Catfish's debut album, 'So Many Roads', was released on 1st January 2015 and went straight to no. 1 in the IBBA blues airplay charts for January 2015. It was selected as an album of the month for February 2015 by the IBBA and has been played on the Paul Jones Blues Show on Radio 2 - thanks to all those of you who sent such great comments and bought CDs having heard these plays, and special thanks to Paul Jones for giving us airtime. It was the 13th most played album on the IBBA internet radio stations during 2015. It is £10 plus £1 p&p - if you would prefer to download a copy, just click here. Here is a taster, the title track 'So Many Roads'
Here are some pictures of the band in action. Thanks to all our photographer friends for these.
Click here for John Bull's photos from Catfish's set at Bluesrockfest 2016
When BB Sings the Blues is a five track EP which was launched on 12th January 2016 as a tribute to BB King - four of Catfish's versions of BB's own tracks plus an original written as a tribute to the great man. It is £5 plus £1 p&p - if you would prefer to download a copy, just click here. Here's a taster - one of the track being performed live - How Blue Can You Get?
Click here for John Bull's photos from the Boom Boom club
Click here to see some of the photos from Catfish's gig at Skegness at the Great British Rock and Blues Festival in Jan 2017
Click here for John Bull's photos from Catfish's first time at the Tuesday Night Blues Club in Coulsdon
Photo: Rob Blackham
Catfish are proud to announce the release of their second album, ‘Broken Man’, which was launched at the iconic Half Moon Putney on Sunday 29th January 2017. You can now download the 'Broken Man' album from iTunes or by clicking here from CDBaby. If you would like a hard copy, just message us on the Facebook page here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let you know how you can get one - or you can always get hold of a copy at one of our gigs or festivals. The album is £10 plus £2 p&p.
‘Broken Man’ is a breakthrough point in the band’s career as it is their first album of original material, and they are very proud to be able to finally share it with you.
This is blues with a very broad brush, ranging from Paul’s beautiful soulful ballad ‘Part as Strangers’ to Matt’s epic prog anthem, the title track of the album, ‘Broken Man.’ To see the video of Broken Man recorded at the album launch, click here.
The only cover on the album is the atmospheric ‘Make It Rain’, written by Foy Vance. This track is dedicated to the memory of Mike Casswell, one of Matt’s guitar tutors at ACM Guildford, who tragically drowned in September 2016. Mike was a massive influence on Matt and became a good friend as well as a tutor and mentor.
A huge thank you to all those of you who had enough faith in the band to support the Crowdfunder, to all the venues who took a chance on us as a 'new' band and to every one of you who has been to a Catfish gig. We really do appreciate your support and very much hope that you enjoy the new material. We are very proud of it.
'Catfish's new Broken Man album...is a turning point for the band showing that not only is Catfish one of the best live bands on the blues circuit at the moment, but that the calibre of their songwriting matches that.' Blues in Britain, December 2016.
'...has to be a contender for Blues Album of 2017.' (Liz Aitken, Bluesdoodles)
'If blues is defined as the ability to explore deep emotion, then ‘Broken Man’ is unreservedly recommended to anyone who wants a poignant reminder of what the genre is supposed to be about.' (Pete Feenstra, promoter and radio DJ)
'This was a performance of pure quality ... it was simply the beginning of a new era and if there is any justice in this crazy business, these boys star will continue to rise.' Alan Bates, audience member at album launch
Click here for John Bull's photos from Catfish's second time at the Tuesday Night Blues Club in Coulsdon