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Katchafire - Katchafire

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!!
 

About Katchafire

Hailing from the mighty H-Town (Hamilton), 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.

4 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 RnB 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 sell 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.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Katchafire

Releases

Best So Far
Year: 2013
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
On The Road Again
Year: 2012
Type: Album
Say What You're Thinking
Year: 2007
Type: Album
Party Pack
Year: 2007
Type: Album
Homegrown Dub (Remixes)
Year: 2006
Type: Album
Slow Burning
Year: 2004
Type: Album
Revival
Year: 2003
Type: Album
Revival (Bonus Version)
Year: 2003
Type: Album

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