Mezzanine 10 Year Anniversary Concert Series
4.21.13 // 9PM // 21+ w/ Valid ID
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. Katchafire are a band that resonates throughout the nation, spreading the good will of reggae from rural foundations, its members residing throughout the Waikato, Raglan, Waihi, and Hamilton.
There is a united spiritual connection between its seven members and the land they come from. Always a band that has stuck true to whanau roots, Katchafire embrace a truly universal sound with their latest offering. It is an omnibus of where, and who, Katchafire are.
With a diverse palette and natural ability to extend their songwriting skills, Katchafire have made their most accomplished album to date. It stays true to their formula and strays in just the right places to keep things evolving and fresh. On the Road Again is the perfect soundtrack to the summer that is at our door, all that is missing is seven smiling Katchafire faces on stage, spreading aroha and good times throughout the nation. You have been warned, the ‘Fire will be blazing through your speakers and through your town’ with their fresh new albSurf For Life sponsors educational and community driven development projects in coastal communities. We achieve this through engagement of motivated individuals and groups who fully participate in the construction of these projects.