Tuesday, January 20th, 2004 10:49 AM
Jan. 19, 2004, NY, NY -- Guitar One Magazine awarded The Great Kat the Top 10
Fastest Shredders of All Time, (April 2003) by Chris OByrne. Known for her
lightning-fast Shred/Classical riffs, The Great Kat has been heralded worldwide as the
only guitar/violin virtuoso updating Classical music and is the only female guitarist
included on the Guitar One Fastest Shredders list. See
(http://www.greatkat.com/59/articles/guitarone.html) for full Guitar One article.
Born Katherine Thomas, The Great Kat is a violin graduate from the prestigious
Juilliard School and has performed as a Classical violin soloist at Carnegie Recital Hall
as winner of the Artists International Competition. The Great Kat has also toured as a
violin soloist in Mexico, the U.S. and UK.
After graduating from The Juilliard School, The Great Kat decided to bring classical
music to the masses and quickly switched to guitar. Kat then combined Classical
music with Speed Metal, developing the exciting new Shred/Classical Music
Genre: authentic classical masterpieces (Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, and others) mixed with
extreme speed and shredding guitar riffs. Known as the High Priestess of Guitar
Shred, The Great Kats discography includes 6 Shred/Classical CDs and an
interactive multimedia CD-ROM. Kats new WAGNERS WAR CD has been
hailed by critics as brilliant and revolutionary.
REVIEWS: Inspired by the events of Sept. 11, Kat renders some of musics
most famous, aggressive, battle-inspired pieces in shredding-speed metal arrangements that
hiss and spit, (3 out of 4 Stars) Dan Aquilante, New York Post.
The Great Kat can totally shred. In fact, shes so scary fast on guitar and
violin, that once you retrieve your ego from the gutter, you almost have to laugh.
Michael Molenda, Guitar Player Magazine.
The Great Kat is The fastest female guitar shredder in the world &
The Speediest, Scariest, Female Shredder of all Time. SPIN Magazines
Feature on The Great Kat, (July 2003)
Top 10 Fastest Shredders of All Time, Guitar One Magazine
For review copies of The Great Kats Wagners War CD and
War music video or for more information, contact: Karen Thomas, Thomas PR
email: email@example.com, The Great Kat email: firstname.lastname@example.org, The Great Kat Guitar Goddess web site: