Catfish's debut album 'So Many Roads' went straight to no. 1 in the IBBA blues airplay charts on its release in January 2015.The new EP, 'When BB Sings the Blues', a tribute to BB King, was no 5 in the IBBA blues airplay chart for February and March 2016.
Within their first year, they were nominated twice as finalists in the British Blues Awards 2015, the band in the Emerging Artist category and Paul Long for keyboards. They followed this with three more nominations in 2016 - Band of the Year, Young Artist for Matt Long and keyboards again for Paul Long. Paul won the keyboards category and Matt was runner up in Young Artist. A very proud day for the band.
They have played several major blues festivals during 2015 and 2016 including the Great British R&B Festival in Colne (one of the largest blues festivals in the country) and Bluesfest at the 02 (one of the biggest in Europe), the latter on guitarist/vocalist Matt's 21st birthday. They are playing many more festivals and blues clubs this year - see the gig list on the dropdown above for something near you.
As well as several well known blues clubs, they have played at iconic music venues including the 100 Club in Oxford Street and the Eel Pie Club in Twickenham following in the footsteps of The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds and The Who.
Click bellow to see some of the most recent articles about the band in the music press.
Catfish were delighted to be nominated for three British Blues Awards this year - Matt for Young Artist of the Year, Paul for Keyboard Player of the Year and the band for Band of the Year. We are delighted to say that Paul was named as Keyboard Player of the Year and Matt was third in the Young Artist category.
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During 2016 we will be playing all over the country - if we are near you, why not come and see us? Click on the gig list to see where we are playing.