Hailing from Kirikiriroa in Aotearoa (Hamilton in New Zealand) KATCHAFIRE have become a global roots reggae phenomenon. The all Maori reggae band bring their pure classic sound to music lovers worldwide delivering one of the most authentic Reggae shows around today. They didn’t come from privilege, they didnt have famous parents; they were ruff n tumble youths who had their lives changed by reggae music who have grown into humble husbands and fathers still finding joy spreading the love all over the world.
KATCHAFIRE’s popularity and critical acclaim has seen them on lineups with just about every reggae artist worldwide from Marley brothers, Steel Pulse, UB40, The Wailers 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 of a very long list.
Ever the prolific tourers, Katchafire undertook a 36 date tour of the USA & 23 date tour of Australia in 2018 with several tours of their homeland in between. After wrapping up their NZ Summer Tour, February 2019 sees the band returning to USA including the Arizona Roots Festival, One Love Cali Reggae Fest and shows with UB40 in Hawaii.
Note: Playing on Saturday.