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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