"From powerful to ethereal, breathtaking to haunting, Karnataka’s music draws upon many influences from melodic,classic & progressive rock to celtic cinematic soundscapes"
Karnataka rose to the forefront of new, Celtic inspired rock bands, following the release of five critically acclaimed albums. The band’s latest release, The Gathering Light, recently won Best International Album at the World Web Awards in Italy.
Winning plaudits from Radio 2’s Bob Harris, Karnataka have performed in the UK, USA and Europe alongside prestigious artists such as Robert Plant and Porcupine Tree.
In 2011 Karnataka took another major leap forward with the announcement that Hayley Griffiths, lead vocalist with Riverdance and Michael Flatley’s Lord Of The Dance, would be joining the band. Hayley’s beautiful vocals have already brought her major success winning Best Classical Crossover Artist in 2010.
“symphonic and epic” Empire
“Wonderful” Bob Harris
“it doesn’t get better than this... this is Karnataka” Rick Wakeman
“A genuinely potent force… virtuoso” Classic Rock Presents Prog
“a sublime level of accomplishment… epic proportions… magnificent… dreamy and ethereal… grandiose and bold” Fireworks Magazine
“a tapestry of kaleidoscopic sounds reminiscent of Pink Floyd and Marillion” Metal Force Italy
“ambitious… Dramatic, exotic and lushly textured… 'The Gathering Light' is like a beacon, and just as dazzling.” Get Ready to Rock
“Brilliant... superb... a must have album. Amazing guitar” Classic Rock Society
From powerful to ethereal, breathtaking to haunting, Karnataka’s music takes you on a never to be forgotten journey.
Winners of BEST INTERNATIONAL ALBUM at the World Web Awards Italy
Hayley Griffiths winner of BEST CLASSICAL CROSSOVER ARTIST