How we formed…..
In 2020 when the world shut its doors and the music concert halls fell silent. Musicians were left wondering what to do. I wrote a song as a global fundraiser for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) vaccine programmes and asked London-based professional fiddle player, Tamsin Lewis and Birmingham-based professional guitarist, Arngeir Hauksson, to digitally collaborate with me on this piece,”Heartsease”.
Our track raised £749 for MSF and so we then decided to create a band together calling our-
selves Karuna. Karuna means compassion, in Sanskrit, and we felt this would be an apt name when the world needs this quality the most.
The band is moving from strength to strength. “Heartsease “has had amazing reviews, international radio play and we are now about to embark on a recording project aided by the Do It Differently fund through Help Musicians UK. We will record my (Abi’s) song about the environmental crisis, Tipping Point, in early 2022 for release that year.
Together we create a fusion feel between early music, folk with occasional hints of jazz, world or electronic sound design depending on the storytelling quality of the song. Our subject matter is as varied as life itself ranging from humanitarian issues to how we live or love and being a human being.
Karuna is now looking for a guitarist and string player. Please contact me (Abi) through the contact page if you are interested.
Follow the band: youtube.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsRmf2hqKZXBFEn2m13Xnbg