Katherine Thomas

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Date of Birth June 6, 1966
Place of Birth Swindon, England
Age 54 years old
Horoscope Gemini

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Katherine Thomas, best known by her stage name The Great Kat, is an English musician best known for her thrash metal interpretations of well-known pieces of classical music. Most feature her using the electric guitar, but on some she uses the violin. Thomas is a classically trained violinist, graduating from the Juilliard School and touring for a time playing conventional classical music before crossing over to metal. Guitar One magazine listed her as one of the "Fastest Shredders of All Time". Her classical background, technical skills and self-promotion are sometimes compared to Yngwie Malmsteen. In an interview in metallian.com she claimed to be the reincarnation of Beethoven. Her public persona, as portrayed in her publicity photos and videos, is mainly compared to that of a dominatrix, albeit in an over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek manner.

Birth name: Katherine Thomas
Born: June 6, 1966, Swindon, England
Genres: Speed metal, heavy metal, thrash metal, neoclassical metal, power metal, melodic death metal
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, violin
Years active: 1986–present
Labels: Roadrunner
Website: The Great Kat's Official site
Members: Kat: Vocals / Guitars / Violin, Jeff Ingegno: Bass, Lionel Cordew: Drums
Past members: Tom Von Doom, Chip Marshall, Adam Killa, Kevin Dedario, Scott Borrero

About Katherine Thomas

Known by her stage name The Great Kat, she mixes classical with thrash metal, all the while wearing dominatrix outfits during her performances.

Before Fame

After completing her schooling at the Julliard School on a scholarship, she started out playing conventional classical music.


She was named on the Fastest Shredders of All Time list by Guitar One.

Family Life

She was born in Swindon, England.


Her shredding reinterpretations of Beethoven have sold numerous albums.

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Latest information about Katherine Thomas updated on January 21, 2021.

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