Where hip-hop meets reggae, where jazz is played with dirty hands, where a Cuban line meets an Aussie rule, where nothing seems in place but sounds like many places played in one earthy chord. This is the island where The Cat Empire was born. (Written by the band in 2001)
The youngest Aussie band to turn 10 years old, in 2011 The Cat Empire celebrate the 10th anniversary of their first show as the 6 piece which went on to become the Empire they are today. In an industry where few bands survive beyond the first album, if even making it that far, 10 years is a fantastic achievement. Considering they are still all under the age of 30, and have consolidated themselves as a world class Australian band on the International touring circuit, it's outstanding.
Congratulations to The Cat Empire; celebrating 10 years, 800+ shows, over 100 songs, 5 albums and a massive international following as a result of hard work and great musicianship.