21 year old singer/songwriter Catey Shaw was born in Virginia Beach where she lived until moving to New York City in 2010 to attend the School Of Visual Arts as a painter.
Catey discovered her natural talent and love of music through her close relationship with her Grandfather who was a radio host and song writer in Syracuse. As a little girl, when Catey went to see him sing in clubs he would only play her requests if she stood up on a chair and sang with him which she enthusiastically embraced to amazed audience members.
After writing 2 songs on a toy ukulele that was left at her house, her father bought her a real one for her 18th birthday which she still plays to this day in New York City subways to earn extra money.
Catey's influences include, Billie Holiday and Bob Marley which is evident in her vocal style and approach to adapting and writing songs on the ukulele.
Catey considers herself a true artist and speaks the languages of both music and visual art with equal passion and many of her songs have been crafted around her own sketches and paintings. From her dorm room at SVA, Catey studies the great masters of both art and music and crafts her own voice that inspires anyone who hears it.
Every now and then a band emerges with such musical precision and pop sensibility that their star quality is undeniable. The Score is one of those bands.
Part rock star, part soul crooner, front-man Eddie Anthony drives the quintet with unabashed confidence and heart-wrenched emotion together with arranger, producer and jazz piano maestro Edan Dover. The Score combines Motown era nostalgia with contemporary edge, blending pop choruses and modern production techniques to make a sound that is truly their own. From the jazz-infused horns in "Not Just Another Way" to the aggressive Motown sway of "Hit List" and the torch song "Almost," The Score knows how to mix rock n' roll grit and summer-driving-windows-down pop. Since this past winter, the band has been charging forward with collection of songs in the form of their debut EP, due out in late winter 2013.
Blacktop Daisy incite dance parties at every venue they hit, harnessing sounds from funk, rock, disco and new wave into modern indie pop. The beats are hard and the hooks melodic, with rock n’ roll grit, dark nostalgia, and dreamy harmonies permeating their sound, this is music that you won’t feel ashamed to blast from your stereo. Blacktop Daisy. No shame.