Long Island Based Foursome Set to Perform for Live TV Taping of “Rick’s Rising Stars” at Revolution Bar & Music Hall, Rock Stephen Talkhouse and NYC’s Legendary Bitter End, and Release Video of Dave Matthews Cover
New York, NY (January, 2016) — In a world of ever-growing music genres and subgenres it can often be a hard sell for band’s attempting to mix a lot of different influences while still keeping unique elements to their sound that make them stand out. For Long Island’s own Gnarly Karma however, this seems fairly effortless in regards to their debut album “Classic Breeze”- released via iTunes in late September of 2015. Now, as the band heads into Spring 2016, they have plenty in store as they’re set to perform for their TV debut on “My Long Island TV” and Verizon FiOS1’s “Rick’s Rising Stars” Wednesday, March 16th, release their upcoming video for “Grey Street” (Dave Matthews Band Cover) set to premiere via Elmore Magazine, & MORE! (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 Upcoming “Grey Street” (Dave Matthews Band Cover) Video Directed By Andrew Malary and shot at Montclair Records
Friday, March 18th @ Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett, NY
Saturday, April 16th @ The Bitter End, New York, NY
With so many 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 “Classic Breeze” having made its debut, you can bring some of your own Gnarly Karma and positivity to an upcoming show This March-April and lookout for their Elmore Magazine video premiere THIS FRIDAY!
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