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Katchafire

Hailing from the mighty H-Town (Hamilton, New Zealand), Katchafire have become a global roots reggae phenomenon. The all Maori reggae band, brings their classic sound to music lovers worldwide, delivering one of the most authentic reggae shows around today. Their sound is built on the foundations of classic roots reggae with an R’n’B 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 clarifty of sound. Their latest release ‘Best So Far’ tips the hat to Katchafire’s classics in one amazing compilation for music lovers around the world, while the band is deep in studio mode creating their highly anticipated 5th Studio Album. The momentum just continues to grow, there is no stopping the fire!

Date: 2014-09-19
Time: 9:00 PM
Ticket Price: $20

Special Information: Must be 21+ to attend.

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About This Person/Group

New Zealand's Katchafire began as a Bob Marley covers band named after Catch a Fire, the debut album by the Wailers. They found success with their own songs, however, creating their own brand of sunny ska and reggae.

In 1997 Katchafire was a five-piece jamming in a garage in their hometown of Hamilton, the band consisting of frontman Logan Bell (guitar, lead vocals), his brother Jordan Bell (drums), Thompson Hohepa (guitar, vocals), Tere Ngarua (bass), and Haani Totorewa (keyboards, vocals). It wasn't until 2002 that they tentatively released one of their original compositions, "Giddy Up," as a single. It became the highest-selling single of the year, and the album that followed, Revival, went double platinum.

Managed by Grenville Bell, father of bandmembers Logan and Jordan, they embarked on a grueling touring schedule. Added to the lineup were Leon Davey (percussion, vocals) and Jamey Ferguson (saxophone, keyboards, vocals), with Ara Adams-Tamatea brought in to replace Tere Ngarua. A horn section, consisting of members of French band Mr Gang, was brought in to expand the band's big sound even further for the recording of their 2004 album Slow Burning.

With the group still touring almost constantly, Adams-Tamatea chose to quit performing to become their booking agent, and Tere Ngarua was brought back to fill his old position on bass. Hohepa also left the group, to be replaced by their manager, Grenville Bell. This lineup then recorded the 2007 album Say What You're Thinking, traveling from Hamilton to Auckland to use the facilities of York Studios. - All Music Guide

Venue Details

ADDRESS
427 Main Street
Park City, UT 84098

DIRECTIONS
From the North (on US-40 E)
Depart US-40 East
At exit 4, take ramp right toward Park City / Kamas
Turn right onto UT-248
Turn left onto Bonanza Dr
Turn left onto UT-224 / Deer Valley Dr
Turn right onto Heber Ave
Turn left onto Main St
Arrive at 427 Main St, Park City, UT 84060

From the East (on US-40 W)
Depart US-40 West toward US-40 East
At exit 4, take ramp right toward Kamas / Park City
Turn left onto UT-248
Turn left onto Bonanza Dr
Turn left onto UT-224 / Deer Valley Dr
Turn right onto Heber Ave
Turn left onto Main St
Arrive at 427 Main St, Park City, UT 84060

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