cats fingers

close up of c major chord on stratocaster

is an indie-rock project by Thorsten Jux - featuring vocalist and guitarist Martin Heiming (m) and vocalists and multi-instrumentalists Thomas Westermeier (r). 

Connected through their local community they began playing music together with various musicians from 1979 to 1986, first calling themselves Nelson’s Column, Stainless Steel and JB Miles Band.

A successful performance at a talent show in Gladbeck (with famous Paul Kuhn as head juror) earned them a couple of days at Joe Blackfield’s professional recording studio and a backstage encounter with Ike & Tina Turner, but as they pursued individual careers, not related to the music industry, the band eventually split up.

From 2020 to 2022 the three musicians reconvened for the production and release of  “No Land in Sight”, “Capbreton", "Castles in the air”  and "Every day feels like a Sunday".

Martin is the headmaster of a professional school in Dortmund. Thomas runs an eco-friendly carpentry business in Essen. Following an advertising career in Hamburg/ London/ Dusseldorf & Prague Thorsten started cats fingers initially as a solo project in 2016. He released the EP, “Album No 1” in 2018 and the album “Two Strangers” in 2021. In 2023 he released the singles "Amusement Park" and "Georgie A".