01 Oct 2004 // An interview by Shade
This interview taken from the muzic.net.nz newsletter:
Thanks to Ara (bass) for completing these questions for us!
1) Who are your favourite New Zealand musicians/bands?
There are so many from all different musical backgrounds. Everything from Nathan Haines to Fat Freddy’s Drop to Eight to Scribe and everyone else in between.
2) Who would you most like to support live?
Because we are a reggae band we would love to play with Fat Freddy’s Drop, Trinity Roots, Kora and Cornerstone Roots.
3) What is the strangest thing that has happened to you while playing on tour?
For me it was falling thru the roof after a four hour gig in Hastings! I was knocked out for a little while with a few cuts and bruises but sweet as to play the next night.
4) Where do you see Katchafire in 5 years?
Fingers crossed we hope to have at least 3 more albums out with more international tours and representing roots reggae Aotearoa styles to the world.
5) What advice would you give other budding musicians/bands?
Perserverence is the key! One thing in common that all us NZ artists share is that we kept true to our goals and overcome hurdles that were thrown in our way. I guarantee you all of us have had hardships along the way so hang in there and work hard!!
KATCHAFIRE - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Katchafire
From humble roots reggae beginnings in 1997 as a covers band with a name inspired by The Wailers debut album 'Catch a Fire', to their current status as troubadours of Pacific spirit, Katchafire have refined their craft with their latest offering - a testament to organic Aotearoa reggae. Three magical years in the making, and with a charged sensibility on their new album, Katchafire breathe new life into their reggae odyssey with On the Road Again. It is an album that that rings true to the faithful, holding a flame to the fine balance of classic roots reggae, with a r'n'b and funk rub.
Katchafire are no strangers to success, they are truly 'World Famous in New Zealand' with a double platinum debut album 'Revival', a platinum follow up 'Slow Burning', 2003's highest selling single 'Giddy Up' and the critically acclaimed 2007 release 'Say What You're Thinking''. They are also revered throughout the Pacific and are part of the staple diet in the Californian reggae scene.