KatieCat & Cain

When KatieCat & Cain teamed up in 2007, the chemistry was immediately evident with the melding of two rich and diverse musical backgrounds.


John Cain was born in Seattle, Washington to a musical family and began to work professionally as a bass player at the age of 15. Over half a century later, John is a seasoned musician and entertainer. He plays a multitude of instruments in addition to his primary identity as a singer, performing in five languages, and piano player. John’s other talents include song writing, music orchestration, arranging, conducting and production. He also wrote a memoir entitiled “Life’s a Good Gig”, which was nominated for best non-fiction in the San Diego Book and Writer’s Awards. He was an educator for both The Advocates For Classical Music-San Diego Symphony and The SoCal Jazz Society in San Diego, California, where he made his home for many years.


Katie Catinella was born in Napa, California. She studied voice, guitar and theater arts at San Francisico State University. After graduating, she honed her skills as a musician in a variety of Bay Area ensembles, including The Oakland Symphony Chorus. She continued her music education at The Jazz School in Berkeley, California and was a regular attendee at Jazz Camp West in La Honda, California for many summers. She worked as a jazz vocalist in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to San Diego in 2006 to join the jazz quintet “Blackbird Jazztet” as lead vocalist.

In 2010, the duo debuted The KatieCat & Cain Show, with music encompassing the best of many genres along with theatrical sketches and costume changes. 

Together, KatieCat & Cain have enjoyed many musical and life adventures. In 2016 they married and took a very long 2 year honeymoon in Cuenca, Ecuador, where they set up their own venue and entertained both the locals   and expats. They are now happy to be making their home in New Orleans, LA. On February 16, 2019, they will be performing Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” album at the Church of Yoga. For more information, visit their website www.katiecatcain.com.