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Comfort Cat is a New York City-based singer-songwriter who plays the guitarlele (six-stringed tenor ukulele), backed by Jason Laney on keys and Dan Veksler on bass/guitarMiracle Jones has described them as “music that simultaneously abrades and soothes the soul” and “punk-by-way-of-the-divine.” They have also been called “cat punk” and “chaos music.”

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The Staten Island-based experimental catcore catpop artist Comfort Cat has been writing music, playing strings, and belting out tunes in bars for over seven years... . Comfort Cat’s sumptuous but demon-soaked harmonies are often punctuated by wild shrieks of feral discontent: music that simultaneously abrades and soothes the soul, like the territorial roar of any domesticated predator establishing space.
“She accompanies herself with what she calls a guitarlele (or a six-string tenor ukulele), and a small string ensemble. But even with this small ensemble, she really plays with the volume. She goes between almost whispering to belting out in frustration with her magnificent voice. She sings with such flexibility and heartfeltness, it seems as if her voice rises from endless depths to land like a dust particle in our eye that we wipe away (i.e it’s molto MOLTO espressivo).”

About Comfort Cat

Comfort Cat has lived on Staten Island since 2015, after having lived in Brooklyn, the UK, and various West Coast towns. She primarily performs with a guitarlele, a six-stringed instrument with the same intervals as a guitar but tuned up by a perfect fourth. Her main instrument is the violin.

Cat has an ambiguous gender identity and no strong pronoun preferences. She strongly resents being referred to as “lady”/”woman”/”miss”/”ma’am” etc and prefers the likes of “pal” or “buddy.”

Comfort Cat lives on the North Shore of Staten Island with her real cat, Jack. She is also a teaching artist.


Comfort Cat Manifesto:

Comfort Cat will not help you grow, learn, or become a better person. It operates with zero perspective, zero compassion for those that wrong you, even less for those that you’ve wronged, and no room for nuance until it dies no wiser, no smarter, no closer to any sort of Nirvana than it ever was before. Comfort Cat bestows favor upon people without regard for their questionable morals or bad taste. Comfort Cat may also change its mind for any reason or no reason, without prior written notice, and adheres to no moral code of man.


About Jack: Jack is a former street kitten, who was most likely born in the summer of 2017. He now resides in the great indoors, only venturing outdoors equipped with a leash and harness. He enjoys basking in the morning sun, sleeping, and being comfortable.

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