Impressive stage sets, crazy props, pyrotechnic effects, all sorts of spectacles and exciting stage actions, plus extras, jugglers and amateur actors in unusual costumes on stage - a warm welcome to a Cats TV concert.
The band from Cuxhaven, founded in 1978, presented powerful German rock - almost ready for film. The idea of visualizing their texts with various stage actors in a new kind of mixed media show was new and gave perennial favorites such as The first record deal was signed with the newly founded Metronome label Reflector and the self-titled debut album made the leap into the German Top 50 Albums Chart. "Temperamental rock revue" (TAGESSPIEGEL) or "acts like a fire accelerator and hit the nerve of the time (CUXHAVENER NACHRICHTEN)" reported the press and on top of that there was a double page spread in BRAVO. Although contributions appeared on various "NDW" samplers, the band preferred to belong to German rock. A lot of nationwide tours, festivals as well as radio and TV appearances followed.
Until 2019, Cats TV again gave concerts and festival appearances, including at the "Wattensound Festival". 2020 was supposed to be the 40th anniversary of their debut, which was canceled out by the virus crisis to the chagrin of the band and the fans, but a new perspective opened up. For the new start, the long-awaited new edition and pressing "Cats TV ... the early years" of the first 3 albums will be released on CD in a box on March 11th, 2022 and the brand new album "LOS!" will follow on March 25th, 2022 on ON STAGE records. The tried and tested and successful line-up of Tom Baumann, Heino Braas, Burkhard Kuhn, Oliver "Olly" Lagemann and Stephan Wagner Krüger recorded 10 new songs in Pete Draack's recording studio in Altenwalde, under Corona conditions. This means that the studio work could only be implemented in stages and with a maximum of two musicians in the studio.
With driving numbers like "Hallo Musik", the Cuxhaven reconciliation song "Alte Heimat", the socially critical title "Yacht" ("The yacht is full, you can't get up here"), a planned successor to "Frank" (from the 81st album "Killerautomat"), and songs like "Und Los", "Deine Bilder" and the single "Hol Mich Hier Raus", the Cuxhaven guys prove that they haven't forgotten anything and that the Cats-TV sound is nothing like has lost its freshness - even more than 40 years after the band was founded.
The cats are GO again!
Stephan Wagner Krüger: singing
Burkhard Kuhn: Guitar
Oliver Lageman: bass
Heino Braas: Drums
Tom Bauman: keyboards