Live at the Sidewalk Cafe
If you're looking for something completely and refreshingly different in theatrical pop music made in America, look no further than Keyboard Cathy! This is a fun live album recorded in New York City that's worth checking out for both the live footage and her two bonus studio tracks, 'Sashimi' and 'Peanut Butter.' Here are a a few press reviews of Keyboard Cathy's previous albums! "Keep an eye on Keyboard Cathy. Subsequent albums will only have her tighten up what is already a pretty impressive sound. Top Track: Miracle Worker Rating: 6.8/10 " - James McQuiston, NeuFutur Magazine "Here at RedTrack we love something a little bit different and if you also do then check out Keyboard Cathy who's new EP, the wonderfully titled 'Sushi Lover', is available now. Cathy really is incomparable but the Divine Comedy and other melody merchants run through her music!' - Red Track Music.com 'Keyboard Cathy' Wiegand Inspiration Self-released Keyboard Cathy is a wonderful, pleasant surprise on the dusty road of music criticism, and a must for any aficionado of musical theater.' - Carl F. Gauze, Ink 19 When she was given a toy grand piano as a toddler, singer/songwriter 'Keyboard' Cathy Wiegand knew that music would become an integral part of her life. At the age of seven, she began taking classical piano lessons. When Cathy's strong musical ear took over at the age of eleven, the piano lessons were discontinued but the music didn't stop. Cathy continued to play by ear and sing for her own enjoyment. At the age of twelve while living in Hawaii, she played both the treble and the bass xylophone in a musical group that specialized in music arranged for the 'angklung,' a group of individual reed instruments that were 'shaken but never stirred.' She also sang with a handful of choruses over the years and was cast in high school and community theater productions such as How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, HMS Pinafore, Once upon a Mattress, Peter Pan, Cinderella and Funny Girl. Many years later, after garnering a master's degree in business administration, Cathy got herself a Roland E-600 and experimented with the various sounds that came with her keyboard. She began composing original songs many years after she composed her first two musical compositions. Friends and even people she didn't even know very well compared her original music to The Divine Comedy. After several years of not knowing anything about the Northern Irish chamber pop band, The Divine Comedy, it was pure coincidence that Cathy heard the band's founder and lead singer, Neil Hannon sing for the very first time during the closing credits to the movie version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in 2005. After familiarizing herself with the extensive back catalog of Divine Comedy music, she became instantly inspired to create, record and perform her own original music, which was already influenced by movie soundtracks and musical theater. In 2006, Cathy Wiegand released her first full length studio album as, 'Keyboard Cathy,' Inspiration in 2006 immediately followed by her Sushi Lover EP in 2007. In 2008, she released two studio-recorded singles, 'Sashimi' and 'Peanut Butter.' The You tube video for 'Sashimi' went viral in 2010 and it now has over 51,000 views! 2011 marks the arrival of Keyboard Cathy's third album, Live at the Sidewalk Cafe, which was mostly recorded live at the Sidewalk Cafe in New York City. Cathy's song, 'Golden Child' won an award for Best Melody in Pop on garageband.com and also garnered an Honorable Mention in the Unisong International Songwriting Contest. Cathy wrote a jingle for 'The Original Blancho,' which is part poncho, part blanket! She also writes music for and appears on a local cable access show on Princeton TV-30 called 'Zombie Etiquette,' which recently garnered a Golden Kahuna award at the 2011 Honolulu Film Awards.