“Cat Daddy has the best harmony vocals in Richmond, bar none.”
JW Belden-prominent Richmond Keyboardist
Welcome to the Bill Roberts Music and Cat Daddy Band Website. Cat Daddy is one the premier Dance Bands in Virginia, able to cover any style of music with the strongest musicianship and four part harmonies you will hear anywhere. Explore our website to stay current with our Gig Schedule, check out pictures, live and studio recordings and videos from over 19 years of performing for the best music fans anywhere, YOU! Check out our Song Lists and reviews. Contact us, connect through social media and most of all, come see us to dance, party, rock out, groove or just listen. Email us with your requests and if possible, we will learn some. We want to know what you want to hear.
Book us for your next event to ensure your party is one your guests will remember. Billrobertsmusic LLC. offers various price points to fit your entertainment needs and budget. Let us know about the event you are planning so we can recommend the most appropriate live music act. We can even serve as M.C. for your wedding with experience in the many details which combine to make your big day.
Since 1995 Cat Daddy has been a successful three piece “Power Trio” covering all styles of music with guitar, bass and drums. Every member of Cat Daddy does “double duty”, expertly playing their instrument and singing. This way the band is able to deliver sound from the stage equal to bands that have many more members.
Bill plays guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, harmonica and more. Bill sings and plays guitar in Cat Daddy. In his solo act, he sings and plays guitar along with backing tracks of hundreds songs he has learned and rerecorded, instrument by instrument in the recording studio. You could call him a one-man-band. His multi-instrumental ability creates an exceptional act suitable for restaurants, clubs and private parties.
Gary Jacobs joined Cat Daddy in 2008. Gary lays down the solid bottom end on bass and brings a rich and wide ranging singing voice. Gary is the second lead singer in the band and is the consummate professional. With a baby-boomer’s background in music spanning the 50’s thru today, Gary’s experience makes him a valuable asset.
Bill and Gary have an enormous history of songs in their “mental music library” that allows them to perform many songs spontaneously with little and sometimes no practice at all. In addition to bass and vocals, Gary also plays acoustic guitar.
In 2014 Bill and Gary introduced their acoustic duo, The AcoustiCats which is now booking in area venues drawing on rich vocal harmony and tight acoustic guitar counterpoint.
Stu Grimes joined the Cat Daddy lineup in 2012. In addition to being a great drummer, Stu has a great ear for harmony adding a solid third voice so important to the Cat Daddy sound. Stu also spent years as a full-time musician playing with recognized national acts as well as local favorites The Wrest and the Chris Stanley Band.
Jerry Fletcher on keyboards is Cat Daddy’s most recent addition. Jerry’s many years of experience has given him a keen ear for adding just the right horn, string, synthesizer, piano and organ parts from his Ensoniq keyboard. Jerry also sings lead and harmony.
Cat Daddy features the finest professional musicians in Virginia. Focusing on Dance music, their extensive song list covers Classic and Modern Rock, R&B, Funk, Country, Jazz, Blues and more. Cat Daddy always delivers excitement and professionalism, adapting their setlist to the age, style and mood of the house. Cat Daddy understands your business and we are there to help you succeed.
We appreciate your interest and look forward to delivering the best live music experience anywhere.
“We want bands that can provide the Cat Daddy experience” Doug Elliott, Owner -Enzo’s Italian Chophouse
“You had more people dancing than any other band we have had. We want you back next year” S. Oliver Manager, Jefferson Lakeside Country Club
“Thank you for the outstanding performance you put on for my party. I especially appreciate that you put together new songs for me. Everybody loved your music. We had so many compliments and calls from friends just raving about you” Gene L
“You play these funky rhythmic ‘ticks’ that make it more fun to dance to than other bands, you guys have got the funk!”
“I was going to hire (very well known Richmond band) but I like you guys better”
“You guys played two nights and only repeated like, three songs. Most bands do the same songs in the same order every night”
“You guys sound like eight guys up there” Wedding photographer
“You guys plays some of everything. I like your variety”
“I had an Or_____dancing to your music” Linda B
“You guys are the best band I’ve seen in town”
“So much music for only three guys”
Thanks for the compliments!
Bill Roberts and Cat Daddy