Cats In Space
Live at The Garage, London
Formed in Horsham, West Sussex, England in 2015, Cats in Space was the brainchild of guitarist Greg Hart and drummer Steevi Bacon, who quickly pulled together the rest of the band — Paul Manzi (vocals), Jeff Brown (bass), Dean Howard (guitar), and Andy Stewart (keys) — before setting about writing material that drew inspiration from classic ’70s and ’80s power pop and rock. The group’s debut album, Too Many Gods, appeared in October of that year and saw them collaborating with 10cc’s Mick Wilson and the Sweet’s Andy Scott. At the beginning of 2017 the group headed out on tour with Thunder while also grabbing the opening slot at Phil Collins’ London, Hyde Park show. The band delivered their sophomore album, Scarecrow, at the end of August 2017, before heading out on tour with Deep Purple across Europe. The beginning of 2018 saw the arrival of the group’s first live record Cats Alive!, before spending the rest of the year writing and recording their third LP. The effort — titled Day Trip to Narnia — saw release in early 2019.