The Great Kat
Katherine Thomas (born 6 June 1966), best known by her stage name The Great Kat, is an English musician best known for her thrash metal interpretations of well-known pieces of classical music. Most feature her using the electric guitar, but on some she uses the violin. Thomas is a classically trained violinist, graduating from the Juilliard School and touring for a time playing conventional classical music before crossing over to metal.
The Great Kat
|Birth name||Katherine Thomas|
|Born||6 June 1966|
|Genres||Speed metal, heavy metal, thrash metal, neoclassical metal, power metal, melodic death metal|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, violin|
|Website||The Great Kat's website|
|Members||Kat: Vocals / Guitars / Violin |
Jeff Ingegno: Bass
Lionel Cordew: Drums
|Past members||Tom Von Doom, Chip Marshall, Adam Killa, Kevin Dedario, Scott Borrero|
Guitar One magazine listed her as one of the "Fastest Shredders of All Time". Her classical background, technical skills and self-promotion are sometimes compared to Yngwie Malmsteen. In an interview in metallian.com she claimed to be the reincarnation of Beethoven.
- Ganz, Caryn. July 2003, SPIN Magazine, "https://books.google.com/books?id=N0HASap-qBoC&pg=PA34&lpg=PA34&dq=%22The+Great+Kat%22+%2Bjuillard&source=bl&ots=rGQyuMHUix&sig=vwIvagLDfBCA6hpwzjHXjZu2dBE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=5k7zUOSaIqH20gGHp4HgBg&ved=0CG8Q6AEwDA#v=onepage&q&f=false Faster, Pussy Kat, Kill!, Kill!".
- http://www.greatkat.com/59/articles/guitarone.html Greatkat.com
-  http://www.randyciak.com
- The Great Kat's Official Website
- http://www.guitarnoise.com/review/the-great-kat/ - favourable listener review of Wagner's War
- UnRated Magazine Beethoven's Guitar Shred
- http://tuned-out.com/?p=12 - Interview from Tuned-Out.com in Detroit. Reviews of Castration video with Kat's responses
- Music Legends Interview with The Great Kat