NEW ZEALAND REGGAE BEAT
Katchafire will bring their kiwi reggae tunes to RSL show
HAILING from New Zealand, Katchafire will bring their world-renowned reggae sound to the stage at Rooty Hill RSL on Saturday.
The band of seven Maori men has made a name for itself performing at an NFL match in Hawaii in front of 50,000 people before earning a spot in the Glastonbury line-up in 2013.
Lead singer Logan Bell told The Standard the group was looking forward to playing at Rooty Hill.
“We love the grassroots and the small stages and the in-betweens,” Bell said. “When we come to Australia we don’t just want to go to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane ... we like to get intimate.
“We’ve got some family out there too so it will be good to catch up with them.”
Bell said the show promised lots of new experiences for the audience including their new single, Burn It Down, which was co- written and produced with Stephen Rev Maxwell from Jamaica.
The band will also “try out” some unrecorded songs which are so new they haven’t even got names yet.
The group will also share the stage with an American brass section called Le Sectione.
“They’re from the (San Francisco) Bay area and they’re our favourite horn section in the world,” Bell said. It will be an out of body experience, he promised.
“We’re coming for you Rooty Hill.”
Tickets for the show can be purchased for $40 online at rootyhillrsl.com.au.
Maori reggae band Katchafire is heading to Rooty Hill RSL.Hill RSL.