Kittie Origins/Evolutions After Party
KITTIE "Origins/Evolutions" After Party
The White Swan, The Alcohollys
178 Dundas Street
London, ON, N6A 1G7
Kittie is a Canadian metal band formed in London, Ontario in 1996. When Mercedes Lander and Fallon Bowman met in gymnastics class and realized they had similar music interests, Kittie was born. Mercedes' sister Morgan Lander joined the band, and Tanya Candler completed the initial lineup. They recorded their first full-length album in 1999. Before shooting their video for “Brackish” and joining Slipknot on tour, Tanya left to go back and finish school.
Talena Atfield joined in time to tour behind Spit. Around mid 2001, Fallon left the band due to management issues. Kittie released Oracle and became a big hit. In 2002, Talena left the band due to issues with their label.
To replace Talena, Jennifer Arroyo was asked to join. A year after releasing their Safe EP, Kittie announces new guitarist Lisa Marx to fill in permanently. This seemed to be the lineup as they released the accomplished, mature, third Kittie album: Until The End. But due to further label struggles, Lisa and Jennifer left in February 2005.
In September 2005, Kittie announce new members, Tara McLeod on guitar and Trish Doan on bass. They released Funeral For Yesterday the next year. In March 2008, Trish left the band due to health issues, and bassist Ivy Vujic joined. Ivy remained in Kittie, through two albums, until she made an amicable split in 2012, and Trish came back to the fold.
On February 11, 2017, bassist Trish Doan passed away at the age of 31
Mercedes Lander - Drums and Backing vocals
Morgan Lander - Guitar and Lead Vocals
Tara McLeod - Guitar
The White Swan