Welcome to the website for Southern Spain's one and only A-List original Rock, Rhythm and Blues Band playing live at premium venues and biker gigs in Malaga Province on the famous Costa del Sol. We have a lot of experience playing all kinds of live gigs from small bars to huge biker event concerts.
Welcome to Karma!
For the last year or so, the band have been writing their own songs and performing them at gigs. We've added one or two new songs each time and now we are at the point where we can actually perform a full concert with ONLY our own songs.
That's right, no covers! Of course, we do include some well known covers in our live performances, but the majority of the songs are our own.
This year will see the band recording live video of their concerts and uploading the best of their own songs to Youtube. Find us here: Karma Spain.
The first song uploaded is entitled: "Find a Way" and was recorded at the biker's club house in Coin at a rehearsal on a mobile phone. Unfortunately the sound was pretty distorted, but it's still worth a look!
Update: You can check out our first ska song here: "One More Step"
Live Dates 2016:
If you want to see some first rate live music and like to hear original songs that no one else is doing, then come along to one of our live gigs and see us in action. Entry is free and start times will be late evening unless otherwise stated.
- Apr 9: Coin Trike Club (Clubhouse)
- Aug TBA: Will's Arseout Rally, A366 Coin-Guaro (€TBA Entry - includes food & beer! - proceeds to charity)
...more live dates to be announced. Keep music live!
Curiosity: You might be wondering why we don't have many dates listed above. If you didn't already know, the Spanish authorities have taken it upon themselves to require that all musicians are registered as autonomo (self employed) and proof of which must be produced when tax officers visit and inspect bars providing live entertainment. Failure to do so can result in fines up to €3,000 per musician (and this maximum is sought every time, apparently).
That would be fine if we all got paid what we were really worth and could afford the hefty monthly social security payment that all self employed people are expected to make. But we don't.
That probably goes for around 90% of musicians in this area.
It is just not economical to pay to be self employed when you play a few gigs here and there. This is obviously bad for live entertainment and will ultimately negatively affect the tourist industry when people turn to alternative regions that have better live entertainment on offer to take their holidays.
Rather than risk being screwed deeply in the collective arsehole by the pawns of greedy, corrupt politicians, we prefer to raise the big finger in their direction and tell them all to shove it!
Needless to say, that means fewer public gigs for us. Shit happens.