NEW ZEALAND REG­GAE BEAT

Katchafire will bring their kiwi reg­gae tunes to RSL show

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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