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From powerful to ethereal, breathtaking to haunting - just some of the words used to describe Karnataka who rose to the forefront of new, female fronted rock bands following the release of five critically acclaimed albums. The band’s latest release, The Gathering Light, won Best International Album at the World Web Awards.

Winning plaudits from a rapturous press and media, including Radio 2’s Bob Harris, Karnataka have performed in the UK, USA and Europe alongside prestigious artists such as Robert Plant and Porcupine Tree.

Karnataka’s lead vocalist Hayley Griffiths is no stranger to the limelight having previously performed as lead vocalist with the global phenomena Riverdance and Michael Flatley’s Lord Of The Dance. Hayley’s beautiful vocals have already brought her major success winning Best Classical Crossover Artist in 2010.

Following the huge success of their spring tour playing to sell-out audiences, the band make a much anticipated return to the stage with the announcement of The Forbidden Dreams Tour.

“Wonderful” Bob Harris

“it doesn’t get better than this... this is Karnataka” Rick Wakeman

“A genuinely potent force… virtuoso” Classic Rock Presents Prog

“Hayley Griffiths is simply wonderful” Get Ready to Rock

“a sublime level of accomplishment… epic proportions… magnificent… dreamy and ethereal… grandiose and bold” Fireworks Magazine

“mighty new band and an impressive show.... Griffiths’ smooth voice is truly stunning” Prog magazine
“symphonic and epic” Empire

“majestic, beautiful soundscapes” Sea Of Tranquility

“a tapestry of kaleidoscopic sounds reminiscent of Pink Floyd and Marillion” Metal Force Italy

“the most uplifting progressive rock music you could ask for... the sensational vocals of Hayley… the magnificent musicianship of the band” Get Ready to Rock

“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

General Info

Band Members
Hayley Griffiths, Ian Jones, Enrico Pinna, Çağrı Tozluoğlu
Artist Name
Home Page
Rock / Celtic / Progressive Rock

Contact Info

Bromley, KEN, UK

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