The Heavy Cats Mark first met Lionel Young in 1991 at the Telluride Jazz Festival. They were playing in different bands and struck up a quick friendship. Not long after that they began co-hosting a weekly blues jam in Boulder at The Catacombs, and continue to host a blues jam at the Boulder Outlook Hotel on 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Lionel is a one of a kind musician (violinist and singer), and between them they play a multitude of musical styles which blends into a unique night of music. Drummer Jay Forrest is also a long time friend, rock solid drummer, and an amazing singer. Coming from Arkansas and raised on gospel and soul music, you can hear his powerful sound in everything he sings. Musically they cover everything from Muddy Waters to Prince, with a bunch of New Orleans grooves, blues, and classic rock mixed in. Featuring a violin and an upright bass, get ready to hear the deep funk of James Brown, the hard rock of Led Zeppelin, the classics of Cream, The Beatles, The Allman Brothers, and The Troggs (who did Wild Thing), to name a few. This band, which can be a three piece to a six piece, is ready to go when you want great music for your wedding, party, nightclub, or concert. It's a band that will get everyone out on the dance floor with Jazz, blues, funk, soul, rock, zydeco, and more!