On The Road In Western Australia

Hamilton-based eight-piece reggae group Katchafire play at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Bunbury on 25 November as part of the band’s Australian tour promoting their new album, On the Road Again. Vocalist Logan Bell, 33, said he was excited to bring their fourth album to Bunbury, which recently went platinum in New Zealand. “It was a great feeling to have a platinum album — it was sitting on 1000 units from platinum for far too long,” Bell said. “A lot of it was written on the road or in downtime or at airports — inspired by missing home and following the dream. Our sound is a like a hip-hop crossover — we keep true to harmony and there are a lot of male harmony bands that we emulate.” Katchafire formed in 1997 as a Bob Marley tribute band.


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