Hailing from the mighty H-Town (Hamilton), Aoteoroa (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. On Saturday, May 7th, Vancouver can catch these legendary roots rockers live at the Venue Nightclub.
Katchafire has crafted a universal vibe, capturing something truly special in a diversity of instrumentation. Their sound is built on the foundation of classic roots reggae with an R&B-and-funk rub, mashing modern dancehall and slinky reggae-pop. Their latest release ‘Best So Far’ 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.
Built on a family movement, it all started when lead guitarist Grenville Bell, father of Lead Singer Logan Bell and Drummer/Singer/Songwriter Jordan Bell, moved into an apartment building with his then teenage sons where they could make music all night. Countless jams and sell-out concerts later, they are now an 8-piece collective of multitalented songwriters and musicians with four highly successful studio albums, multiple awards, platinum sales, and highest-selling singles.
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. Now as they set off on their Burn It Down 2016 Summer Tour, there is no stopping the fire.