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Mean Eyed Cats

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About Mean Eyed Cats

Pop duo
Bury Saint Edmunds
Public liability insurance of £2 million
Mean Eyed Cats are a duo comprising acoustic guitar, bass guitar, vocals, harmonica and percussion. We play well-loved 50s, 60s, 70s songs.

The Mean Eyed Cats are Lee Gillett (guitar, harmonica, vocals & stomp box), and John Drake (bass guitar and vocals). Both have been active on the local music scene for many years, most recently as part of CashBack, a Johnny Cash tribute band that achieved national and international recognition in 2008. The duo still play a few Johnny Cash songs, but also play many other songs from the 50’s onwards including songs made famous by Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Mavericks, The Eagles, Creedance Clearwater Revival, The Hollies, The Specials, Neil Diamond and many more . Although a duo, The Mean Eyed Cats make a very full, band-like sound due to both guys making vocal contributions, and the addition of harmonica and percussion “stomp box” to their guitar and bass line up.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Types:
Pop duo, Acoustic duo, Pop trio, Acoustic trio
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

FOLSOM PRISON BLUES by Johnny Cash
That’s Alright Mama by Elvis Presley
Not Fade Away by Buddy Holly
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN by Creedance Clearwater Revival
I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU by Dusty Springfield / The Tourists
IT DOESNT MATTER ANYMORE by Buddy Holly
EVERYDAY by Buddy Holly
I SAW HER STANDING THERE by The Beatles
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU by Stealers Wheel
THE LAST TIME by Rolling Stones
CHECKING ON MY BABY/YOU CAN’T DO THAT by The Beatles
Dirty Old Town by The Pogues
KNOCKING ON HEAVENS DOOR by Bob Dylan
RING OF FIRE by Johnny Cash
CRY CRY CRY by Johnny Cash
JACKSON by Johnny Cash
BYE BYE LOVE by Everley Brothers
A THING CALLED LOVE by Johnny Cash
I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET / He’ll Have to Go by Elvis Presley
CANT HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU by Elvis Presley
COME UP AND SEE ME MAKE ME SMILE by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da by The Beatles
IM A BELIEVER by The Monkees
HOTEL CALIFORNIA by The Eagles
WONDERWALL by Oasis
DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER – by Oasis
FOR THE GOOD TIMES by Kris Kristofferson
WITH OR WITHOUT YOU – U2
GET RHYTHM by Johnny Cash
Walk On by Sonny Terry
All Shook Up by Elvis Presley
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY by The Mavericks
JOLENE/GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY by Dolly Parton/Johnny Cash
Sea Of Heartbreak by Don Gibson
HAVE A NICE DAY by Stereophonics
RUNAWAY by Del Shannon
ALWAYS ON MY MIND by Elvis Presley
CHECKING ON MY BABY/YOU CAN’T DO THAT by The Beatles
Ticket To Ride by The Beatles
I HEARD THAT LONESOME WHISTLE BLOW by Johnny Cash
WALK THE LINE by Johnny Cash
I GOT STRIPES by Johnny Cash
SUMMER OF 69 – Bryan Adams
500 Miles by The Proclaimers
PROUD MARY by Creedance Clearwater Revival
Bring It On Home To Me by Sam Cooke
The Air That I Breathe by The Hollies
THAT’LL BE THE DAY by Buddy Holly
I Hear You Knocking – Dave Edmunds
Rock Island Line by Johnny Cash
Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
MEAN EYED CAT by Johnny Cash
THE WONDER OF YOU by Elvis Presley
Don’t Be Cruel by Elvis Presley
SPIRIT IN THE SKY by Norman Greenbaum
HONEY HONEY by The Archies
HI HO SILVER LINING by Jeff Beck
THE WILD ROVER – Traditional
25 MINUTES TO GO by Johnny Cash
BUDAPEST by George Ezra
COUNTRY BOY by Johnny Cash
GREEN EYES by Coldplay
Guess Things Happen That Way by Johnny Cash
HEY PORTER by Johnny Cash
House Of The Rising Sun by The Animals
HURT by Johnny Cash
I Never Picked Cotton by Johnny Cash
I STILL MISS SOMEONE by Johnny Cash
I WAS THERE WHEN IT HAPPENED by Johnny Cash
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry by Hank Williams Johnny Cash
Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea by Johnny Cash
RUN by Snow Patrol
SUSPICIOUS MINDS by Elvis Presley
THE WRECK OF THE OLD’ 97 by Johnny Cash
A BOY NAMED SUE by Johnny Cash
American Pie by Don McLean
Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis Presley / Carl Perkins
HOUND DOG by Elvis Presley
LET HER GO by Passenger
Peggy Sue by Buddy Holly
Rave On by Buddy Holly
SORROW by David Bowie
YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME by The Beatles
Blue Moon Of Kentucky by Elvis Presley
I FOUGHT THE LAW by Bobby Fuller
SUGAR SUGAR – The Archies
A MESSAGE TO YOU RUDY – The Specials
BAD BAD LEROY BROWN – Jim Croche
WHISKEY IN THE JAR – Thin Lizzy
JOHNNY B. GOODE – Chuck Berry

Reviews

From customers:

Ely C, 2 years ago

Really good duo. Booked them for Christmas Eve as well as at other times. Always get people dancing - and not too loud so people can still hear themselves talk.

Ferry C, 2 years ago

WE had a fantastic New Year's Eve event with The Mean Eyed Cats. Always go down well here with all age groups.