Sat Sep 10 2022

6:30 PM

Upstairs Cabaret

15 Bastion Square Victoria, BC V8W 1T7

$25 - $29.50 advance

Ages 19+

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It took just a tiny bit longer than we expected, but the Victoria Ska & Reggae Society is beyond excited to welcome New Zealand, All-Maori reggae powerhouse KATCHAFIRE back to Victoria! It's been 5 years since Katchafire joined us in Victoria and you can expect a bigger, more triumphant energy than ever, as they return celebrating 25 years as a band.

In their quarter-century of existence, Katchafire has become one of the most renowned reggae bands in the world, proving time and time again that great reggae can come from any corner of the world. With a base built on classic roots reggae, the band incorporates elements of R&B, soul, funk rub, and modern dancehall all blended up and delivered with deep, deep grooves and a slinky pop sheen. Through the height of the pandemic the band was hard at work in their studio at home in Aotearoa creating new music, getting ready for when they'd be back on the road, doing what they love. 2021 was the first year in nearly two decades that Katchafire did not tour overseas and we can only imagine how much love and energy they have stored up for reggae lovers everywhere.

Katchafire will be joined by GONZO of beloved California reggae band Tribal Seeds. Gonzo has been at the forefront of the west coast reggae movement as former lead guitar player for Fortunate Youth, current lead guitar player for Tribal Seeds and through his own impeccable work as a solo reggae artist. His shows are always joyous occasions, marked with his suave lyrical ability, bright voice and top-flight guitar skills.

Come join us for a night of reggae that is sure to fill your heart to brim and get you dancing up a storm!

VICTORIA BC SKA & REGGAE SOCIETY
KATCHAFIRE (New Zealand) with Gonzo (of Tribal Seeds)

  • Katchafire

    Katchafire

    Music

    Hailing from Kirikiriroa in Aotearoa (Hamilton in New Zealand) KATCHAFIRE have become a global
    roots reggae phenomenon with the all-Maori band bringing their pure classic sound to music lovers
    worldwide delivering one of the most authentic Reggae shows around.
    With six successful albums, platinum sales, hit singles, and a massive fanbase selling out shows around
    the world, 2022 sees Katchafire celebrating 25 years of existence.
    Their sound is built on the foundations of classic roots reggae with an R’n’B and funk rub, fusing modern
    dancehall and with slinky pop, cool grooves and uplifting vibes. Built on a family movement, it all started
    when lead guitarist Grenville Bell, father of lead singer Logan Bell & drummer Jordan Bell, moved into
    an apartment building in town with his then teenage sons where they could make music all night, and the
    rest is history...
    After countless jams and sold-out concerts, they swelled to an 8-piece collective of multi-talented
    songwriters and musicians and became a staple on Pacific Roots scenes around the world. Katchafire’s
    popularity and critical acclaim has seen them share the stage with artists from Damian Marley, Steel
    Pulse, UB40, The Wailers, to Michael Franti & Spearhead and many more. They've garnered respect from
    the likes of Don Letts (acclaimed documentary maker and Clash tour DJ), music journalist David Katz,
    and have been championed on the airwaves by radio legends such as Steve Barker (BBC), Charlie Gillet
    (BBC) and David Rodigan (Kiss FM and others) to name a few.

    Through height of the Covid19 pandemic KATCHAFIRE spent time in Aotearoa studios recording new
    music and now look forward to their first overseas shows since the pandemic began.
  • Gonzo

    Gonzo

    World

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VICTORIA BC SKA & REGGAE SOCIETY

KATCHAFIRE (New Zealand) with Gonzo (of Tribal Seeds)

Sat Sep 10 2022 6:30 PM

Upstairs Cabaret Victoria BC
KATCHAFIRE (New Zealand) with Gonzo (of Tribal Seeds)

$25 - $29.50 advance Ages 19+

It took just a tiny bit longer than we expected, but the Victoria Ska & Reggae Society is beyond excited to welcome New Zealand, All-Maori reggae powerhouse KATCHAFIRE back to Victoria! It's been 5 years since Katchafire joined us in Victoria and you can expect a bigger, more triumphant energy than ever, as they return celebrating 25 years as a band.

In their quarter-century of existence, Katchafire has become one of the most renowned reggae bands in the world, proving time and time again that great reggae can come from any corner of the world. With a base built on classic roots reggae, the band incorporates elements of R&B, soul, funk rub, and modern dancehall all blended up and delivered with deep, deep grooves and a slinky pop sheen. Through the height of the pandemic the band was hard at work in their studio at home in Aotearoa creating new music, getting ready for when they'd be back on the road, doing what they love. 2021 was the first year in nearly two decades that Katchafire did not tour overseas and we can only imagine how much love and energy they have stored up for reggae lovers everywhere.

Katchafire will be joined by GONZO of beloved California reggae band Tribal Seeds. Gonzo has been at the forefront of the west coast reggae movement as former lead guitar player for Fortunate Youth, current lead guitar player for Tribal Seeds and through his own impeccable work as a solo reggae artist. His shows are always joyous occasions, marked with his suave lyrical ability, bright voice and top-flight guitar skills.

Come join us for a night of reggae that is sure to fill your heart to brim and get you dancing up a storm!

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Ages 19+
limit 10 per person
Katchafire Early Bird
$31.83 ($27.50 + $4.33 fees)
Katchafire Regular Advance
$33.89 ($29.50 + $4.39 fees)

Delivery Method

ticketFast
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 19 and over. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 19 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.