Why does a Norwegian Band choose the name Katzenjammer? How would you describe their music style? Difficult questions, as Katzenjammer is different from other bands in many ways. First of all it consists of four women, Turid Jørgensen, Solveig Heilo, Marianne Sveen and Anne Marit Bergheim, who all play at least three different instruments, in some songs even at the same time. Furthermore, the four of them swap their instruments, so that the drums or the bass-balalaika with the grinning cat face painted onto it is played by most of the band members at some stage during a concert. In addition, all of the band members are singers as well, so that most songs are four-parts and different styled songs have a different lead singer with a unique and powerful voice. This also makes Katzenjammer an incredibly rich and exciting live band.
The style of music varies from Rag-Time to Folk, Balkan and Country elements form a musical journey around the world.
And finally – as a treat for the appetite includes a treat for the eyes – Katzenjammer also has its own style regarding clothes and make-up, which make their concerts a delicious feast of sights and sounds.
Get-to-know-the-band with these songs:
- Demon Kitty Rag (main vocal: Marianne)
- Mother Superior (main vocal: Turid)
- Play my Darling play (main vocal: Anne Marit)
- A Bar in Amsterdam (main vocal: Solveig)