Saturday 25 August 2012
Doors Open - 8.00 pm
Tribal Conexionz - 8.30 pm
Three Houses Down - 9.20 pm
Katchafire - 10.25 pm
Katchafire finally return to New Zealand for a nationwide tour, their first since 2010. With six International tours already this year, the band are going back to their roots with a nationwide tour from Auckland to Dunedin in the month of August. Don't miss one of the few opportunities to see the band perform their full show with songs from all four studio albums to date.
From humble roots reggae beginnings in 1997 as a covers band with a name inspired by The Wailers’ debut album Catch a Fire, to their current status as troubadours of Pacific spirit, Katchafire have refined their craft with their latest offering – a testament to organic Aotearoa reggae. Three magical years in the making, and with a charged sensibility on their new album, Katchafire breathe new life into their reggae odyssey with On the Road Again. It is an album that that rings true to the faithful, holding a flame to the fine balance of classic roots reggae, with a r’n’b and funk rub.
Katchafire are no strangers to success, they are truly ‘World Famous in New Zealand’ with a double platinum debut album Revival, a platinum follow up Slow Burning, 2003’s highest selling single ‘Giddy Up’ and the critically acclaimed 2007 release Say What You're Thinking. They are also revered throughout the Pacific and are part of the staple diet in the Californian reggae scene.
Katchafire are a band that resonates throughout the nation, spreading the good will of reggae from rural foundations, its members residing throughout the Waikato, Raglan, Waihi, and Hamilton. There is a united spiritual connection between its seven members and the land they come from. Always a band that has stuck true to whanau roots, Katchafire embrace a truly universal sound with their latest offering. It is an omnibus of where, and who, Katchafire are.