The Rhythm Hut
Katchafire supported by Declan Kelly Tickets
4:00pm, Sun 17 September, 2017
The Rhythm Hut, NSW
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International reggae artists Katchafire return to the Hut for another big night of reggae!
Things will start heating up in Spring when Aotearoa's favourite roots reggae band Katchafire return to Australia celebrating 20 YEARS OF THE FIRE on the LEGACY tour.
THE LEGACY TOUR is currently underway and has seen them complete a 6 week tour of the USA earlier this year and sold out shows across New Zealand in May/June. The fire boys are heading back to the US in June & July before heading to Australia to bless us with some sweet roots reggae music once again.
With four highly successful studio albums, multiple awards, platinum sales, high selling singles, and a massive worldwide fanbase, KATCHAFIRE has crafted a universal vibe with their sound being built on the foundations of classic roots reggae, RnB, funk, modern dancehall and slinky reggae pop.
2017 will see them celebrating 20 years of existence and this year a new album will be released.
KATCHAFIRE'S epic touring schedule has coincided with a noticeably growing acceptance of reggae music from mainstream audiences, leading to increasingly enthusiastic responses to the group's riotous live performances worldwide.
Joining KATCHAFIRE at their Gosford show is Declan Kelly Music. Declan was born in Sydney Australia to an Irish Father and a Maori mother.Having 2 strong ancestral ties made it no wonder that creativity and Music was running through his blood. His Mother 'Salley' a singer also exposed Declan to the life of a musician and Instruments from an early age where he took to the drums and Guitar,singing to come later in his life.
During his high school years he grew up in Sydney's Balmain were live music was abundant and a thriving scene made this village alive and a great place to grow up for a budding musician. Here he met Alex Lloyd and other musicians to form his 1st band "The Beefs" which went on to play in bars under age and also win a number of Band completion's as they had a uniqueness in that they played Rhythm and Blues which most teenagers were unfamiliar with and performing music's that were current.
Having been the drummer for a number of great artists,Kelly learnt the craft of good song writing,recording authentically and the mastery of studio production, and the delivery of a rockin live show fronted by himself. This leads us to his very own debut album "Tales from the Neighbourhood" back in 2005.
Kelly continues to write and is in the process of pre-production of his 3rd album and also pre-production on a collaborative Album to raise awareness for Indigenous Issues here in Australia.