Katchafire, Mystic Roots

Jazzbones Presents

Katchafire

Mystic Roots

Thu, May 12, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15 ADV. $20 D.O.S.

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Katchafire
Katchafire
"…They transformed the place into a freedom-founded club where the only rule was to enjoy the music. No external force could stop the fire!" KDHX 88.1 (USA)

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
Mystic Roots
Mystic Roots
Mystic Roots Band (MRB) is a Chico, CA born, 5-piece pop reggae fusion band. With two feet solidly in reggae, the band seamlessly juggles elements of dancehall, Hip-Hop, EDM, pop, and a taste of rock. The band is always sharpening their evolving musical arrangements of vocal harmonies that are made richer by the groups' female/male dynamic. The music and lyrics are catchy and upbeat, yet with a powerful, positive message. Attending a Mystic Roots live concert guarantees not just music for your ears, but also a high-energy show and powerful experience you'll never forget. MRB promotes positivity and spreads a conscious message while still having a good time and keeping the party going!

The band is always on the move, accepting choice offers to play renowned music festivals and notable shows, playing support to artists such as Ziggy Marley, Michael Franti, Blink 182, Magic! Violent Femmes, 311, Matisyahu, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Tribal Seeds and more. Relentless touring and an exciting stage show have garnered a fan base from the West Coast to the Far East, from So Cal to Singapore. The band has completed several successful tours in Asia, rocking crowds in Japan, South Korea, Guam and are getting ready to embark on a tour through Europe this December, stopping in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece through the "Armed Forces Entertainment" program.

MRB is fresh off the release of their newest single, "Summer Festival" which topped iTunes "Hot Tracks" in Reggae at #1, was ranked #12 in "What's Hot" in ALL genres, and was the 2nd best selling Reggae single of the week during its debut. "Summer Festival" is a feel good Reggae pop tune that's sure to get you ready for summer or have you reminiscing about summers passed. "Summer Festival" is a timeless song that all ages will love and is an exemplification for music festivals worldwide. Mystic Roots band is currently working on a 5 song EP that includes this song and 4 more with similar easy going and positive vibes spearheaded by the production of E.N. Young of Roots Musician Records and Tribal Seeds. The EP will be available in early 2015.

The single "Summer Festival" is the follow up to Mystic Roots album "Camp Fire", which includes two albums; the first of which showcases Mystic Roots in a Reggae Roots style on Volume 1 "Camp" along with a second disc: Volume 2 "Fire" which features EDM and Club remixes.

Over the years, Mystic Roots Band has made some stellar achievements. Here are just a few examples:

-4.5 million+ views on YouTube for underground hit: "Pass"

-New Single "Summer Festival" Debuted in August 2014 at #2 on the iTunes Reggae charts and was listed as #12 on "What's Hot" in ALL genres

-2nd studio album, "Cali-HI" named by iTunes as one of the "Best Reggae Albums of 2010"

-Winning the LA Music Award for Best Reggae/Pop Album, "Constant Struggle," which includes the underground hit song, "Pass"

-Starring in their own one-hour episode of reality TV, which aired nationwide on (T.L.C.).

The band is working harder than ever and ready to accelerate the pace that's gained them fans in the US, Mexico, Canada, South America, Australia, Asia, and beyond. With over 1,500 shows played in some of the finest venues across the land, a rapidly growing fan base, and the success of the new single "Summer Festival" the Mystic Roots Band are on a mission to take their road-tested, fresh, new sound to audiences worldwide.
Venue Information:
Jazzbones
2803 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA, 98406
http://www.jazzbones.com/