Full Group Bio
- A New Generation of Vocalization:
- The Cat's Pajamas are 5 men who creates all the sounds of a band using only their voices. The group was formed in 2005 by Brian Skinner whose passion and drive for performing and music production is the heartbeat of The Cat's Pajamas. The original members had previously worked together in college groups at The University of Wisconsin such as the Wisconsin Singers and a cappella groups the MadHatters and Redefined. The first time The Cat's PJs ever performed together was for the 2005 Oreo Cookie Jingle competition. They then recorded a demo and searched everywhere for gigs until their first big break when they were offered a 6 month stint on Celebrity Cruise Lines as the in house a cappella group. After their first contract, The Cat's Pajamas moved on to be hired as guest entertainers by Norwegian Cruise Lines. The Cats performed 40 weeks a year onboard NCL from 2007-2009, and quickly became their highest rated act. The Cats also found themselves on America's Got Talent and The Next Great American Band. After 3 years of perpetual cruising and touring on land, in the fall of 2009, The Cat's Pajamas decided to move down to Branson, Missouri. Often named the "Live Music Show Capitol of the World", Branson is a vacation destination to over 8 million visitors each year. Since the move they've been performing over 200 shows a year! In the fall of 2011 The Cat's Pajamas reached millions of new viewers when they performed on NBC's hit show The Sing Off. The Cat's Pajamas then were hand picked by the amazing Andy Williams himself to continue his legacy at his his Moon River Theatre in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, The Cat's Pajamas will be appearing 5 days a week in April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov, and the first week of December at the Music City Centre Theater on the Branson's strip, and will be headlining at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, NJ in June, July, and August.
- Helping to inspire students through music for a lifetime of music appreciation.
- Since their inception, The Cat's Pajamas have always been involved in education and giving back to the school systems that made them successful. This was the inspiration for their "Music in Schools" fundraising tour. All five members work with kids by teaching breathing, singing techniques, confidence, performance tips, and overall trying to keep them excited and involved with singing. Each year they perform at approximately 25 schools and have raised over $70,000 to date for arts programs all over the country.