By NADIA GILANI
Rocking out: Two cats strum out a tune on electrical guitars in a make-shift studio with an amplifier
These tow-tapping felines look like they are getting into the party spirit in a calendar that will make the purr-fect Christmas present for any cat lover.
Musical Moggs shows several cats getting into their groove as they turn their paws to playing a selection of different instruments.
In one picture, a pair of cool cats appear to be having a musical jam as they rock it out together on electric guitars.
Brass band: Three cool cats take a deep breath as they play a tune on horns
Another picture shows them turn to brass as they pump out a tune on a trombone and tuba.
A clarinet-playing cat pelts out a tune while his companion holds up the music for it to read, while in another photograph an accordion player appears to be lost in the music as it plays a piece pressing its paws on the keyboard while squeezing the box.
Team work: One cat plays the clarinet while another holds up music for it to follow
Another picture shows a ginger tom cat playing a saxophone while standing beside a neon sign for a jazz club.
Steve Bicknell, from Maverick Arts, which produced the calendar, used a friend’s cats to pose for the pictures, manipulated them on a computer to give the illusion that they are really playing instruments.
Squeeze box: A black and white moggy plays a tune using an accordion
He told the Sunday Express: 'We are very experienced shooting with cats and make sure they are not overworked.'
Maverick Arts, based in Pulborough, West Sussex, which specialises in publishing humorous calendars, greetings cards and children's books, has also produced a calendar called Ballroom Bunnies, featuring two rabbits performing an impressive range of dance styles.
Star quality: A cat poses as a classical musician as it plays the flute apparently on a stage
All that jazz: A ginger tom cat plays a saxophone while standing beside a neon sign
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
By NADIA GILANI