CatsMelvin, created by lyricist and vocalist Michael Amend, is an ever changing and evolving musical group. As a national act CatsMelvin continues to evolve through regularly touring and inviting sounds and creativity by featuring special guest musicians on a variety of instruments. Michael's vision is to bring the music of C a t s M e l v i n to more markets.
The name CatsMelvin originates from Michael Amend’s creative collaboration with long time friend Kelly Green and Michael's former band, Garth Melvin. “Cats” was added after a comment from a bartender in Dallas that referred to Michael's musicians as “Cats” the night they played at her club, as Michael recalls, "Do you Cats want some absinthe?"
New C a t s M e l v i n EP Houston to be released July 2013! Houston is an all new collection of Michael Amend’s original works including Wrong Side, My World Is A Cultural Violence, No Emotion, One of These Days, She’s A Kind of Girl, Veelaneez and Black Cat Houston is now available on bandcamp (catsmelvin.bandcamp.com) and CD Baby (keyword CatsMelvin)!
C a t s M e l v i n song “Wrong Side” was licensed for use by online gaming giant Rock Band Network. Through the use of games, songs, leaderboards, battles and forums, Rock Band Network provides exposure to millions of new potential fans via online sales as a valuable and viable distribution platform.
CatsMelvin creator Michael Amend found the visual side of his art in the works of artist Juli Adams. Michael Amend commissioned Adams to create the CatsMelvin
skeleton cat character and CatsMelvin font, both currently in use on CatsMelvin promotional materials. Custom Adams artwork is scheduled for the upcoming album featuring Rock Band Network hit “Wrong Side”. Amend envisions many licensing opportunities with CatsMelvin currently and in the future.