About Feed The Kitty
In a never-ending sea of LA-based bands, once in a while you come across a group that musically stands out from the rest.
Feed The Kitty members Jed Mottley (bass) and Jon Shumway (drums) made their way from Tuscon, AZ to Southern California in mid-2004, and joined up with singer/songwriters Jack Maher and
Jamez. FTK has enjoyed much success playing shows from San Diego to San Francisco and rocking LA venues including The Roxy, The Key Club, The Whisky, and a regular draw at the Viper Room.
Trying to place Feed The Kitty in a single category is virtually impossible, because they incorporate so many different syles, from country to rock, jazz to disco, and everything in between. Musicality is the name of the game, and their fans and critics recognize and appreciate it.
"I don't like to discriminate when it comes to writing music," says Maher.
"I love pushing the limits of my songs, but still make them poppy enough that you can sing along after one chorus, or swear you've already heard them on the radio."
This might be due to the fact that Maher has played with the likes of John Mayer, Asleep at the Wheel, and Jonathan Davis of Korn (an eclectic mix to say the least).
FTK developed a reputation for killer live shows and extended loose musical jams. It was this reputation that caught the ear of heavyweight producer Baraka, whose recording credits include bands such as Live, Weezer and Sting.
For the past year, FTK and Baraka have been working on their much-anticipated full-length album to be released in early 2008.
As far as guest performances, the band's debut record features the work of virtuoso cellist, Tina Guo, on 'Ghost'.
Also the funky fiddle master himself, Casey Driessen, sits in on 'Ducks Crossing' and 'Free'.
"All Around Me" has been featured in the latest Ryan Gosling picture, entitled "Lars and the Real Girl". This movie was great!
In February, Sunset Pictures will release the hilarious new National Lampoons movie,"Cattle Call", which features the song "Guilty Situation" by Feed The Kitty.