Cat London: Live at City View Sound

Cat London is a New Jersey-based indie artist, backed onstage and in the studio with a dark pop conglomeration that includes Rich Aveo (piano/vocals), Paul O’Keeffe (bass), and Anthony Freda (drums). London’s sound, performance, and songwriting combines Ryan Adams and Damien Rice’s tender portrayal of love and conflict with electrified indie pop tunes, invoking the energy of Lana Del Rey and Lady Gaga. In fact, we might as well add in some Fiona Apple and Jewel, while we’re at it.

Following a BMI A&R rep’s fortuitous suggestion that her voice was better suited for piano than guitar, London taught herself to play the piano. Armed with a more refined sound and streamlined editing process, London developed the controlled musicality and darker, more substantial narratives that her songwriting exudes today.

London has shared the stage with the likes of Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Jeffrey Gaines, Bobby Bandiera (Bon Jovi), Garland Jeffreys, John Eddie, Glen Burtnik, The Head and The Heart, and Hey Ocean. She has performed at legendary venues across the United States, including Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco, Bearsville Theater, The Stone Pony, The Count Basie Theater, State Theater, Strand Theater, Carnegie Hall, and Rockwood Music Hall.

In this episode of Live at City View Sound, Cat London performs, Yes, The Dove,” and talks about the moments when inspiration strikes.

Live at City View Sound connects the face to the voice, the emotion to the artist, and the recordings to a raw performance. This series features artists of all genres, with each episode consisting of a 3-4 minute interview and an acoustic performance. Every artist has a craft and his or her own unique sound. Live at City View Sound strives to showcase these artists in their own element.

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