Kitty the Lion began life as the singer-songwriter Anna Meldrum, reared at the seaside on a diet of folk and pop. In this cub stage, Anna toured the open mics and small venues of Glasgow with her acoustic guitar, and sensible shoes because Glasgow is a wet city and cats hate water. In the next few months and years, Anna was lucky enough to play lots of exciting gigs, including an appearance at Hydro Connect Festival, and a string of support slots with Duke Special. All this gigging led to her to meet many like-minded musicians, so in 2009 the cub grew up into a fully fledged LION, when Joe Rattray on upright bass and Nick Roan on drums were added to the line up. With the addition of these two, and the later recruitment of Sorren Maclean on guitar and Callum Wiseman on mandolin, Kitty the Lion’s sound was upgraded from a meagre mewling to an upbeat, folk-tinged roar.