Willie Williams, The Wailers, Fat freddy's drop
Anthony Forrest- Vocals/Guitar, Andrew Stephens- Guitar/Effects Jason Leca- Keys Shannon Green- Bass Dave Bell- Drums
world music, English Hip hop, singer/songwriters
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.
Congratulations to 5 piece reggae band Kingfisha from Brisbane who we are flying to Adelaide so they can strut their stuff in front of some of the world's leading reps at the explode showcase at the Fuse Festival.
Tell us about your music – how did you develop your sound?
Three of us have been playing together in different bands for years. We've always been interested in the rhythms of reggae and when our last band broke up we decided to concentrate solely on playing reggae. We love old school roots/reggae sounds and we've also been interested in electronics and synths, so we endeavour to combine this in our music.
What can the Fuse festival audience expect from you live show?
Honest, Australian Reggae.
What are you most hoping to get out of Fuse Fest?
We will try not to expect too much, play a good show, have fun and anything else is a bonus.
What’s coming up in the future?
We are currently doing pre-production on our debut album. We'll drop a single in June, followed by interstate tours and another tour of New Zealand.
Australian music is?
A healthy mix of sounds and subcultures that is a reflection of many different influences from around the world.View Profile Hide Interview