Based in Hamilton, the group have become a global roots reggae phenomenon, with the Maori reggae band bringing their pure classic sound to music lovers across the world. 

With four highly successful studio albums, multiple awards, platinum sales, high selling singles, and a massive worldwide fanbase, KATCHAFIRE have crafted a universal vibe, with their sound being built on the foundations of classic roots reggae, RnB, funk, modern dancehall and slinky reggae pop.  

The group have become a staple on the Californian and Pacific Roots scene, with their first foray into the United States being a half-time performance at the 2006 NFL match in Hawaii. KATCHAFIRE have gone on to perform at Glastonbury, and throughout Europe, Portugal and Brazil, as demand continues to grow for the non-stop feel good vibe of their incredible live shows.

Their latest single ‘Burn it Down’ was co-produced with Stephen Rev Maxwell from Jamaica, and is a global effort on behalf of the band, with the track being recorded and mixed in studios in Jamaica, Australia, and New Zealand, truly giving the track an authentic reggae and ska sound. The Brothers of the Fire recently finished up a massive USA tour with epic crowds in attendance, including selling out Mandalay Bay, and are hitting the road again to celebrate the release of the new single starting with a New Zealand Tour, before heading across to Australia. 

KATCHAFIRE’S incredible touring schedule has coincided with a noticeably growing acceptance of reggae music from mainstream audiences, leading to increasingly enthusiastic responses to the group’s riotous live performances worldwide.
Joining KATCHAFIRE (consisting of Logan Bell on guitar and lead vocals, Jordan Bell on drums and vocals, Leon Davey on percussion and vocals, Tere Ngarua on bass, plus the addition of new members Wiremu Barribal on lead guitar and harmonies, Roy Kaiki on keys and harmonies, and from San Francisco – Le Section on sax and trumpet) on their ‘Burn it Down Australian Tour’ are L.A.B. – an incarnation of the popular KORA brothers. In what is sure to be a treat for fans, special guest TIKI TAANE will also join KATCHAFIRE in Sydney, marking the first time the two legendary New Zealand acts have shared a stage. With the band ready to share fresh new music and fresh new vibes to Aussie crowds, get ready to experience the high-energy genre blast that is KATCHAFIRE. 

Tour Dates and Ticket Sales

SA and Melbourne

6th Oct Thursday – The Gov, ADELAIDE

7th Oct Friday – The Plaza, MELBOURNE WEST

8th Oct Saturday – Chelsea Heights, MELBOURNE EAST

9th Oct Sunday – Prince Bandroom, MELBOURNE 

NSW Regional and Sydney

12th Oct Wednesday – Uni Bar, WOLLONGONG

13th Oct Thursday – The Cambridge, NEWCASTLE

14th Oct Friday – Max Watts, SYDNEY

15th Oct Saturday – Rooty Hill RSL, SYDNEY

16th Oct Sunday – The Rhythm Hut, GOSFORD

Far North Queensland

20th Oct Thursday – The Jack, CAIRNS

21st Oct Friday – Kirwan Tavern, TOWNSVILLE

22nd Oct Saturday – Magnums, AIRLIE BEACH

23rd Oct Sunday – McGuire’s CBD Hotel, MACKAY

QLD/NORTH NSW Regional and Coast

26th Oct Wednesday – Shamrock Hotel, TOOWOOMBA

27th Oct Thursday – Hotel Brunswick, BRUNSWICK HEADS

28th Oct Friday – Wharf Tavern, MOOLOOLABA

29th Oct Saturday – Parkwood Tavern, GOLD COAST

30th Oct Sunday – Island Vibe, STRADBROKE ISLAND 

West Australia

3rd Nov Thursday – Leisure Inn, ROCKINGHAM

4th Nov Friday – Gosnells Hotel, GOSNELLS

5th Nov Saturday – The Carine, DUNCRAIG

6th Nov Sunday – Dunsborough Tavern, DUNSBOROUGH