Hailing from the mighty H-Town (Hamilton), Aoteoroa (New Zealand), KATCHAFIRE, have become a global roots reggae phenomenon..The all Maori Reggae band, bring their pure classic sound to music lovers worldwide, delivering one of the most authentic Reggae shows around today.
4 highly succesful studio albums, mulitple awards, platinum sales, highest selling singles, and the list goes on.. Their sound is built on the foundations of classic roots reggae with an R'n'B and funk rub, mashing modern dancehall and slinky reggae pop. Katchafire has crafted a universal vibe, capturing something truly special in a diversity of instrumentation and clarity of sound.
Built on a family movement, It all started when lead guitarist Grenville Bell, father of Lead Singer Logan Bell & Drummer / singer / songwriter 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.. Countless jams and sell out concerts later they are now an 8 piece collective of multi talented songwriters and musicians and have become a staple on the Californian and Pacific Roots scenes. The fire just continues to get hotter following invitations to acclaimed events such as Glastonbury, opening circuits through Europe, Portugal and Brazil, as demand continues to grow for the non-stop feel good vibe of their incredible live shows.
"The crowd reaction indicated that almost every song played was a crowd favourite in itself." Fasterlouder
Their popularity and critical acclaim has seen them share the stage with artists from Damien Marley, Steel Pulse, UB40, The Wailers, to Michael Franti and 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 of a very long list.
"Katchafire just keep coming up with goods. Their songwriting ability over the years has become second-to-none and time has allowed them to develop older songs to a point of perfection." artsHub
Their latest release 'Best So Far' tips the hat to Katchafire's classics in one amazing compilation for music lovers around the world, while the band is deep in studio mode creating their upcoming highly anticipated 5th Studio album.. The momentum just continues to grow, there is no stopping the fire.
"The band has matured into one of the most cherished, original live reggae bands in the world." The Brag
Ridicula Imitatio Productions is proud to present their newest show, "The Mad Reckless." Can you handle a night without rules? Imagine the possibilities as our ladies grind together the glamour of sexy burlesque with the high energy of modern dance. These seductively playful gals know how to tantalize and tease to the point where you will be begging for more. So don't be afraid...let your fantasies run wild in this adult playground ruled by our femme fatales. Come and get reckless with us -- it will be our little secret.
Gary Hoey announces Release of Dust & Bones
The ferocious guitarist fuses his blues and rock influences On 11 original songs that celebrate Johnny Winter, Led Zeppelin, Robert Johnson, Robin Trower, and others
Lita Ford guests on "Coming Home"
"This is where I belong--playing this ferocious blend of blues and rock music," says guitarist Gary Hoey about his 20th album, Dust & Bones. "I did my last album, Deja Blues, to prove to myself that I could play authentic blues, and now that I feel more at home there, I felt it was time to mix my favorite guitar styles into something seamless, organic, and powerful."
Released on July 29, 2016 through Mascot Label Group, Dust & Bones showcases Hoey's Fender Stratocaster-driven fury alongside open-D-tuned resonator guitars plugged into half-stacks. The massive sonic attack was essential for paying sincere and appropriate homage to some of Hoey's influences, such as Johnny Winter ("Steamroller"), Robin Trower ("This Time Tomorrow"), and Brian Setzer ("Who's Your Daddy"), as well as a thrill-a-minute mash up of Robert Johnson meets Led Zeppelin ("Boxcar Blues"). There's also a classic power ballad ("Coming Home") where Lita Ford sings a duet with Hoey.
"This is the biggest-sounding album I've done in years," says Hoey. "From the guitars to the vocals to the rhythm section--everything was designed to produce a huge impact. I'm just so proud of this record."
For the Dust & Bones tracks, Hoey went with a power-trio configuration, rocking hard with drummer Matt Scurfield and bassist AJ Pappas. The other selections on the 11-song CD are the first single, "Dust & Bones," as well as "Born to Love You," "Ghost of Yesterday," "Back Against the Wall," "Blind Faith," and "Soul Surfer."
Gary Hoey's awesome command of styles, tones, and techniques drives so many different moods on Dust & Bones that you'll feel as if he transports you across the musical universe and beyond. Buckle up! --Michael Molenda, Editor in Chief, Guitar Player magazine.
Gatherers of the World, Killing Joke are delighted to announce their 40th anniversary World tour, Laugh At Your Peril.
To celebrate this extensive and ambitious tour, Killing Joke announce the release of the career spanning strictly limited edition flight case, which includes: 16 coloured double vinyls, a set of headphones, a signed lyric book and assorted pieces of art. The collection will also be available on CD.
'Forty years ago this summer I met Big Paul, one year later we released our first EP. Our fortieth anniversary celebrations will therefore be stretched over 2 years and begins with a world tour, parties and talks by youth and myself, a new magnum opus by KJ, who is ,after all this time, recongised as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time. Love is the law let the festivities begin!!! " Jaz.need to clarify exact wording by Jaz
"Forty years in the wilderness ...Thought that was supposed to be 40 days.
As Jaz reminds me "Survival is success" and although the band have never been fiscally fat commercially, it has allowed us to have incredible lives, both individually and collectively and we have created a very rich wealth of uncompromising music. It's a legacy, that spans 4 decades ....40years of spine tingling, uncompromising beautiful noise.
The band continue to inspire and bludgeon down the bullshit in the world into a white hot, blast furnace Dub of unrelenting passion, a rollercoaster, white knuckle punch in the face of beautiful agony/reality and timeless cosmic joy and soul.
To commit to the creative beauty and vision you have as an artist, is an almost perverse way to live a life and the cost and consequences are immense...yet this is how we inform ourselves as a society, of what is real and important In a world of fake news and fake emotions ...Like Shiva dancing the world into existence, we are all simultaneously destroying and creating every moment of our reality . It is not though politics that the world is changed but through Art. Art alone can tell us who we really are, emotionally, intellectually and physically, far better than anything else. That us why we have committed so much, for so long to this one idea ...Killing Joke
Thanks to all the fans and gatherers that have supported and joined us in this endless quest." Youth.
Killing Joke will start the tour in the United States at the Studio Seven in Seattle on Saturday, 1st September before heading into mainland Europe. This run of 45 shows concludes in London on Saturday, 17th November.
Very much music as ritual - raw, uncompromising and precisely-targeted lyrically; Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth & Big Paul, the original Killing Joke personnel, are currently delivering the best and most relevant material of their career, with no mellowing or softening of the edges getting in the way.
With collective nostrils flared and righteous anger carried torch-high, Killing Joke continue to take their music of resistance to fresh levels, both in the studio and out on the road...
VIP Package includes: - Access to Sound Check - Pre Show Meet & Greet (only guaranteed with Jaz Coleman and Youth) - T-Shirt - Tour Poster
$200 Upgrade (does not include concert ticket)
The Mexican Erk Aicrag (lyrics & vocals) and Racso Agroyam (programming) two angry survivors of the physical and mental violence rising daily on the streets of Mexico City, founded the electro band "Hocico"in 1993.
A spider with six legs, which has a H on its back, is the symbol of the both cousins who share their musical experiences and interests fromtheir childhood. With a Yamaha keyboard Racso began at the age of 15 to experiment.
The correct pronunciation of the name is: "Osziko". That means mouth or jaws. "Hocico" is a pretty aggressive word.
In Mexico it has an offending affect, it's a swearword, like a kind of attack.
"We won't change something or someone. The people should find out alone. We only want to show our personal point of view. If they agree, good, if not, it's good too. It's better if people think about that themselves." HOCICO