Katchafire at The Social 2017

Katchafire w/ Inna Vision | Live Review, Photos & Video | The Social, Orlando, FL | Tuesday, March 28, 2017

by • March 30, 2017

Reggae going down… on a Tuesday. New Zealand roots reggae juggernauts Katchafire returned to Orlando to play a chill yet hype show at The Social, bringing with them Maui, Hawaii’s first original roots reggae band Inna Vision.

Inna Vision just released a five song EP, Highest Grade, on March 3, 2017. The project is considered a cross over release with a fusion of Reggae, Dancehall and Hip-hop. Their message is simple. The goal is to spread Aloha and positive vibes from Hawaii to the world, striving to inspire lives with self motivation, understanding and acceptance. 

Inna Vision at The Social 2017

Inna Vision at The Social 2017

Inna Vision at The Social 2017

This was my first Inna Vision show, and I had never really listened to them before, so I had a raw introduction. From the first song I was constantly noddin’ and would soon get to steppin’. Their sound melts roots reggae, skank style, and hip-hop. Lead singer Koa Lopes, who founded the band in 2005, was definitely in the zone and spitting the hot fire from the heart. His lyrics are consciously uplifting with great tone and flow. At a few points in the show, I thought about the singing styles of Damian Marley, Shaggy, and Bone Thugs. Every song was accompanied with booming bass lines from Kekolu Pavao (of The Steppas) that made for righteous rhythms over the bumping beats. I’m pretty sure most of the band are from The Steppas… I think. It was the drummer’s birthday, so after a day at Universal, he rocked his own awesome birthday party to the core. I ended up meeting the drummer, Koa and Kekolu later while getting a drink at the bar.


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Inna Vision’s set left me stuck with their positive messages: love & learn, fix up your attitude, change up your gratitude, work hard, life’s too short, don’t take things for granted, etc. Check out our Instagram videos of “Prosper and Earn” & “Real Type of Cop” and our Periscope live stream of “Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt” (shout out to Yellowman!).

“Got to keep moving, no matter how much times life tries to bring us down.”

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After set break, Katchafire came out and the energy never stopped flowing. The music hardly ever stopped as the band perfectly transitioned from one song to the next. They were smiling and dancing on stage in such purity that you couldn’t help but move your body. Everywhere I looked people were dancing… it was impossible not to get pulled into the jams. I can’t say what all from their archives they did or didn’t play, but a few of my friends there could tell you everything you wanted you know. There was a good sized crowd of old fans and new, young and old, from here or there, from near and far. The percussionist took over for the drummer while he came in front of the kit to lead sing a song. Katchafire welcomed Inna Vision on stage at the end of the set for a cover of Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds” reminding us to “Don’t worry, about a thing….” I left the show with a positive outlook and stronger attitude about everything.

Seriously, its been a long time. Since I’ve heard from thee, Since you dropped me a line. Well I know, What you’ve been going through, And I know, What I’ve been telling you, Girl seriously give me another one.”

Katchafire at The Social 2017

Katchafire at The Social 2017

Katchafire at The Social 2017

Check out our Instagram videos of “Who You With” and “Seriously”, and check out out Periscope live streams of “Sensimillia” & “Colour Me Life” as well as Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds” w/ Inna Vision.

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Inna Vision & Katchafire Spring 2017 Tour Dates
Mar 30 House Of Blues New Orleans, LA 
Mar 31 Flamingo Cantina Austin, TX 
Apr 01 Flamingo Cantina Austin, TX 
Apr 02 Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill Dallas, TX 
Apr 04 Cervantes Other Side Denver, CO 
Apr 05 CLUB ELEVATE Salt Lake City, UT 
Apr 06 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, NV 
Apr 07 Elements Bakersfield, CA 
Apr 08 The Date Shed Indio, CA 
Apr 10 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA 
Apr 11 Belly Up Solana Beach, CA 
Apr 12 Saint Rock Hermosa Beach, CA 
Apr 13 Discovery Ventura Ventura, CA 
Apr 14 SLO Guild Hall San Luis Obispo, CA
Apr 15 Strummers Fresno, CA RSVP
Apr 16 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA 
Apr 19 MYSTIC THEATER w/ InnaVision, Mystic… Petaluma, CA 
Apr 20 New Parish Oakland, CA
Apr 21 Ace Of Spades w/ Mystic Roots, La Noche… Sacramento, CA
Apr 22 MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa South Lake Tahoe, NV
Apr 23 Uptown Theater Napa, CA

My night was capped off with a bit more music as I ventured two blocks away to Tanqueray’s for The Groove Orient’s regular Tuesday night residency, which just so happened to be featuring a special guest, Joe Marcinek. That’s how you end a night downtown after a show at The Social.


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Katchafire & Inna Vision Live Review/Photos by Richie Williams (The Sober Goat).



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