• KATCHAFIRE ANNOUNCE EARTHKRY (JAMAICA) + LOCAL SUPPORTS FOR AUSTRALIAN 2018 TOUR

    NZ’s Katchafire will be joined by Jamaican maestros EarthKry on the ‘Legacy Love Today’ Australia 2018 tour! Whilst this will be EarthKry’s first trip down under, earlier this year they joined Katchafire on their USA tour and we guarantee they are going soothe your soul with their wholesome fusion of Roots Reggae & Rock; along with a plethora of local talent around Australia!


    [Information on all support artists below]


    To quote Katchafire’s classic ‘On The Road Again’ lyrics– the itinerary takes them to “Melbourne, Sydney, back to the Goldy” on 5 weeks of shows around Australia with 23 shows in Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, Victoria and Western Australia.


    [Full dates & details below]


    Katchafire’s new ‘Legacy’ album is exciting and fresh with messages of love, hope, togetherness, and family; with the 12 songs on this album being recorded in numerous studios around the world from New Zealand and Australia to LA and Hawaii to Jamaica, featuring collaborations with some of reggae’s finest.


    Recent line-up changes have added new fuel to the ‘Fire and the first three singles from the ‘Legacy’ album—‘Addicted’, ‘Way Beyond’ & 'Love Today'—have been picking up airplay on roots reggae radio and added to playlists around the world with 'Love Today' hitting the Top 20 on the Global Reggae Chart and a new video for “100” to be revealed soon!


    There is no stopping the Fire!


    #LegacyLoveTodayTour

     

    Artist interviews available, please contact:

    Deb Gann – Publicist

    E: KatchafireMedia@gmail.com

    T: 0481 264 077

     

    SUPPORT ARTIST INFO


    EARTHKRY [all shows]

    Roots Rock Reggae band EarthKry was born and nurtured within the halls of the Edna Manley College of The Visual & Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica where four budding musicians hoped to hone their skills.


    Their journey began with a twist of fate which brought together keyboard player Phillip McFarlane , drummer Kieron Cunningham, bass guitarist Kamardo Blake and vocalist/guitarist Aldayne Haughton, to play a series of small gigs. Drawing inspiration from Bob Marley and The Wailers, The Beatles, John Holt, Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller, Black Uhuru and Steel Pulse, the group soon cemented a wholesome fusion of Roots Reggae, Souls and Rock genres for a fresh but universal sound.


    Much like the iconic reggae outfit The Wailers, the band chose its name, EarthKry, to signify their mission to voice the grievances of the downtrodden through the vibrations of their music. Since 2013 the band has spent much of their time creating music with other notable artistes in recording sessions while further developing their signature sound.


    Through the guidance of veteran drummer/ lecturer Derrick Stewart, veteran trumpeter Nambo Robinson, guitarist/former tutor Maurice Gordon and producers Stephen Stewart and Sam Clayton, the band has since released a successful debut EP "Hard Road", an acclaimed worldwide top charting debut album "Survival" and have toured extensively on some of the biggest international stages.


    STICK MAREEBO [18/10 + 20/10]

    Stick Mareebo has been a DJ on the Melbourne radio scene & appearing at international festivals since 1994 and he is know for whipping crowds into a frenzy and has his own unique style guaranteed to turn up the heat while keeping his cool in his Jamaican way maan!


    DIGITAL AFRIKA [18/10]

    Digging deep into the depths of African rhythms and melody, Melbourne’s DIGITAL AFRIKA is pushing forward the frontiers of dance floor orientated Afro House. Incorporating live instrumentation, MPC's, African percussion and digital production, Digital Afrika's sound is a dance floor stimulator for any corner of the globe.


    T-RHYTHM [19/10 + 20/10]

    East Melbourne's T-RHYTHM have persevered through the past decade as an independent band and today are well known within the community for their infectious positive vibe and down to earth personalities along with their soaring reggae harmonies with a Polynesian twist.


    BEARFOOT [21/10]

    Blending So-Cal, Hip Hop and dub reggae with a dash of the Endless Summer soundtrack thrown in, Bearfoot’s sunsoaked-yet-dark take on roots, reggae & dub has sent ripples through the country, and even over the ditch. Hailing from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, their sweat-drenched, high-energy performances, and catchy melodies over deep grooves are Bearfoot’s speciality, turning heads wherever they play.


    KIMMY & KREW [25/10 + 26/10 + 27/10]

    From shaking up crowds when busking on streets to the big venues of Australia’s East Coast, strongly inspired by the roots reggae, Byron Bay’s Kimmy & Krew resonates the positivity that claims. Good at play-on-words, Brazillian lead singer Kimmy raises the flag of love and respect, spreading his message through original classic reggae songs.


    THE 4’20 SOUND [25/10 + 26/10 + 27/10]

    Byron Bay reggae & dubwise collective The 4’20 Sound are inspired by the traditional sound system culture, playing the fattest reggae beats and homemade riddims, filling up dancefloors and delivering the maddest vibe to the masses. The 4’20’ Sound have gathered a full artillery of reggae selections that consists of original material written and produced in Byron Bay.


    PARKER STREET DUB CLUB [1/11]

    Sunshine Coast roots, reggae, dub, ska collective featuring Asher Chapman and Rohan Nitschke (Bearfoot), cool kids Parker Street Dub Club invite you to pull back and let loose all at once. Dreadlocks not required but good vibes are!


    NAAMAN [2/11]

    Whilst French reggae singer Naâman is in Australia for Island Vibe Festival he will be joining the Katchafire tour for one night only, in Townsville! Drawing on inspirations of different musical styles from roots rock to ragamuffin or hip-hop; Naâman melds his distinctive vocals with an eclectic mix of urban and Caribbean influences, conscious themes and joyous vibes.


    DJ RED [2/11]

    North Queensland’s DJ Red has shared the stage with many major International RnB, Hip-Hop & Reggae artists. DJ Red continues to be one of the most well-known DJ's in region with over 2 decades of experience in the music industry starting back in 1992 pioneering R&B, Hip Hop & Reggae music in Australia.


    PAULY P [3/11]

    Dub’s not dead, and Musician/DJ/Producer Pauly P is setting the scene on fire with his signature blend of lush Dub, roots, rock and reggae. Based on the East Coast of Australia, Pauly P is a premium OneManBand and master looper. Lurking behind these irresistible beats is a strong social consciousness, and Pauly’s positive vibes and pertinent lyrical content create the ultimate ear-candy with a conscience.


    JELLY OSHEN [4/11]

    Emerging young Cairns singer/songwriter Jelly Oshen has been captivated hearts with his soulful sweet melodies. With a debut EP “Garden Of Love” out soon, Jelly’s take on contemporary pop mixing R&B and indie rock with a pacific island flavour will take you away on an aural holiday.


    BLACK BROS ft. B. BETTAY & W. AYAMISEBA [8/11]

    Black Brothers featuring Benny Bettay and Willem Ayamiseba, are the two Canberra-based members of the legendary band of West Papua. Their music has hit the top charts in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea & Vanuatu since the late-70s they have been regarded as the revolutionaries of Oceania. Alongside local Fofunk Band, a mashup of singers and musicians from across the region they deliver Pacific soul funky rhythms & roots disco reggae.


    TE MANA [9/11 + 10/11 + 11/11]

    Based in Sydney, Reggae Fusion band Te Mana was originally formed by Shannon Thompson (Lead singer), Shane Tane (Drummer), Rawhiti Turnbull (guitarist), Roland Kapene (Bass) and Tanielu Palu (Keyboards) in 2018 after performing as musicians around Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific for over 20 years. Their music attracts listeners through their spiritually driven, infused rock, reggae and roots style.


    VILI LANGI [9/11 + 11/11]

    Vili Langi is a Sydney based artist who brings a fusion of reggae and RNB to his repertoire of music. Kicking off his journey in 2015 he has been collaborating with artists from Australia & New Zealand with a big year ahead in the reggae scene.


    DJ ILLICIT [15/11 to 18/11]

    Originally from the small sunny coastal town of Mount Maunganui NZ, Perth based DJ Illicit has had the honour of being support DJ for TPain, Lloyd, Omarion, Pretty Ricky, J Boog, Katchafire, Spawnbreezie, 1814, Che Fu, Pieter T, House of Shem, Sons of Zion, Ardijah, DJ Tikelz, Savage, P Money, Sammy J, Tiki Taane, Mobb Deep, Salmonella Dub, David Dallas & Concord Dawn. Catch DJ Illicit every Saturday night at his residency Club Bootylicious Perth.


    JAH WISDOM [16/11]

    Perth Selector General Justice has been playing reggae music in Australia both live and on radio since 1979, making his radio show the longest running reggae show in the country, and Co-selector Mumma Trees was the first female reggae and dancehall DJ in Australia. Bringing both fresh and classic roots reggae and dancehall, Jah Wisdom’s sound is Australia's original reggae outernational sound.


    SOULJAH KAPTIVEZ [17/11 + 18/11]

    Souljah Kaptivez formed January 2013 in Perth with original members John Dargaville, James Wilson, Tipene Thompson, & Greg Tangaroa. What started off as a cover band performing classic reggae music has today morphed into original Pacific style Roots Reggae.

     

    KATCHAFIRE LEGACY LOVE TODAY TOUR – AUSTRALIA 2018

    Ticket links:

    www.Katchafire.co.nz

    www.facebook.com/Katchafireband/events


    THURSDAY 18 OCTOBER – Prince of Wales Hotel, St Kilda VIC

    with EarthKry + Digital Afrika + Stick Mareebo. 8pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/282009925702450/

    https://princebandroom.oztix.com.au/?event=89760


    FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER – Plaza Tavern, Hoppers Crossing VIC

    with EarthKry + T-Rhythm. 9pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2024207647650381

    https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=89895


    SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER – Chelsea Heights Hotel VIC

    with EarthKry + T-Rhythm + Stick Mareebo. 8pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/261920707889813/

    https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=89896


    SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER – The Backroom @ Chardons Corner Hotel, Brisbane QLD

    with EarthKry + Bearfoot. 6pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/488869951568435/

    https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=89897


    THURSDAY 25 OCTOBER – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay NSW

    with EarthKry + Kimmy n Krew + The 4’20 Sound. 8pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1855957414707161/

    https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=89898


    FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER – NightQuarter, Gold Coast QLD

    with EarthKry + Kimmy n Krew + The 4’20 Sound. 6pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/280457432516322/

    https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=89757


    SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER – Kingscliff Beach Hotel NSW

    with EarthKry + Kimmy n Krew + The 4’20 Sound. 7pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/235978987189077/

    https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=89895


    SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER – Island Vibe Festival, Stradbroke Island QLD

    https://www.facebook.com/events/198883660955799/


    THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER – Solbar, Maroochydore QLD

    with EarthKry + Parker Street Dub Club. 7pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1736614883121518/

    https://solbar.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/a35ad786-6c7e-42d6-b0ec-eec97a6c38fc?Event=89899


    FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER – The Ville, Townsville QLD

    with EarthKry + Naâman (France) + DJ Red. 7pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/255245101899249/

    https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=89901


    SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER – Mission Beach Resort QLD

    with EarthKry + Pauly P. 6pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/470206473493446/

    https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=92317


    SUNDAY 4 NOVEMBER – The Jack, Cairns QLD

    with EarthKry + Jelly Oshen. 6pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1409693289132159/

    https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=89908


    THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER – The Basement, Canberra ACT

    with EarthKry + Black Brothers ft. B. Bettay & W. Ayamiseba. 8pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/597565783959846/

    https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=90659


    FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER – Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW

    with EarthKry + Te Mana + Vili Langi. 8pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/848327742031827/

    http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=KATCHAFI18


    SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER – Narrabeen RSL NSW

    with EarthKry + Te Mana. 8pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/221340908684034/

    https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=90663


    SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER – Rooty Hill RSL NSW

    with EarthKry + Te Mana + Vili Langi. 8pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/260962501320371/

    https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=90660


    WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER – Prince Of Wales Hotel, Bunbury WA

    with EarthKry + DJ Illicit. 7.30pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/257654198316676/

    https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=89806


    THURSDAY 15 NOVEMBER – The River Hotel, Margaret River WA

    with EarthKry + DJ Illicit. 7pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/257654198316676/

    https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=89808


    FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER – Northshore Tavern, Hillarys WA

    with EarthKry + Jah Wisdom + DJ Illicit. 7.30pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2072580179623186/

    https://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/katchafire-2018-legacy-love-today-tour/105299


    SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER – Port Beach Garden Bar, Fremantle WA

    with EarthKry + Souljah Kaptivez + DJ Illicit. 7.30pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/601683766880184/

    https://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/katchafire-2018-legacy-love-today-tour/105300


    SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER - Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA

    with EarthKry + Souljah Kaptivez + DJ Illicit. 7.30pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/205146936691444/

    https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=89812


    EPKs:

    www.onepagelink.com/KatchafireLegacy

    www.onepagelink.com/EarthKry

     

    For further media info, Artist interviews, high res images etc, please contact:

    Deb Gann – Publicist

    E: KatchafireMedia@gmail.com

    T: 0481 264 077

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