BLACK CATS NYC are a guitar driven Rock 'n’ Roll band, straight off the streets of New York City - Put your club clothes on, grab that someone special, and "Come Along for the Ride!”
Out of the ashes of a pre-gentrified lower east side come the BLACK CATS NYC. This quintet performs with the vibe and style of Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers, the tongue-in-cheek power of AC/DC, and an I.V. full of Chuck Berry and Eddie Cochran on a constant drip. Taking it back to when cool was king and grit ruled the airwaves.
BLACK CATS NYC are:
Andrew Giordano Vocals/Rhythm Guitar: Born with rock 'n' roll in his blood, this self-taught musician has been composing and performing since he was a teenager. Rescuing him from rock 'n roll purgatory, Black Cats NYC has reignited Andrew's passion for music.
Francesco D'Ambrosio Lead Guitar: He is old school cool, bringing it raw & dirty. An accomplished guitarist in his native Italy, Francesco fortifies the double-barreled guitar attack and keeps the BLACK CATS NYC purring.
Stan Esposito II Bass: One cool cat that lives in the pocket. Top-shelf style along with A-1 chops, he lets his fingers do the talkin'. Stan is the anchor of the Black Cats rhythm section and keeps the ladies dancing all night long.
Jason Reddish Drums: A fixture on the NYC music scene. An accomplished musician with a diverse musical background, from bebop to hard rock and everything in between. The backbone of the BLACK CATS NYC, Jason is a hide hitter that really gets down.
Julie Smith Vocals/ Tambourine: Dazzling our fans from the very beginning, Julie's vocals and alluring stage presence drives all the bad boys wild! A professionally trained dancer, actress, & singer. When not rockin' with her favorite Cats, she can be seen on stage with The Love Show or acting on your favorite prime time TV Show. Julie is positively purrrfect.
BLACK CATS NYC have a brand new single! Black Cats (Nothing's Gonna Stop Us) is the latest effort from the NYC quartet. Written as the band's theme song, it is loosely based on the iconic 1954 novel I Am Legend by Richard Matheson. This post-apocalyptic, hard hitting, rocker is sure to get everyone's blood pumping.
Black Cats (Nothing's Gonna Stop Us) was released worldwide October 28, 2022. It is streaming loud on your favorite service - including Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Tidal, Deezer, & Tik Tok! The single is available for purchase direct at blackcatsnyc.com or at Amazon & iTunes.
Black Cats NYC were part of The Cramps Annual Sally Can't Dance at Bowery Electric NYC and sharing the bill with NP Presley at Buckley's on Long Island.
Dirty Little Hipster digital single released worldwide July 10, 2020. It was the first video from the Free Cake album, premiering on YouTube September 30, 2020.
Free Cake was digitally released worldwide on November 13th, 2020 and is streaming loud on your favorite service - including Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Amazon Music, SoundCloud, YouTube Music, Tidal, Deezer, & Tik Tok! The album is available for purchase at Amazon, iTunes, or direct at blackcatsnyc.com and at Live Shows.
Run Rudolph Run digital single released worldwide December 3, 2021. The band's take on the classic Chuck Berry Christmas single. Available on your favorite service and for purchase direct at blackcatsnyc.com or at Amazon & iTunes.
BLACK CATS NYC have shared the bill with the Legendary Alan Merrill, Spanking Charlene, and The Waldos. The Cats kicked off the Max’s Kansas City 50th Anniversary show at Bowery Electric, rocked at the Remembering Elvis: 40th Anniversary Tribute at The Delancey, and set the stage ablaze on the scorched track at Digs at Etown: Raceway Park! The band cut a three song demo Gone! with the multi talented Alan Rand in 2016 and released the Too Far Gone video, directed by Rand, in 2017. They have been featured on Uncle Floyd's Garage Sale Music on WFDU 89.1 FM and earned a spot on The Aquarian Weekly’s Top 10 Bands to See Live in 2017.