Katchafire’s Tour & “Best So Far” Album

Katchafire’s Tour & “Best So Far” Album

New Zealands, Katchafire is currently on a nationwide tour and it’s a sweet warm up to the release of a greatest hits album titled Best So Far. The album will be released May 21, 2013 on VP Records.

Current members Tere Ngarua (on bass), drummer Jordan Bell, Jamey Ferguson (keyboard, sax and lead vocals), Haani Totorewa (also on keyboards and vocals), Logan Bell (on guitar and lead vocals), Grenville Bell and guitarist Leon Davey of New Zealand’s Reggae Rock band, Katchafire, are set to headline a huge U.S. Tour.

Katchafire will be playing across the West Coast and heading into the Midwest and South. They will dominate a wide array of smaller venues, large stages and major festivals including a final performance at the 4th Annual Cali Roots Music and Arts Festival.

The guys are certainly used to being touring warriors. They have toured extensively in the United States, Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom with respected and legendary musicians including The Wailers, Maxi Priest, UB40 and Arrested Development.

It’s certainly a relief to see that the band is still going strong and have established their own sound since their beginnings as a Bob Marley tribute band in the late 90s. For their new album, Katchafire has selected sixteen of their favorite tracks from their four previously released albums. Most of the songs on the Best So Far album have landed in the Top 10 of New Zealand’s Top 40 Singles Chart. The album is primed for many rewinds and replays.

Katchafire – Best So Far
1.) Irie
2.) Love Letter
3.) Who You With
4.) Giddy Up
5.) On The Road Again
6.) Say What You’re Thinking
7.) Get Away
8.) Seriously
9.) Collie Herb Man
10.) I And I
11.) Frisk Me Down
12.) Groove Again
13.) Meant To Be
14.) Sensimillia
15.) Working
16.) Sweet As

Upcoming Tour Dates:
April 19 @ The Rio. Las Vegas, NV
April 20 @ Higher Grounds Music Festival. Santa Margarita, CA
April 21 @ Mezzanine. San Francisco, CA
April 23 @ Arcata Theatre. Arcata, CA
April 24 @ El Rey Theatre. Chico, CA
April 25 @ Ace of Spades. Sacramento, CA
April 26 @ Mystic Theater. Petaluma, CA
April 27 @ Nokia Club. Los Angeles, CA
April 28 @ Soho Restaurant & Music Club. Santa Barbara, CA
May 01 @ Park City Live. Park, City UT
May 02 @ Belly Up Aspen. Aspen, CO
May 03 @ Fox Theatre. Boulder, CO
May 07 @ Bottle Neck. Lawrence, KS
May 10 @ Shank Hall. Milwaukee, WI
May 11 @ Bottom Lounge. Chicago, IL
May 12 @ Firebird. St. Louis, MO
May 15 @ Bronze Peacock at House of Blues. Houston, TX
May 16 @ House of Rock. Corpus Christi, TX
May 17 @ Ridglea Theater. Fort Worth, TX
May 18 @ Antone’s. Austin, TX
May 21 @ Envy at Route 66 Casino Hotel. Albuquerque, NM
May 22 @ Crescent Ballroom. Phoenix, AZ
May 23 @ Belly Up. Solana Beach, CA
May 24 @ Belly Up. Solana Beach, CA
May 24 @ House of Blues. Anaheim, CA
May 26 @ Monterey Co. Fairgrounds. Monterey, CA

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Article By: Zia Lucia-Miller
Photo By: Kit Chalberg

Watch: Katchafire – “Irie” (Official Video)