Singer / songwriter / guitarist/ blues bass player, Catya wrote her first song at the age of 8. She began performing professionally in her early twenties and, before moving to Wisconsin, worked in clubs all over New England, the Southwest, and Northern California. She's played gigs with Darrell Nulisch, Jon Ross, Brian Templeton & Kid Bangham, Chuck "The Cat" Morris, The Paramounts, The Short Brothers, and various other acts in New England. In the Greater Upper Mississippi Valley area, she's gigged with Howard Luedtke, Lucas Fischer, David Jones & the Jones Tones, The Sue Orfield Band, The Lucy Creek Blues Band, Tim Caswell, Poppy Moeller, Joe T. Cook & the Longshots, R4, and her own bands: Catya’s Trio, CODE BLUE, and Feral Cats.
In addition to writing, singing, playing, and sometimes living the Blues, Catya writes and performs a mix of original and traditional swing, jazz, contemporary acoustic music, and some other wacky stuff you can't easily categorize.