Katchafire in town

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Katchafire are back and ready to rock the South Waikato.

The concert, at the Toko­roa Cos­mopoli­tan Club, Novem­ber 24, is expected to be a sell­out event and one of the big­gest acts on the club’s en­ter­tain­ment sched­ule.

Katchafire, one of New Zealand’s most pro­lific roots reg­gae bands, formed in 1997 in Hamil­ton as a Bob Mar­ley trib­ute band and later be­gan writ­ing and per­form­ing their own songs.

Dur­ing the course of the band’s ca­reer, four al­bums have been re­leased: Re­vival in 2003, Slow Burn­ing in 2005, Say What You’re Think­ing in 2007 and 2010’s On the Road Again.

Katchafire be­gan record­ing their third al­bum, Say What You’re Think­ing, as a seven-piece at Auck­land’s York Street Stu­dio to­ward the end of 2006.

Their mu­sic has also taken them around the world which has in­cluded Aus­tralia, the United King­dom, Europe, the United States and New Cale­do­nia, and they have played at fes­ti­vals with in­ter­na­tional reg­gae acts such as Mr Gang, Ho­race Andy, Moon­rais­ers and Gen­tle­man. They were the only Pa­cific act to tour with artists Ar­rested De­vel­op­ment, The Wail­ers, Maxi Pri­est and UB40 as part of the 2008 Ragga­muf­fin.

South Waikato News has one dou­ble pass to give away to the concert. Just tell us the name of the cur­rent band mem­bers, with your name and contact de­tails to PO Box 89, Toko­roa 3444, or email swaikato.ed­i­tor@wrcn.co.nz.

ON FIRE: Katchafire are com­ing to Toko­roa next month.

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