Jack Maher — vocals and guitar
Jed Mottley — bass Jon Shumway — drums
Feed The Kitty isn’t just another LA band. Technically, they’re an LA/Orange County band, but the real point is that around these parts they’re known for working harder than any band in SoCal.
This self-managed trio plays 300 shows a year, from Hollywood to Dana Point to New York City to Europe! With a few thousand gigs already to their credit they long ago must have gone Top 10 on the all-time list of Most Shows Ever Played By A Rock Band! You know, probably.
Feed The Kitty’s third studio album, Westbound & Down, features “California Country Girl,” which has been heard on 88.5 FM and K-EARTH 101 radio in Southern California. “Whenever I play ‘California Country Girl,’ I can count on listener response,” says 88.5 FM deejay Jim Nelson. “Feed The Kitty sounds great on the air.” They are working on their next album now, once again recording at Dave Grohl’s famed Studio 606 in Los Angeles with producer John Lousteau (Foo Fighters, John Fogerty, Rush).
In the three minutes a week that Feed The Kitty isn’t playing a gig or recording an album, they’re busy making mini documentaries (well, okay, just one; it’s called Feed The Kitty: The Movieand it’s a lot of fun) or running around placing songs in films and TV shows, including in the Oscar-nominated Ryan Gossling movie Lars And The Real Girland in National Lampoon’s Cattle Call, and the TV show Rogueused three of their tunes. And because sleep apparently isn’t necessary when you’re young, handsome, and in the self-described hardest-working band ever, Jed and Jack host the popular Feed The Kitty Power Hour on healthylife.net every Wednesday from 2-3pm (LA time).
Feed The Kitty’s music is available on iTunes and everywhere music is sold, and on stages anywhere and everywhere seemingly all the damn time.
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Feed The Kitty may just be the hardest working band in Southern California, if not the world. Performing over 300 shows a year, these guys can do it all, anything goes with FTK. Having an arsenal of thousands of songs, versatility is the name of the game for this band as they can provide a wide variety of quality live music to fit almost any occasion. Originally from Tucson AZ, band members Jed Mottley (Bass) and Jon Shumway (Drums) moved to Los Angeles and hooked up with Jack Maher (Guitar/Vocals) in 2004. Since then, Feed The Kitty has enjoyed plenty of musical success with no signs of stopping anytime soon. In fact, if you've seen the movies "Lars and the Real Girl" or "National Lampoon's: Cattle Call" you've already heard Feed The Kitty's music on their respective soundtracks! Recently, Feed The Kitty completed a short documentary about the band, having a film crew (Kenny Stoff , "Sound City", "Sonic Highways") follow them for one week as they played 9 gigs in 6 days fresh off their first ever European tour.
About the Band
Jed Mottley is a bassist/songwriter from Great Falls, VA. Jed started the band in 1999, while attending the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ). He relocated the band to Southern California in 2000 and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Jack Maher is originally from Saint Louis, MO but moved to Orange County in his teens. Jack graduated from the Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) with a degree in Songwriting and moved back to Southern California in 1999. Jack joined Feed the Kitty in 2004.
Jon Shumway is originally from Arizona and moved with the band to Southern California in 2004.