San Diego Union-Tribune
Suzuki Rock n Roll Marathon (Press Rel.)
Mr. Pink's Roundtable (Press Rel.)
...And a Fans Response
These direct words are from the tune
Alright on the new
With a Whip disc, Strength. The CD release party for this
poppy, rock-tinged album is Friday, March 6 at Tia Leos in Bay Park.
Diegos alternative band, Kitten With
a Whip, is an
exciting group who successfully blends rock, alternative
and soul music. Leader Audrey
Moesch is a
talented vocalist and guitarist who writes great lyrics,
has strong convictions and a die-hard spirit.
With A Whip
With A Whip "Strength" (PokerFace
If you still
doubt that San Diego is the place to be, better check out
A Whip, an
alternapop quartet named after Ann-Margaret's classic
excercise in campiness. But guitarist/vocalist Audrey
need to bother playing a seductive vamp her quiet
You're Gone) and
self-affirming philosophy (I Believe
betray a strength quite different from that of a
leather-clad dominatrix. The groups self-titled
debut EP is a
hook-laden set that evokes hints of The
Pretenders, Bob Marley and Belly.
WITH A WHIP PERFORMS AT
Kitten With a Whip, San Diegos female-fronted, alternative/groove band had the privilege of performing for the Suzuki Rock n Roll Marathon which helped raise over $15 million dollars for the Leukemia Society of America.
The group's stage, near the beautiful San Diego bay at Spanish Landing park at a crucial 22.7 mile mark, was part of the third largest marathon in the United States, propelled by over 18,000 runners and featuring 26 areas for bands to showcase their music and encourage the runners on. A post- race concert featured Pat Benatar and Huey Lewis and the News.
Regarding their musical inspiration James Herbert of the San Diego Union-Tribune says, After all, if a band like Kitten With a Whip cant pep up runners toward the end of the race, all the Gatorade on the globe isn't going to do it.
Kitten With a Whip's music was also featured on ESPNs documentary of the race to battle leukemia as well as on Channel 8 News in San Diego.
The band, which consists of lead vocalist/guitarist Audrey Moesch, lead guitarist Mark Cover, drummer Rick Favale and bassist Lance V. Goode, performed a high energy, grooving set of songs from their new CD Strength which was produced by Josquin des Pres, who collaborates with Bernie Taupin (Elton Johns lyricist).
It was an honor and inspiration to perform for these runners who gave all their might to help solve the problem of leukemia, says singer Moesch.
Kitten With a Whip has performed an eclectic blend of rock, funk and world music for almost three years. They recently jammed at opening day of the Del Mar Fair, headlined famous showcase bar Canes and opened for the JGB Band featuring Jerry Garcia Band members at 4th & B.
WITH A WHIP HIGHLIGHTED
SAN DIEGO, CA --October 25, 1996 Local alternative rock group Kitten With A Whip aired the original demo recording of their song I Believe in Me on KUPR 95.7 FM during the Mr. Pinks Roundtable segment on Wednesday, October 23 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Three of the show's four industry panelists were impressed with the group's songwriting, including well-known artist Mojo Nixon, Jonathan L of Virtually Alternative magazine, and Ted Edwards of Virgin Records.
I have to say the quality of local music in San Diego has risen considerably, gushed host Mr. Pink immediately after the song was aired. Added Mojo Nixon, I liked it, I thought it was good. Ted Edwards, former program director at KGB radio and now with Virgin Records, commented that the production quality of the demo track was not up to modern day radio standards, but he was enthusiastic about the songwriting quality and added, I think there is potential there.
Jonathan L, the influential editor of Virtually Alternative, countered Mr. Edwards by saying, I really don't care about production. It was my kind of record. It was minimalistic and raw...I like that sound.
Fronted by singer/guitarist Audrey Moesch, Kitten With A Whip delivers a refreshing blend of soaring melodies and guitar-driven rock and roll. The band consists of Moesch (whose past credits include leading San Diego all-female bands Luna and Ready or Not) and fellow guitarist Mark Cover, Dave Brown on drums, and Mike Donaldson on bass.
Mr. Pink's Roundtable is a weekly live radio show broadcast on KUPR 95.7 (Carlsbad, CA). The segment consists of panel discussions with music industry veterans and features music from local artists as well as national acts. Listener comments are also fielded and presented for discussion.
jerky, socks - how about some rock and roll?
the Blurt in
the Reader ofJuly 3l,
the interview R.A.M. did with Miss Moesch of Kitten With
A Whip who played
at the Kobey's
Swap Meet was
shallow and superficial and cast a poor light. In asking
questions of her, you commented that not many bands
bother to play on a Saturday morning at the Kobeys
Swap Meet, letting
people know that you really didn't think much of the Kitten With
A Whip. He did
himself a disservice, because he has never heard the
band, and us a disservice in that we, the readers, are
more ignorant of Kitten With
A Whip than
before. I heard them at Java
Joes, 9 p.m. to
11 p.m., Friday August 8, and Kitten was
kickin. The bald guitarist is incredible in doing
riffs; the jam session at the end, everybody in the room
went wild for. As journalist, R.A.M. I ask that
you do some research. That is a writer's job after all,
if you are really wanting to be one.