Capt. Soular Cat is a six piece Rock & Roll band that originated in Rome, GA in August of 2000. With their roots deeply embedded in Blues and Rock & Roll, Capt. Soular Cat combines the old and the new to create an incredibly unique sound, reaching the ears of both young and older audiences. Influences range from the Allman Brothers to John Coltrane, from Carlos Santana to Elmore James, or even the Funky Meters and Paul Simon. They have a large list of original songs and a variety of covers as well.
Capt. Soular Cat is a band on the move. In 2002 alone, they had the opportunity to share the bill with bands such as Govt. Mule, Leftover Salmon, and The David Grisman Quintet, and shared the stage with legendary musicians like Count M Butu (Aquarium Rescue Unit), and Jeff Coffin (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones). 2004 promises to be as exciting as the last, with more opportunities for Capt. Soular Cat to showcase their music.
Scott Warren: (Bass & Vocals) Scott is a founding member of the band Cool Beans and has played around the Southeast for over 6 years. He has opened and shared the stage with bands such as the Derek Trucks Band and Kevin Kenny.
Benji Shanks: (Lead Guitar) Benji has gained lots of attention in the last couple of years. He recently finished recording an album with one of Athens’s favorites Bluestring. He also just recorded the rock opera OPUS 9. Benji was also a member of the Count M Butu Orchestra.
Gaurav Malhotra: (Percussion & Vocals) Gaurav has made a name for him self playing percussion around Atlanta and the Southeast. Learning from his teacher Count M Butu, he has jammed and toured with bands such as Ancient Harmony, Blueground Undergrass, Futureman, The Stained Souls, Widespread Panic, Ekoostic Hookah, and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
Travis Cline: (Drum kit) Travis has been rockin' around the Southeast for a while. He brings versatility and plenty of spirit to the table. Travis was a member of Two Fisted Cool and Cornfusion before joining Captain Soularcat.