Cynthia Catania is a singer-songwriter living in Los Angeles. A longtime member of the Irish/American indie band Saucy Monky the quartet released 4 albums on Cynthia’s olivoiL records imprint. The band toured Ireland, the UK, Central Europe, North America & shared festival stages with contemporaries P.J. Harvey, Pink, Black Eyed Peas, Marianne Faithful, Gipsy Kings, Wilco, Metric and more. Their album, Turbulence, garnered a AAA top 40 radio single and a deals with 429/Savoy/Warner Bros. in the U.S. and Measured Records in Scotland.
The LA Times said this:
“Saucy Monky shares a lot of the qualities of pop’s classic female-fronted bands — Irrepressible melodicism and smart lyrics...”
Cynthia is currently touring and recording as a solo artist and with The Secret Things. She and TST bandmates Steve Giles and Dan Nelles recently signed a deal with Sweden’s Loud Kult Records/The Orchard. Their latest single “Keeper,” is a shout out to the #MeToo movement. The track explores the contrasting realities of the “glamorous life" and the cycle of abuse by Hollywood men in power and the starlets that cross their paths. Other highlights include a benefit concert for the trans community in LA, multiple singles and videos and the trio's first Canadian appearances. TST's music was played on CBC Radio 2, they performed at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern and on The Strombo Show, hosted by beloved DJ George Stroumboulopoulos.
F u n F a c t s
Cynthia’s was featured in the "Rocksmith Video Game."
Jimmy Gnecco of OURS' vocal coach, during his work with Rick Rubin.
Penned and produced an ABC daytime theme song with writing partner Annmarie Cullen.
The Secret Things debut gig was on a festival stage with Jimmy Eat World and Neon Trees, after the trio won an iHeart radio contest.
photos by Sue Ann Pien
This intimate show was filmed prior to Cynthia's first tour of Australia, in Ubud, Bali (during her 2 month trek through SE Asia). "Oh the places we'll go..."