Long Island Based Foursome to Play the Legendary Bitter End Saturday, 4/16, Open for Famed Guitarist of The Doors Along with a Slew of Upcoming Dates Through Summer
April, 2016 (New York, NY) -- Having recently taped a performance for their TV debut on My Long Island TV and Verizon FiOS1’s “Rick's Rising Stars”, been featured on Reverbnation.com’s “CROWD PICKS”, Eastern Surf Magazine’s On the Record, premiered their video for “Grey Street” (Dave Matthews Band Cover) via Elmore Magazine, AND been mentioned in a recent New York Times article regarding their studio: Montclair Records - Long Island’s own Gnarly Karma seem to be spreading their good vibes to bigger and bigger audiences as they head further into 2016! With their debut album “Classic Breeze”- released via iTunes last September - as the catalyst for their recent growth, the band is set to continue bringing their mix of different influences while still keeping unique elements to their sound that make them stand out to bigger audiences. Too see for yourself, you can check them out as they hit the stage at Legendary downtown NYC venue The Bitter End Saturday, April 16th and rock one of their biggest shows to date- opening for Robby Krieger of The Doors & Special Guest The Edgar Winter Band Wednesday, April 27th at The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ! (Full List of Upcoming Dates Below)
The group consisting of members Mike Renert (Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica), Jarrod Beyer (Drums, Percussion), Ryan McAdam (Bass), and Billy Hanley (Alto & Tenor Saxophone, Keyboard, BGV's) brings a wide and varied range of influences to the table equating to their unique sound, which is most often associated with that of Dave Matthews Band, Sublime, and Mumford & Sons, but not restricted by genre. Originally starting in 2012 with Renert and Beyer, McAdam and Hanley later came into the mix having gone to school together with Beyer, who’d also performed with McAdam in Alt band “We Love Radio”.
Though the “outer layer” of their music could be most closely associated with the folksy “jam” elements of bands like DMB, Mumford, or even O.A.R., a more unique style mixing a harder acoustic-punk, post-hardcore edge in many of the songs off “Classic Breeze” makes it evident that--like many bands often pigeonholed by genres--there’s more to find when you keep peeling. With songs like the acoustic driven “Neptune” evoking Jimmy Eat World’esque or even Taking Back Sunday comparisons, “Directions” could be more closely associated with that of Dave Matthews through not only Hanley’s eloquent horn arrangement but Renerts vocals as well. A tune like “Please Come Home” brings these elements full circle with its catchy chorus “Don’t ask me where I’m going // Don’t ask me where I’ve been” with overdubbed crowd vocals making the true live band experience unmistakeable.
Screenshots From Gnarly Karma’s “Grey Street” (Dave Matthews Band Cover) Video Directed By Andrew Malary and shot at Montclair Records
Saturday, April 16th, 9PM @ The Bitter End, New York, NY
Wednesday, April 27th, 8PM @ The Wellmont Theatre w/ Robby Krieger of The Doors, Montclair, NJ
Thursday, April 28th, 8PM @ The Space at Westbury, Westbury, NY
Friday, July 15th, 10PM @ Blue Canoe Bar & Grill, Greenport, NY
Sunday, July 17th (Time TBA) @ 13th Annual Hicksville Summer Street Fair
Saturday, August 13th, 10PM @ Blue Canoe Bar & Grill, Greenport, NY
Sunday, August 28th (Time TBA) @ Sayville Seafood Festival, Sayville, NY
Friday, September 23rd (Time TBA) Greenport Maritime Festival
With a number of various musical elements making up the true core of Gnarly Karma, the band has said of both past and upcoming performances “We give it our all at every show, and do everything in our power to make sure the people that come to see us feel our energy and contribute to it”. And with so many upcoming live dates in the next few months, you can be the first to contribute to that energy Saturday, April 16th at the Bitter End in NYC and most certainly Wednesday, April 27th at the Wellmont Theatre as they open for Robby Krieger of The Doors with the Edgar Winter Band!
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