Kat Men

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Kat Men
Origin Wisconsin
Genres Rockabilly
Years active 2007 (2007)–present
Labels Decca Records
Associated acts Stray Cats, Imelda May, The Head Cat
Website Official website
Members Darrel Higham
Slim Jim Phantom
Al Gare
Past members Gilby Clarke (2007-09)

Kat Men is an American/British rockabilly band, formed in 2007 by former Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim Phantom, and Imelda May's guitarist and husband Darrel Higham. The duo released its debut album, Kat Men in 2006, with a follow-up, The Kat Men Cometh, released in 2013

In 2012, Imelda May bassist Al Gare joined the band.


Kat Men formed in 2007 when drummer Slim Jim Phantom and guitarist Darrel Higham met during a jam session at the Oneida Casino, in Wisconsin. The duo subsequently embarked upon a European tour, and recorded their debut studio album, Kat Men with former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke.[1][2] The duo continued to tour until 2009 before Higham departed in order to perform with his wife Imelda May. Phantom subsequently joined a reunited Stray Cats and performed in the small band The Head Cat.

In 2011, the duo reunited and recorded a new studio album, The Kat Men Cometh, in 2012 for a March 25, 2013 release. Imelda May bassist Al Gare joined the band's touring line-up in 2012, with the band scheduled to embark upon a UK tour in October 2012.[3][4]

In 2013, the band played at the Screamin' Festival.[5]


  • Kat Men (2006)
  • The Kat Men Cometh (2013)


  1. ^ "Slim Jim Phantom & Darrel Higham - Kat Men (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-03-22. 
  2. ^ http://www.amazon.co.uk/SLIM-JIM-PHANTOM-Darrel-Higham/dp/B007HZYY6C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347925912&sr=8-1. Retrieved September 18, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  3. ^ "Imelda May - Here come Kat Men". Facebook. Retrieved 2014-03-22. 
  4. ^ "Kat Men". The Skinny. Retrieved 2014-03-22. 
  5. ^ "Screamin' 2014 - 50's Rock & Rhythm Weekender". Screaminfestival.com. Retrieved 2014-03-22. 

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