The Cutbank Cats have always been prowling around, just not together, or in the same place. Now you can hear them in Prince George. And they are getting rave reviews.
The line-up for the Cutbank Cats, formed last year, is Matt Feagan lead rhythm guitarist, Dan Cooke, keyboard and jazz guitarist, Dave Radies, sax player, Bruce Baycroff on bass and Max Jones on drums.
Feagan describes their sound as acid, funk, disco and jazzy. They have been playing local venues like Artspace, Sgt’s and community halls. And they have been having the time of their lives. Feagan said Friday that the band is getting good gigs and has lots of work lined up. So far, there are no plans for CD’s but don’t discount anything in their future, he said.
Feagan had also known Jones for several years. “Max had been playing for lots of bands around Prince George, like the Foam Mesh Press and others. He’s a well rounded musician and great on keyboard and bass. He also had a P.A. system at home with microphones so we could all go there and jam with him. We still weren’t sure where we were going with two other guys coming in and going out. But eventually we got it together.”
Feagan said that Radies, Baycroff and Jones are also with BOP. “They wanted to do something a little funkier and fusier as well as their BOP stuff. So they came with us.”
The new band did their first concert last winter. Their name came from one Baycroff had mulled over for years. “It’s kind of cheesy. Really we’re just wanting to have a good time and make it fun for everyone. We’re starting to loosen up on stage and getting a good sound together.”
Next year the band hopes to do summer festivals, he said. In the meantime, they will be around and about Prince George with their brand new sound.