“We're living in a time where police controls are becoming ever more restrictive, where fear is peddled by the government and used to justify removing our right to live our lives with dignity and in privacy. Fear of poverty, perversely, encourages us to 'shop more' in order to 'preserve the economy' while the planet struggles under a mountain of waste - and all the feelings of disquiet we feel as we watch this mad world as it is reported on the evening news are suffocated in the bland chirpings of 'neutral' newsreaders. Joining Seize The Day is balm to my soul - fantastic analysis, wonderful music and lovely funny people.”
Kat plays the fretless and double bass in the band. She comes from a multi-arts background, studying film, drama and art before working for a while as an actress. She trained as a live sound engineer at the Ova Music Studio (now Overtones) way back in 1988, (when the biz was still populated by shocked sexist dinosaurs whose surprise at her gender, in turn, surprised her) touring as consultant engineer for the lesbian feminist duo, Ova, at home, in Europe and the States. Back in England, she ran her own rig (favourite acts were Labi Siffre and Talvin Singh) with her partner Jana Runnalls and divided her time between engineering and founding The Wild Women’s Blues Band in 1991. The band became The Wild Women in order to diversify into original political music written by Kat and Jana in 93, recording 5 albums and touring for ten years. She has also worked extensively with the elderly and differently-abled and was commissioned by Wolverhampton Art Gallery to write and produce a series of ten experimental audio guides for the visually impaired to bring sensory depth into the exhibition experience. The first of these guides, 'The Mountain Tape' was short listed for the Gulbenkian Foundation Prize in 1999.