After debuting to great success as this year's warm-up party to One Love festival, Good Vibes is once again hitting NZ roads this winter. Featuring some of the most-loved artists across the globe, the tour will be bringing a slew of exciting performances to Napier, Gisborne, Mt Maunganui, Auckland, Porirua, Hamilton and Tokoroa from July through to August.
Good Vibes Winter Tour's stellar lineup includes New Zealand's favourite reggae groups Katchafire, L.A.B, Tomorrow People and 1814. They will be joined by international acts Josh WaWa and LaTasha Lee, and local rising star Lion Rezz. Youth sensation General Fiyah and international reggae stars Paua will perform at Napier as special guests.
Katchafire have built a name and reputation for themselves like no other reggae band. After releasing their fifth album 'Legacy' in 2018, it went straight to the no. 1 spot on the New Zealand charts and the USA iTunes reggae charts.
L.A.B was founded by Stu and Brad Kora, two of the brothers from the already massive Kiwi band, Kora. They have become a fan favourite and continue to make a name for themselves with their exciting live shows—playing the right mix of reggae, blues, rock and funk.
Tomorrow People are a seven-piece reggae band originating from Wellington, who have become one of the country's best-loved reggae acts. The band have impressively moved their way up in the New Zealand music scene to become one of Aotearoa's most talked about artists—with their albums 'One', 'Bass & Bassinets' and 'BBQ Reggae' all peaking at #1 on the NZ Music Chart.
LaTasha Lee is an American retro-soul who dazzled the audience at the 'One Love Festival' earlier this year with her powerhouse vocal and soulful style. A big admirer of Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Lee offers songs, style and visuals celebrating the greats.
1814 are a legendary Kiwi reggae band who started in 2004 and have been making a name for themselves ever since. The eight-piece Whangaroa legends have opened up for international acts like Nas and Damien Marley. Their song 'Jah Rastafari' has gained more than two million views on YouTube.
Josh WaWa White comes from a strong Tongan family and was born and raised in Utah, where he currently resides. White describes his singing style: "I thought of two music artists, Bob Marley and Nate Dogg, and how it would sound to mix both of their voices." The Josh Wawa tracks 'Love Da Way' featuring Billz and 'I Think I'm Wrong' featuring the WhatItDo's very own Leta Fau'olo have had more than 1,000,000 hits on YouTube.
Lion Rezz is a talented solo artist, as well as a member of the groundbreaking musical movement, Runtingz Family. This talented artist is all about combining the edgy grooves of reggae, with the charming melodies of R&B. Lion Rezz is known for his inspiring lyrics and amazing songwriting ability, inspired by artists as diverse as Stephen Marley, J Boog, as well as Ziggi Recado.
General Fiyah (Napier only)
Growing up in a musical family—whose father and uncles make up the popular Kiwi band Three Houses Down—General Fiyah has been singing from the age of one and released his first song 'Love and Affection' in 2016 as a feature with Three Houses Down. He is only 12 years old but has already had more than 2 million streams on his hit single 'Here To Stay' which also was a top 50 radio hit in New Zealand. He has performed at the One Love festival twice and has toured in Australia and Hawaii.
Paua (Napier only)
Paua's music is a distinct blend of all of the sweet elements of reggae, soul and funk. Their high energy, feel-good live shows instantly captivate audiences from the first drum kick. They have a vibrant blend of creativity, musicianship and originality. Formed in 2009, Paua now has two full-length albums, an EP, and several singles under their belt. They have topped the iTunes reggae charts in both Australia and New Zealand. The seven-piece band have played at the One Love festival several times and continue to draw in the massive crowds.
Grab your tickets now and get amongst Good Vibes' feel-good music festivity this winter!