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KATCHAFIRE | MAOLI | ASHES OF BABYLON

E5 PRESENTS

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 8:00 PM - Monday, May 20, 2013 at 2:00 AM (CDT)

Austin, TX

KATCHAFIRE | MAOLI | ASHES OF BABYLON

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KATCHAFIRE:

Katchafire is a reggae band from Hamilton, New Zealand. They present an infusion of the roots reggae lineage with an undeniably Maori sound. They feature Logan Bell (Guitar, Vocals), Jamey Ferguson(Keyboards, Saxophone, Vocals), Haani Totorewa (Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals), Grenville Bell, (Lead Guitar) Ara Adams-Taratewa (Bass), Jordan Bell (Drums), and Leon Davey (Percussion, Harmonica, Vocals).

From humble beginnings ‘jamming’ in a garage, Katchafire is a melting pot of unique members, including two generations of one family and diverse musical perspectives – yet this blend is exquisitely aligned with the essence of reggae which can be an expression of social and political persuasions, hardship and pain, relaxation and reflection. 

Dubbed New Zealand’s hardest working band by national media, Katchafire have now completed numerous national and seven international tours. The band has moved audiences around the globe with three tours in New Caledonia, one tour in each Fiji and Hawaii and 10 Australian tours.

Now Katchafire are poised to extend their unique reggae style, sound and success to the ‘big two’ – USA/Hawaii and UK/Europe. In July, Katchafire are begin their Hawaii/USA tour playing at Hawaii’s biggest summer concert event of the year, the 16th annual Birthday Bash at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu then onto Kaua’i and Big Island.

London, Wiltshire, Edinburgh, Bristol (where they were the highlight of the world tent @ Ashton Court), Wales and Oxfordshire in England plus Cork and Dublin in Ireland are Katchafire’s destinations on their UK/Europe tour. The USA/Hawaii and UK/Europe tours are a prelude Katchafire’s upcoming release of their third album which is scheduled for release in 2007. 

Katchafire’s last two albums have gone double platinum and platinum respectively. Revival went double platinum in New Zealand in 2003 and reached the Top 5 in International Billboard Charts in the US 17 weeks . Katchafire also released six singles from Revival. Slowburning has also gone platinum and is to be released into US/Hawaii markets soon. To date, the band has release three singles from this album.

Highlights from Katchafire’s performances to date include opening and playing alongside The WailersThird WorldAlpha BlondyShaggyDamian MarleyRenee GeyerDeceptikonzKoraHouse Of ShemFat Freddys DropSalmonella DubBlack Seeds and Trinity Roots. The band has also had a strong presence at WOMAD and Big Day Out festivals.

Katchafire’s unique, proudly New Zealand reggae style envelopes cross-cultural and cros-generational audiences in the revitalising vibes of healing music, encouraging sing-alongs and regeneration of soul. The Katchafire flame continues to burn ever brighter and stronger.

http://katchafire.co.nz
http://myspace.com/katchafire

 

 

MAOLI - 

“The Boys from Maui,” Maoli are back and this time with their new CD release entitled, “Arise”. Nominees of the Hawaiian Music Awards and the Na Hoku Hanohano Music Awards, Maoli have returned fresher than ever and their newest radio hit, “Blew It” is the precursor release from this 3rd album, which is undeniably destined for national appeal and worldwide attention.

The early beginnings of Maoli (meaning “Native” in Hawaiian) started in Maui with Glenn Awong, a 14-year-old with a passion for music, and Kana Akiu-Corpuz. In their sophomore year, the aspiring vocalist and bassist began writing original music at the encouragement of their high school teacher. It was also during this time that Glenn started recording demos of his songs. By the time he reached his senior year, Glenn was ready to share his music with a greater audience.

In 2005, Glenn and the band he formed, “No Boundaries”, won a Battle of the Bands competition on the island of Maui. With numerous performances already under his belt, Glenn then formed Maoli in 2007 with a new lineup of talented musicians, including bassist, Kana.

Maoli took the islands by storm in 2008 with their debut album entitled, “Groovin” having one hit after the next (“No One”, “Write Me A Letter”, and “So Incredible”); this was the groundbreaking album that first established the group as a premiere Hawaiian Island Reggae recording band. In 2010, Maoli did it again with their 2nd release, “Rock Easy”, featuring another treasure trove of #1 hits; “Breaking My Heart”, “Whisper” and “Rock Easy”. Maoli’s road to success continued as they toured the islands and the world promoting their very own unique Island sound.

In 2012 Maoli welcomed new band member, rhythm guitarist & vocalist, Nu’u Kahalehau. Nu’u hails from a background of musicians, including his father, Shane Kahalehau otherwise known as “Hawaiian Homeboy”. But Nu’u isn’t a stranger to Maoli, as his talents were also featured on the “Rock Easy” album’s #1 hit, “Rock Easy”.

Now, the boys are proud to release their 3rd CD, “Arise.” The album consists of original songs penned by the band’s founder and leader Glenn Awong. Prepare to be taken on a musical odyssey which will exhilarate your soul, one track at a time.

Stay true to your roots and follow Maoli at www.maolimusic.com as their style continuously evolves and they spread their sound to a city near you!

 

ASHES OF BABYLON - 

Ashes of Babylon is a unique roots reggae group originally hailing from Lake Charles, Louisiana and now based out of Austin, Texas. AoB brings an original style of music with a blend of jazz, r&b, hip-hop, & funk...all while keeping a solid roots reggae core. They have built a loyal following all over the southeast US & are ever-expanding their grassroots fanbase. 


With several songwriters and multi-instrumentalists in the band, Ashes of Babylon brings a high-energy live show that keeps crowds moving. Sweet harmonies & horns spice up their unique brand of self-described, "Louisiana Reggae".

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2015 East Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78741

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 8:00 PM - Monday, May 20, 2013 at 2:00 AM (CDT)


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