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Prowlin’ with Matt The Cat on the Oldies but Goodies Doo Wop Cruise

“Matt the Cat is one of the most knowledgeable and respected radio personalities
of early Rock n’ Roll. Matt will be the Master of Ceremonies and will host many
of the guest activities planned for our Oldies But Goodies Doo Wop Cruise.” sai
d Williams.
Los Angeles, CA, March 15, 2010 -- Matt The Cat spent the better part of the las
t decade howlin’ nightly to a national audience over XM Satellite Radio’s 50s ch
annel. On weeknight The Night Prowl Show with Matt The Cat took radio listeners
prowling around the back alleys of early rock n’ roll and rhythm and blues. Matt
interviewed and profiled such rock n’ roll legends as Lloyd Price, Aaron Nevill
e, Big Jay McNeely, Dale Hawkins, Earl “Speedo” Carroll of The Cadillacs. Also E
arl Lewis of the Channels, Pookie Hudson of The Spaniels, Sonny Burgess, Johnny
Maestro and rockabilly guitar king James Burton just to name a few. Matt’s focus
on doo wop, R&B, rockabilly and early rock n’ roll is unmatched on American rad
io today. He delivers the “story behind the story” on the hits that enthusiasts
remember and the rarities that should have been hits.
Matt The Cat has spent the last 20 years in radio, beginning at the tender age o
f 13 when his career began, hosting an Oldies radio show on the little 710 watts
community radio station WBMT in Boxford, MA. He attended Emerson College in Bos
ton, where he hosted a weekly classic soul music show called “The Soul Bucket.”
It was there he interviewed the legendary Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band. Other
s included Barrence Whitfiled, Bernie Worell, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Luthe
r Guitar Jr. Johnson, and Otis Clay.
Matt The Cat arrived at XM Satellite just before the historic launch of the nati
on’s first satellite radio company in June of 2001. Matt’s “Night Prowl Show” wa
s the only live, national call-in request show of its kind to focus on the hits.
Including the deep tracks that so many early rock n’ roll fans long for. In 200
2, Matt The Cat began hosting a weekly R&B show called “Harlem.” He featured the
soul that came before rock n’ roll and focused on post WWII rhythm and blues th
e music that shaped rock n’ roll. Music historian and singer and songwriter Bill
y Vera often appeared on the show to offer insight on such topics as West Coast
doo wop and R&B. Other topics often included were vocal groups with bird names a
nd the history of iconic record labels. Matt became the Music Director of the 50
s channel to his duties in 2004 and he continued to host “Harlem” and “The Night
Prowl Show” until October of 2008.
Memory Lane Cruises is pleased to announce that Matt The Cat will be joining its
“Oldies But Goodies Doo Wop Mexican Riviera Cruise” from April 10-17, 2011. “Th
is is an amazing event and I’m thrilled to be involved with such a legendary lin
e-up. I can’t tell you how excited I am about being able to see the great Arlene
Smith sing with The Chantels. I’m equally excited about The Olympics, Johnnie &
Joe, The Pentagons, The Elgins and one of the most underrated vocal groups of a
ll-time, The Calvanes. This is going to be one cruise for the history books and
it shouldn’t be missed, if you LOVE 1950s rock n’ roll.” said Matt The Cat.
Other Recording artists include The Six Teens, Hearts/Jaynetts, Exciters, Cookie
s, and Rainbows. Also appearing is Vel Omarr with a Sam Cooke tribute. “Matt the
Cat is one of the most knowledgeable and respected radio personalities of early
rock n roll. Matt will be our master of ceremonies and involved in the many Doo
Wop activities planned for our guests.” said Williams.
On April 10th 2011, the Oldies But Goodies cruise will leave from Los Angeles, C
alifornia aboard Carnival s new ship, the Splendor on a seven-day sailing to the
Mexican Riviera. You will enjoy the most Romanic and exciting ports of Puerto V
allarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas.
Be a part of this history-making event, and join us in bringing back the greates
t Doo Wop recording legends of the 50 s-60’s. “There has not been an event this
spectacular featuring these sensational Doo Wop artists since those memorable da
ys we spent at the Brooklyn Fox Theater and El Monte Legion Stadium.” said Willi
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Press Contact:
Grant Williams
Memory Lane Concert Cruises, LLC
Los Angeles, CA
541 679 6298