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Nothing Can Stop The Fire
Me, Myself, and I
An all maori ethnic reggae band from Hamilton Aotearoa who adapted their name from the Bob Marley and The Wailers album 'Catch a Fire', originally a five piece Bob Marley tribute band formed in mid 97' by manager then Grenville Bell now the bands lead guitarist, original members consisting of Haani Totorewa (Keyboards, Vocals) Tere Ngarua (Bass), Thompson Hohepa (Guitar, Vocals) and Grenvilles two sons Logan (Guitar, Lead Vocals) and Jordan Bell (Drums).

The band has been though many changes over the years with the new talents of Ara Adams Tamatea (Bass), Jamey Fergusson (Keyboards, Sax, Lead Vocals) and Leon Davey (Vocals, Percussions) all highly respected and appraised musicians stepping into fill positions, a move that gave Katchafire their distinct trademark sounding kiwi reggae vibe and tightly bonded musical flow.

With the groups popularity growing even more globaly, Katchafire has toured from Australia, Saipan, Guam, New Calidonia, Italy, Amsterdam to the U.K and have recently completed a successful tour of Hawaii and the U.S California coast as well as a busy local itinerary which has the band working 2 to 3 days of the week every week.

A unique sound from a unique band, a soleful taste of reggae that soothes, kiwi driven roots flavor added with Subtleties of the groups musical influences. Katchafire continue to reach beyond their boundries to audiences, cultures and listeners everywhere.

Band Members:

Logan Bell - Guitar, Vocals
Jamey Fergusson - Keyboard, Saxophone, Vocals
Leon Davey - Percussions, Vocals
Haani Totorewa - Keyboards, Vocals
Jordan Bell - Drums - Vocals
Tere Ngarua - Bass
Grenville Bell - Lead Guitar

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    Katchafire Website: http://katchafire.co.nz/

    Shop & Merchandise: http://katchafire.co.nz/shop.html

    Contact Info: http://katchafire.co.nz/contact.html

    Katchafire mySpace: http://www.myspace.com/katchafireoff...

    Katchafire YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/katchafi...

    Katchafire Netlog Clan Page: http://en.netlog.com/clan/Katchafire

    Sponsers:

    Von Zipper: http://vonzipper.com/

    DVS: http://dvsshoes.com/

    iPath: http://ipath.com/site/

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  • Upcoming Shows 2012

    USA 2012 TOUR

    21 MARCH
    City: St Pete, FL
    Venue: The Stage Theatre
    Age: All Ages
    Website: http://statetheatreconcerts.com/
    >>> Ticket Link click here.

    22 MARCH
    City: Miami, FL
    Venue: The Stage
    Age: 21+
    Website: http://thestagemiami.com/
    >>> Ticket link click here.

    23 MARCH
    City: Orlando, FL
    Venue: The Social
    Age:
    Website: http://www.thesocial.org
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    24 MARCH
    City: Jacksonville
    Venue: Freebird
    Age: All Ages
    Website: http://www.freebirdlive.com/
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    25 MARCH
    City: Myrtler Beach, SC
    Venue: Boathouse
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    Website: http://boathousemb.com/
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    28 MARCH
    City: St Louis, MO
    Venue: Firebird
    Age: 18+
    Website: http://www.firebirdstl.com/
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    29 MARCH
    City: Milwaukee, WI
    Venue: Potawatomi
    Age:
    Website: http://paysbig.com/entertainment/
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    30 MARCH
    City: Ames, IA
    Venue: Iowa State
    Age: All Ages
    Website: http://www.sub.iastate.edu/en/the_ma...
    >>> Ticket link click here.

    31 MARCH
    City: Chicago, IL
    Venue: Double Door
    Age: 21+
    Website: http://www.doubledoor.com/
    >>> Ticket link click here.

    1 APRIL
    City: Minneapolis, MN
    Venue: Cedar Cultural Center
    Age:
    Website: http://www.thecedar.org/
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    3 APRIL
    City: Lincoln, NE
    Venue: Knickerbockers
    Age: 18+
    Website: http://www.knickerbockers.net
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    5 APRIL
    City: Boulder, CO
    Venue: Fox Theatre
    Age: All Ages
    Website: http://www.foxtheatre.com/
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    6 APRIL
    City: Denver, CO
    Venue: Cervantes
    Ages: 16+
    Website: http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/
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    7 APRIL
    City: Aspen, CO
    Venue: Belly Up
    Age: All Ages
    Website: http://www.bellyupaspen.com/
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    10 APRIL
    City: Phoenix, AZ
    Venue: Crescent Ballroom
    Age: 21+
    Website: http://www.crescentphx.com/
    >>> Ticket link click here

    11 APRIL
    City: San Diego, CA
    Venue: HOB
    Age: All Ages
    Website: http://www.houseofblues.com/sandiego/
    >>> Ticket link click here

    12 APRIL
    City: Anaheim, CA
    Venue: HOB (All)
    Age: All Ages
    Website: http://www.houseofblues.com/anaheim/
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    13 APRIL
    Event: The Mayjah Rayjah
    City: Maui, HI
    Venue: Maui Arts Culture Center (MACC)
    Website: http://www.mayjahrayjah.com/
    >>> Ticket link click here

    14 APRIL
    Event: The Mayjah Rayjah
    City: Oahu, HI
    Venue: Waikiki Shell
    Website: http://www.mayjahrayjah.com/
    >>> Ticket link click here

    15 APRIL
    Event: The Mayjah Rayjah
    City: Big Island, HI
    Venue: Hilo Civic Center
    Website: http://www.mayjahrayjah.com/
    >>> Ticket link click here

    17 APRIL
    City: Santa Cruz, CA
    Venue: Moe’s Alley
    Age: 21+
    Website: http://www.moesalley.com/
    >>> Ticket link click here

    18 APRIL
    City: SF
    Venue: Mezzanine
    Age:
    Website: http://www.mezzaninesf.com/
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    19 APRIL
    City: Agoura Hills (387)
    Venue: Canyon Club
    Age: 18+
    Website: http://canyonclub.net/
    >>> Ticket link click here

    20 APRIL
    City: West Hollywood, CA
    Venue: HOB
    Age: All Ages
    Website: www.houseofblues.com/losangeles/
    >>> Ticket link click here

    21 APRIL
    City: Las Vegas, NV
    Venue: Pure Aloha
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  • Latest news and press releases

    Hawaii Music Awards 2007 Nominees Voting Ballots

    "Slow Burnin" and "Say What You're Thinking" have been nominated at the Hawaii Music Awards 2007, the albums have been submitted by our promoter/sponsers and distributers Harry & Carole at Pacific Hawaiian whom are also responsible for the success of the albums "Say What You're Thinking" US Mainland promo tour 2007, debut of the album at #6 on the US reggae billboard charts and #1 album in Hawaii. So check out the reggae section of the voting ballot and cast your votes for your favorite bands.

    The voting ballots will launch on January 14th and end on February 4th, three week window for voting by anyone in the world with access to internet.

    http://www.hawaiimusicawards.com/voting

    Once the voting starts NO adjustments of any kind will be accepted. Thanks for your input.

    Bless

    Tere
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    Latest News:

    Hidden Music Entertainment Group along with FATrax Productions will be releasing a Katchafire Live DVD... yes... you heard right... DVD... of our live performance at Vault 350 Longbeach CA 2007... the DVD is scheduled to be out 2008.
    Here's a sneak preview:

    http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fusea...

    There is a picture of Katchafire on the World Reggae wall by New Zealand in the Smithsonian in the Midwest!
    ...............
    Press Release 2008

    Reggae is one of the bloodlines of New Zealand music, and the all-Maori band Katchafire has become its foremost advocate today. A family affair from day one in 1997, founder and lead guitarist Grenville Bell and sons Logan (lead vocals) and Jordan (drums) remain the core of the band. Transcending their origins in a Hamilton garage as a cover band, Katchafire took their Marley-inspired original music to the bars and clubs, building up a fan base of thousands. Their exceptional debut album, the prophetically named Revival, sold in excess of 45,000 copies ( more than double platinum in New Zealand) and they scored massive hits with songs like Giddy Up, the nation's biggest selling single of 2002-3.

    After building on that success at home with the platinum follow-up "Slow Burning", Katchafire took a major step forward when New Zealand foreign exchange students Introduced their Kiwi reggae vibes to the fertile soil of the Hawaiian Islands. Underground popularity soon exploded onto the airwaves, and by the summer of 2006 Katchafire was topping the sales charts in the Aloha State and headlining at the 10,000 capacity Waikiki Shell.

    The past 2 years have found the boys giving their passports a considerable workout, from festival appearances all over Europe to increasingly successful mainland U.S. excursions. They now draw huge crowds all over the Pacific, from Australia to Guam and Saipan.

    On record, Katchafire reached a new level of musical depth and maturity on 2007's "Say What You're Thinking". With jazz, pop, rock and even hip-hop influences enhancing a solid roots foundation, they scored their greatest American chart success to date with a #6 showing on the Billboard Reggae chart. Katchafire is well-known for trading instruments among themselves during their marathon live shows.

    That versatility is demonstrated as never before on this album, with no less than five band contributing songs and sharing lead vocal duties. Front man Logan Bell contributes four tunes including the instant classic love song "Meant to Be". Jamey Ferguson contributes his unmistakable raspy leads on four more, including the thoughtful title track and gospel-tinged "Doesn't Anybody". Percussionist Leon Davey shows off his vocal skills on "Now Girl" and "Love Letter", as does drummer Jordan Bell on "J. Dubb" and keybooardist Haani Totorewa with "This World".

    2008 is shaping up as a momentous year in the history of Katchafire. At home, in January they shared the stage with acts like Rage Against the Machine and Bjork at the Big Day Out Festival. In February they open for UB

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  • Reggaetown
    Reggaetown

    Coming to Reggaetown 2012....

    6/15/12
  • Frisianhealer
    luv Frisianhealer

    Gut Juul ova there!!

    :*

    Greetings from Frisia

    12/23/11
  • Larissa Parsons
    luv Larissa Parsons

    love your guys songs

    9/9/11
  • Katchafire
    Katchafire

    Merry Christmas to all our Katchafire Fans and Family!!!!!Thank you for all your support through out the year coming to our gigs, buying the albums and our gear! We wouldnt be who we are without you all!!!!Jah bless each and everyone of you and keep you all safe through out this festive season....

    12/24/10
  • luv Dj Big Bad

    cant wait to see you @ mangawhai with black seeds!!!!

    12/22/10
  • luv REddline

    KATCHAFIRE OFF DA HOOK LAS SATDAE NAPIER !!! BEST NITE OUTT IN AGES !!! PEACE 1LOV !!!

    12/11/10
  • Sel Harris
    Sel Harris

    awesome can't wait for you guy's up these ways again whangas!!!!!!!!!!!! you guy's rock hard!!!!!!! :)) ))))))))) keep up awesome music. arohamai x

    12/7/10
  • Troublsome Senior
    luv Troublsome Senior

    ON THE ROAD AGAIN MEANEST ALBUM! CHUR ..SOME AROHA FOR UZ FALLAZ KEEP UP THEM GOOD VIBES..

    11/25/10
  • Frisianhealer
    luv Frisianhealer

    :* Greetings from Frisia! :B

    9/26/10
  • Anna Manhire
    luv Anna Manhire

    LOVE YOU GUYS HARD WAIKATO ALL THE WAY GROW UP IN NGARUAWAHIA FOR OVER 18 YEARS MAKE US PROUD CANT WAIT TO HEAR MORE LOVE YOU GUYS

    9/8/10
  • Katchafire
    Katchafire

    Thank you to the northland whanau for coming out to support our music =)

    8/23/10
  • luv Dj Big Bad

    Mangawhai Tavern was off da hook!!! We were on the left side of the stage and had a massive nite..Big ups to Grenville,and thanks to Jordan,Logan n Leon for da photo...Keep up da primo mahi Arohanui Big B

    8/21/10
  • luv Dj Big Bad

    kia ora.. looking forward to the mangawhai gig gt ow tickets already 10 of us going so farr,hoping to be a few more..and hope we can buy merch from uz.. 1love jah rasta Big B

    8/18/10
  • Pharell Waiapu
    Pharell Waiapu

    AWSUM PERFORMANCE AT RAGGAMUFFIN. . ROTOVEGAS. .

    8/18/10 via Mobile
  • HoodLikeme
    luv HoodLikeme

    PLEASE come back to sydney!! Would love to see you guys play live!! Jah Bless!

    7/31/10
  • Yuka S

    miss you so much....

    7/24/10
  • Ellison Huata
    Ellison Huata

    To all you talented Maori artists, CLOSING DATE IS NEARING FAST - 30TH JULY If you or your friends have recorded, and looking for the opportunity to be heard, here is your chance. Simply check out www.waiatamaoriawards.co.nz and enter. MAORI ARTISTS NOMINATED AND AWARD WINNERS FROM PREVIOUS WAIATA MAORI MUSIC AWARDS: Taisha, Young Sid, Ruia, Whirmako Black, Nesia Mystic, House of Shem to name a few. For those who are interested in attending and celebrating Maori artist the Waiata Maori Music Awards - 9 & 10 September 2010 HB Opera House, Hastings. GET THOSE ENTRIES IN.........

    7/12/10
  • Suspekt

    Yo broz meke maori reprsent aotearoa hard jah bles

    7/9/10
  • Xtine

    When you gonna put your photos up from summer 6 in Nelson

    7/6/10
  • Trey
    luv Trey

    plez cum 2 d gr8 city of Otara lolz loved uz at jnr gongs (Damein Marley)concert One love jah bless

    6/25/10