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- Me, Myself, and I
- This a tribute to the band Katchafire and this page is for all the pepole that love and cherish their music. Please join the band & thanks to those who have. Take care and let your fire burn strong...
Katchafire formed in 1997, as Bob Marley tribute band, before writing original music. Their reputation has come about partly as a result of extensive touring on the part of the eight piece band. They have released two albums, Revival (2003) which featured the highest selling NZ single of 2003, and Slow Burning (2005).
Haani Totorewa - Keyboards, guitar & vocal
Grenville Bell - Lead guitar
Ara Adams Tamatea - Bass
Jamey Ferguson - Keyboards, saxaphone & vocals
Logan Bell - Guitar & vocals
Jordan Bell - Drums
Tamehana Hohepa - Rhythm guitar & vocals
Leon Davey - Percussion, harmonica & vocals
Check out Katchafire official site: www.katchafire.co.nz
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Tell us wat ur guyz favourite song is from Katchafire and we may end up putting it az there flash box so dnt b shy and tell us ok...
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Katchafire presents an infusion of the legendary reggae lineage, an almost indefinably Maori sound and a new dimension of soul and healing that resonates across cultures and generations. Pioneers of the reggae revival, Katchafire has reconnected New Zealanders and those on distant shorts with the soulful rhetoric of the reggae bloodline.
From humble beginnings ‘jamming’ in a garage, Katchafire is a melting pot of unique members, including two generations of one family and diverse musical perspectives – yet this blend is exquisitely aligned with the essence of reggae which can be an expression of social and political persuasions, hardship and pain, relaxation and reflection.
Dubbed New Zealand’s hardest working band by national media, Katchafire have now completed numerous national and seven international tours. The band has moved audiences around the globe with three tours in New Caledonia, one tour in each Fiji and Hawaii and 10 Australian tours.
Now Katchafire are poised to extend their unique reggae style, sound and success to the ‘big two’ – USA/Hawaii and UK/Europe. In July, Katchafire are begin their Hawaii/USA tour playing at Hawaii's biggest summer concert event of the year, the 16th annual Birthday Bash at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu then onto Kaua'i and Big Island.
London, Wiltshire, Edinburgh, Bristol, Wales and Oxfordshire in England plus Cork and Dublin in Ireland are Katchafire’s destinations on their UK/Europe tour. The USA/Hawaii and UK/Europe tours are a prelude Katchafire’s upcoming release of their third album which is scheduled for release in 2007.
Katchafire’s last two albums have gone double platinum and platinum respectively. Revival went double platinum in New Zealand in 2003 and reached the Top 5 in International Billboard Charts in the US 17 weeks . Katchafire also released six singles from Revival. Slowburning has also gone platinum and is to be released into US/Hawaii markets soon. To date, the band has release three singles from this album.
Highlights from Katchafire’s performances to date include opening and playing alongside The Wailers, Third World, Alpha Blondy, Shaggy, Damian Marley, Renee Geyer, Deceptikonz, Kora, House of Shem, Fat Freddys Drop, Salmonella Dub, Black Seeds and Trinity Roots. The band has also had a strong presence at WOMAD and Big Day Out festivals.
Katchafire’s unique, proudly New Zealand reggae style envelopes cross-cultural and cros-generational audiences in the revitalising vibes of healing music, encouraging sing-alongs and regeneration of soul. The Katchafire flame continues to burn ever brighter and stronger.
2 Comments 335 weeks
Waikato, Nga Puhi
Carlos Santana, Neil Sehon, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, John MacLoughlin
Played in various bands in the 1970’s and 1980’s, Played at NAMBASSA, Played in a band called “Inner Sky”
Playing overseas. Have my own guitar technician and roadie.
Live by good principles. Honesty rules.
NZ Maori Rock Festival with a band named “Prelude.”
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