Run With The Kittens have logged a lot of time on stage together and it shows. Their legendary residency at Toronto’s Cameron House is in its 20th year. They’ve toured across Canada and the Netherlands, playing biker festivals, art shows, private parties, mental institutions, political campaigns, a few Legions, dozens of festivals and hundreds of bars. From skate parks, the roof of a grocery store to playing in a living room for a priest, the Kittens have seen it all.
Along the way they’ve released 7 albums independently, produced by the award winning Terry Brown (Rush, Max Webster) and Adam King (Good Lovelies) among others.
2016 brought the release of a double record of all new material titled 'Casio Glue Bomb' produced by inimitable frontman/songwriter Nate Mills (Guitar, Microkorg, Floor Tom, Melodica) and backed by Nigel Hebblewhite (Bass VI, Microkorg, Kaosillator) and Jake Oelrichs (Drums, Percussion, Glockenspiel) and mixed by Terry Brown.
"The best live band I have seen in 20 years." says Terry Brown (engineer for Donovan & Hendrix, Producer for Max Webster and Rush). Terry engineered/mixed and produced the follow up to Run With The Kittens self titled debut, entitled “Condos and Lofts” and their third album "Bangers and Mash" both released at the Horse Shoe Tavern.
One never knows what their going to hear when they show up to a Kittens show. It's a mash up of 20th century popular music. Bossa Nova, surf, punk, hip-hop, twisted children's songs, acid lounge jazz and grooving surf instrumentals all appear in a usual Run With The Kittens set, as well as irreverent, off the cuff, spontaneous covers.
The Kittens have fun on stage and it shows. That fun becomes contagious and eventually almost nobody is looking at their phones. Their passion and enjoyment in their delivery makes being dragged along for the laugh-out-loud ride inevitable.
See for yourself the first Thursday of every month at The Cameron House.