C Cat Trance

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C Cat Trance
Origin Nottingham, England
Genres Post-punk
Years active 1983–1993
Labels Red Flame, Ink
Associated acts Medium Medium
Past members John Rees Lewis
Nigel Kingston Stone
Mark Walker
Dave Walker
John Thompson
Kev Sanderson
Trev Naylor
Pete Clark
Steve Mitchell
Steve Harvey

C Cat Trance were a post-punk band from Nottingham, England, formed by John Rees Lewis after his departure from Medium Medium. They released five albums before splitting up in the mid-1990s.


After leaving Medium Medium, Rees Lewis formed C Cat Trance with original Medium Medium drummer Nigel Kingston Stone.[1] While similar in some respects to Medium Medium, They incorporated World music elements, releasing a self-titled debut mini-LP in 1983 on the Red Flame label.[1][2] Subsequent releases were on the Red Flame sub-label Ink, starting with the "Dreams of Leaving" 12-inch single. They released one album a year between 1985 and 1987 and another in 1992 before splitting up.

John Rees Lewis later returned to a reformed Medium Medium.

Cherry Red released a collection of the band's best material in 2005.[2]



  • C Cat Trance (1983), Red Flame
  • Khamu (She Sleep Walks) (1985), Ink 6
  • Zouave (1986), Ink
  • Play Masenka Combo (1987), Ink
  • Les Invisibles (1992), Ink
  • Kandara: The Cream of C Cat Trance (2005), Cherry Red


  • "Dreams of Living/(You've Got Me) Dangling on a String" (1984), Ink
  • "She Steals Cars" (1985), Ink
  • "Shake the Mind" (1986), Ink
  • "Screaming (To Be With You)" (1986), Ink
  • "Ishta Bil Habul (Cream Galore!)" (1987), Ink
  • "Yinniya" (1988), Ink
  • "Hobb" (1993), t:me


  1. ^ a b Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 257
  2. ^ a b Theakston, Rob "Kandara: The Cream of C Cat Trance Review", Allmusic, retrieved 2010-10-02