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BLUNT FORCE KARMA formed in July 2013 when former Heretic Saints members Jimmie Earls (Bass/Lead Vocals) and Sean Quidgeon (Guitar) moved to Colorado. As they settled into their new location, they enlisted drummer Ryan Riggs, whom had played with Sean previously in the band Dust And Bones, signed to Perris Records.
As the trio came together, they focused on a blues rock style, drawing from influences such as Aerosmith, the Alice Cooper Group, Clutch, Black Stone Cherry and Cry of Love. The band is currently preparing to record their debut album, while performing steadily across the Denver and north Colorado area, performing both original shows as well as cover band shows.
Lead vocalist/bassist Jimmie Earls hails from Huntington WV, performing with several bands with stops in St. Louis MO and central Kentucky. His bass influences include Geezer Butler, John Entwistle, Geddy Lee, Tom Petersson and Paul McCartney. He names Paul Stanley, Robert Plant, Ian Gillan and Paul Rodgers as his vocal influences.
Guitarist Sean Quidgeon first picked up a guitar in 1985 and quickly taught himself how to play. Since then, he has recorded on at least 11 albums and his projects have toured with notable acts, including Warrant and Firehouse. His former bands have opened for several acts including Quiet Riot, Black Label Society, Jackyl, Y&T, Starz and Angel, just to name a few. Sean’s previous band Dust & Bones signed to Perris Records in 2010 before disbanding after releasing two albums. Sean says his favorite guitar player is former Ozzy Osbourne gunslinger Jake E. Lee. His musical influences are Alice Cooper, Starz, Kiss, The Runaways and Angel.
Ryan Riggs holds everything together behind the drum kit. He has played in several bands in central Illinois, including Bad Monkey, Train Wreck and Dust And Bones. His favorite band is Iron Maiden and his key drumming influences include Stewart Copeland (The Police), Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains) and Shannon Larkin (Godsmack).
BLUNT FORCE KARMA is available for original bookings as well as cover band bookings. The trio has already played several northern Colorado and southern Wyoming venues including, Happy Hour in Loveland CO, The Drunken Skunk in Cheyenne WY and multiple shows at Glen Echo Resort in Bellvue CO. Don’t miss your chance to book this exciting trio that is on the rise.