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MP3 Stone Cat - Happy

Energetic Uplifiting "Feel-Good" Contemporary Pop-Rock, with amazingly powerful Female Vocals ... vibrant, youthful and stunning.

2 MP3 Songs
POP: Today''s Top 40, ROCK: Modern Rock

With a driving rhythm section, convincing vocals, and a

powerful arrangement which all bear resemblance to any

popular song, Stone Cat''s "Happy," is one of the most

unique, creative, touching singles to come out in a very

long time. Stone Cat displays cutting edge musicianship

along with an unmistaken spark of originality. Singer

Niki Henzl''s beautiful voice delivers the message

of "Happy" very convincingly with intense emotional

power. "Happy" is utterly convincing, confident, and

brimming over with energy; if you listen closely, you can

hear clever background vocals that send shivers through

your soul. Unlike some of the more forward-thinking pop-

rock artists, Stone Cat delivers the entire package with

the best feel-good moments of our era into one almost

frighteningly catchy single. Aside from the band''s own

youthful energy, the most modern thing about the song

might be the message itself, "I know what makes me happy,"

is viable and universally appealing. Whether "Happy" is

on the creative cutting edge, or just an extreme example

of what universal music is supposed to sound like, is up

for debate (and may even depend on your mood). Either

way, the song is impossible to ignore.


Stone Cat was formed in October of 2002 and released their

first demo in March of 2003. The groups

persistence and incredibly supportive fan base has led to

their first commercial release.

Mark Johnson and Jeff Seymore, long-time friends, decided

to form Stone Cat while "on the road" touring with

a small label act. Unhappy with the conditions of this

group (amateur songwriting, over-inflated ego''s, etc.),

Mark and Jeff formed what they thought to be the ultimate

musical experiment to fulfill their innermost love for

music. "The only way we could truly express ourselves

musically and be happy at the same time, was to break

free of those chains and start writing from our souls....

which is exactly what we''ve done and what we are

doing," says Mark Johnson (Band Leader). "You cannot

express yourself if you are bound by corporate chains.

It''s been one of life''s greatest lessons."

Having spent over a year and a half writing and

performing, Stone Cat has grown into a creative musical

machine firing on all cylinders. Niki''s rich vocals have

ripened in both strength and maturity, as have Mark''s

exuberant song arrangements and guitar parts. Binding

these elements is bassist Jeff Seymore and drummer

Chad Dalton, the propulsive rhythm section.... the

energetic driving force behind Stone Cat.

"Happy," the long-awaited release, stands as a great leap

forward for one of today''s most compelling

contemporary rock songs. Where many songs reflect an

artist''s new existence - with songs telling us of life on

the road, love, or loss, Stone Cat spins clever "feel-

good" stories, creating a powerful uplifting spirit for the


Stone Cat''s youthful vibrant energy and fresh contemporary

songwriting skills are attributes that are propelling

them into a very successful music career.


(ST LOUIS, MO) With a voice reminiscent of such vocal

heavyweights as Jessica Simpson, Gwen Stefani, Jewel, and

Janis Joplin, 24 year old Niki Henzl is a vocalist out of

the top drawer. Her voice draws you in with its beauty

and versatility and refuses to let you go until the song

is over ... but even then you still want more. Many

listeners have acknowledged Niki as an original, gifted

vocalist among a very select few. Her power is immense

and very captivating to say the least. A listen to their

long-awaited debut CD single, "Happy," confirms this

beyond any doubt. In a musical era overwhelmed by

manufactured acts, self-reflective intellectual so-called

rock bands and flesh-baring females, Stone Cat is a very

welcome breath of fresh air.

The other part of Stone Cat, Mark Johnson, is responsible

for writing the music, most of the lyrics, production,

playing the guitar and singing back-up vocals. His

incredible music ability is on display throughout the

entire CD with particular highlights being his big guitar

on the acoustic version of "Happy," and his overall

musical production of the CD.

Don''t forget the driving force propelling the rhythm

section of Stone Cat, bassist Jeff Seymore and drummer

Chad Dalton form a very powerful combination. Both

demonstrate professional musicianship along with a spark

of energy that inspires Stone Cat''s charismatic, uplifting

musical style.

The excellent debut single not only demonstrates the song-

writing and musical ability of an exceptional team, in the

process it files the flag for independent music in the mid-

west and proves that if you put your mind to something -

anything is possible. This is a CD worthy of being in any




Stone Cat

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Music Idiom: Contemporary Pop Rock

Latest Release: "Happy"

Members: Niki Henzl ~ Lead Vocals
Mark Johnson ~ Lead Guitar & Back- up Vocals
Jeff Seymore ~ Bass Guitar
Chad Dalton ~ Drums

Record Label: Stone Cat Records

Management: Stone Cat Management

Publishing: Stone Cat Publishing

MusicAffiliation: BMI

Producer: Mark Johnson

Co-Producer(s): Jim Callahan and Stone Cat

Points of Note: Much of Stone Cat''s Music centers on "feel-good" themes and uplifiting sounds that make the listener happy.

Additional Data: Currently promoting new release.

Contact: Mark Johnson 618-288-1993

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