Black Cat Bone
From Music-China Wiki
Black Cat Bone is a hard-nosed, straight ahead, uncompromising blues band combining authentic blues sensibility with rock, funk and RnB influences to produce a sound that is at once timeless and timely, traditional and modern. Their music – a combination of covers and originals – speaks both to the heart and mind.
Blues music has survived in the modern world precisely because it is grounded in the real experiences of real people, and therefore addresses them and their anger, frustration, despair, and loneliness as well as their joy and happiness. The blues speaks to both sides of life: Triumph and despair; love and loss. That it does so in a way that invites hope and joy and dancing speaks both to the music and to the people who produce it, and resonates with audiences regardless of age or background. This is its strength and its power.
Black Cat Bone performs music that is both serious and fun; that invites you to reflect and dance; that exposes you to sorrow while bringing you joy. From the solid and irresistibly danceable rhythm section to the soulful wailing of the harmonica, the blistering, heart-rending guitar, to the rough and raw vocals, Black Cat Bone never wavers in its mission to bring its audience a unique musical experience.
Above all, Black Cat Bone loves to party...and loves its audience to party. To quote one reviewer: "P.J. O'Rourke called asia 'the continent that rhythm forgot'. Black Cat Bone is trying to prove him wrong."
Based in Beijing, Black Cat Bone has performed around the capital and throughout the country at both live venues (Yu Gong Yi Shan, Dos Kolegas, Icehouse, La Luna and more) and at events for corporate (BMW, Lenovo, Gibson Guitars and more) and private clients.
taken from their website.
On January 9th, 2010, they rocked the 2 Kolegas. On April 15th, they performed at the D-22.
At the end of 2010, drumer Jon Campbell moved back to Canada to concentrate on his book abour Chinese rock music.
And finally (for this ‘dazeFEAST-goer), Black Cat Bone took the stage before midnight. I was down the front for this performance, and I loved it. I think I’ve described this band as “your uncles getting together playing blues”, and my opinion on that doesn’t change. However, I should really add that these guys are badass. They might be your uncles, but they’re some kickass musicians and they play some hot blues. I really enjoyed this set and am glad I stuck around and finished out my eighth hour of being at dazeFEAST.
Drinkin' Alone - 2008, November 22
- Interview with Black Cat Bone Frontman by stonebanks on City Weekend Beijing
- Interview with Black Cat Bone by Jonathan Alpart on The Beijinger