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KATASTRO performs the song "ALONE" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY NICK STUBBLEFIELD
Tempe, Arizona based, Katastro was formed in 2007 by vocalist, Andy Chaves, drummer, Andrew Stravers and guitarist, Tanner Riccio. Later on, bassist Ryan Weddle joined the band to complete the current line up. The band gained notoriety by creatively blending elements of rock, funk, blues and hip hop.
Katastro gained a quick following, entering the national touring circuit and sharing the stage with bands like 311, Awolnation, Dirty Heads, New Politics, Sublime w Rome, Cage the Elephant, Pepper, and Rebeltuion. The road has been a friend to the band as they have headlined three separate tours across the United States in support of their latest album, “Strange Nights” which was produced by Mike Sutherland and Kaleo Wassman from the band, Pepper. The album also features Jared Watson, from Dirty Heads on the track, “Waste the Night”.
With no sign of slowing down, Katastro will be playing High and Mighty Fest in August, sharing the stage with Sublime with Rome, Dirty Heads, Method Man and Jurassic 5. The festival performance will be followed by a headlining tour up the west coast.
In addition to their festival and tour schedule, Katastro will release the music video for, “Alone” on August 7th from their first acoustic album, “Bones” which will be released on August 11th by Law Records.
Katastro’s first release was their 2007 EP entitled, “The Wonderful Daze” followed by “The Facts” in 2008. In 2009, the band put out their first full length album called, “Poking Holes in A Pattern” which was produced by Bob Hoag (The Ataris, The Format, Gin Blossoms). In October of 2011, Katastro released their 4th studio album, “Gentle Predator.” Followed by “No Mud, No Lotus” in 2014 and currently touring on the album, “Strange Nights” released in September of 2016.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
Producer/Talent Booker: Cindi Avnet
Videographer: Manolo Duarte
Recorded By: James Schumacher
Mixed By: Jeff Bate
PA: Natalie Lei
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