Peggy Seeger: Singer, songwriter, feminist icon, activist and one of the most important figures in the history of folk music.
An Evening with Peggy Seeger.
Maxine Peake: Award winning actor, producer and writer – The Velvet Underground and Nico
“I had a fantastic at The CAT Club in conversation with the amazing Heath Common who was in top form digging deep into the ups and downs of my Soul Survivor autobiography. We took a walk down memory lane as we watched the amaaaazing video/photo slide show that was brilliantly put together by Rev. I stared in amazement as highlights of my career flashed in front of my eyes, prompting me to laugh and watch in awe of the great job that he did.
I’d like to thank all of you good people of Pontefract for the warm welcome you gave me. It was a great night and a good time was had by all.”
PP Arnold: An Evening with P.P. Arnold – The Soul Survivor in Conversation.
“I had two brilliant nights at The CAT Club talking about my work with Oasis. A great time with good people.”
Owen Morris: producer of Definitely Maybe and What’s the Story, Morning Glory by Oasis.
Helen O’Hara: Violinist, arranger, co-producer – Don’t Stand Me Down by Dexys Midnight Runners.
“Coming to the CAT Club confirmed it – my choice of a club to have copious quantities of cerebral and cultural crack was corroborated! My appearance at the CAT Club confirmed that I am the world’s expert on myself!”
John Helliwell: Saxophonist with Supertramp – Breakfast in America.
“I had a really good time so I’m glad others did too! Being in The CAT Club to talk about Amy and that album was a real treat.”
Dom Morley: Producer and engineer – Back to Black by Amy Winehouse.
“Producing the Buena Vista Social Club record and film with Ry Cooder was a terrific experience. Talking about that experience at The CAT Club brought those fond memories back once again. Thank you everyone involved for a great night.”
Nick Gold: Producer and head honcho of World Circuit Records – The Buena Vista Social Club
“A good time indeed. It was special to listen to ‘Ziggy Stardust’ after so many years in the company of a such knowledgeable audience.”
Woody Woodmansey: David Bowie’s drummer on Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars.
“Great to be in Pontefract at The CAT Club, a special night.”
Andrew Weatherall: Producer and mixer on Primal Scream’s Screamadelica.
“T’was a great night when Pontefract remembered Stiff. Great crowd and great IPA. Respect to our CAT Club host Rev Reynolds.”
Dave Robinson: Co-founder of the legendary Stiff Records.
“I always enjoy being a guest at The CAT Club. Interesting, intimate and a unique experience.”
Clinton Heylin: Journalist, author and leading Bob Dylan authority – Slow Train Coming, Live 1966 (“The Royal Albert Concert”), Blood on the Tracks (New York version) by Bob Dylan and various other CAT Club events.
“I had a brilliant evening at The CAT Club with Clinton Heylin talking about Bob Dylan’s gospel albums. Great fun, illuminating, great audience and very tuneful!”
The Bishop of Leeds, The Rt Revd Nick Baines – Slow Train Coming by Bob Dylan
“A lovely evening spent with some true fans – great listeners, great questions and great company.”
Jon Astley: Producer, engineer and master of the remaster – The Who Live at Leeds.
“I’ve had two wonderful nights at The CAT Club. So happy they invited me back again.”
“Many thanks to The CAT Cub audience for managing to put up with my third visit. And indulging an old man who talks too much.”
John Wood: Producer and engineer – Solid Air by John Martyn and Five Leaves Left & Pink Moon by Nick Drake.
“The CAT Club is a great place to present. The audience is friendly, funny and right up close, the ambience is every bit as good as Yorkshire ale. I loved it and hope to return.”
Mark Lewisohn: Author and leading Beatles authority – With The Beatles.
“What a wonderful and unique experience to reminisce and chat about the album ‘New Boots And Panties,’ that I made with Ian Dury and The Blockheads. To share my thoughts with such an attentive audience as The CAT Club was a joy and a privilege. All down to the enthusiasm and passion of Rev who made this event come to life.”
Chaz Jankel: Co-writer & founder member of The Blockheads – New Boots and Panties by Ian Dury.
“I have very happy memories of visiting the CAT Club. Discussing The Beatles’ classic album Abbey Road in such great company, with such an appreciative audience, is one of the nicest and most rewarding things I’ve ever done.”
Tony Barrell: Journalist, author and Beatles enthusiast – Abbey Road by The Beatles.
“If I lived in England, I’d go to every CAT Club event.”
Iain Matthews: Fairport Convention and Matthews Southern Comfort – No Other by Gene Clark (and several live in concert appearances).
“The CAT Club could not have made me feel more welcome and appreciated and the whole evening was just a brilliant experience. Music can bring people together in a way that few other things can and this event is testament to that.”
Richard Balls: Author of A Furious Devotion: The Life of Shane MacGowan – Rum, Sodomy & The Lash by The Pogues.
“I’ve had a really good time, can I come again?”
Howard Marks: Author and purveyor of fine herbal substances – Cruising with Ruben and the Jets by The Mothers of Invention.
Damian O’Neil, founding member, guitarist, keyboards and writer with The Undertones – The Undertones.
“You’ve built something very special with The CAT Club, Rev and it was an honour to contribute to it. I shall wear the t-shirt with pride! The library event was terrific too, so many lovely people at both events. I’d also like to thank Ian, Jason and Drey for all their efforts.” Paul Sexton, author of Charlie’s Good Tonight – the official biography of Charles Robert Watts.
The CAT Club welcomed me like a long lost brother with a warm and discerning Yorkshire embrace. The evening flowed joyously from start to finish with the help of The CAT Club team. What a wonderful celebration of the classic album London 0 Hull 4, it sounded spectacular on your system. Looking forward to coming back already! Thanks Rev, Ian, Jason and Liz.” John Williams: Producer – London 0 Hull 4 by The Housemartins.
“Thank you for a brilliant evening. I so enjoyed meeting everyone – the CAT Club is so special. You’ve created something amazing!” Lucy O’Brien: Author of Lead Sister, The Karen Carpenter Story.
A Song For You by The Carpenters