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Meet Cat Thompson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Cat Thompson.

Cat, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I am recording artist and songwriter performing under my artist name Cat Thompson. I was born in Brisbane, Australia and I spent my childhood in Tokyo, Japan. I started playing the piano when I was seven years old. As a child, I enjoyed creating my own melodies on the piano. I also loved writing poetry. At nine years of age, I tried combining my poetry with the melodies I created on the piano and began writing my own songs. Music has taken me on an incredible journey and I have now performed in various countries, toured in amazing places I would never have had the chance to visit if it had not been for music and my songs have been heard in over 33 countries around the world. I now also write songs for other international recording artists and I get to work with other amazing creatives in the entertainment industry. I am very thankful for the opportunities and experiences I have been given.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
This journey has had its bends and turns and has not been a smooth road. I didn’t always have the support of family when it came to music. I had to pave my own way without their assistance and support. Many creatives face this struggle. Loved ones mean well but sometimes they fear things they don’t understand. Sometimes family prefer to see us doing what they consider is a regular job rather than pursuing our passion and dreams. It’s not that they don’t love you. They just don’t understand. But I think that life takes you on these bumpy roads so that you grow and become stronger. If someone doesn’t understand your talent or your dream, don’t give up. Keep fighting and keep the fire that burns inside you alive. It’s part of your soul and is what makes you unique and a gift to the world. Remember, it’s not about proving them wrong. It’s about building the life you were meant to live and embracing the journey. We must go through a myriad of experiences so that we can have a deeper understanding and appreciation of life, love and the world around us. This in turn helps us create art that can connect with a broader audience and become the person we are meant to be.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I play piano and guitar and my heart soars when I’m working in the studio and writing songs. I am blessed to be able to work with amazing producers including one of Australia’s top music producers Jhay Cabrera. We recently worked together on a song which will feature on the upcoming album of Asian superstar Lani Misalucha. I love performing live and I especially enjoy singing and dancing at the same time when I do my live shows. I often perform with my back up dancers which makes for an exciting and visually dynamic show. I love designing my live shows and performance costumes. I also shoot, plan and am part of the editing process of my music videos. With the assistance of my creative team and dancer-choreographer James Deane, I get to bring the visual of my music to life. I was so happy to sign to my LA-based management company Progressive Artist Management. My management are so supportive of my creative goals and I am so happy to be working with them. I’m very proud that my music has played in over 33 countries around the world and that I have been able to perform in different countries and experience different cultures because of my music. I am excited for the future as I prepare my new music and videos for release.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
If I had to start over, I would tell younger me not to worry so much. I’d tell her that our music journey is going to be amazing! I would also tell younger me to learn music production much sooner. Nothing beats sitting down at the piano and pouring your heart out into a song. That will always be one of my favourite ways to write but I didn’t know until much later how much I love doing music production. I love the creative freedom that music production has given me. It gives me the ability to experiment with different sounds and vibes and allows me to expand the ways I can express my creativity.

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Image Credit:
Be Mine single cover photography was shot by photographer: Rodney Deane. Image with denim top (hair blowing) by photographer: Tim Woolf

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