The Mee Kats started life in 2010 in NE England to perform 1950's rock n roll and rockabilly music. This rockin'
trio was developed by lead singer Colin Mee, who is a veteran of the UK rockin' scene, having played drums in well known rockabilly band the Sure Shots from 1984-1993. Colin is also lead singer of rockabilly trio The Skip Rats.
The other band members are Stuart Turner on lead guitar who at 19 years old has quickly become a master of the instrument. Mandy Mee who plays double bass started her gigging career with hillbilly trio The Smokey Mountain Boys. Mandy also makes 1950's style clothing for men www.mandymee.co.uk
To date The Mee Kats have three releases in the form of a 2 sided 7" vinyl 45rpm single, a 7 track CD "Everybody's Rockin....." and a 14 track CD "All Dressed Up". The 7" 45rpm features 2 tracks written by singer Colin Mee. "Rag Top Baby/Call My Name".
The first of the CD's "Everybody's Rockin....." was released in March 2014. Opening track "I Don't Want It" written by Colin was aired on BBC Radio Tees on 15th March 2014.
In February 2016, the 14 track CD "All Dressed Up" was released. On this CD is a track written by Colin Mee called "Crazy Over You" which featured as record of the week on local BBC radio 15th-19th February 2016. The other original Colin Mee track on this release is "I'm On Fire" which was orginally written for The Sureshots which they recorded in 1986. This song led to an appearance on Ben Elton's "Saturday Live" TV show on UK national televsion.
During July 2017 work is starting on a new album, compiling selected covers and brand new tracks written by the band.
All releases were recorded at "Skip Records" and are available to buy from the shop page, Skip Records website www.skiprecords.co.uk or at gigs.