Yours & Owls Presents...
Katchafire (NZ) with Special Guests EarthKry + Marla Brown
Hailing from Kirikiriroa in Aotearoa (Hamilton in New Zealand) KATCHAFIRE have become a global roots reggae phenomenon with the all-Maori band bringing their pure classic sound to music lovers worldwide delivering one of the most authentic Reggae shows around. With six successful albums, multiple awards, platinum sales, hit singles, and a massive fanbase selling out shows around the world, 2023 sees KATCHAFIRE continue to expand and tour all across the globe again.
Their sound is built on the foundations of classic roots reggae with an R’n’B and funk rub, fusing modern dancehall and with catchy pop, infectious grooves and uplifting vibes. Built on a family movement, it all started when lead guitarist Grenville Bell, father of lead singer Logan Bell & drummer Jordan Bell, moved into an apartment building in town with his then teenage sons where they could make music all night, and the rest is history...
After countless jams and sold-out concerts, they swelled to an 8-piece collective of multi-talented songwriters and musicians and became a staple on Pacific Roots scenes around the world. KATCHAFIRE’s popularity and critical acclaim has seen them share the stage with artists from Damien Marley, Steel Pulse, UB40, The Wailers, to Michael Franti and Spearhead and many more. They've garnered respect from the likes of Don Letts (acclaimed documentary maker and Clash tour DJ), music journalist David Katz, and have been championed on the airwaves by radio legends such as Steve Barker (BBC), Charlie Gillet (BBC) and David Rodigan (Kiss FM and others) to name a few.
Through the height of the Covid19 pandemic KATCHAFIRE spent time in Aotearoa studios recording new music and now look forward to their first overseas shows since the pandemic began. Katchafire have long been prolific international tourers and 2021 was the first year the band did not tour overseas in over eighteen years. Not resting on their laurels whilst international borders were closed, Katchafire released two new singles “Circle Back” and “Whaingaroa” as well as re-releasing their “100” single from the Legacy album in Te Reo (Māori language) as part of the Waiata / Anthems documentary series – “Karawhiua”.
They released their latest single “Always With You” at the end of 2022. Last year saw the band finally ‘back on the road again’ with tours to Australia, Europe, USA, Canada, South America & Bali and in 2023 the band are only looking to continue!.
There is no stopping the ‘Fire!!