The all Maori band that became a symbol of Antipodes roots reggae. Truly special, for the lovers of good singing, relaxing mode and clear sound. After extensive touring all around world, they are back in Ostroda, remembering their excellent performance in 2011.
Hailing from the mighty H-Town (Hamilton), Aoteoroa (New Zealand), Katchafire, have become a global roots reggae phenomenon. They bring their pure classic sound to music lovers worldwide, delivering one of the most authentic reggae shows around today. Four highly successful studio albums, multiple awards, platinum sales, highest selling singles, and the list goes on… Their sound is built on the foundations of classic roots reggae with an R’n’B and funk rub, mashing modern dancehall and slinky reggae pop. Katchafire has crafted a universal vibe, capturing something truly special in a diversity of instrumentation and clarity of sound. Built on a family movement, It all started when lead guitarist Grenville Bell, father of Lead Singer Logan Bell & Drummer / singer / songwriter 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… Countless jams and sold out concerts later they are now an 8 piece collective of multi talented songwriters and musicians and have become a staple on the Californian and Pacific Roots scenes. The fire just continues to get hotter following invitations to acclaimed events such as Glastonbury, opening circuits through Europe, Portugal and Brazil, as demand continues to grow for the non-stop feel good vibe of their incredible live shows.
Their popularity and critical acclaim has seen them share the stage with artists from Damian 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 of a very long list.
Their latest release „Best So Far“ (2013) tips the hat to Katchafire’s classics in one amazing compilation for music lovers around the world, while the band is deep in studio mode creating their upcoming, highly anticipated fifth studio album. The momentum just continues to grow, there is no stopping the fire!
Katchafire – Irie
Katchafire – On The Road Again
Katchafire – Down With You
Katchafire – Frisk Me Down
Katchafire – Sweet As
Katchafire – Seriously (live)
Katchafire – Get Away
Katchafire – Say What You’re Thinking
Katchafire – Bounce
Katchafire – Groove Again
Katchafire – Working
Katchafire – Hey Girl
Katchafire – Collie Herb Man (Live)