Katchafire Performing at Mateel July 22nd
This is a press release from the Mateel:
The Mateel and Ineffable Live present New Zealand’s Pacific island-style reggae eight-piece band, Katchafire with E.N. Young & Imperial Sounds & Sons of Zion performing as support acts. The show takes place Sunday, July 22nd at the Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane in Redway. The event is all-ages, doors are at 8pm, show time is 9pm. Tickets are on sale Friday, April 20th through mateel.org or through the Eventbrite ticketing platform.
Formed in their native New Zealand by lead guitarist Grenville Bell, father of lead singer Logan Bell and drummer, vocalist & songwriter Jordan Bell, the Katchafire band has toured extensively performing on many of the world’s biggest festivals including Glastonbury in the United Kingdom. This all-Maori reggae band whose sound is built on the foundation of classic roots reggae, with additional R&B, dancehall and funk influences presents one of the greatest reggae shows on the scene today. Katchafire’s recorded music includes four highly successful studio albums and numerous singles with platinum sales certification that remain a mainstay on Island Reggae playlists.
Joining Katchafire on tour is San Diego native E.N. Young with his band Imperial Sounds. Part of the Southern California reggae scene since he first began performing at age 15, E.N. Young has also blossomed into a gifted producer, recording his own material and numerous other artists out of his Imperial Sounds studio in San Diego. In 2011 he joined Tribal Seeds after producing the band’s SoundWaves EP and toured with them extensively for several years. A multi instrumentalist, he plays keyboards, melodica and sings lead in the live setting.
Also on tour with Katchafire are Sons of Zion, a band from New Zealand who fuse Rock, Dub, and R&B with Reggae. They first came on the scene in 2009 and since that time have released a string of hits including “Be My Lady”, “Good Love”, “That Enough” and more. Touring New Zealand several times, they have performed numerous sold out shows throughout the Pacific Rim and in the United States.