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Agents of Karma / Bio

Agents of Karma is as much a state of mind as it is a band or a sound. Agents of Karma was formed to fill the needs of three prolific musicians all of whom have a strong desire for artistic self expression and cathartic release. Known for putting on high energy live shows coupled with non formula song writing, A.O.K. has been compared to a diverse catalogue of who’s who in the rock world. The band often hears things like, “You guys are a cross between Blue Oyster Cult + the Talking Heads, or “I hear The Police, Cream and the Chilli Peppers in your sound” They’ve just gotten used to a wide field of reference when it comes to comparisons. Drummer Patrick (Paddymike) Conlon brings a talent for arranging music from a nuts n bolts drummers perspective. Add to that plenty of touring, including trips overseas, recording sessions and gigging and, who along with his acoustic drum kit, samplers and background vocals has a deep interest in Social awareness through his work with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Outside of music Paddymike's other passion can be summed up in 5 words... "Give Blood....Play Ice Hockey". Couple that with Conrad Sparnroft’s arsenal of guitar processors, vast collection of amazing instruments and back ground of study with a who’s who list of great guitarists like: Vinnie Zummo (Joe Jackson Band), John Berenzy, Steve Khan, Bill Connors, Dave Fuiczynski (Screaming headless torsos), Vernon Reid + Hiram Bullock, and you’re off to a flying start. Conrad, a Scuba diving enthusiast also practices the martial art forms of Tai Chi Chaun, Tae Kwon Do, American Kickboxing, Wing Chun + Judo. And finally Jay Cavanaugh on Bass and Lead Vocals brings his art chameleon back ground into the mix to round it all out. Jay's interactions with the arts include: Painting, playing Bass with the 50’s legends The Del Vikings, studying with Robert Fripp’s League of Crafty Guitarists, Live Poetry, Comedic acting in a comedy troupe, appearing in various Play’s and Independent films to doing Voice Over work for Bill Plympton. He's also an ordained Minister of Music in the Church of Spiritual Humanism and an avid practitioner of Kundalini Yoga. Most recently Jay can be seen as a Zombie on episode 3:13 of the Walking Dead getting an arrow through the neck and a Bowie Knife in the head for none other than Norman Redus (Daryl)

General Info

Band Members
Jay Cavanaugh - Bass/LVox, Conrad Sparnroft - Guitar/Vox + Patrick Conlon - Drums /Vox
Artist Name
Agents of Karma
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/agentsofkarma
Active Since
05/07
Genres
Alternative / Hard Rock / Progressive Rock

Contact Info

Location
Staten Island, NY

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