The Snarky Cats Band
The San Francisco Bay Area based Snarky Cats pride themselves in being a anti-cover, cover band. They believe, if you want exact copy cover tune, just play your iPod. While the band does play cover songs, very seldom will the band play the song like the recording or even the song the same way twice. Some songs you will know. Some you won’t. The band digs deep to find great material from both well-known artists and obscure songwriters. This keeps the shows fresh and entertaining and always full of surprises for the audience.
While it’s hard to label the Snarky Cats. Folks always ask us if we are a Classic Rock band. We have no idea. We don’t even know what the term “classic rock” really means. We play ROCK. We start with music from bands from the Monterey Pop and Woodstock era such as Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Janis Joplin, Grand Funk, Joe Cocker, Steve Wonder, The Band, Traffic and many of the Motown and Stax artists. We play music from the 1970’s before rock music became “corporate”. Bands such as Led Zeppelin, The Who, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Fleetwood Mac, Bonnie Riatt, Montrose, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Dave Mason, The Allman Brothers, Wings, ZZ Top and others artists you would have heard on San Francisco area FM Radio stations such as KOME, KSJO and KSAN. We play music from current artists and keepers of the rock and roll flame such as U2, Govt Mule, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Susan Tedeschi, Green Day, Santana, John Hiatt, and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and many others. So is that Classic Rock? Some venues book us a Classic Rock band. Some festivals have called us Psychedelic Blues Rock. We have also been billed as 70’s rock band. Some have called us a jam band or hippy rock. Others have called us a Rock & Soul Band. It’s even confusing to us sometimes. What we think we play is a jambalaya of our many influences with healthy dash of tabasco to kick it up a notch. Psychedelic Rock, Motown, Funk, Soul, Blues, Southern Rock, British Rock, Gospel, Jam Band, Hard Rock, Country Rock and Blues Rock. So, if that’s “classic rock”, we are guilty as charged. We work hard to come up with new, updated, fresh and creative arrangements, and then call this jambalaya of musical styles and sounds simply……ROCK & ROLL
The band is just trying to keep it real and snarky for the people!!!
PEACE & LOVE – The Snarky Cats