The Go-Katz were originally formed as a five piece band in 1986. Howard Raucous (v), Giles "Beaker" Brett (g), Mark "Moff" Moffat (b), Andy Young (g) and Johnny "Wolf" Basford (d) decided to form The Go-Katz after they met in a bar in Loughborough, UK. Because the band wasn't a big factor in the London Psychobilly circuit at that time, Howard decided to release their first EP on his own. Howard?s "Raucous Records" had already started as a mail-order service, and so a new record label was born. In 1988, they continued without the rhythm guitar of Giles Brett and Dave replaced Wolf on drums.
The Go-Katz play classic mid-80s Psychobilly, based on up tempo Neo-rockabilly, mixed with Punk energy and the avoidance of 50?s-typical Rockabilly lyrics. The band suffered through some line up changes, but Howard Raucous has always continued to keep the Go-Katz alive, performing with a Russian band called the Bombers in 2000. A new UK version of The Go-Katz played a comeback gig at a Psychobilly festival in Spain. This line-up (Howard Raucous (v), Graham Bateman (g), Jez Jordan (b) and Steve Clark (d) ) lasted until 2008, and released a CD called "Maniac" (RAUCD215)
Then in 2009 the Go-Katz returned once more, and the current line-up is Howard Raucous (v), Steve Clark (d), Dan Clark (b) and Billy Oxley (g). Now with a long-awaited stable line-up the band is gigging regularly and has released a CD called "It's Not Fair" with a Psychobilly cover of Lily Allen's pop hit "Not Fair" as the lead track.
The Go-Katz EP (1987) Raucous Records RAUC 001 vinyl 7"
Maniac EP (2007) Raucous Records RAUCD 215 CD
It's Not Fair EP (2009) Raucous Records RAUCD 241 CD
Real Gone Katz (2002) Raucous Records RAUCD 100 CD
The Kids Are All Wrong (2009) Onstage Records Vinyl LP