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Caitlin Kalafus


About the Artist

Since she starting playing drums at the young age of 8 years old, Caitlin has performed from coast to coast in a wide variety of genres and has shared the stage with some of the world’s best musicians. Her current band LIKE VIOLET www.likeviolet.com showcases Caitlin's amazing talents not only on drums but on guitar and features her unique songwriting. Catch Caitlin playing her Gretsch New Classic kit and Gibraltar hardware at a venue near you.

Gretsch has been a part of Caitlin's musical career from nearly the start. Her first real kit was a Catalina Maple that her family surprised her with on her 11th birthday. Cait is not ashamed to say she cried tears of joy on that day when she received that awesome kit.

Recent Accomplishments and Endorsement: Gretsch Drums, Gibraltar Hardware, Vater Percussion, Fulmine Drum Shoes, Godin Guitar, Hanzen Futz Practice Drum Pedals, SO Random TV, Topps Candy commercial, Bamboozle, Warped, Contributor to Modern Drummer website Studio sessions in NYC and CT. for various artists Conducted Drum clinics on her own and with world renowned drummer Johnny Rabb At 15 Place 1st in the I-95 Rock Radio “Drum Idol” contest Musician Advisor for “Rockhouse Instructional Method” Performances with world famous Smooth Jazz Artists including: Eric Marienthal, Chieli Minucci, Ken Navarra, Nelson Rangel, Jeff Kashwa and more Numerous Newspaper, Magazine and Radio interviews Created an instructional video “How I Got Started” – Caitlin On Drums

Debut Like Violet EP to be Released on 7" Vinyl

Milford, Ct. ( March 10, 2013 ) - Like Violet to release their first EP, March 22, 2013 on Unbuckled Records. The music will debut on 7" inch vinyl complete with artwork reminiscent of the classic albums of days past and will also be available through standard digital outlets.

Click here for full press release.


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