Wildcat Rose is a four-piece rock n’ roll band hailing from the soggy backwoods of the Pacific Northwest. The group blends elements of early rock & roll and country with the sonic fury of guitar-driven garage punk that their hometown is famous for.
Leading the charge are the dynamic pairing of vocalist Marieke Havoc and lead guitar-slinger Skky Phoenix, whose shared passion for rock n’ roll rebellion and all things over the top came together in early 2017. Rounded out by a hard-hitting rhythm section consisting of bassist Kirsten Ballweg and drummer Mike Fritz, the band’s high energy live show has garnered comparisons to X, The Cramps and the B5-2’s and earned them opening slots for national acts such as Americana roots rock icons The Blasters, Junior Brown, Jesse Dayton, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, The Delta Bombers and Texas cow-punk legends The Hickoids.
Spring of 2020 will see the release of their first 12” album (recorded by PNW garage rock legend Kurt Bloch) as well as a west coast tour and an appearance at the 23rd annual Viva Las Vegas rockabilly festival in April.