Purr Gato…the wave of the 80s, trip hop of the 90s and LoFi of now….
Four worlds collide. Founded in 2010 by veteran jazz and funk vocalist/composer Katrina Kope (lead singer, primary songwriter and keytar/synth player), along with former new-wave guitarist and trip-hop beat maker Tyler Kope (on synths and percussion), Purr Gato emits an attractive, yet occasionally ominous brand of Dark-Wave-Electro-Clash, combining a wild selection of musical influences to generate their trademark style. Sometime described as, “if Depeche Mode, The Knife, and Zero 7 had a baby.”
Purr Gato has rotating members such as dancers, local singers and drummers including master flamenco percussionist and rock drummer David Levin. Purr Gato started hitting the Seattle music scene in April 2012. After a string of performances at venues such as Neumos, The Crocodile, Nectar Lounge, The High Dive, The Hard Rock Café and more, they ventured into Electrokitty Studios to record their debut album “Heart Beat”, engineered and produced by Gary Reynolds, in December 2012, and released at the Columbia City Theater on June 14th, 2013.
Purr Gato’s goal is to play festivals, themed shows, tour, record, make music videos, get radio play, make money, make friends and have fun.