- NEW! Out Now! New Great Kat RINGTONE for iPHONE “GODDESS SHREDS LIVE IN CHICAGO” with Wailing Guitar Screams! Listen to Ringtone Clip here:
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,
READ at http://www.vh1.com/news/13635/rock-on-queens-of-noise-10-more-killer-heavy-metal-frontwomen/
CLASSICAL MPR FEATURES 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
NEW! TIMOTHY LEARY, CULTURAL ICON & THE GREAT KAT, GUITAR/VIOLIN ICON COLLABORATED on "RIGHT BRAIN LOVER" SONG!
HISTORIC RECORDING: Timothy Leary wrote & rapped the wild psychedelic lyrics and Kat composed, sang & shredded electric violin on this NEVER BEFORE RELEASED RECORDING!
- "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"
"The files represent records about people with whom Leary collaborated. Reflect the broad range of Leary's activities and interest during the last 20 years of his life" - The New York Public Library Archives & Manuscripts
NEW! JAY THOMAS SHOW INTERVIEWS THE GREAT KAT! "You can play SO FAST! WOW! Unbelievable! Unbelievable!"
"The Great Kat. You can play SO FAST! WOW! Unbelievable! Unbelievable!" -Jay Thomas Show Interview
NEW YouTube Video of Outrageous JAY THOMAS SHOW Interview with THE GREAT KAT, World’s Fastest Guitar Shredder on SiriusXM!
- Starring THE GREAT KAT Shredding on Guitar And Violin with her ALL-MALE RHYTHM GUITAR SYMPHONY, With WILLIAM TELL (Legendary Virtuoso Marksman) & GESSLER (the Austrian Overlord)!
- THE JOAN RIVERS SHOW'S FAMOUS 500th SHOW STARRING THE GREAT KAT!
- WATCH CLIP OF THE GREAT KAT ON THE JOAN RIVERS TV SHOW HERE:
- CLASSICAL MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO'S "INTERVIEW: THE GREAT KAT, VIOLIN-GUITAR VIRTUOSO AND SELF-STYLED BEETHOVEN REINCARNATE"! "A few things to know about the Great Kat: she's declared herself God, as well as the reincarnation of Beethoven. She speaks about herself in the third person. She favors leather, fishnets, and other dominatrix-inspired garb, and her signature talent is the ability to 'shred' the electric guitar. She's a Juilliard-trained violinist, but she's declared classical music 'dead.'" - Sheila Regan, MPR
- 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!
- NEW! TESCO'S TV COMMERCIAL FOR "CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS" VIDEO GAME FEATURES THE GREAT KAT'S VIVALDI'S "THE FOUR SEASONS"!
Watch Now on YouTube: http://youtu.be/6tW_ik2J000 http://www.greatkat.com/music/tescotvcommercialcallofdutyghosts.html
Tesco is featuring The Great Kat's music in the new TV commercial for the wildly popular Activision video game "Call of Duty: Ghosts." The commercial features the heart-racing shredding guitar and violin virtuosity of The Great Kat's Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons," synched perfectly in time with Call of Duty: Ghosts’ fast action bombs, explosions, and death defying feats!
- MEDIABISTRO: "TAG EUROPE, TESCO USE THE GREAT KAT TO PROMOTE 'CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS'! "In a textbook display of how advertising is much different in the U.K., Tag Europe and Tesco — the world’s second largest retailer — used the music of The Great Kat in their ad for Call of Duty: Ghosts to add a sense of drama and urgency to the spot. In America, you don’t use the music of classically-trained virtuosos to sell video games, you use Eminem. The 20 second spot scores The Great Kat‘s rendition of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” to its footage of players enjoying the game." - By Erik Oster, Mediabistro
OVER 1 MILLION YOUTUBE VIEWS OF THE GREAT KAT'S SHRED/CLASSICAL MUSIC!!!!
- MUSICRADAR.COM NAMES THE GREAT KAT AS "20 OF THE FASTEST GUITARISTS IN THE WORLD TODAY"! "The Great Kat. Fastest track: Metal Messiah. The Great Kat deserves credit, not just for her incredible speed, but for sticking to her passion. An uncompromising shred demon hell-bent on bringing classical music crashing into the 20th (and now the 21st) century, preferably at about 500bpm." - Matthew Parker, MusicRadar.com
- THE GREAT KAT AWARDS:
- "From rock legends to the Devil - with callouts to and riffs from today's hottest players-our highly subjective classification of the guitar-hero galaxy. THE GREAT KAT."
- "The Great Kat. An uncompromising shred demon hell-bent on bringing classical music crashing into the 20th (and now the 21st) century, preferably at about 500bpm."
- "The Great Kat. 'Girl power' is a gross understatement. The world's first shredding dominatrix."
- "50 FASTEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME" -
Guitar World Magazine
- "The Great Kat. Juilliard-trained virtuoso. Heavy leather dominatrix persona so over the top."
"ROCK ON, QUEENS OF NOISE: 10 MORE KILLER HEAVY METAL FRONTWOMEN"
"The Great Kat. Beastly in the best sense, ferocious violin virtuoso and lightning-clawed guitar shredder. Displays of seemingly impossible technical wizardry."
- "THE 13 MOST POWERFUL 'O' FACES OF ROCK" - BuzzFeed
"TOP 10 SHRED GUITAR HEROES" - Bopian.com (China)
"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."
#1 IN "THE 12 BEST GUITARISTS OF THE WORLD" - Guitarra Atalho
"1st Katherine Thomas (The Great Kat). The Great Kat is best known for her thrash metal interpretations of well-known pieces of classical music."
- "The Great Kat. SIGNATURE SONG: 'The Flight of the Bumble Bee'. ALBUM: Beethoven on Speed."
- "THE GREAT KAT -- SEXY WILDCAT SHREDDER"
- "10 PHENOMENAL FEMALE GUITARISTS THAT DESERVE YOUR ATTENTION" - WhatCulture!
"The Great Kat. She’s just so awesome. Morphing of classical music into pretty skin-shearing metal ought to be celebrated hugely."
- TOP 10 "FASTEST GUITAR PLAYERS IN THE WORLD" - Graphs.net
- "The Great Kat is the sixth fastest guitar player in the world and her real name is Katherine Thomas. She plays Guitar and Violin."
"The Great Kat Speed metal guitarist. She is known for her thrash performances of well-known classical music."
- "TOP 8 FEMALE ELECTRIC GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME"- NME
- "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."
- "THE BEST ROCK FEMALE GUITARISTS" - Kurier
- "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."
- "The Juilliard-trained violinist and guitar shredder transforms classical masterworks into speed-metal songs, rages like a demented dominatrix, spews blood."
- "8 OF THE WORLD'S FASTEST SHREDDERS" - Gibson Lifestyle
- "The Great Kat - the world’s foremost female shredder. Wait until you see a leather-and-fishnet clad wild woman bump up the BPMs."
The Great Kat: "Famous Juilliard School Alumni" -
- GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE NAMES THE GREAT KAT "50 FASTEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME"! "The Great Kat. SIGNATURE SONG: 'The Flight of the Bumble Bee'. Juilliard-trained virtuoso. Heavy leather dominatrix persona so over the top." -
Guitar World Magazine
- "BEETHOVEN SHREDS" CD DOWNLOADS!
- The Great Kat, The World's Fastest Guitarist, unleashes the ULTIMATE Shred Guitar CD,
"BEETHOVEN SHREDS", featuring:
- & MORE!!
- The Great Kat's "BEETHOVEN SHREDS" CD AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE THROUGH MUSIC VIDEO DISTRIBUTORS (MVD)! "Displaying the world's fastest shred guitar music, this CD features The Great Kat's electrifying tracks on guitar and violin with dazzling insane speeds of 300 BPM." - MVD
- "The Great Kat, who you may know as one of the fastest, fiercest heavy metal guitar shredders in the universe. I popped it in, and was delighted to find some of the greatest heavy metal videos ever made. This lady is hard core. She plays Beethoven's symphonies the way he always intended: incredibly fast and covered in blood." - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Online
- "Kat is best described as a 21st century Janis Joplin who breaks out of the conventionally assigned gender role limitations of acceptable female behavior, to give the historically male dominated music scene a woman's energy and edge." Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
NEW YORK MAGAZINE FEATURES THE GREAT KAT! "The Great Kat. The High Priestess of Guitar Shred. She can play 'Flight of the Bumblebee' at 300 beats per minute! Wagner’s War, a no-holds-barred response to September 11, includes a cover of that tender Nazi classic 'Flight of the Valkyries.' Her followers (the 'Kat slaves') think she’s just the soldier America needs. Ranked among 'The Ten Fastest Shredders of All Time.' Totally spoiling her crazy-lady rep: She studied classical violin at Juilliard." - New York Magazine
- THE GREAT KAT'S SHRED GUITAR CDS & SINGLES IN STORES NOW!
NEW Single: "Goddess Shreds Live In Chicago" & CDs: "Beethoven Shreds", "Wagner's War", "Rossini's Rape", "Bloody Vivaldi", "Guitar Goddess" & CD-ROM/CD: "Digital Beethoven On Cyberspeed"!
- BUY AT:
- DOWNLOAD THE GREAT KAT’S SHRED/CLASSICAL GUITAR CDS & SINGLES!
- THE GREAT KAT WEB SITE: http://www.greatkat.com
- Buy Kat "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED"
- THE GREAT KAT AWARDS:
- -"50 FASTEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME" - Guitar World Magazine
- -"TOP 10 FASTEST SHREDDERS OF ALL TIME" - Guitar One Magazine
-"THE 13 MOST POWERFUL 'O' FACES OF ROCK" - BUZZFEED
- "TOP 8 FEMALE ELECTRIC GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME"- NME
- -"THE BEST ROCK FEMALE GUITARISTS" - Kurier
- -"THE 100 WILDEST GUITAR HEROES" -
Classic Rock Magazine
- -Juilliard Graduate Violin Virtuoso/Concertmaster of the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra/Winner of the Artists International Competition on Violin/Carnegie Recital Hall Debut on Solo Violin/"The New Woman To Watch" - New Woman Magazine
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is the famous Juilliard graduate Classical Violin Virtuoso-turned Shred
Guitar Virtuoso, WORLD'S FASTEST GUITAR SHREDDER who is RESURRECTING
Beethoven with VICIOUS METAL, PURE CLASSICAL and TOTAL VIRTUOSITY and
showcases her phenomenal guitar and violin pyrotechnics in "Beethoven
Shreds" CD and "Beethoven's Guitar Shred" DVD! The Great Kat is the “Top 10
Fastest Shredders Of All Time” (Guitar One Magazine)/“50 Fastest Guitarists
Of All Time” (Guitar World Magazine)/“20 Of The Fastest Guitarists In The
World Today” (MusicRadar.com)/“The 100 Wildest Guitar Heroes” (Classic Rock
Magazine)/“Rock On, Queens of Noise: 10 MORE Killer Heavy Metal Frontwomen”
(VH1)/“12 Greatest Female Electric Guitarists” (Elle Magazine)/“Top-10
Fastest Guitarists Of All Time” (Guitar World Magazine's Readers' Poll)/"The
25 Best Rock Guitarists In The World" (Maximum Rock Magazine)/#1 In "The 12
Best Guitarists Of The World (Guitarra Atalho)/Honored with a STAR in the
“GUITAR HERO GALAXY” (Spin Magazine)!
The Great Kat
http://www.greatkat.com is the
world-famous Juilliard graduate Classical Violin Virtuoso/Carnegie Recital
Hall Violin Soloist/Winner of “Artists International Competition”/Violin
Prodigy Soloist for NYC Mayor Ed Koch and Coahuila Mexico Governor Flores
Tapia/Awarded the "Certificate of Merit" from New York Governor Mario Cuomo
- turned world’s fastest Shred Guitar Virtuoso/“TOP 10 FASTEST SHREDDERS OF
ALL TIME” (Guitar One Magazine)/ "FAMOUS JUILLIARD SCHOOL ALUMNI" (Ranker.com)
and the Reincarnation of Beethoven. Timothy Leary, mind-altering guru
collaborated with The Great Kat Violin Virtuoso on the rock song "Right
Brain Lover". The Great Kat is resurrecting Classical Music with shred
guitar and violin virtuosity and is the only Guitar/Violin DOUBLE virtuoso
since Niccolo Paganini. Retailing giant Tesco is now featuring The Great
Kat’s virtuoso Vivaldi's “The Four Seasons” music in the TV commercial for
the popular Activision video game “Call of Duty: Ghosts”
http://youtu.be/6tW_ik2J000 . Jay
Thomas of “Mork & Mindy” & “Cheers” fame, just interviewed the outrageous
Great Kat on The Jay Thomas Show on SiriusXM radio – highlights at
Radio's Rainer Hersch, Pianist and Entertainer Interviews The Great Kat on
"FAST AND FURIOSO" - BBC RADIO 4 on June 16 - Preview at
THE GREAT KAT IS GOD!!