A genre defying songstress of blues soul and country rock - Catherine Tunks with her “bona fide band of Brothers” are redefining what NZ has to come to know as the country blues genre with their rock 'n' roll edge stemming from their thoroughbred west Auckland roots.
Mixing in a little black magic and gospel, and find yourself on a road trip through the land where the boundaries of Blues, Americana, Gospel and 70's Country Rock become one, with the boys in the backseat - and mama firmly at the steering wheel ”
In the style of big voiced gals with attitude, one can hear influences from Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Etta James to Emmy Lou Harris - a long dusty road away from Tunks’ days of the jazz/soul style with her former group Black Sand Diva. A self described musical gypsy, she has performed and recorded in Ireland, Germany, the Sth pacific and from Nashville to New York – receiving two songwriting award nominations, releasing three acclaimed albums and an EP along the way.
With the iconic sound of gun slinging guitarist Gavin Dowling leading the band and a heavyweight rhythm section – they are joined by Stefan Nagler on organ - (Germany/Solid Brew) Cat and her ‘Bona Fide’ boys are currently touring Nationwide throughout 2020 on the Stranger Album release Tour – more information at the website.