Hayley Griffiths hits the road with Karnataka

 
  • Hayley Griffiths hits the road with Karnataka

    For anyone who may be interested...

    Karnataka embark on the first (UK-based) leg of their 'New Light' tour in early 2012. This is their first time out with new members Cagri Tozluoglu (keys), Colin Mold (ex-Kara, violin/guitar) and Hayley Griffiths (vocals), and we're being promised a set of favourites old and new, with possibly the first airing of some brand new material as well (a taster for their new album, due later next year).

    Jan 20th 2012 Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich / 01603 660352
    Jan 26th 2012 High Barn, Great Bardsfield / 01371 811 291
    Jan 28th 2012 Montgomery Hall, Wath-Upon-Dearne (for the CRS) / 01327 310088
    Feb 03rd 2012 The Astor Theatre, Deal / 01304 381134
    Feb 10th 2012 The Stables, Milton Keynes / 01908 280800
    Feb 12th 2012 The Wharf, Tavistock / 01822 611166
    Feb 15th 2012 Chequer Mead Theatre, East Grinstead / 01342 302000
    Feb 17th 2012 Colston Hall 2, Bristol / 0117 922 3686
    Feb 19th 2012 Robin 2, Bilston / 01902 401211
    Feb 23rd 2012 The Met, Bury / 0161 761 2216
    Feb 25th 2012 Lowdham village Hall, Lowdham / 0115 9663596
    Feb 29th 2012 Pontardawe Arts Centre, Pontardawe / 01792 863722
    Mar 02nd 2012 Queens Hall, Edinburgh / 0131 668 2019
    Mar 03rd 2012 Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal / 01539 725133
    TBA - Announcement soon! London

    What are they like? For the uninitiated, think of Pink Floyd, late 80s Marillion and Clannad jamming together on a hilltop at sunset. You probably won't be far wrong there. It's celtic rock - no bagpipes, guaranteed, although uillean pipes are a distinct possibility - with progressive and world music tendencies. All the latest on the tour and all of Karnataka's other activities can be found on their website at http://www.karnataka.org.uk.

    Formed in 1997, Karnataka have been around a while in different configurations, and they've supported artists as diverse as Status Quo, Porcupine Tree and All About Eve.

    There will be further dates throughout the year (along with some festival dates), and *hopefully* (no promises!) some news next year about shows in the US and Europe.

    Familiar with the band? Come and see the new line-up work their familiar magic. New to the band? Check out the sound samples on their website, and if what you hear intrigues you, please come along: I feel sure that you'll be very glad that you did.

    For those of you who do come along, feel free to stop by the merch table, where I will endeavour to sell you as much new music and tasteful tour-related clothing as you can carry... :)

    Thanks for listening!

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