About CAT CAUGHT LARK
In the rainy and cold autumn of year 2008 Johann Kolstrup entered a low-ceilinged and dim illuminated little club. At the stage Camilla Bang was playing. There was no doubt that this beautiful young guitarist and singer was going to be his girlfriend and not least his musical partner. These thoughts should prove to be in vain since miss Bang lived happily with her boyfriend.
However the starting signal of CAT CAUGHT LARK wasn’t given before a friend reminded Johann that one doesn’t necessarily have to be together with a girl to be able to play music with her!
Previously Johann has worked together with Søren Balsner and (Carpark North), Asger Tarpgaard (Superheroes and Private). Further Johann has been a live member of the Danish Electropop band SMALL. Camilla Bang let her hair down at the Calibre 8 theatre and has been singing and playing in different musical relations. Camilla had never before played her own songs in front of an audience and thus in CAT CAUGHT LARK it is the first time that they leave home. Together with producer Jens Søndergaard (Powersolo) The Duo recorded a live- recording session in November 2009. Further CAT CAUGHT LAKR was asked to join Singer Songwriter Mads Langer’s autumn tour 2009. The last show on the tour was played in Skive on November 28th.
“Together with Camilla Bang, Johann Kolstrup has crafted a number of blues-folk songs without a spare ounce of fat that have barely left the bedroom until now presented live” [POLITIKEN]
The first CAT CAUGHT LARK concert was played at RUST on the 18th of December 2008 when the duo received the title “Soundvenue Selected”.
For that occasion Adam Thorsmark from the SOUNDVENUE magazine wrote the following:
“CAT CAUGHT LARK is a new musical twosomeness that can put hearts on fire. Armed with a guitar and two highly enthusiastic and light wafting vocals, that compliment each other in a brilliant way, Kolstrup and Bang are moving toward a dreaming ground; where the cowboy is staring at the sunset with his guitar in one hand and his muse in the other. Where one – as their song title “Lean Back” hints – leans back in the soft armchair on the porch in the wild west. In other words CAT CAUGHT LARK snug and intimate people warm well and truly in Decembers stingy hours of sun."
The following was said about CAT CAUGHT LARK after their concert on February 13, 2009 at Musikcafeen in Aarhus (Denmark):
“…an evocative and sublime musical performance that moved toward a melancholic country-inspired singer-songwriter universe. Camilla Bang encircled the audience with her intense, soft, warm voice. Helped by a melancholic and crunchy vocal, including a solid falsetto, Johann Kolstrup […] directed our thoughts toward a lonely cowboy on the prairie. Moreover, the timbre of their voices was divine and beautiful. In combination with a fabulous, solid guitar accompaniment, the result was an urging and moving musical experience.” [Maja Egebo Schriver, Kultu Naut]