Black Kat Boppers
Rockin’ Roots Quartet
Black Kat Boppers formed after some chance meetings, speculative phone calls and a little bit of fate. A shared love for rockinʼ roots music was clear and they haven’t looked back since. Thereʼs been triumphant performances at Glastonbury, Port Eliot, Bestival & Hyde Park (with Blur & The Specials). Theyʼve rocked Notting Hill Carnival, Rockabilly Rave & Latitude, not to mention performing a memorable set with Florence and The Machine at Bob Geldof’s 60th birthday party.
Theyʼve been joined on stage by Damon Albarn as well as working with him in the studio and have regularly had Clash legend Paul Simonon playing with the band. Paul Simonon, who has been a great support to them, also appears on their debut album “Boppin Atcha” and has done the sleeve artwork.
Right across the board people seem to be lovinʼ it – young, old, stupid, clever, hippies, punks, students, drop outs, mums, dads, drunks, weirdos, ravers, strippers, rockers, mods… Everybody loves that raw sound!!!
Gaz Mayall declared “Iʼve seen hundreds of rock n roll bands and Black Kat Boppers are right at the very top!!”.
“When I first saw Black Kat Boppers I was sat on a hill at a festival and could hear this music in a tent that literally grabbed me by the lapels and dragged me in” – Paul Simonon (The Clash/Gorillaz)
“Wow those boys can really play” – Damon Albarn (Blur/Gorillaz)
“Really rebel rousing music” – Bono