Matthew Gross (of The Bushpilots) & Kathryn Kitt

Matthew Gross (of The Bushpilots) & Kathryn Kitt

Matt ‘n Kat form an eclectic, unique duo that combines the talents of singer-songwriter Matt Gross and vocalist Kathryn Kitt.
Matt’s is considered by his fans as the “Musical Miracle.” He was the founding member, vocalist and songwriter of a 90s rock group, The Bushpilots. The group formed in Denmark and after major success in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and at the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia – where his song “I Want to Spank You, Girl” won Best Song and the Bushpilots were named Best New Band – Matt and the group resettled in the US in 1996, developing an enthusiastic fan base and playing to sold-out venues in New York City.
But in 1997, the band was devastated by a lone gunman who started firing a semiautomatic handgun at visitors on the observation deck of the Empire State Building, killing the band’s lead guitarist and shooting Matt through his head. Matt was given little chance of surviving the night. Not only did he survive the night, but he has gone on to recapture the wit, passion and unique musical talent that infuse his work.
His remarkable recovery keeps him playing, singing and writing music. Since the shooting, however, he has done only a few public performances, including one at the legendary Café Wha in New York City, and in 2017 with Kathryn Kitt at Town Crier in Beacon, NY.
Kathryn Kitt, a long-time friend of Matt since they met as students at Bennington College, received formal training as an opera singer and received music degrees from Bennington College and SUNY Purchase. She has performed extensively through the Tri-State Area,
delighting audiences with a wide variety of musical styles and genres. But it’s when she and Matt join together that a very special kind of musical magic happens
Their show at Mercury Lounge will be a milestone in their collaboration as a duo and in the miracle of Matt’s continuing music.

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