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Melbourne, Australia (1999 – present)

The Cat Empire is a six-piece band from Melbourne, Australia. Their sound has been described as a fusion of , , and with heavy / influences (not to mention , and ). Currently, the Cat Empire consists of Ollie McGill (keyboard and backing vocals), Ryan Monro (bass and backing vocals), Felix Riebl (percussion and vocals), Harry James Angus (trumpet and vocals), Will Hull-Brown (drums), and Jamshid “Jumps” Khadiwhala (decks, percussion). A strong, recurrent theme of their music is the rejection of materialism, war, and intolerance and an enthusiastic embrace of cultural diversity and the simple, carefree life.

The Cat Empire began as a trio with McGill, Riebl, and Monro in late 1999, and started playing a wide variety of gigs in Melbourne. The band soon expanded in 2001, adding Angus, Hull-Brown, and Khadiwala.

THE Cat Empire’s message, on stage and in the studio, has always been about breaking down borders: musical, geographic, lingual. But they have never done it so powerfully as they do on their new album, Cinema. The album serves up a set which captures the inexorable force - and sheer joy - of their live performances, delivered in a format perfect for lounge-rooms, backyards, BBQ’s, cafes, road trips and parties all over the world.

Cinema, the band’s fourth studio album, is a dazzling statement of a band at a peak of its powers, music designed to move the body and the mind. Right from the opening track, Waiting, this is music that leaps from the speakers.


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  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine)

    7 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Acribia

    dreariness -> listen to tce -> cheerfulness

    30 May 2014 Reply
  • OutbreakOfFools

    Love those guys.

    23 May 2014 Reply
  • HeaVY_DrAgGoN

    Please, come to Russia.

    30 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Cat_007

    Funny guys)) I like this band)

    5 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Elloos

    Coming to Sweden anytime soon? [2]

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • SantiagoGlz

    Esta genial esta banda, tiene muy buenos sonidos y buenas mezlas latinas perfecto

    29 Oct 2013 Reply
  • alicemason26

    Hey, i am looking for tickets to the Gig in Barcelona, if anyone knows of any i would love them forever, thanks! :) Buenas busco entradas para el concierto en Barcelona, si alguien sabe de algunas lo agradecería muchísimo, gracias! :) Salut, je cherche de billets pour le concert à Barcelone, si quelqu'un sait de certaines vraiment l'apprécie, merci! :) Hallo suche Tickets für das Konzert in Barcelona, ob jemand weiß, von einigen wirklich zu schätzen, danke! :) email me

    22 Oct 2013 Reply
  • timmyc1983

    Awesome gig tonight!!! I wish I could afford to go to the other 2 Sydney shows :( good lick for the rest of the world tour :D

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • rozali

    i've been confusing this band's moniker for some new rave shit for years and not giving it a spin for that reason. finally i checked it out. and it's simply AWESOME.

    20 Aug 2013 Reply
  • datorpojken

    Coming to Sweden anytime soon?

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • GoodVibeStyla

    yes come to Poland !

    25 Jun 2013 Reply


    22 Jun 2013 Reply
  • audreyenne

    come to Poland someday, please please please !

    16 Jun 2013 Reply
  • R-Chizzle14

    I'm enjoying their new album very much so, nothing groundbreaking, but more of the great sound they have!

    5 Jun 2013 Reply
  • colourofsleep

    Liking the new album very much so far!

    31 May 2013 Reply
  • ajablagargala

    New album seems a bit formulaic like the last one but I'm liking it more with every listen.

    31 May 2013 Reply
  • udege

    новый альбом самый клёвый!! :ь

    30 May 2013 Reply
  • dronsmirnov

    can't wait to see you in Bristol again! 4th time in 3 years - not bad eh?? :D

    20 May 2013 Reply
  • dronsmirnov

    amazing rhythms and tunes!!!

    20 May 2013 Reply
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