formerly endorsed by Monster Cables and Ernie Ball Guitar Strings. On the weekend, DD can be found pushing dim sum carts around restaurants earning tips and washing laundry. DD’s cat’s name is “Poof” and can be found on her pillow napping right now.
KY Kittenhead – guitars, bass
KY Kittenhead started his first punk band as a toddler in his parent’s living room in 1994 and has been at it ever since. After setting up litter boxes in Los Angeles, Chicago and Louisville, KY returned to the City of Angels in early 2013. He was most recently seen as the leader of The Devil's Handshake (Louisville) and as a guitar player / singer / songwriter in Vice Tricks when in 2012 they recorded their debut album featuring his compositions, "River City" and "Another World". He left Vice Tricks to return to LA and found himself face-first in Kittenhead a short time later. He prefers Les Paul Gold Tops and Fender amps.
KY is mostly a self-taught musician with influences by Social D, Dwight Yoakam and Bad Religion. During the day, KY can be found making the world a better place in his day job as an alcohol tester, also known as a Sommelier. His unique skills include being able to take a drink of wine blind and identify which grape the wine is derived from, where it came from, how old it is, the alcohol content, and which civet cat pooped the grape. KY is actively practicing this skill with whiskeys by identifying the alcohol content, mash bill and country of origin.
When not Kittenheading, KY is with his family hiking some new trail and discovering spiders and snakes. His best production to-date would be his toddler daughter.
Baby VJJ Kittenhead – guitars, bass
Baby VJJ Kittenhead literally came out of the womb with a silver guitar in her mouth. She is a multi-instrumentalist playing winds, percussion and settling with strings in Kittenhead. Her musical influences include Paramore, Flyleaf, Joan Jett, Pink, and Britney Spears. She has played in various groups and bands in and around New Orleans and Los Angeles. More notably, where she played with her twin sister in Defeating Disharmony, a tribute band to the Breeders. Baby VJJ keeps pushing Kittenhead to do a cover of Britney’s “Hit Me Baby One More Time”.
Baby VJJ is a pre-med student, who vehemently hates iPhones and think they are a government conspiracy developed by the NSA. She writes music on her Droid app that she developed for Kittenhead. She is a daredevil by day, driving her 1969 Mercury Cougar around Los Angeles, whom she has affectionately named “MILF”. Baby VJJ uses her speed and precision playing guitar and bass, which was passed onto her from her mom, a former Olympic track star.
O-Face Kittenhead – drums
O-Face Kittenhead has been a staple of the Orange County, California punk and ska scene providing the back-beats to bands such as Third Generation, The Others, Aggro X, Jurassic Punx, Superkill, the Dirty, and the Skeeviez. His love of drumming goes back to the days of high school marching band and the glee club. He took some time off to recover from shoulder surgery from an old glee club injury and hung up the drumsticks.
Missing the marching band uniforms, O-Face decided to get back into the game by playing with a few Orange County bands and eventually played in Superkill with DD Kittenhead. He offered to fill in when Kittenhead was searching for a new drummer and the rest is history. O-Face truly is a cat, as he spends his nights chasing mice and vermin in his exterminator truck.
O-Face has pride and joy with his daughter, passing on the rhythm gene in his blood, with posting YouTube videos of his daughter playing drums, grooming her to take over his position with Kittenhead if the glee club injury flares up.