Handsome Karnivore have been together for 3 years and the journey began in Union, New Jersey. Originally, a 3-piece instrumental group, consisting of Franco, Tiago, and Ray, they had been through 2 bands before coming up with Handsome Karnivore. The original group started their fan base through performances in New Jersey (including the famous Stone Pony), New York City, and Pennsylvania. Their first full length album, Characteristics of Instrumental Silence, was released September 13, 2013. New Jersey and the East Coast have been great inspiration for the band, learning the ropes of playing live, but as a band they felt there was a better frontier for creative expression and growth on the West Coast.
During Late 2014, with the addition of Jose Gomez, Handsome Karnivore decided to move out to Southern California. To continue to grow as musicians and as a band. Having played several shows across Los Angeles (including the World Famous Whisky A Go Go), a new fan base is beginning to grow. They are now concentrating their efforts into recording the second full length album, to be released this year.