Brooklyn pop singer/songwriter Catey Shaw became a viral sensation in the local music scene exactly one year ago when her music video to “Brooklyn Girls” was premiered by Noisey and garnered a handful of opinions. She proved on Thursday night at the Highline Ballroom that she’s not just an Internet sensation, but also a legit contender for one of NYC’s talented more rising pop artists.
Taking the stage donning an open white suite to go with her leopard skin bra, the outgoing Miss. Shaw started out her energetic set with upbeat favorites from her 2014 EP The Brooklyn EP including “Brooklyn Girls,” “Run Run Run,” and “Revolution.” She made sure to throw in a few new jams including her new single “Rumble In The Park,” for which she remarked, was a song about finger banging.
The former ukulele subway busker only used her four-stringed instrument once, and favored dancing over playing throughout her set, but her smokey, yet attractively cute voice was the only instrument she needed, as her pop songs carry ingredients of funk and almost southern California beach rock to make up her Brooklyn/urban based pop sound. While she may have caught most of our attention with her “controversial” music video, it’s her upbeat performance and talent that’s keeping it focused.
Article: Tom Shackleford
Photos: Michael DiGiovanni