Artist info

Genre

Roots


Sounds like

Willie Williams, The Wailers, Fat freddy's drop


band members

Anthony Forrest- Vocals/Guitar, Andrew Stephens- Guitar/Effects Jason Leca- Keys Shannon Green- Bass Dave Bell- Drums


Influences

world music, English Hip hop, singer/songwriters


Bio

Brisbane’s bass heavy roof raisers Kingfisha will hit the road for the first time in 2013 in support of their new single, “Digging For Fire”. This will be the third and final tour for the KINGFISHA album, which was highly acclaimed in 2012. The long awaited debut long player from Kingfisha was featured on numerous radio stations across the country, gained rave reviews and the second single ‘Piece Of the Puzzle, was added to high rotation on national network jjj. In leaps and bounds the polished Kingfisha have blown away audiences with their powerful dub/reggae sounds and slick vocal styling. The ‘Digging For Fire’ tour will be no different, commencing in March at Womadelaide, the band will then team up with fellow Brisbane heavyweights, Dubamrine, for double headline shows in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney & Byron Bay. “Digging For Fire,” offers up yet another skankin reggae groove and a toe tappin/head bobbin hook. It is no wonder these guys are fast becoming Australia’s comparison to the soulful vibes, of Fat Freddy’s Drop, The Black Seeds & the likes of so many internationally renowned artists. Digging for fire is also released on limited edition 7" vinyl through West End (Brisbane) based roots label Vital Signs Records. wwwvitalsignsrecords.com.au Kingfisha'a self titled debut LP was recorded and produced by Pauli B (Beautiful Girls, George) at the Tanuki Lounge in Brisbane's West End. It features some of Australian Reggae’s smoothest sounds. Outstanding musicianship and strong songwriting has put Kingfisha on the map and now they deliver with this debut.

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

23 Oct 2012

Triple J
40

If you are into this, check out the rest of their debut album. Roots/reggae at its best.

If you are into this, check out the rest of their debut album. Roots/reggae at its best.

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

20 Jun 2012

Triple J
40

This just slinks along perfectly.

This just slinks along perfectly.

Review

Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

08 Jul 2009

Triple J
40

I do love a bit of dub reggae, especially when it's as vibey and smooth as this. Great stuff.

I do love a bit of dub reggae, especially when it's as vibey and smooth as this. Great stuff.