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.