Cat Jahnke (Yong-KEE, born 1980)
150,000 kilometres of highways and boulevards…
A thousand stories to tell of what she’s seen…
It’s unlikely there are many people as intimately familiar with the inside of a KIA hatchback as Cat Jahnke. With her trusty guitar in hand, this singer-songwriter and die-hard prairie girl has racked up an impressive record, having performed over 300 shows across Canada in only a few short years.
When not on the road, Cat has been busy writing and recording her new CD “The Stories Are Taking Their Toll.” This latest full-length album contains 13 songs which range from quirky pop tunes to folk rock rants, all highlighting Cat’s incomparable vocal quality, her multi-instrumentalist skills, and her trademark tongue-in-cheek storytelling. Standouts on the album include “Apple,” chosen as the theme song for the hit NBC webseries “Ctrl,” and "You Do Me Wrong,” which won Best Original Score at the 168 Hour Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA.
This album follows the success of Cat’s 2006 release, “None of Those Things,” a breakout performance that earned her songwriting accolades from numerous international competitions, two featured slots in the revolutionary European video game system, “iDance,” as well as greater exposure on the Canadian media scene, including extensive airplay on CBC Radio and a featured song spot on the CTV hit television series “Degrassi: The New Generation.”
Not one to limit herself to what she’s already done, in the past few years Cat and her songwriting prowess have been in demand on a variety of projects. Working in partnership with various producers in Hollywood, Cat has scored several short films, penned and produced made-to-order pop tunes for movie trailers, and composed the theme song and all related music for the first ever standalone webseries created by a major television network (NBC's "Ctrl” starring Tony Hale).
All this, in addition to her demanding touring schedule, has further honed Cat’s songwriting craft and musical abilities, and with one listen of her new album, it shows. Though it may be true that for Cat “The Stories are Taking Their Toll,” the rest of us can sit back and simply enjoy the ride.
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