Cat Lee King – Vocals, Piano
Tommy Croole. – Leadguitar, Backing Vocals
Lucky Luciano – Double Bass, Backing Vocals
Sidney Ramone – Rhythmguitar, Backing Vocals, Booking
The Dude – Drums
Record Label: Rhythm Bomb Records
Musicstyle: Rock’n’Roll, Rhythm and Blues, Jump Blues
Cat Lee King and His Cocks from Bonn, Germany are one of the most notable European new comer bands in the field of authentic 50s Rhythm'n'Blues and Rock'n'Roll. Charismatic bandleader Cat Lee King, who astonishes with self-taught Blues Piano Skills as well as an unmistakeable raspy voice, has gathered a bunch of dapper looking young lads, who manage to excite every crowd and put down an energy-packed live show that promises to blow off the roof of any juke joint, club, or theater hall.
Founded in 2015, the Cocks have quickly made themselves a name in the German 50s- Blues- and Rock'n'Roll Scene, and gained a Recording Contract with the 'Rhythm Bomb' Label.
Their repertoire, which is a tasteful mix of well-known, less-known and original songs from soulful sentimental Blues, to hot swinging Rhythm 'n Blues, to wild, hell raising Rock'n'Roll, succeeds in combining the nostalgic flair of the late 40s and 50s with the energy and charm of young age.
While Cat Lee King leads the group with an enormous stage presence, pumping Honky Tonk Piano influenced by Otis Spann, Little Willie Littlefield a.o. and a Voice that easily competes with legendary singers like Wynonie Harris, Howlin' Wolf or Blind Willie Johnson, lead guitarist Thomas 'Tommyboy' Jackson Croole, with only 19 years of age the youngest of the group, plays a mean jump blues guitar that combines faithfully all the best of the styles of T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, Johnny Guitar Watson, Jimmy Nolan and many more.
The always tight, always driving rhythm is provided by Lucas 'Lucky' Luciano on the upright bass, Sidney Ramone on the rhythm guitar and René 'The Dude' Lieutenant on the drums.
Anyone who likes old school Rhythm and Blues has to witness this band live on stage.
"They are one of the new breed of rockin´ bands, heavily influenced by the jumpin´ and jivin´ sound of the early 1950's. What really is astonishing about these young cats is the fact that the quality of their music is on such a high standard!!! "