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Now streaming on your favourite streaming service …

Friday, April 15, 2022

….the audio recording from our final hometown show with the original line-up – Sidney Myer Music Bowl Live Dec 2021. With a killer setlist and special guests, this live recording will live on…listen HERE.

 

THANK YOU from the Original Line-up of The Cat Empire – The Original Famous Spiegeltent and Prince of Wales Crews

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Dave Bates, Brett Haylock, Monique Harvey, Shosh, Simon, Rus, Lauren, …all of you fun and fabulous people who truly were there in the beginning at The Spiegeltent and dragged us around the world with you showing us what it really meant to live your art. Dror Erez, Dave, Glenn Ward (formerly known as Gooba), Emily Ulman, Goldie, and everyone else who worked at The Prince of Wales Melbourne when things took off, thank you, what a time it was! Also Steve Sedergreen, Anth Curtain, Dave Burke and Ingrid you are the people who can truly claim the title ‘I was there when it all began’.

THANK YOU from the Original Line-up of The Cat Empire – Our HQ heroines

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

It is not an overstatement to say that nothing would have happened without a dynamic and dedicated Management company behind us (in fact usually well ahead of us!) at all times. Led with unsurpassed passion and intelligence by our secret weapon Manager of almost 21 years Correne Wilkie, please thank the women who have travelled various (and all long tenure) chapters of our career with us: Karen Whyte, Lisa Grieve, Amy Thiessen, Rhianon Damas, Lisa McKenzie, Sophie Kirov, Heather Lennon (Travel), Lily Vaughan, Steph Bacon, the incredible trio of -Natalie Hardeman, Loretta Carlone, Erin Zamagni, and the early adopters; Jane Salter,

Stream our final hometown show

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Tomorrow is our final show as the original line-up – see you Bluesfest.

For those that can’t join us, our final hometown show, Melbourne Dec 2021, is now available to stream HERE.

📸 @daramunnis

 

THANK YOU from the Original Line-up of The Cat Empire – Our Manager

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Correne Wilkie jumped with both feet into the unknown world of managing a band way back in 2001. Correne had a vision, and her instinct and skill paved a way for us that never ceased to amaze. We made the music, she built The Empire. Best of all, she looked out for us as individuals throughout the whole crazy experience. Thank you Correne, for your passion, sheer hard work, creativity, guidance and friendship. Thank you for managing our band in a way that no one else could have.

Live Album Coming…

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Final Hometown Show Of The Original 6-Piece, recorded in Melbourne Dec 2021- available to stream soon.

📸 @daramunnis

 

The Cat Empire Final Hometown Show Of The Original 6-Piece – Stream It Now

Monday, April 11, 2022

After 20 incredible years of touring and making music together, the original 6-piece lineup of The Cat Empire has disbanded to make way for a new incarnation to come to life fronted by Felix and Ollie.

Due to supporter demand, we are making the final hometown show of the original group available for you to stream whenever you wish to revisit this incredible band in full flight.

Filmed at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne, December 2021. Enjoy this set-list jam-packed with favourite songs from our entire career in what was an unforgettable celebration with plenty of reflection and immeasurable joy.

Want to get your hands on some unique merch that never saw the light of day?

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Our Euro 2020 tour got smashed by COVID only 4 shows into a 28 date tour, and until now all of the merch we had printed has been in the warehouse with nowhere to go.

We’ve got hoodies, t-shirts, sweaters, singlets, socks and more…and we are making them available for purchase from anywhere in the world.

There will be no more Merch from the original band after what’s currently on the website sells out…so jump in quickly to secure yours HERE.

UK/EU Tour Merch

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

In March 2020 we embarked on a 28 date tour of Europe. 4 shows in Covid-19 emerged and brought the tour to a screaming halt. We found ourselves on the last flight out of London back to Australia before we’d even had time to warm up the tour bus. It was hugely disappointing for us, our team, and our ticket holders.

We had manufactured a great merchandise range unique to that tour which people didn’t get a chance to buy. It went straight back to the warehouse. So HERE it is, your chance to buy that range.

WA We Are Coming.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Western Australia, we finally have the green light to come over to you. We can’t believe this is happening and are thrilled we will be able to celebrate the final shows of the original line-up of The Cat Empire with you on April 1 and 2.

April 2 is sold out, but tickets are still available to this all-ages* event on Friday, April 1, at Red Hill Auditorium.

We will be presenting an outdoor, covid safe format with plenty of room for you to feel safe and comfortable.

So gather your friends and family and join us at Red Hill Auditorium for a night of music with Sunshine Brothers,

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