Touring to Timaru . . . Reggae roots act Katchafire will perform at the Caroline Bay Soundshell on January 26. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

by Greta Yeoman

Katchafire and The Black Seeds will grace the Caroline Bay Soundshell with their tunes later this month.

The two Kiwi acts will perform at the bay on January 26 as part of a day-long “mini festival”, accompanied by The Butlers.

Katchafire, who last performed at the Caroline Bay Hall in September 2017, are one of the country’s longest-standing reggae acts.

On the line-up . . . The Black Seeds will join Katchafire in the show next month. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Their fifth album, Legacy, which was released in June, reached No1 on the New Zealand iTunes charts.

The Black Seeds, led by Barnaby Weir, have been performing for more almost 20 years.

Their 2006 hit Cool Me Down was included on the Great New Zealand Songbook compilation album, along with Katchafire’s Giddy Up.

The duo of New Zealand music royalty will be joined by up-and-coming Christchurch band The Butlers.

The trio fuse jazz, reggae/dub, soul/funk and rock together in their performances, which have included playing at last year’s Rhythm and Vines.

The three acts will bring their songs to the Soundshell on Saturday, January 26. The show is an R18+ event.

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