2017-04-01 00:25:42 UTC
Pekoe Cat is multi-instrumentalist/producer Kyle Woolven. Pekoe Cat is the biggest thing to come out of Belleville, Ontario, since those guys got on the news for stealing Tim Hortons cups. Woolven is driven to create and progress, so he can make better music. With the release of his new album 'Digital Chaos', Woolven is hoping that people will take his music more seriously than he takes himself. He also hopes to make it to 40 Twitter followers.
His musical beginnings were rather evident. "When I was two I would jam on my mini guitar while singing "La Bamba." At fourteen I started on guitar for real. I've always loved the creation process and eventually had to start teaching myself other instruments in order to get the ideas out of my head. I couldn't form a band because I'm extremely anti-social, a reoccurring theme in 'Digital Chaos'."
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