Great News from The Great Kat for 2016! Coming Soon! Great Kat SIGNATURE
SHREDDER GUITAR FROM COOK CUSTOM GUITAR!
"Coming summer 2016, The Great Kat (Katherine Thomas), signature series
shredder. Details to come." - James Cook, Cook Custom Guitar
NEW! GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE Features The Great Kat! "THE GREAT KAT PREVIEWS NEW SHRED/CLASSICAL DVD — VIDEO"!
"Longtime shredder (on both violin and guitar) the Great Kat has released a brief preview of her upcoming shred/classical DVD. The DVD is expected to be released in 2016. The DVD will feature the Great Kat's shred take on Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” and more. In the preview clip below, Kat plays Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons." We've also thrown in a bit of Paganini's Caprice #24. Enjoy!" - Damian Fanelli, Guitar World Magazine READ at http://www.guitarworld.com/great-kat-previews-new-shredclassical-dvd-video
Features The Great Kat! "Happy Shredding Holidays from Shred Reindeer
Great Kat – New Shred DVD Coming in 2016: Rossini, Liszt, Vivaldi & More
youtube and itunes.apple.com."
features The Great Kat! "Happy Thanksgiving From Shred Pocahontas Great Kat! GET READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH “HABANERA” - CLASSICAL VIOLIN RECORDING BY KATHERINE THOMAS & “METAL MESSIAH” – METAL MUSIC VIDEO BY THE GREAT KAT"!
MERCHANTS OF AIR Features The Great Kat in "Happy Thanksgiving from The Great Kat"! "Everybody's favorite "Shred Goddess" Katherine Thomas, better known as 'The Great Kat' has uploaded a number of pictures as a Thanksgiving gift to her fans. Enjoy them on her website: http://www.greatkat.com/ "- Merchants Of Air http://www.merchantsofair.com/news/happy-thanksgiving-from-the-great-kat
"The Great Kat – the fastest heavy metal guitar virtuoso in the world – is bringing her unique personality, wit and humor to Rock Confidential! Her new advice column, The Great Kat Screams!, is finally here! Fans sent in questions from all over the world to The Great Kat, exclusively through Rock Confidential. Scroll through the questions and step into the wild world of The Great Kat!" - Jesse Capps, Rock Confidential http://rock-confidential.com/2015/11/exclusive-column-premiere-great-kat-screams/
Sample Question: "Kat, with all of your mega talent, you blow away 99% of the guitar players away out there on the metal scene. You should be more popular then many of these posers. What do you think? Am I wrong here?"
The Great Kat Screams: "ONLY 99%??????????????? TRY 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
ZERO MAGAZINE FEATURES THE GREAT KAT! "THE GREAT KAT CELEBRATES PAGANINI ON THE 233 ANNIVERSARY"!
"Almost exactly 233 years ago, namely 27 October 1782, was born unmatched Italian violinist Niccolò Paganini. In honor of the great Paganini anniversary, we offer the British-American violin and guitar virtuoso Katherine Thomas, better known as The Great Kat, a show out of the ordinary. If anyone wants to know more about The Great Kat, her "shred / classical music" and highly personal interpretations of, among others Vivaldi, Beethoven, Bach, Wagner and Liszt, recommended the following website: http://www.greatkat.com . And right there: Happy 233rd anniversary, Niccolò!" - Johan Arenbo, Zero Magazine READ at http://zeromagazine.nu/2015/10/27/the-great-kat-hyllar-paganini-pa-233-arsdagen/
features The Great Kat! "Happy
233rd Birthday Niccolo Paganini! Paganini & The Great Kat are
History’s Only Double Violin/Guitar Virtuosos!"
Rock Confidential declares: "The Great Kat
Screams In Her New Rock Confidential Advice Column"!
"The Great Kat – the fastest heavy metal guitar virtuoso in the
world – is bringing her unique personality, wit and humor to Rock
Confidential! Her new column, The Great Kat Screams!, is launching
soon and she needs to hear from you. Having relationship troubles?
Maybe you’ve got a gear question or you wanna ask The Great Kat
about her Classical music influences. Now – through a special
agreement with The Great Kat – you can ask her anything via her
exclusive column at Rock Confidential. So don’t wait – The Great Kat
is only accepting questions for a limited time! For all things Kat
check out her official website." - by Jesse Capps, Rock Confidential
features The Great Kat! "Rock Confidential Declares "The Great
Kat Screams In Her New Rock Confidential Advice Column
"The Great Kat was born Katherine Thomas in Swindon, England and began Classical piano studies at 7. At the age of 9, she began Classical violin studies in New York. She performed as a Prodigy Violin Soloist for Governor Oscar Flores Tapia in Coahuila, Mexico at the Centennial of General Vito Alessio Robles’s birth and at the famous Teatro Fernando Soler as a Prodigy Violin Soloist in Saltillo, Mexico. The Great Kat has toured as a guest violin soloist with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Coahuila in Mexico and in recitals under the auspices of Fondo para Actividades Sociales y Culturales del Estado, Bellas Artes, Banca Serfin and other organizations in Mexico. After touring the world, The Great Kat realized that Classical music was dead, so she began updating Classical Music with Speed Metal and transcribed intricate violin solos to the guitar."
METAL CENTRE Features The Great Kat "Back to school with your hot shred teacher THE GREAT KAT" "Now learn with “Back To School” guitar tablature & music notation videos from The Great Kat." - Metal Centre
THEATREMONKEY.COM Features The Great Kat!! "Back To School with Your Hot Shred Teacher Great Kat! Now Obey Your Teacher or Go To Detention!
Features The Great Kat in "The Great Kat Shredding Underwater Sea
Siren Mermaid & Houdini-Style!"
BBC RADIO’S "THE ARTS HOUR" with NIKKI BEDI features THE GREAT KAT'S BEETHOVEN'S "5th SYMPHONY", "BEETHOVEN MOSH" and INTERVIEW from "FAST AND FURIOSO"!
"One of my favorites is the high-octane guitar shredder, The Great Kat. She reckons she's saving Classical music for the YouTube generation, who want their music fast and furious. She plays Beethoven's '5th Symphony' in 1 minute, 14 seconds! WHAT?? Yep! We live in an age of speed. Fast and furioso for sure!" - Nikki Bedi, BBC Radio
BBC CULTURE FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "THE NEED FOR SPEED: MUSIC'S FASTEST AND MOST FURIOUS"! "Born in England, raised in New York, Juilliard graduate the Great Kat is a guitarist on a mission – to play pieces of classical music fast. Very fast. The high-octane guitar shredder is known for her thrash metal interpretations of well-known classical compositions; she can play the first movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony in one minute and 14 seconds." -Rainer Hersch, BBC CULTURE
ITCHER MAGAZINE NAMES THE GREAT KAT "BEST AMERICAN FEMALE GUITARISTS – SHREDDING SIRENS"!
"Thrash metal queen The Great Kat. The Great Kat. Song recommendation – ‘Beethoven Mosh 5th Symphony in C Minor’. Classically trained Kat is most famous for her high speed interpretations of pieces of classical music. Named one of the fastest shredders of all time. Kat’s persona is tongue-in-cheek and played for fun, but her talent is for real. Classical music. Speed metal style." - Itcher Magazine
THEATREMONKEY.COM FEATURES THE GREAT KAT! "CELEBRATE SUMMER with VIVALDI’S “THE FOUR SEASONS – SUMMER” from UPCOMING NEW GREAT KAT DVD!"
FEATURES THE GREAT KAT! "CELEBRATE SUMMER with VIVALDI’S “THE FOUR
SEASONS – SUMMER” from UPCOMING NEW GREAT KAT DVD!"
NEW! "YOURCLASSICAL" FEATURES THE GREAT KAT! "The Great Kat,
violin-guitar virtuoso and self-styled Beethoven reincarnate. Is
this Juilliard-trained, hard-rocking musician really the
reincarnation of Beethoven?" - YourClassicall
VH1 NAMES THE GREAT KAT "ROCK ON, QUEENS OF NOISE: 10 MORE KILLER HEAVY METAL FRONTWOMEN"!
"The Great Kat. 'Metal Messiah'. Beastly in the best sense, ferocious violin virtuoso and lightning-clawed guitar shredder The Great Kat (born Katherine Thomas) exploded on to the metal scene in 1987 with Worship Me or Die! It’s a still-stupefying incendiary collection of original compositions that announced a new talent that could never be slowed down, held back, or pent up.
Since then, Kat continues to slay all comers with live performance displays of seemingly impossible technical wizardry and a steady succession of releases that combine her classical music roots with her volcanic lust for metal at its fastest, hardest, and most complex. Kat also sings like a she-demon in simultaneous agony and ecstasy while her hellfire music blazes ever onward." - by Mike McPadden, VH1http://www.vh1.com/music/tuner/2015-03-31/10-more-heavy-metal-frontwomen/3/
BOPIAN FEATURES THE GREAT KAT'S "THE FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE-BEE"!
"Guitarist The Great Kat: The Flight of the Bumble Bee. Hurricane
Speed - 50 fastest Shred guitarists" - Bopian (China)
"The Great Kat is perhaps the most ostentatious virtuoso in recent music history—and yes, that's saying a lot. The self-proclaimed reincarnation of Beethoven, she's fleet-fingered on both violin and guitar, and sports a glam-rock look." - Jay Gabler,
GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE NAMES THE GREAT KAT "NEED FOR SPEED: THE 50 FASTEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME"! "Fastest masters of the fretboard. The Great Kat. SIGNATURE SONG: "The Flight of the Bumble Bee". ALBUM: Beethoven on Speed. Juilliard-trained virtuoso. Heavy leather dominatrix persona so over the top."
THEATREMONKEY.COM Features The Great Kat! "Guitar World Magazine Names The Great Kat “The 50 Fastest Guitarists Of All Time" (March 2015)"
Features The Great Kat! "TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO CADENZA – Rare
Classical Violin Recording of KATHERINE THOMAS (THE GREAT KAT)
Virtuoso Violin Performance of TCHAIKOVSKY"
JAY THOMAS SHOW INTERVIEWS THE GREAT KAT! "You can play SO FAST!
WOW! Unbelievable! Unbelievable!"
JAY THOMAS, Famous "Lone Ranger" Story
Teller, Interviews THE GREAT KAT, Famous "Lone Shredder"! "The Great
Kat. You can play SO FAST! WOW! Unbelievable! Unbelievable!" - Jay
Thomas, The Jay Thomas Show on SiriusXM Indie Ch 102
WATCH HIGHLIGHTS NOW:
Jay Thomas of “Mork & Mindy,” “Cheers,” & “Murphy Brown” fame, known
for his annual appearance on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman,
telling his famous “The Lone Ranger Story,” which David Letterman
called "the greatest talk show story ever”.
The Great Kat will be interviewed on The Jay Thomas Show. The Great
Kat’s upcoming new DVD features “William Tell Overture,” the famous
“Lone Ranger” theme song. The Great Kat is the world-renowned
Juilliard graduate Classical violin virtuoso/Carnegie Recital Hall
violin soloist turned guitar virtuoso and “TOP 10 FASTEST SHREDDERS
OF ALL TIME,” the Reincarnation of Beethoven and the only
guitar/violin DOUBLE virtuoso since Niccolo Paganini.
New York Governor Mario Cuomo awarded The Great Kat (Katherine Thomas) the Certificate of Merit as "Recipient of the Palma Julia de Burgos Award in recognition of her outstanding musical achievements". This certificate has the Seal of the State of New York and Governor Cuomo's signature. Katherine Thomas is the winner of the cultural award "Palma Julia de Burgos Award" from The Association for Puerto Rican - Hispanic Culture, Inc. http://www.greatkat.com/59/articles/governorcuomocertificateofmeritkatherinethomas.html
ASSOCIATION for PUERTO RICAN HISPANIC CULTURE INC NEW YORK CITY AWARDED KATHERINE THOMAS THE "DIPLOMA OF MERIT" for VIOLIN PERFORMANCE! Upon recommendation by the Board of Directors and in Recognition of Endeavors in the Field of The Arts And Literature. This Diploma of Merit is being Awarded to Katherine Thomas for Violin Performance, an Inspired Contribution to the Humanities. http://www.greatkat.com/59/articles/assocpuertoricanhipaniccultureaward.html
THEATREMONKEY.COM FEATURES THE GREAT KAT! "TIMOTHY LEARY, Mind-Altering Guru, met THE GREAT KAT, ShredClassical Guru in NY in 1984, sparks flew, created never before released "RIGHT BRAIN LOVER" SONG!
Timothy Leary, mind-altering guru, met The Great Kat in NY, sparks flew, created "RIGHT BRAIN LOVER"!
TIMOTHY LEARY, famous Harvard psychology professor and mind-altering guru collaborated with KAT THOMAS - The Great Kat, famous Juilliard grad violin virtuoso on the rock song "RIGHT BRAIN LOVER"! Timothy Leary wrote the wild psychedelic lyrics and Kat composed the music reminiscent of Billy Idol and The Ramones. Timothy Leary and Kat recorded "Right Brain Lover" starring Kat's electric violin virtuosity and rock singing and Leary rapping the lyrics with his inimitable voice. Stay tuned to hear this HISTORIC masterpiece. http://www.greatkat.com/03/timothyleary.html
NEW! "HABANERA" - HOT GYPSY VIOLIN RECORDING of KATHERINE THOMAS (THE GREAT KAT) performance of SARASATE'S "CARMEN FANTASY" from BIZET'S OPERA "CARMEN"!
listen to The Great Kat's blistering NEW ShredClassical version for
GUITAR, VIOLIN & BAND of THE GREAT KAT’S SARASATE’S “CARMEN FANTASY”
from “Bloody Vivaldi” CD!!
FEATURES THE GREAT KAT in "Check out cool new RARE Classical Violin
Recording of Katherine Thomas (The Great Kat) virtuoso performance
of SARASATE'S "CARMEN FANTASY""