No Mad Karma are a unique blend of ancient Kazakh melodies and traditional instruments crafted by composer Aidos Sagat, blended with cutting edge western soundz and lyrics by vocalist Sye who is a cousin of cult artist Amy Winehouse, and incredibly also the son of legendary 60’s vocalist Frankie Vaughan. Backed by a group of London’s finest musicians.
The first single from the band, ‘27’, is a tribute to Winehouse written by Sye shortly after her death, in which she joined Cobain, Hendrix and the other members of the so called ’27 club’. The lyrics and the video – filmed in Camden where Winehouse became so iconic – pay emotional tribute to one of our generation’s finest talents, and honours the awesome musical legacy The “27” Club has left us.
The new single is the just first part of a 2015 music industry assault by this band of incredible musicians, with an album coming soon. Recorded in part at the infamous Rockfield Studios in Wales – where Bohemian Rhapsody was recorded – the clash of styles and cultures make for a heady, and very unusual mix.
It’s little wonder that the sound of the band is so precise and smart, as it is full of players with incredible pedigree in the music industry. Soul Power House Backing vocalist Jaelee Small is the daughter of Millie Small of ‘My Boy Lollipop’ fame, while the No Mad Karma Rhythm Section have played on countless Gold and Platinum Records with a who’s who of the music industry.
Bassist Phil Spalding (with Mick Jagger, Mike Oldfield, Ray Charles, Robbie Williams, Elton John) and Drummer/Producer Preston Heyman (Kate Bush, Paul McCartney, Massive Attack, Tina Turner, Terence Trent D’arby) clearly know how to create top class foundations for new music, and it shows in Prestons crisp cinematic production here.
No Mad Karma’s début single ‘27’ is released on April 20th with the album to follow in the spring !
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