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“Airplane Wings” featured in Tinnitist!

I’m grumpy HAPPY (whut?) to share good news to y’all fellow grumpies! Tinnitist, “Canada’s most-read music site,” has issued a showcase feature on Grumpy Kitty Boy’s debut single “Airplane Wings!” There’s more to come alongside this showcase soon. An excerpt of the feature goes as follows: Grumpy Kitty Boy soars to new heights with his single […]

Weekend Rain

Someone drops a grain of salt; Massive ocean waves jolt crowds awake! Wide-eyed stray cats rejoice. White people clubs make white noise…Swirls of pea soup in hot, melting pots; Speck of dust remains untouched. Sun and stars rotate in skies, Lightning sparks bequeath fiery exploits; Tired fingers in silence. Rain fell throughout the weekend; Steel […]

Antidote

I’m nothing but a machine, Hearing other’s pain but not my own; Why should I catch up with y’all? Frogs croak in the dead of night—I won’t wait for you to understand, Thoughts disappear in a flash. Riding my ‘unwanted’ box, I float in waters beyond your reach—How can I land on the moon? Cities […]

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Upcoming events:

  • Grumpy Kitty Boy Anniversary Livestream
    Friday, 28 August 2020
    9:00PM – 10:00PM Eastern Daylight Time
    Livestream link: TBA

WHO IS THE GRUMPY?

I’m a singer-songwriter who writes poetry and hates dry kibbles!

He roams the streets of Toronto and Manila in his grumpy dreams. He likes singing badly and loves his kitty treats—irony and cynicism in glittery candy wrappings—but dislikes dry kibbles with a passion! He writes poetry when he’s at his saddest, and writes songs when he’s at his grumpiest.

Grumpy Kitty Boy is the singer-songwriter project of Toronto-based composer Juro Kim Feliz. Studying composition at the University of the Philippines and McGill University, Juro [joo-row] received performances of his work across Asia, Europe, and North America as a contemporary classical composer. He is a Golden Balangay Awards 2019 nominee (Excellence Award for Music and Entertainment), and has been invited as a resident artist of the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (2018), the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (2019), and a library resident of the Canadian Music Centre Ontario (2018-2020). Once co-hosting and producing the radio talk show Sigaw ng Bayan (2014-2016) at CKUT 90.3 FM Montreal, he started leaning towards music journalism and has written for the Canadian Music Centre Ontario and the magazine Musicworks.

Juro had been a long-time pianist and keyboardist before calling it quits in 2018. He then decided that songwriting is the most appropriate channel to express his worldview: “Be authentic! Embrace the grumpy!” Latching on to the pouting cat emoji, Grumpy Kitty Boy was born in the confines of his studio and a hand-me-down Yamaha keyboard.

Through Grumpy Kitty Boy songs and stories, Juro attempts to be in touch with real deep feelings about reality, often left ignored and suppressed in people’s conception of emanating positivity in life. From the chaos of Manila, his move to Montreal and Toronto gave him a vivid glimpse of sobriety, best left accepted as it is than rejected. While his sound and lyricism emulates Owl City’s synth pop style and video game music, other musical influences also include Radiohead, Porcupine Tree, and the singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens.

Meeting Korean visual artist Yuna Kim in Nebraska, an ongoing collaboration sustains Grumpy Kitty Boy with her stunning visual artwork.

Download Grumpy Kitty Boy’s (short | medium | long) bio HERE.

2018. Photography: Prince Requino.
2016. Photography: Archie Muje.
“Excellence Award in Music and Entertainment” nomination at the Golden Balangay Awards 2019. Photography: C. Sta. Brigida Photography
During a Grumpy Kitty Boy video shoot in 2019.

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Grumpy Kitty Boy artwork courtesy of Yuna Kim.

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