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THE GREAT KAT: "12 GREATEST FEMALE ELECTRIC GUITARISTS" - Elle MagazineELLE MAGAZINE NAMES THE GREAT KAT "12 GREATEST FEMALE ELECTRIC GUITARISTS"! "The Great Kat. Of all the shredders on our list, Juilliard-trained violinist the Great Kat (aka Katherine Thomas) is the most mind-bogglingly fast. Watch her fingers do the talking in the Beethoven Mush video here. (Or just imagine the composer’s electrical symphony on amphetamines.)" - Julie Vadnal, Elle.com 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, VH1VH1 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, VH1
THE GREAT KAT CDS NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES!THE GREAT KAT’S SHREDCLASSICAL CDS & DVDS AVAILABLE on AMAZON!THE GREAT KAT MUSIC VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES!The Great Kat’s Shred Guitar CDs: "Beethoven Shreds", "Wagner’s War", "Rossini’s Rape", "Bloody Vivaldi", "Guitar Goddess" CDs Available on GOOGLE PLAY!THE GREAT KAT on SPOTIFY!THE GREAT KAT on RHAPSODY!AMAZON.COM'S GREAT KAT’S SHRED/CLASSICAL GUITAR CDS NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD! EMUSIC.COM'S GREAT KAT’S SHRED/CLASSICAL GUITAR CDS NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!
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!
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Timothy Leary, mind-altering guru, met The Great Kat in NY, sparks flew, created never before released "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."Timothy Leary Papers" at The New York Public Library Archives Features Timothy Leary & Kat Thomas' (The Great Kat) "RIGHT BRAIN LOVER" Song!
"Timothy Leary Papers" at The New York Public Library Archives Features Timothy Leary & Kat Thomas' (The Great Kat) "RIGHT BRAIN LOVER" Song! "Series V.C: b. 242 f. 6 Thomas, Kat--Songs"
http://archives.nypl.org/mss/18400#c759378

 
COMING to BBC RADIO 4 on JUNE 23, 2015: RAINER HERSCH INTERVIEWS THE GREAT KAT GUITAR/VIOLIN VIRTUOSO on "FAST AND FURIOSO"!! Get Ready for HYPERSPEED!! Watch Preview at:  http://youtu.be/OiGRaD7q1hs
NEW! THE GREAT KAT "TOP 10 FASTEST SHREDDERS OF ALL TIME" on "FAST AND FURIOSO" SHOW with RAINER HERSCH on BBC RADIO 4, JUNE 23rd -TUES JUNE 23 at 11:30 AM (London time)/6:30 AM (NY time) http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4   NEW! THE GREAT KAT "TOP 10 FASTEST SHREDDERS OF ALL TIME" on "FAST AND FURIOSO" SHOW with RAINER HERSCH on BBC RADIO 4, JUNE 23rd -TUES JUNE 23 at 11:30 AM (London time)/6:30 AM (NY time) http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4  
"The Great Kat. Beastly in the best sense, ferocious violin virtuoso and lightning-clawed guitar shredder. 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." by Mike McPadden, VH1VH1 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, VH1
 
"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, Classical MPRCLASSICAL MPR FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "HAPPY EASTER FROM THE GREAT KAT"! "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, Classical MPR
 
THE GREAT KAT'S SHRED/CLASSICAL MUSIC!
The Great Kat is the Juilliard graduate Violin Virtuoso and multi-talented Goddess who has performed Solo Violin Classical Concerts at Carnegie Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Juilliard, for NYC Mayor Ed Koch at Gracie Mansion, for Mexico Governor Tapia, on NBC-TV's "FANTASY" Show and much more before BECOMING the WORLD’S FASTEST GUITAR SHREDDER and REINCARNATION of BEETHOVEN! THE GREAT KAT IS GOD!!
 
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CLIPS from Great Kat's SHRED GUITAR VERSIONS of CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES:
Beethoven's "5th Symphony" ("Beethoven Shreds" CD &"Beethoven's Guitar Shred" DVD)
Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto #3" ("Beethoven Shreds" CD &"Beethoven's Guitar Shred" DVD)
Bach's "Partita #3" ("Digital Beethoven On Cyberspeed")
THE JAY THOMAS SHOW INTERVIEWS THE GREAT KAT! "You can play SO FAST! WOW! Unbelievable! Unbelievable!"
NEW YouTube Video of Outrageous JAY THOMAS SHOW Interview with THE GREAT KAT, World’s Fastest Guitar Shredder on SiriusXM!
WATCH HIGHLIGHTS NOW: http://youtu.be/PQBgNoCld9E

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"! NEW YouTube Video of Outrageous JAY THOMAS SHOW Interview with THE GREAT KAT, World’s Fastest Guitar Shredder on SiriusXM! WATCH HIGHLIGHTS NOW: http://youtu.be/PQBgNoCld9E

NEW! RARE CLASSICAL VIOLIN RECORDING of KATHERINE THOMAS (THE GREAT KAT) on NBC-TV's "FANTASY" TV SHOW performing "CSARDAS" on VIOLIN as the featured SOLOIST (Hosts Peter Marshall and Leslie Uggams). http://www.greatkat.com/metalvideos/fantasyshow20final_x264.mp4
RARE CLASSICAL VIOLIN RECORDING of KATHERINE THOMAS (THE GREAT KAT) on NBC-TV's "FANTASY" TV SHOW performing "CSARDAS" on VIOLIN as the featured SOLOIST (Hosts Peter Marshall and Leslie Uggams).
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DOWNLOAD FREE GREAT KAT DVDS with “FREEGAL” THROUGH PUBLIC LIBRARIES!FREEGALMOVIES (Movies Streaming to Libraries for free use by its registered cardholders) FEATURES THE GREAT KAT'S "EXTREME GUITAR SHRED" DVD & "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED" DVD! "The Great Kat, 'Top 10 Fastest Shredders of All Time,' (Guitar One Magazine)/Juilliard Grad Violin Virtuoso, announced the ultimate guitar video, 'Extreme Guitar Shred.'"FREEGALMOVIES (Movies Streaming to Libraries for free use by its registered cardholders) FEATURES THE GREAT KAT'S "EXTREME GUITAR SHRED" DVD & "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED" DVD! "Outrageous shred/classical guitar music videos, including: Beethoven's '5th Symphony' - 'The Flight of the Bumble-Bee'; Bach's 'Brandenburg Concerto #3'- The Great Kat shreds on 6 guitars; Paganini's 'Caprice #24.'"
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ITUNES PREMIERES THE GREAT KAT’S NEW "WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE" MUSIC VIDEO (famous “Lone Ranger” Theme Song) from UPCOMING New Great Kat ShredClassical DVD!  ITUNES PREMIERES THE GREAT KAT’S NEW VIVALDI'S "THE FOUR SEASONS" MUSIC VIDEO from UPCOMING DVD! Preview & Download at https://itunes.apple.com/us/music-video/vivaldis-the-four-seasons/id573040803
OUT NOW! THE GREAT KAT’S NEW SINGLE “GODDESS SHREDS LIVE IN CHICAGO”! SONG AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE ON ITUNES, AMAZON & GOOGLE PLAY! The Great Kat Guitar Goddess ("Top 10 Fastest Shredders Of All Time") Shreds Live In Chicago on this famous insane shred guitar song! NOW BOW TO THE GREAT KAT!
iTUNES PREMIERES THE GREAT KAT’S SHREDCLASSICAL RINGTONES – BRING BEETHOVEN, BACH, PAGANINI TO YOUR IPHONE!!
GREAT KAT'S MUSIC in TESCO'S COMMERCIAL for "CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS"!TESCO'S NEW TV COMMERCIAL FOR "CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS" VIDEO GAME FEATURES THE GREAT KAT'S ELECTRIFYING FAST-SPEED MUSIC! The Great Kat's Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" on Violin and Guitar Thrills in TV Commercial for World's Second Largest Retailer!
THE GREAT KAT UNLEASHES THE WORLD'S FASTEST SHRED GUITAR CD "BEETHOVEN SHREDS"! OUT NOW!
"BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED" DVD
"EXTREME GUITAR SHRED" DVD "WAGNER'S WAR" CD
"ROSSINI'S RAPE" CD "BLOODY VIVALDI" CD "GUITAR GODDESS" CD "DIGITAL BEETHOVEN ON CYBERSPEED" CD-ROM/CD
"BEETHOVEN ON SPEED" CD "WORSHIP ME OR DIE!" CD "SATAN SAYS"
CLICK THE KATHERINE THOMAS RECORDINGS for CLASSICAL VIOLIN VIRTUOSITY!
TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO CADENZA - RARE CLASSICAL VIOLIN RECORDING of KATHERINE THOMAS (THE GREAT KAT) Virtuoso Performance of TCHAIKOVSKY! "HABANERA" - HOT GYPSY VIOLIN RECORDING of KATHERINE THOMAS (THE GREAT KAT) performance of SARASATE'S "CARMEN FANTASY" from BIZET'S OPERA "CARMEN"! RARE CLASSICAL VIOLIN RECORDING of KATHERINE THOMAS (THE GREAT KAT) virtuoso performance of SARASATE’S “CARMEN FANTASY”! http://youtu.be/-9ZqFDapvjs RARE CLASSICAL VIOLIN RECORDING of KATHERINE THOMAS (THE GREAT KAT) on NBC-TV's "FANTASY" TV SHOW performing "CSARDAS" on VIOLIN as the featured SOLOIST (Hosts Peter Marshall and Leslie Uggams).
THE GREAT KAT VIOLIN VIRTUOSO
Great Kat's SHRED GUITAR VERSIONS of CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES:
Beethoven's "5th Symphony" ("Beethoven Shreds" CD &"Beethoven's Guitar Shred" DVD)
Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto #3" ("Beethoven Shreds" CD &"Beethoven's Guitar Shred" DVD)
Bach's "Partita #3" ("Digital Beethoven On Cyberspeed")
"Beethoven Mosh" ("Beethoven On Speed")
FOR OPERA LOVERS!! THE GREAT KAT'S BLISTERING SHRED/CLASSICAL OPERA:-"Wagner's "The Ride of the Valkyries" from the Opera "Die Walkure" ("Wagner's War" CD)-Rossini's "William Tell Overture" from the Opera "William Tell" ("Rossini's Rape" CD) -Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" from the Opera "The Barber Of Seville" ("Guitar Goddess" CD) UPCOMING NEW GREAT KAT CD: -MOZART'S "THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO OVERTURE" from the Opera "The Marriage Of Figaro"!-BEETHOVEN'S "LEONORE #3 OVERTURE" from the Opera "Fidelio"!
 
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THE GREAT KAT: Honored with a STAR in the "GUITAR HERO GALAXY"  - Spin MagazineTHE GREAT KAT: Honored with a STAR in the "GUITAR HERO GALAXY"  - Spin MagazineTHE GREAT KAT: Honored with a STAR in the "GUITAR HERO GALAXY"  - Spin Magazine THE GREAT KAT: "TOP 10 FASTEST SHREDDERS OF ALL TIME" - Guitar One Magazine THE GREAT KAT: "TOP 10 FASTEST SHREDDERS OF ALL TIME" - Guitar One Magazine
GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE NAMES THE GREAT KAT "50 FASTEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME"!!THE GREAT KAT: "50 FASTEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME" - Guitar World Magazine
BUZZFEED NAMES THE GREAT KAT "THE 13 MOST POWERFUL 'O' FACES OF ROCK"! "3. The Great Kat." - Dorsey Shaw, BuzzFeedBUZZFEED NAMES THE GREAT KAT "THE 13 MOST POWERFUL 'O' FACES OF ROCK"! "3. The Great Kat." - Dorsey Shaw, BuzzFeedTHE GREAT KAT: "THE 13 MOST POWERFUL 'O' FACES OF ROCK"! - BuzzFeed
THE GREAT KAT GUITAR GODDESS WINS GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE'S "WHO PLAYS THE FASTEST" Reader Poll with 27%!! (11/25/14)THE GREAT KAT GUITAR GODDESS WINS GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE'S "WHO PLAYS THE FASTEST" Reader Poll with 27%!! (11/25/14)THE GREAT KAT: WINNER of "WHO PLAYS THE FASTEST" - Guitar Player Magazine's Reader Poll
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, VH1VH1 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, VH1THE GREAT KAT: "ROCK ON, QUEENS OF NOISE: 10 MORE KILLER HEAVY METAL FRONTWOMEN" - VH1
GUITARRA ATALHO NAMES THE GREAT KAT #1 IN "THE 12 BEST GUITARISTS OF THE WORLD"! "1st Katherine Thomas (The Great Kat). The Great Kat is best known for her thrash metal interpretations of well-known pieces of classical music." - Leonardo Martins Moraes, Guitarra Atalho GUITARRA ATALHO NAMES THE GREAT KAT #1 IN "THE 12 BEST GUITARISTS OF THE WORLD"! "1st Katherine Thomas (The Great Kat). The Great Kat is best known for her thrash metal interpretations of well-known pieces of classical music." - Leonardo Martins Moraes, Guitarra Atalho THE GREAT KAT: #1 In "THE 12 BEST GUITARISTS OF THE WORLD" - Guitarra Atalho
WHATCULTURE! NAMES THE GREAT KAT "10 PHENOMENAL FEMALE GUITARISTS THAT DESERVE YOUR ATTENTION IN 2013"! "The Great Kat. She’s just so awesome. The Great Kat has been called one of the fastest shredders of all time by Guitar One magazine, and watching her play it seems like a fair accolade. What truly makes The Great Kat great is her understanding of music across genres. Morphing of classical music into pretty skin-shearing metal ought to be celebrated hugely. Jacques Loussier’s transitioning of Chopin and Bach to jazz was hugely revered, and The Great Kat, deserves the same treatment." -Hannah Spencer, WhatCulture!WHATCULTURE! NAMES THE GREAT KAT "10 PHENOMENAL FEMALE GUITARISTS THAT DESERVE YOUR ATTENTION IN 2013"! "The Great Kat. She’s just so awesome. The Great Kat has been called one of the fastest shredders of all time by Guitar One magazine, and watching her play it seems like a fair accolade. What truly makes The Great Kat great is her understanding of music across genres. Morphing of classical music into pretty skin-shearing metal ought to be celebrated hugely. Jacques Loussier’s transitioning of Chopin and Bach to jazz was hugely revered, and The Great Kat, deserves the same treatment." -Hannah Spencer, WhatCulture!THE GREAT KAT: "10 PHENOMENAL FEMALE GUITARISTS THAT DESERVE YOUR ATTENTION IN 2013"! - WhatCulture!
GRAPHS.NET NAMES THE GREAT KAT TOP 10 "FASTEST GUITAR PLAYERS IN THE WORLD"! "There are many fast guitar players in the world but here is a list of the fastest of them all. The Great Kat is the sixth fastest guitar player in the world and her real name is Katherine Thomas. She plays Guitar and Violin." - Graphs.netGRAPHS.NET NAMES THE GREAT KAT TOP 10 "FASTEST GUITAR PLAYERS IN THE WORLD"! "There are many fast guitar players in the world but here is a list of the fastest of them all. The Great Kat is the sixth fastest guitar player in the world and her real name is Katherine Thomas. She plays Guitar and Violin." - Graphs.netTHE GREAT KAT: "TOP 10 "FASTEST GUITAR PLAYERS IN THE WORLD" - Graphs.net
GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE NAMES THE GREAT KAT "NEED FOR SPEED: THE 50 FASTEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME"! "GW exceeds the legal limit with this roundup of the 50 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." - Guitar World MagazineTHE GREAT KAT: "NEED FOR SPEED: THE 50 FASTEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME" - Guitar World Magazine
CHINA'S BOPIAN.COM NAMES THE GREAT KAT "TOP 10 SHRED GUITAR HEROES"! "The Great Kat -- sexy wildcat shredder. The spitting image of a violent nymphomaniac. God actually has given her speed playing strength. God, the Devil was born."  - Bopian.com (China)THE GREAT KAT: "TOP 10 SHRED GUITAR HEROES" - Bopian.com (China)
MAXIMUM ROCK MAGAZINE NAMES THE GREAT KAT "THE 25 BEST ROCK GUITARISTS IN THE WORLD"! "The Great Kat" ("Beethoven Mosh")"THE 25 BEST ROCK GUITARISTS IN THE WORLD" - Maximum Rock Magazine
NME NAMES THE GREAT KAT "TOP 8 FEMALE ELECTRIC GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME"! "The Great Kat: When the Juilliard trained Kat straps on the six-strings, everything around is sucked up in a swirling vortex of hypersonic virtuosity." - NMENME NAMES THE GREAT KAT "TOP 8 FEMALE ELECTRIC GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME"! "The Great Kat: When the Juilliard trained Kat straps on the six-strings, everything around is sucked up in a swirling vortex of hypersonic virtuosity." - NMETHE GREAT KAT: "TOP 8 FEMALE ELECTRIC GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME"- NME
KURIER NAMES THE GREAT KAT "THE BEST ROCK FEMALE GUITARISTS"! "The American heavy metal guitarist The Great Kat (born Katherine Thomas) expertly wraps her band's Classical sounds into speed metal and pulls it into a vortex of sonic virtuosity." - KurierKURIER NAMES THE GREAT KAT "THE BEST ROCK FEMALE GUITARISTS"! "The American heavy metal guitarist The Great Kat (born Katherine Thomas) expertly wraps her band's Classical sounds into speed metal and pulls it into a vortex of sonic virtuosity." - KurierTHE GREAT KAT: "THE BEST ROCK FEMALE GUITARISTS" - Kurier
CHINA'S BOPIAN.COM NAMES THE GREAT KAT "TOP 10 GREATEST SPEED GUITAR HEROES"! "THE GREAT KAT -- SEXY WILDCAT SHREDDER""TOP 10 GREATEST SPEED GUITAR HEROES" - Bopian.com (China)
THE GREAT KAT NAMED "THE 100 WILDEST GUITAR HEROES" in CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE! NEO-CLASSICAL SHRED GUITAR GODDESS in March 2007 Issue! "The Great Kat - FELINE GROOVY. Utterly bonkers, self-proclaimed High Priestess Of Shred Guitar. Likes blood. And Beethoven. And she's from Swindon. Must hear: William Tell Overture." - Sian Llewellyn, Editor Classic Rock MagazineTHE GREAT KAT: "THE 100 WILDEST GUITAR HEROES" - Classic Rock Magazine
THE GREAT KAT: "TOP-10 FASTEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME" - Guitar World Magazine's Readers' PollGUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE'S READERS' POLL NAMES THE GREAT KAT "TOP-10 FASTEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME"!THE GREAT KAT: "TOP-10 FASTEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME" - Guitar World Magazine's Readers' Poll
THE GREAT KAT: "12 GREATEST FEMALE ELECTRIC GUITARISTS" - Elle MagazineELLE MAGAZINE NAMES THE GREAT KAT "12 GREATEST FEMALE ELECTRIC GUITARISTS"! "The Great Kat. Of all the shredders on our list, Juilliard-trained violinist the Great Kat (aka Katherine Thomas) is the most mind-bogglingly fast. Watch her fingers do the talking in the Beethoven Mush video here. (Or just imagine the composer’s electrical symphony on amphetamines.)" - Julie Vadnal, Elle.comTHE GREAT KAT: "12 GREATEST FEMALE ELECTRIC GUITARISTS" - Elle Magazine
GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE'S "GUTS & GLITTER" NAMES THE GREAT KAT "20 EXTRAORDINARY FEMALE GUITARISTS"! "THE GREAT KAT'S FEROCIOUS PASSION is unleashed in the service of a divine mission: zapping her ultra-virtuosic, 22nd-century shred classical concept into the synapses of what she calls the 'moron masses.' To accomplish this, the Juilliard-trained violinist and guitar shredder transforms classical masterworks into speed-metal songs, rages like a demented dominatrix, spews blood, bears arms, exposes her goodies, and indulges in both mental and dramatic castrations." - Michael Molenda, Guitar Player Magazine's "Guts & Glitter" EditionGUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE'S "GUTS & GLITTER" NAMES THE GREAT KAT "20 EXTRAORDINARY FEMALE GUITARISTS"! "THE GREAT KAT'S FEROCIOUS PASSION is unleashed in the service of a divine mission: zapping her ultra-virtuosic, 22nd-century shred classical concept into the synapses of what she calls the 'moron masses.' To accomplish this, the Juilliard-trained violinist and guitar shredder transforms classical masterworks into speed-metal songs, rages like a demented dominatrix, spews blood, bears arms, exposes her goodies, and indulges in both mental and dramatic castrations." - Michael Molenda, Guitar Player Magazine's "Guts & Glitter" Edition"20 EXTRAORDINARY FEMALE GUITARISTS" - Guitar Player Magazine's "Guts & Glitter"
"THE SPEEDIEST, SCARIEST FEMALE SHREDDER OF ALL TIME"- Spin Magazine THE GREAT KAT: "THE SPEEDIEST, SCARIEST FEMALE SHREDDER OF ALL TIME" - Spin Magazine
The Great Kat Named "Famous Juilliard School Alumni" -Ranker.comTHE GREAT KAT: "FAMOUS JUILLIARD SCHOOL ALUMNI"  - Ranker.com
AGENCIA N22 INFORMACION CULTURAL (MEXICO) NAMES THE GREAT KAT "TEN WOMEN COMPOSERS AND GUITARISTS IN THE LAST 20 YEARS"! "The Great Kat is the pseudonym of Katherine Thomas. Speed metal guitarist. She is known for her thrash performances of well-known classical music. In most of them she interprets with the electric guitar, but sometimes uses the violin." - by Yessica Mendez, Agencia N22 Informacion Cultural (Mexico) - Canal 22, El Canal Cultural de MexicoTHE GREAT KAT: "TEN WOMEN COMPOSERS AND GUITARISTS IN THE LAST 20 YEARS" - Agencia N22 Informacion Cultural (Mexico) - Canal 22, El Canal Cultural de Mexico
 
"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, Classical MPR

"The Great Kat. Beastly in the best sense, ferocious violin virtuoso and lightning-clawed guitar shredder. Displays of seemingly impossible technical wizardry."- Mike McPadden, VH1

-"No one has exploited Beethoven to the extent that Katherine Thomas, known as The Great Kat, has. She does not just play Beethoven: she considers herself Beethoven reincarnated. In a male-dominated field, heavy metal, she is virtuosic, transgressive, and aggressive." - Michael Broyles, Co-Curator "America's Beethoven Exhibit" at The Ira F. Brilliant Center For Beethoven Studies

-"There is no confusing The Great Kat with anyone else...A fire-storm of blond hair whipping around a guitar that's smoking from ferocious fingers and a whole lot of fury. A graduate of the elite Juilliard School, The Great Kat is best known and loved (and sometimes feared) for her speed metal interpretations of the most famous and well-loved pieces of classical music." - Melanie Falina, AXS.com
 
"The Great Kat (Beethoven Shreds) includes a short arrangement of the tune [Beethoven Symphony No 5] at a breakneck tempo, infused with shred heroics and speed-metal accompaniment. The Great Kat's shred histrionics take Beethoven's Fifth to a whole new level." Total Guitar Magazine
 
"Female shredder The Great Kat, who actually began life as a Juilliard Music School violin prodigy and then discovered heavy metal guitar." - Ian Christe, Sirius XM Liquid Metal
 
"Kat is truly one of the fastest and most over-the-top guitarists in the history of metal, and that can't be disputed. " Bob Smith, Good Times Magazine
 
"The Great Kat can totally shred.  In fact, she's 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
 
 
 

 

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